WORN TOPS OF TEETH
WHAT DOES IT MEAN? WHAT'S CAUSING IT? WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Are you prone to a problem with 'Worn tops of teeth'?
Worn tops of teeth occurs when enamel, the protective coating, starts to deteriorate. When this happens, the teeth can become sensitive and are more prone to decay. Teeth become somewhat worn from general use, but more advanced cases are caused by abrasion, attrition, or erosion.
Abrasion occurs when the teeth are worn away by a foreign object like chewing a pen or biting fingernails. Attrition occurs through tooth to tooth contact, such as when a person grinds and clenches their teeth. This is often a result of excess stress and anxiety, and is generally associated with Vata dosha. In some cases, teeth grinding can also occur due to an intestinal parasite. Erosion is the gradual loss of enamel due to acidic dissolution and is caused by a Pitta imbalance.
To reduce worn tops of teeth, it is important to first consult your dentist and find the root cause. If grinding and clenching teeth is the cause, begin to reduce any underlying stress and anxiety. To do so, start by following a Vata balancing diet and lifestyle. Ashwagandha is another useful aid to reduce Vata type anxiety and help the body cope with stress. A mouth guard can also act as a protective barrier between the top and bottom teeth. If erosion is the cause, consider reducing acid foods such as citrus fruits, sodas, candies, coffee and other Pitta provoking foods. For tooth erosion due to stomach acids, see these remedies for acid reflux.
Disclaimer: Conditions such as 'Worn tops of teeth' that cause tissue changes could be serious and should be checked by a medical doctor.
DIET TO BALANCE 'WORN TOPS OF TEETH'
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REMOVE THE CAUSES OF YOUR IMBALANCEWith Worn tops of teeth, one or more of the following doshas and qualities may be aggravated. If you have an imbalance of one of these doshas or qualities, Ayurveda recommends avoiding foods and lifestyle habits that aggravate that quality and/or dosha. These imbalanced doshas and qualities will need to be brought back into balance before this condition can be healed. Click on the quality to learn what foods and lifestyle habits should be avoided. If you have a systemic imbalance of one of these doshas or qualities, Ayurveda would generally recommend avoiding foods and lifestyle habits with that quality.
STAGE OF DISEASE: 4 - TISSUE DISEASEIf you have symptoms in this category it means your imbalances have overwhelmed your body's resistance causing a full-fledged disease. Once imbalance reaches this stage it is more likely to cause acute or chronic conditions. You might be tempted to focus your attention on fighting symptoms in this category, but dismiss earlier warning signs of imbalance - i.e. symptoms in the stage 1 category. It is ideal to find and address the root causes weakening your system and remove them first. This ensures you are not adding fuel to the fire of disease. Once the root causes are removed, you can work on addressing the disease head on along with strengthening your body. This typically yields a quicker recovery and prevents recurrence. Ayurveda's preventative approach suggests you pay careful attention to every stage of disease development.
HOW AYURVEDA WORKSARE YOU WONDERING HOW AYURVEDA CAN HELP YOU?
WHY IS AYURVEDA THE RIGHT SOLUTION?Ayurveda strengthens the body, in addition to addressing the disorder. It take a holistic, systemic approach, instead of myopically focusing on the disorder in question. Ayurveda shows a person how to interpret signs and symptoms of imbalance, and how to address them using materials from home, so they can optimize their health on a continual basis. You can't take the doctor home with you, but you can take Ayurveda home with you. Ayurveda is the most advanced and easy to use home system for self healing with an exceptional focus on digestion.
HOW DOES AYURVEDA WORK?Ayurveda starts by identifying your body type, which identifies certain tendencies in your body to get sick (as well as identifying your strengths). It uses body type to determine the likely root causes of your disorders. Next, Ayurveda analyzes the nature of your disorder. It fits all your signs and symptoms into a pattern, expressed as a combination of gunas / qualities. For example, you may have a heat disorder, a cold disorder, or an oily disorder, etc. This simple categorical approach shows you how to correct systemic imbalances and strengthen your body as a whole.
On Joyful Belly, we've created an extensive categorization of food so you can easily match food to your imbalances (gunas). By eating an optimal diet that balances your gunas, your whole body is strengthened and the conditions that created the disorder are removed. Once the root causes of the disease are removed, the disease lessens in strength or disappears altogether. Additional remedies - such as herbs and lifestyle practices - focused on the specific disorder, can greatly enhance your healing.
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