- 1. Dantadhawan (Act of cleansing the teeth)
- 2. Appropriate procedure for Dantadhawan
- 3. Why should one not use brush for Dantadhawan?
- 4. Spiritual science underlying performing Dantadhawan with the fingers
Today, most people use toothpowder or paste made of Ayurvedic herbs and various toothpastes made of chemicals.
Result of using Ayurvedic paste for Dantadhawan: The paste made of Ayurvedic herbs is related to the Tej and Apa-tattva (Absolute Fire and Water Principles) to a small extent. By using this paste for Dantadhawan, the subtle foul smell of the teeth disintegrates. The frequencies of Apa-tattva emitted by the paste awaken the vitality of the oral cavity. Because of an awakened oral cavity, obstacles in chewing the food are removed. The spots in the mouth that emit the foul air are weakened.
Result of using chemical toothpastes for Dantadhawan: The chemical toothpaste is related to the Pruthvi and Apa-tattva (Absolute Earth and Water Principles). Its use creates an artificial fragrance in the mouth. The foul smell generated by the decomposition of food particles wedged in the teeth is subdued for some time and there is a good feeling for some time.
Result of using Ayurvedic toothpowder for Dantadhawan: The Ayurvedic toothpowder is related to the Tej and Apa-tattva (Absolute Fire and Water Principles) to a medium extent. That is why, the foul smell emanating from the mouth is destroyed. The longevity of the gap in the teeth increases. The vitality of the mouth remains awakened and the mouth feels light.
Comparison of the results of using chemical and Ayurvedic materials for Dantadhawan:
|Chemical material||Ayurvedic material|
|1. Teeth getting cleansed at a
|Teeth getting cleansed at a
|2. Weakening of teeth within a
|Teeth becoming strong and
|3. Reduction in the life of teeth||Increase in the life of teeth|
|4. Teeth clatter||Teeth do not clatter|
|5. The proportion of clattering
|The proportion of clattering
|6. The proportion of grinding of
the teeth increases
|The proportion of grinding of
the teeth reduces
|7. The result lasting for a few
|The result lasting for
2 – 2 ½ hours
In addition to above, by using Ayurvedic materials, there is a reduction in occurrence of snoring and the mouth remaining open while sleeping.
Sit or stand at one place for Dantadhawan.
Use the forefinger for Dantadhawan on the external area of the teeth. If it is not possible to use the forefinger, use the middle or the little finger.
Use the thumb for Dantadhawan on the internal surface of the teeth.
Reason for sitting or standing in one place while doing Dantadhawan: In the act of Dantadhawan, while sitting or standing in one place, the teeth get massaged in an appropriate manner and thus get cleansed.
With the use of a brush for Dantadhawan, the teeth get cleansed at the gross level in less time; however from the subtle viewpoint they remain unclean.
The bristles of a toothbrush are made of synthetic material. These bristles emit Raja-Tama particles. As a result, a covering of Raja-Tama frequencies is created around the gums and the teeth. The air space in the mouth also gets polluted. Friction caused by the brushing results in emission of distressing vibrations. These distressing vibrations form a covering on the teeth and manifest in the dental cavities. The gums bleed due to the friction caused by the brushing. Taking undue advantage of this, the negative energies attack. This results in an increase in the biting of the lips out of anger.
The effect of brushing the teeth lasts for only 5 minutes
Using a brush is not good for the gums. When compared with the inanimate brush, the animate fingers are more compatible with the body. The energy of the body is emitted through the fingertips. The gums are charged with this energy. Thus, the gums and the teeth derive the benefit of the sattvikta and are cleansed both at the gross and the subtle level. At the same time, the pressure of the fingers massages the gums and they remain healthy.
It is more important to take care of the Apa-tattva (Absolute Water Principle) predominant gums, than the Pruthvi-tattva (Absolute Earth Principle) predominant teeth. Hence, performing Dantadhawan with the fingers is more beneficial, when compared to using a brush.
Spiritual experience of a seeker, on using the fingers for Dantadhawan: Earlier I used to brush my teeth daily. When I got to know that it is more beneficial to use the fingers for Dantadhavan, I experimented on it. As a result, I experienced that the energy emitted through the fingers had a more and lasting effect on the teeth. - Ms. Priyanka Lotlikar from Ramnathi, Goa.
Listening to this spiritual experience convinces us about the benefits of Acharpalan. It also highlights the greatness of Sanatan culture and Hindu Dharma that has propounded appropriate Achars, which can be easily adopted by common man in day-to-day life.