Awareness is on the rise about leading a healthy lifestyle. With an increased dialogue on healthy lifestyle choices in recent times, people's inquisitiveness to learn about sustainable health practices has also significantly increased. Since time immemorial, yoga and Ayurveda have been practices that have together contributed to better overall health. The institutionalization of the World Yoga Day was another step in this direction since it was done with the aim to promote mental, spiritual and physical wellbeing.
An important and sometimes ignored part of overall health is oral health. Oral diseases are one of the most severe problems in public health and are currently on the rise. Most of the oral diseases are caused due to the bacterial infections. The oral cavity is constantly exposed to many risk factors in our day-to-day life. Endogenous toxins (āmavisha) and exogenous toxins (garavisha) enter the body through contaminated foods-drinks-air, junk food and addictions like smoking, alcohol intake, soft drinks, irregular food habits, mental stress etc. Gradually they result in an accumulation of toxins in the oral cavity and cause bacterial invasion leading to bad oral hygiene and impacting overall health. Hence for good overall health it is very important to remove such toxins from the mouth and maintain good oral hygiene.