What is a Dental Black Triangle and How It can be Treated With Ayurveda


Dental black triangles are the triangular shape gaps between the teeth which usually people want to get fixed. It is usually considered to be just an aesthetic problem in dentistry and affects the smile of a person. Black triangle is also termed as open gingival embrasures. However, black triangle is not only a cosmetic problem but it affects the health of a person as well. These spaces are formed when gums are pulled away from teeth due to certain different reasons. We’ll discuss in detail about this problem in this article along with its Ayurvedic treatment.

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Some gaps in the teeth can be normal but the gaps which keep on widening can be a sign of dental disease. Black triangles often known as open gingival embrasures not only affect the appearance of the person but it can be a health concern when food is trapped in these spaces leading to growth of bacteria and eventually causing dental troubles. There can be various reasons for these black triangles like gum disease, bad dental hygiene, bone loss and shape and size of the gums and teeth of a person. These all factors can contribute to the formation of the Black triangles.


In Ayurvedic texts the dental and oral diseases are described under the mukharogas or mukhagata vyadhis. However specifically the diseases of gums are closely related with dantamulagata rogas. Symptoms of gum diseases are distributed among various diseases mentioned in Ayurvedic texts like Upakusha, Paridara, Dantaveshta, Danta Vaidarbha, and Shaushira. Gum disease is caused due to vitiation of doshas, i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha.


There can be different reasons of dental black triangles, i.e. gaps along the gum line between the teeth, like:

  • Shape of teeth- People have teeth in different sizes and shapes like the teeth which are rectangular are wide equally at the bottom and top. In front of the mouth the teeth are called incisors now if they are narrower at the gum line than the bottom or biting surface then there are chances of developing gaps in between them.
  • Receding gums- Gum diseases can cause receding of your gums and eventually they become thin. Gums usually fill up the spaces between the teeth but when they recede they cannot do it leaving empty spaces in between the teeth.
  • Bone loss- Gums can also recede due to disappearance of the underlying bone. This bone loss can occur due to severe gum disease or osteoporosis.
  • Orthodontic treatment- Orthodontic treatments like braces which are used to move and align the teeth to the better looking or safer location can leave gaps between the teeth.
  • Aggressive dental hygiene- Brushing teeth too hard or harshly can hurt the tissues between the teeth. Flossing too hard or scrubbing gums daily can also cause gums to recede, leaving the spaces behind.


Diagnosis is usually easy and your dentist will be able to find it out just by physical appearance. However, the cause behind it can need further details and investigation. Finding the cause is necessary as along with filling the gaps it is important to treat the cause as well otherwise gaps can reappear at new locations.


Treatment is based upon the cause of the ailment and severity of the condition. In conventional treatment of dental black triangle by a dentist or oral surgeon patient is usually given Hyaluronic acid injections, composite resin filling, braces to close the spaces by moving teeth, veneers, i.e. a porcelain or cement ceramic to fill the gaps or surgery in cases of advanced gum recession.


Now it is clear that Black triangle is caused due to gum diseases and these gum diseases are caused due to vitiation of dosha, as per Ayurveda. Hence, the treatment will aim at restoring the balance of doshas along with the dietary and lifestyle modification in order to maintain good dental hygiene.


Planet Ayurveda is a very renowned herbal pharmaceutical that is known for its authentic and effective herbal remedies and products not only in India but in various parts of the world as well. It has been serving humanity for more than two decades now. There are many official distributors of Planet Ayurveda located in different parts of the globe that help in easy distribution of medicines to the patients outside India. All the herbal remedies are produced using authentic herbs and under strict supervision of MD Ayurveda doctors. For Black triangle Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies which can help in treating the root cause of the ailment and also helps in preventing any further damage in future.

Products List

  1. Gum Care Powder
  2. Arjun Saar
  3. Coral Calcium Complex
  4. Septrin Tablets

dental black triangle care pack

Product’s Description

1. Gum Care Powder

It is a herbal product manufactured using herbs like Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Karpur (Cinnamomum camphora), Mustak (Cyperus rotundus), Poog (Areca catechu), Khadir (Acacia catechu), Sphatika (Alum), Twak (Cinnamomum zeylanica), Marich (Piper nigrum) and Lavang (Syzygium aromaticum). Gum care powder helps in maintaining healthy gums and fights the diseases of gums as well.

Direction- Take 3-6 gm of powder and massage with it gums and teeth gently for 2-3 minutes and then rinse it with lukewarm water.

2. Arjun Saar

This herbal remedy consists of a combination of juices of Amla (Emblica officinalis) and Arjun (Terminalia arjuna). Both of them are very good for treating gum diseases and fighting bacterial growth and infections. Arjun saar is an amazing formula to treat the infections and diseases of gums that lead to black triangle.

Dosage– Take 30 ml of Arjun saar and mix it with equal amounts of water and rinse your mouth with it daily twice.

3. Coral Calcium Complex

These are the mineral combination capsules which are prepared using Praval pishti (coral), Akik pishti (Agate), Mukta pishti (pearl), Jawar mohra pishti (An Ayurvedic calcium compound), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), and Kamdudha ras. Coral calcium complex capsules help in boosting the immune system, and maintaining healthy levels of calcium in the body which eventually prevents damage to teeth and gums.

Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.

4. Septrin Tablet

Herbs like Marich (Piper nigrum), Haldi (Curcuma longa), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Pippali (Piper longum) and Sonth (Zingiber officinale). Septrin tablets help in fighting the infections present in gums and prevent receding.

Dosage- Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water.


Black triangle can be prevented with the help of these herbal remedies and if it is already present these herbal remedies along with dental treatment can help in treating the root cause and accelerate the healing of gums naturally. For more details of our products, you can check our website www.planetayurveda.com. For more queries, you can send your queries to our email id herbalremedies123@yahoo.com

Dr. Vikram Chauhan


Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com.

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