Keeping good dental hygiene is very important and we should do everything we can to promote good dental health. In addition to brushing our teeth regularly we can also use mouthwash to eliminate the plaque and kill any residual bacteria in your mouth. Using mouthwash is very beneficial because it contributes towards preserving your teeth in prime condition and eliminating any bacteria that stays behinds after you’ve brushed your teeth. It also gives you fresh breath and a pleasant feeling afterwards.
Ok, so now we need to choose what kind of mouthwash to use. There are thousands of different brands on the market, some are cheap others more expensive, some are loaded with toxic materials while others claim to be safe and beneficial. Instead of trying to choose which one is the best, we advise you to make your own, natural, homemade mouthwash. In this way you’ll be sure it’s safe to use, you’ll know what ingredients you’ve put in it and you’ll also save tons of money on expensive store-bought brands. If you decide to prepare this homemade mouthwash you’ll take advantage of all the benefits it offers and eliminate all the unnecessary risks. Store-bought mouthwashes are usually loaded with unlabeled chemicals, sweeteners, artificial colorants and preservatives which on the long run can cause more damage to your health than good.
The main ingredient in this mouthwash is baking soda. It’s been known for a while now that baking soda is among the best natural cleaners in the world which aside from its million other uses can be used for dental health as well. It will whiten your teeth, remove all food stains and kill all the bacteria in your mouth, leaving you with a set of pearly whites you’ll be proud of. Many people even use it on its own, to brush their teeth from time to time but using it as a mouthwash is way more beneficial.
Here’s what you need for this mouthwash:
- 1 tbsp. baking soda
- Half a tsp. salt
- Half a cup warm water
- Half a cup hydrogen peroxide
- One cup cold water
- You’ll also need a toothbrush, a toothpick and a small pot or cup
Method of preparation:
Start by mixing the baking soda and the salt. Soak your toothbrush in a cup of warm water for a minute or two then apply the baking soda-salt mixture on your toothbrush. Brush your teeth with it for about two minutes and spit it out. Next you need to mix the hydrogen peroxide in the warm water and wash your oral cavity with this mixture, swishing it in your mouth for 60 seconds or so. Spit it out in the end. Use the toothpick to remove the tartar residues between your teeth and rinse again with some cold water. Repeat this treatment two times per week.
Be careful and neve swallow the mouthwash, be it this homemade one or a store-bough one. It contains ingredients that are detrimental for your health.
In addition to using this mouthwash you need to brush your teeth after every meal and make regular check-ups at your dentist’s office if you want to preserve those pearly whites and have the most beautiful smile!