By Susan Braden
Few people actually take a look at the ingredients list on the back of their toothpaste – if they did, they would find several harsh chemicals listed. Your mouth should not be subjected to such treatment! Don’t treat your mouth with harsh chemicals, but take care of it with organic oral care products. These affordable dental home remedies will allow you to clean and soothe your pearly whites safely and naturally.
Your toothpaste doesn’t need to consist of harmful chemicals and ingredients that you can’t pronounce. There is an easy, affordable dental home remedy for making your own toothpaste that is just as effective, if not more effective, than a store brand.
To make your own toothpaste, simply mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of finely crushed sea salt, and a drop of a refreshing essential oil (like cinnamon or peppermint) into a small mixing bowl. Then, sprinkle in a couple drops of water and stir it into a paste. Finally, just dip your toothbrush into the paste and brush! If you wish to make a large quantity of this paste to store, store the dry mix in a larger container and when you need to use it, just add the water needed.
A moist tea bag has many positive uses to aid your mouth. It can soothe your canker sores, your toothaches, and even your irritated gums. Also, because tea contains natural fluorine, it can slow the growth of the cavity-causing bacteria found in plaque. Notably, green tea offers double the fluorine of black tea.
You have no need to fear using tea on your teeth. It does not actually stain your pearly whites, just your lingering dental plaque, so be sure to brush frequently to eliminate plaque spots, and rinse your mouth with water after drinking tea.
There is no need to burn a hole in your pocket in order to whiten your teeth – there is an affordable and safer way! Strawberries are actually a great substitute to normal teeth whitening products. This fruit contains a specific acid that actually removes stains from tooth enamel.
Mix a single mashed strawberry with a pinch of baking soda to create your whitening paste. This can be used once a week, and all you need to do is gently brush your teeth with it! After brushing, just wait 5 minutes, and then rinse and brush with homemade toothpaste.
These home remedies will enable you to gain natural, affordable dental care and to avoid exposing your teeth to unnecessary chemicals. Try these tips to pamper your teeth using safe ingredients from your own home! Your teeth will look great, and you will save money too.