Did you know that your oral health determines your overall health? When it comes to one’s oral health, it’s crucial to emphasize the importance of using a mouthwash. It lowers plaque and fights off those bacteria that you’re unable to catch with a toothbrush. It leaves the mouth squeaky clean and the breath fresh and bacteria-free.
Homemade mouthwash is an even better and safer alternative than the store-bought ones. These are some of the benefits of making your own mouthwash:
- Easily affordable ingredients
- Controllable ingredients
- Free of chemicals; store-bought mouthwash contains chemicals, colorants, flavorings, etc.
Below, you have a recipe for one of the most effective homemade mouthwashes that you can use to eliminate tartar and have whiter teeth.
You will need:
A tbsp of baking soda
Half a tsp of salt
Half a cup of hydrogen peroxide
A cup of cold water
Half a cup of warm water
Preparation and use: Mix the baking soda and salt and then wet the toothbrush in warm water. Put a bit of the mixture on it and brush the teeth for 2 minutes. Afterwards, spit out the content. Next, you need to mix the warm water and hydrogen peroxide and then rinse the mouth with it and the spit it out. By using a toothpick, remove the tartar between the teeth and when you’re done, rinse the mouth with cold water.
Repeat the procedure twice in one week.
Why baking soda?
Because it’s one of the most powerful cleansers and it has so many uses, one of them being an ingredient in a homemade mouthwash. It has bleaching properties and an antibacterial properties that are in charge of removing the tartar and microbes causing bad breath and cavities.
Never swallow mouthwash
Brush your teeth at least 3 times per day
Spicy food encourages the work of the salivary glands and salivA sanitizes the oral cavity
Sources: HEALTHY FOOD HOUSE and SIMPLE WOMAN