Get Rid of Fluoride Toothpastes
Most toothpastes contain fluoride. Fluoride was known to protect teeth from cavities and decay, which is why it’s used in most toothpastes. What some of us don’t know is that fluoride can also be bad for you. Ingesting fluoride toothpastes can cause discoloration of teeth, stomach ailments and internal toxicity. This is one of the main reasons why most toothpastes are required to have a disclaimer about this on their packages these days. A lot of people have been migrating away from fluoride toothpastes. Be wary of some toothpastes that claim to be natural but actually contain fluoride anyway. Make sure you read the ingredients carefully.
Reinvent Your Oral Care Regime
Sea salt water is the new age mouth rinse. Salt is basically sodium chloride. Salt is known to have antibacterial activities. Salt changes the pH level of your mouth. This inhibits reproduction of microorganisms in your mouth. It is also soothing to the mucous membranes of your mouth. So start rinsing your mouth with this wonder solution today. Make sure you only rinse and then spit out. Don’t swallow as that can be harmful for you if taken in large amounts.
Scrape your tongue with a copper tongue cleaner. Most of us overlook this step but it’s one of the most essential steps. Soft plaque tends to form on the surface of your tongue, this in turn causes hard plaque to cause on your teeth. Plaque also tends to inhibit taste buds. Regular tongue scraping is a must as it gets rid off that plaque which accumulates on the surface of your tongue.
Brushing your teeth twice a day is a must. Brushing is a basic oral hygiene requirement. Need we say more? It’s a habit which is encouraged since childhood. What you should do is switch from fluoride toothpastes to more natural toothpastes or tooth powders. This ensures that you are one step closer to organic teeth cleaning at home. Start flossing after you brush. It helps keeps your gums healthy and removes small particles stuck in between your teeth which were missed while brushing. Firm pink gums are a sign that they’re healthy. They shouldn’t bleed or get sore after flossing.
Oil pulling is in. Oil pulling is the process where you rinse you mouth with a tablespoon of organic cold pressed oil for five minutes. The oil will pull out the toxins from your mouth. It helps to reduce cavities, bad breath and removes plaque. Make sure you spit out after rinsing. Try using neem (margosa) oil. Neem oil prevents tooth decay and prevents gum diseases. It also helps reduce plaque and enhances overall mouth immunity. It acts as a natural breath freshener.
- Boil a bay leaf in half a glass of water. Strain and use the water as a mouthwash. Do this 1-2 times a week to get sparkly white teeth. It acts as a natural tooth whitener.
- Natural apple cider vinegar can strengthen your teeth.
- Always wait for at least an hour after eating before you brush your teeth.
- Crunchy foods, apples and carrots can clean your teeth while you are eating them.
We’ve given you the ultimate guide to how to keep teeth healthy naturally. Start using these teeth care home remedies today and change the way people look at you!