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5-Minute Health Tip For Strong and Healthy Teeth

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Baking Soda and Sea Salt For Strong and Healthy Teeth

 

Have you ever tried brushing your teeth with baking soda and sea salt? If not, you have probably been avoiding it because of a very popular misconception. It’s been said for years that baking soda is too abrasive for your teeth and will destroy your tooth enamel.  But there could be nothing further from the truth. Baking soda is actually one of the best things you can use for your teeth and gums. Baking soda has been used as a tooth cleanser for over 150 years.  Did you know that when a toothpaste is produced it must get FDA approval before it can be sold to the public?  Toothpastes are first rated according to their abrasiveness.  This is called the RDA value or “Relative Dentin Abrasiveness”.  It’s measured on a scale from 0 to 200.  According to the chart, is actually less abrasive than all toothpastes. Pure baking soda has an RDA of 7.  The closest RDA to this is 35, which is Arm & Hammer toothpaste (which in fact is made with baking soda).

 

Baking soda aids in removing harmful bacteria that causes bad breath, infections, sore throats and cough. Mixing baking soda and water releases free radicals from the mixture. These free radicals break down the stain molecules on the enamel, which can be removed from the teeth using a toothbrush.  Raw sea salt can also restrict bacterial growth and balance pH levels in the mouth.

Baking soda and Sea Salt For Strong and Healthy Teeth

 

Method

  • Crush 1tsp  salt to make it more gentle for the teeth. This makes the salt less abrasive on the teeth.
  • Add 2 tsp. baking soda and stir the two ingredients well with a spoon.
  • Wet your toothbrush and dip it in the salt and baking soda mixture. Brush the teeth as usual. Rinse with water.

 

Sea salt and water can also  be used as a mouth rinse.  It can be used instead of a commercially produced mouthwash. It will not attack any good bacteria.

Salt Water Mouth Rinse (for sore gums, mouth, or throat)

Ingredients:

½ cup warm water
½ teaspoon sea salt (here)
¼ teaspoon baking soda

Directions:

Mix water, sea salt and baking soda and stir until dissolved

Take a mouthful and gently swish it your mouth (or gargle) then spit it out.

Not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations is at the choice and risk of the reader. PAID ENDORSEMENT DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog.

Anya Vien

2 Comments

  1. Baking soda is a natural whitener but remember there are limitations. So if you do decide to try this, make sure you do this with on off rotations, as constant use of baking soda can affect your enamel. Also, baking soda does not prevent cavaties, so after this process always remember to brush your teeth, as the flouride in the toothpaste is needed. Healthy Teeth is vital so make sure you look after them correctly.

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