How To Clean Your Teeth and Gums at Home 

 April 8, 2015

By  Gabriela


If you don’t know how to clean your teeth and gums at home, in a natural way, you can try to do that with more than one natural ingredient.

These natural ingredients cannot replace flossing and brushing your teeth. You should continue with these habits and protect your smile.

Are they safe and effective?

Natural ingredients for oral care are safe and effective to use – said PhD. Wenyuan Shi. He is a chair of oral biology at the UCLA School of Dentistry.

Though Fluoride (found in all toothpastes with American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance) helps you avoid cavities, researchers are still investigating which natural ingredients are the best for preventing gum and cavity diseases.

How To Clean Your Teeth and Gums at Home

How To Clean Your Teeth and Gums at Home

Tea, Oils and Peroxides. You can clean your teeth with some herbal or natural elements which can be found in your pharmacy and grocery store. Here is the list of those ingredients:

  • Green tea
  • Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
  • Vitamin D
  • Peroxide (diluted)
  • Xylitol gum or lozenges
  • Menthol, tea tree oil and eucalyptol

One research shows that rinsing with green tea can prevent the erosion of the teeth. Other suggests that it can stop cake and crackers from causing tooth decay. And the last one shows that those who consume green tea constantly have healthier gums than the ones who do not.

Baking soda may help against tooth decay and peroxide can fight certain bacteria. You should mix peroxide with water in order to weaken it otherwise you will burn your gums.

Some examinations show that if you do not have enough of Vitamin D, you can easily get gum disease. You can get Vitamin D through some foods as mushrooms, salmon, eggs, tuna and orange juice or sun exposure.

Xylitol can reduce the tooth decay. It is an alcohol used in place of sugar and you can found it as a lozenges or gum. It is still not sure how good it works, but one examination shows it helped cut cavities by 10%. Xylitol can help dry mouth by boosting saliva as well.

Note: Your dentist can tell you which natural ingredients are the best for you.

Tip: 10 Big Reasons Why You Should Start Oil Pulling and How

Via WebMD

About the author 


A mom of two with a background in journalism, I took health into my own hands and started researching to find answers to my own health struggles. My research turned into a blog that turned into an amazing community (starring you!).When I'm not reading medical journals, creating new recipes, you can find me somewhere outside in the sun or undertaking some DIY remodeling project that inevitably takes twice as long as it was supposed to.

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