Homemade Solutions To Cleaning Your Teeth

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Taking proper care of your teeth is critical to your health as you grow older. Throughout the years, your teeth will be faced with years of sugar, bacteria, and other things that will increase decay and reduce the healthiness of your teeth.

If you do not take care of your teeth, they will rot, become painful and fall out. When they fall out, you will not be able to eat properly and you may find it difficult to get the nutrition that you need.

In addition, you may find people backing away from you because you do not have a beautiful smile. Looks are very important in the American culture.

You use your teeth for a lot more than you realize. However, healthy care products can be expensive.

There are many homemade things you can make that can help preserve your teeth and decrease decay. The first thing you can make is homemade toothpaste.

Homemade toothpaste can be as effective, if not more effective as the chemical filled products that can be purchased at the store. They can even help your teeth become whiter than anything at the store could do.

Some toothpastes that are purchased at the store even contain chemicals that are hard on your teeth or even dangerous for them. These pastes damage the enamel or even strip it off.

A few of them have even been the cause of filling falling out and an extra trip or two to the dentist. One ingredient that you may want to include in your homemade toothpaste is strawberries.

Strawberries are gentle on your teeth, but they contain strong bleaching properties. These abilities can help remove coffee and tea stains from your teeth.

You can even apply a crushed strawberry directly to your teeth. Another ingredient that you may want to include in your homemade toothpaste is hydrogen peroxide.

Half a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide and one teaspoon of baking soda can also be used as a tooth whitener. This mixture is strong and is should not be used on your teeth more than once a week, but it can have powerful results.

It can also remove a lot of stubborn tartar and prevent tartar from coming back. Some people find that they are sensitive to this mixture and that it hurts their teeth and gums. If this is the case, do not use this mixture, but try to find something else that works instead.

Diet can also have a big impact on your teeth. Of course, some things will deal more damage to your teeth than other things.

Citric fruits, candy, and coffee are only the beginning of this long list. However, there are also many foods that can strengthen your teeth or even clean them so that they are sparkling white.

These are generally foods that require a lot of chewing such as apples, celery, and carrots. These things can result in naturally, long lasting white teeth.

Other foods can even prevent staining if you eat them. These foods include spinach, lettuce, and broccoli.

These foods work by making a film on the teeth that acts like a shield against bacteria. If you decide to use the homemade toothpaste, be sure to brush your tongue as well.

The tongue has many niches and crannies where bacteria and rotting food can lodge. Make sure you clean these areas thoroughly.

Dirty tongues are one of the primary causes of bad breath as well. Brushing your tongue with your toothbrush is good enough.

You do not need to invest in the expensive tongue scrapers that are available. There are also many other teeth cleaning products that are very expensive, but which do not do a very good job.

You can also effectively make your own mouthwash. A simple homemade mouthwash is a strong cup of peppermint or spearmint tea.

All you have to do is drink this cup of tea and swish it around in your mouth. This can provide you with good breath as well as act as a mouthwash.

Another homemade mouthwash that you can make is a clove rinse. All you have to do to make this solution is add one teaspoon of cloves to a quarter cup of water and heat.

After it has cooled down, you can use this solution like a normal mouthwash. Swish it around your mouth and spit it out.

By carefully taking care of your teeth, they will stay healthy much longer. You will be able to enjoy a healthy smile and eating normally much longer as well.
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Ronald Pedactor is a former dental assistant and has authored hundreds of articles relating to oral health. He worked for a Dentist in Bluffton before becoming a guest dental lecturer for the past 15 years.

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This article was published on 2010/12/16