Why You Should Brush with Sea Salt and Baking Soda

If you want to have strong gums and teeth, a protection against bad breath and breaking down plaque buildup , wash your teeth with sea salt and/or baking soda. This is a natural and totally  safe way to achieve the above mentioned goals.

You can use the sea salt and the soda both together and individually.  These products can be bought for cheap money so don’t hesitate trying them and see the results.


Sea Salt

Since salt stimulates saliva secretion, and saliva creates antibacterial barrier which protects your enamel, brushing your teeth with sea salt is very beneficial. Sea salt contains silicon, iron, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium.

These nutrients are beneficial for your health because they protect teeth against tarter, can help you get rid of bad breath and strengthen your gums. If using sea salt becomes your habit  it could even make your teeth whiter in time.

Sea salt is also rich in iodine which helps in neutralizing acids in the mouth and has great antibacterial properties.

Dip your toothbrush in half a teaspoon of sea salt and brush your teeth like you usually do. Then,  rinse your mouth either with regular water or with a seawater solution.

The rinsing solution consists  of half a teaspoon of sea salt and 4 ounces of warm water. Wait for the salt to dissolve and swish the liquid in your mouth for about half a minute. Make sure you don’t swallow the liquid .Spit it instead The rinsing can help in inflamed and swollen gums and it also washes away all the bacteria present in your mouth.

Baking Soda

Sodium bicarbonate, or also known as baking soda, is highly alkaline, and  prevents mouth acids’ actions that are main cause for tooth decay. It also kills germs and bacteria while dealing with bad breath.

Brushing your teeth with baking soda is a great way to naturally whiten your teeth. Baking soda is powder-like so it is perfect if you want to clean your teeth of plaque and tarter. It is strong enough just to clean tarter and plaque without wearing away your tooth enamel.

Make your own homemade toothpaste by mixing sea salt and baking soda. You can also mix water and baking soda in a ratio that will result in paste-like consistency to clean teeth. In case you don’t  want to change the way you are brushing your teeth, you can use the salt-soda mixture just once or twice a week. If you do this regularly, your teeth will be whitened as time passes by.

Side Effects

According to Dr. Paul H. Keyes, periodontal health in patients who used to regularly brush their teeth with sea salt and baking soda has always been excellent. He said that while was lecturing, he asked thousands of hygienists and dentists to raise their hand if they ever saw any side effects in patients who brush their teeth with sea salt and baking soda. None of the present people raised their hand.

Source: www.organichealth.co