Dental Health Tips and Remedies

Baking Soda, Kosher Salt, Peroxide
Posted by Cali Guy (Downey, Ca, United States) on 05/27/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I wish I was smart enough to start this a long time ago. I have started using the baking soda, kosher salt mix, from day 1 I noticed the difference. Tooth pain started to go away, although I was suffering from an infection so its not 100% gone away. My gums have started improving, at first very fast now its slowed down but is still improving. I am starting to notice that my teeth are getting whiter, I have been using it for about 2 weeks now and I will continue to use it and enjoy the benefits. I have a few oral issues I am dealing with, especially because I suspect I have candida.


Baking Soda, Kosher Salt, Peroxide
Posted by Susu (Sacramento, Ca) on 01/07/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Baking soda does a good job of cleaning but is too abrasive for my teeth. I have been using organic food grade diatomaceous earth. I haven't noticed any tooth sensitiviy like I did with baking soda. After I brush with toothpaste, I wash off the brush, dip it in the diatomaceous earth and brush a little more. It feels like you've just been to the dentist and had your teeth cleaned. Since I've been using it my dentist always comments that my teeth look so clean. About once a week I put a little peroxide in my mouth and then brush with the diatomaceous earth. My teeth definitly look whiter.


Baking Soda, Kosher Salt, Peroxide
Posted by Sp (Lavergne, Tn) on 07/16/2010
5 out of 5 stars

After reading the post about all the good things about baking soda and salt as toothpaste, I decided to give it a try. I mixed the baking soda with a little bit of sea salt as Melissa described and keep the mixture in a glass jar at my sink. I pour a little bit in the palm of my hand. I wet my toothbrush and dip it in the mixture. I use the mixture morning and night. I noticed right away my teeth felt really clean. I have been doing this 3 weeks and love the way my teeth feels. I also use hydrogen peroxide (1 part to 3 part water) as a mouthwash once a day followed by flossing. I recently started mixing in a drop or 2 of peppermint essential oil in the mouthwash and my mouth feels awesome. This is the healthiest my gums have felt in a long time. Thank so much everyone for sharing. I learn so much from EC.


Baking Soda, Kosher Salt, Peroxide
Posted by Linn (Tujunga, CA) on 07/28/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I have been using Baking Soda as toothpaste for almost a year now and from what I can tell it works very well. From some things I've read, I do still wonder about whether it is bad for the enamel...but so far positive posts on here, and honestly, unless I am completely unaware of the bad effect, it's been working just fine.

A recipe I read online for natural toothpaste that I really enjoyed using is:

Baking Soda
Sea Salt* or any natural salt
Coconut Oil

Optional:
Peppermint or other mint or culinary essential oil
Or perhaps just crushed Mint or herbal leaves

Usually I just use plain old Baking Soda, but the Coconut Oil did make the paste much more 'luxurious' to use! I think if you flavored it nicely and coaxed them enough even kids would like it. Adding some Peppermint Oil or Leaves would make this ideal.

* I would avoid just plain old salt or 'Kosher' Salt, as these are refined, 'useless' salts. If I recall correctly, beside the cleansing/polishing of the salts, the natural salts mineral's benefit and strengthen your teeth. These days, we all need that. I also read that Vitamin D can also contribute to stronger teeth (well I guess that's the whole thing behind the milk industry???). Just wanted to note that here. Just one more reason among many to make sure I am getting enough. Someday I do hope that I can get all of the fillings out and restrengthen my teeth naturally. I believe it is possible and have read a little about it. Just my 2 cents!


Baking Soda, Kosher Salt, Peroxide
Posted by Melissa (East Meadow, NY) on 01/07/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Baking Soda and Kosher Salt (chunky salt ) as a toothpaste/powder and 1% hydrogen peroxide and water mixture as mouthwash CURED several of my teeth/mouth ailments! Long story short...I had several problems with my teeth, gums and mouth. Among the list were bad breath, horrible bleeding gums, tooth aches, receding gums that actually pulled away from my teeth, yuck! And the (according to dentists)uncurable periodontal disease. I came across information from a friend of mine who's mother WAS a dental hygenist who knew of a cheap simple remedy for a lot of if not all of what I had problems with. The info I was given changed my life! I no longer have 1 problem that I used to have and my "uncurable" periodontal disease was noticably reversed within several days.

What I use and how I use it:

In any kind of sealable container (tupperware, whatever) mix 3/4 baking soda and 1/4 kosher salt or sea salt as long as it's chunky. shake it around to mix them together, and do so everytime before brushing your teeth. I use a 1/4 measuring spoon to scoop some out and brush my teeth from that as opposed to dipping my toothbrush in the mass mixture. I started with the softest toothbrush possible and as my teeth stopped bleeding etc I upgraded to a mdium bristle toothbrush, never to hard. When you go to brush your teeth, brush all of them, the insides of your cheeks the spaces between your teeth and lips, the roof of your mouth, under your tongue and your tongue itself. (BTW, before brushing I recommend you buy a tongue scraper and scrape your tongue about 15-20 times.) Make sure when brushing your tongue you get as far back as possible. The very back of your tongue where the larger taste buds appear to be, seems to be the biggest nesting grounds for bacteria. You may trigger your gag reflex, but it needs to be brushed! Brush all aspects of your mouth for at least 2 minutes, every morning, after every meal and right before bed for maximum results and maintenance. When you are finished brushing rinse your mouth with water and scrape your tongue a couple more times. MOUTHWASH MIXTURE. I use a mouthwash bottle, And mix 1/2 Hydrogen peroxide %1 (commonly found) and 1/2 water. shake it up before each use. Just swish around and gargle for a decent amount of time, longer the better. What I do is spit about 3/4 of it out and let the rest kinda sit amongst my teeth and gums for a little while longer. Then while the stuff is kinda clinging there I floss, working the peroxide in between my teeth. Then I totally rinse and use the tongue scraper a couple more times. An added bonus is that the mouthwash mixture also noticably whitened my teeth over a period of time. Good Luck, and I hope this helps others! You can also make a toothpaste just by mixing your tooth powder with a little of you mouthwash mixture, I sometimes use that for a tooth whitening treatment.