Ditch the Toothpaste
Most people are trained to believe that optimum dental health comes from properly brushing and flossing on a regular basis. While these are important parts of good hygiene, they are not what helps prevent tooth decay and cavities. Tooth decay occurs as a result from a
Tooth brushing alone will not prevent cavities, but it can help keep your mouth feel clean. It is also wise to keep your mouth clean if you are suffering from tooth decay or cavities. While it will not stop cavities, cleaning the teeth will help change the environment in your mouth and may slow down tooth decay.
Conventional toothpaste may do more harm than good, so it is best to ditch the toothpaste and look for a more natural alternative. Most of the toothpaste on the market contains fluoride and/or glycerin.
So what can you use to clean your teeth? There are other products that are made with all-natural ingredients that are better alternatives than using toothpaste. Look for products that feature organic herbs.
You can also make your own tooth cleansers at home. Here are two simple ways to clean your teeth with items you probably already have at home.
Sea Salt: Simply apply a small amount to your toothbrush and clean the teeth.
Baking Soda: A small amount of baking soda and water can be used to clean the teeth. Some people report that this irritates their gums; while others feel it helps heal the gums and clean the teeth well.