Mouthwash To Make Teeth Healthy Naturally

For healthy teeth, food provides your best tools. Instead of simply disinfecting the mouth, We encourage a healthier mouth first by addressing your gut health with a better diet and probiotics. You might be surprised to hear how many causes of bad breath actually start in the gut
   

 

What mouthwash is best to use?

Food is the primary way to prevent disease. When you’re eating right, you shouldn’t need antibacterial mouthwashes. However, sometimes mouthwashes can be pleasant and beneficial when done right. Many of our patients ask what ingredients can be used at home to give them fresh breath and cure bad breath.

So, we’ve put together some natural dental remedies other then over the counter mouthwash and these are great for your oral micro biome and more.

 

Spicy  Herb Mouthwash

One of the reasons we like this mouthwash recipe is that it’s got all the right natural ingredients without using any essential oils. It is savory and the longer you let it simmer the spicier it will become. One of the benefits of the spiciness is it stimulates salivation, which is great for your teeth.

Ingredients:

  • Ginger root – This should be fresh and about one inch grated. Ginger is naturally antibacterial. If you enjoy the taste of ginger, feel free to use more.

 

 

  • Peppermint – This should be fresh and torn or chopped coarsely. A small bunch works well. Most people associate mouthwash and toothpastes with   peppermint flavor, this is because peppermint is great for your teeth and gums. Its main component is menthol, which is naturally soothing.

 

  • Turmeric– You can use the powdered form from your spice cabinet. I recommend a teaspoon or two. Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and great for overall oral health and in fighting gum disease.

 

 

  •  Cinnamon – You can use a teaspoon or two from your spices or add a cinnamon stick. Cinnamon is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and adds to the spiciness for better flavor and salivation.

 

Don’t be strict with the exact amounts needed in this recipe. This is because it’s all going to be simmered in water and each spice can be adjusted according to your personal taste.

Recipe:

  1. Add everything to about 2 to 3 cups of water in a pot on the stove.
  2. Bring to a low simmer.
  3. Let simmer covered for 25-30 minutes. Keeping in mind that the longer you let it simmer the spicy it will become.
  4. Taste periodically and simmer longer if you’d prefer a stronger flavor, but not going past 45 minutes.
  5. Strain through a very fine strainer into a glass jar.
  6. Let cool and store in the fridge for up to three weeks.

 

Easy  Mint Mouthwash:

This mouthwash doesn’t require any simmering and is a great option for anyone who wants something easy. Plus, the ingredients are probably already in your kitchen.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon of Koshar sea salt or Sindhav
  • 2 drops of peppermint oil

Recipe:

  1. Mix ingredients in a glass container and shake well.
  2. You’ll have to shake with each use.

Now a days we want healthier alternatives and simple ways to provide a greater sense of overall wellbeing. Using a preservative free mouth rinse is a perfect way to start.