Here’s the Perfect and Easy Way
to Take Great Care of Your Teeth
Having a good dental hygiene routine is essential and really makes a great difference to how your teeth look, and how long they will last. Remember you only have two sets of teeth – take good care of them! Implants and artificial teeth are becoming increasingly common and accessible, but nothing beats having a full set of healthy, pearly whites!
While there are 101 ways to take care of your teeth, there’s one very easy and convenient way to take great care of your teeth. And the secret ingredient is probably sitting in your kitchen right now: Baking Soda and Salt!
Yes, you read that right.
Here’s how you go about it:
Mix up a small bottle of baking soda and salt, in equal proportions. Keep it handy in your bathroom so you don’t forget it! Keep a small container nearby in which you can mix the powder with a bit of water to make a paste for a one time use. Keep the rest of the powder dry. Skip the toothpaste and mouthwash and teeth gum once a month, and load your toothbrush with the paste of baking soda and salt. Brush your teeth like you would with toothpaste: left, right, over, under, circle and brush! Rinse your mouth and toothbrush after every brushing.
What’s so special in baking powder?
Baking powder – sodium bicarbonate – is a weak alkali. It contains free radicals which, when combined with salt and water, remove stains from the teeth enamel. Baking powder can loosen and whiten dark stains caused by tea, coffee, tobacco, gums and sodas.
Don’t continue using if it causes an unpleasant burning or tingling. Remember that soda is not anti-bacterial and you will need to use toothpaste to protect against cavities. Baking soda also has an abrasive property, so don’t use it too much – once a month is suitable.
It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at http://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.
Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.
Copyright Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai- 2017