Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is essential to good oral care. This includes regular brushing and flossing. But it doesn’t end there. I have several natural ways that you can add to your daily tooth care routine.
Of course you should always have regular dental cleanings and exams. But keeping up a regular natural tooth care routine can help! Plus, if you are stuck, as I have been at times, with a tooth infection, these methods really work for me.
As you read these, remember that I am not a medical professional at all. I am just a person who has done enormous research and am now sharing my experience with you as well as the results.
My Best Natural Tooth and Oral Care Methods that Really Work
Here are a few things that I have used and continue to use. Some I use for “crisis” situations – like getting an absess or other type of infection, and others I use daily.
Colloidal Silver for Natural Tooth Care
I started using the brand Sovereign Silver a couple of years ago. Colloidal silver is a natural antibiotic and has been used since the late 1800’s.
One day I got a bad tooth absess and infection that just hurt like crazy. It was getting worse and so off I went to get some silver. You can also find it at Whole Foods Market and other similar stores.
I used it a fews times a day in this way: I put one tablespoon of Sovereign Silver in my mouth and swished it around for at least 2 minutes. Then I swollowed. It’s meant to be used internally or topically so that is an advantage.
My tooth infection was gone within a couple of days. If the infection is very bad, I have also put some silver on a sterile gauge and held it in place on the site of the infection. You can read more about my experiences with silver here.
Melaleuca as a Mouthwash and for Teeth Brushing
Due to a permanent bridge across three teeth, it’s difficult to keep that area clean, no matter what I do! I needed some way to keep the area extemely clean.
I started using Melaleuca essential oil as part of my oral care routine. I use a natural toothpaste and put one drop of Melaleuca on top. Then I brush as usual.
When finished, I use warm water with a drop of Melaleua oil as a mouth rinse. Don’t swollow it! I rinse for at least 2 minutes.
Oil Pulling for Natural Oral Care
So I heard about oil pulling with coconut oil and was hesitant to try it. I finally did and still working my way up to the recommended 20 minutes.
I started with some organic, unrefined coconut oil. I took a big spoonful in my mouth and held it there until it liquidfied. I have to admit it was so gross. But I digress.
I timed it for 5 minutes and swished as much as I could. The coconut oil fat gets the gingivitis that is in all the places we usually can’t get to. I also noticed that my teeth are getting whiter. That was never my intended purposed for using it but a nice perk!
Tip – When you spit out the coconut oil, spit into your trash can so your house pipes don’t get clogged with oilQ
After I oil pull, I use himalayan pink salt in warm water and rinse.
You can get a great deal on himalyan pink salt at Trader Joe’s. The rest of us have to buy it elsewhere.
Clove Bud Oil for Good Oral Care
I used the clove bud oil in a similar fashion to the melaleuca. I just put a drop or two on my toothbush on top of the toothpaste. Then I brush. I don’t use it as a rinse presently. Be aware that brushing with clove oil your mouth will burn baby burn!
Rinse with Hydrogen Peroxide for Tooth Care
I like to use the hydrogen peroxide as a mouth rinse. Be sure to dilute it. I usually do 1/2 part warm water to 1/2 part hydrogen peroxide. Then I swish it around and through my teeth. I do it for at least 2 minutes and then spit it out.
It’s great to kill bacteria and also helps to heal mouth sores if you experience that nightmare. It’s inexpensive and you can get it at most stores.
As you can see, there are lots of natural ways you can care for your teeth. These are just a few of my favorites. The one I like best is the colloidal silver. It’s amazing stuff and has so many uses.
What natural methods do you use for oral health? Let us know in the comments!
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