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How to Keep Teeth and Mouth Healthy

By Pshinde2109 @pshinde2109

When your teeth and gums are in tip-top shape, it's not just your appearance that benefits. Heart disease, diabetes, pneumonia and even chronic lung disease are all linked to unhealthy gums.

Effective and economical natural remedies for a sparkling smile and a healthy, sweet-smelling mouth are as close as your kitchen pantry.

How to Keep Teeth and Mouth Healthy

1.Chew cinnamon gum once a day.

Cinnamon flavored chewing gum reduces bacteria in the mouth that cause bad breathe. The gum contains cinnamic aldehyde, an essential oil that inhibits the growth of bacteria responsible for cavities and periodontal infections.

2.Be a tea drinker.

Flavonoids and other tea ingredients seem to prevent harmful bacteria from sticking to teeth and also block production of a type of sugar that contributes to cavities. Alternate between green and black tea and enjoy a few cups a day.

3.Gargle with apple cider vinegar in the morning.

The vinegar helps to remove stains, whiten teeth and kill bacteria in your mouth and gums. Brush as usual after your gargle.

4.Brush your teeth with baking soda once a week.

This will help remove stains and whiten your teeth. Use it just as you would toothpaste. You can also use salt as an alternative toothpaste. If your gums start to feel raw, switch to brushing with salt every alternate day.

This natural sugar alcohol may look or taste just like sugar but it contains 40% fewer calories and plaque formation by inhibiting the growth of decay promoting bacteria

Recipes for Healthier Mouth

How to Keep Teeth and Mouth Healthy

This easy to make powder polishes and whitens teeth and leaves your mouth feeling super clean. Cinnamon has antibacterial properties, while clove is both antiseptic and healing.

1/2 tsp. powdered cinnamon

5 drops clove essential oil

3 drops peppermint essential oil

1.Sift the baking soda and cinnamon together into a bowl to remove lumps. Add the clove and peppermint oils, then sift again.Store the powder in an airtight container.

2.To use, dampen your toothbrush, dip it in the powder and brush as you would with toothpaste.

Cooling peppermint sweetens bad breathe and makes your mouth feel clean. Tea tree oil fights gum disease and aloe Vera soothes oral tissue.

5 drops tea tree essential oil

3 drops peppermint essential oil

1.Place the tea bags in a small glass bowl and cover with the boiling water. Cover the bowl and steep for 30 minutes. Squeeze and remove the tea bags.

2.Add the aloe gel and tea tree and peppermint oils. Mix well. Store in a dark glass container.

3.Shake well, then swish 1 to 2 tbsp around your mouth and spit it out. Do not swallow. Store in a cool place and use within one week.

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