Baking soda is the most used powder in the kitchen. A reliable friend for baking cookies, this ingredient is very good for your orodental hygiene, too.
Its alkaline function neutralizes acids produced by food debris degradation inside the mouth. These residues are responsible for halitosis and damage the tooth enamel. Baking soda can act on some highly acidic foods such as onions and garlic, but also on some basic foods, such as fish.
Dilute half a tablespoon of baking soda in half a glass of lukewarm water and gargle for several minutes. You will keep your breath fresh and you’ll protect tooth enamel.
Baking soda is forbidden in oral hygiene if you have sensitive gums or if the enamel is very thin. You can prepare natural toothpaste by yourself, according to the following recipe:
– 1 teaspoon of baking soda
– 1 teaspoon of fine sea salt
– 3 tablespoons of fine white clay powder
– 2 tablespoons of vegetable glycerin
– 2 drops of peppermint essential oil
Mix all ingredients and use with confidence the resulting paste for brushing your teeth.
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