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How to Brush Your Teeth Without a Toothpaste or Baking Soda

Oral hygiene is not only important to keep your teeth fresh and clean, but is essential for the health of your teeth and gums. Most toothpaste that you purchase from the supermarket contain many flavorings, chemicals, sweeteners, and preservatives. If you want to try a more natural option or if you just don’t have any toothpaste of baking soda then there are many other natural substitutes available.

There are many ways that you can brush your teeth, such as:

Dry Brushing.

Only use your toothbrush. Brush your teeth dry to remove any plaque and food build up. This isn’t effective in eliminating bad breath and ours, but dry brushing has been known to reduce the occurrence of gum diseases.

Sea salt.

Wet your toothbrush with water and dip it into some sea salt, then brush! If your toothbrush dries up because of the salt, just add more water and dip back into the sea salt than continue to brush for 2 minutes. Sea salt aids in increasing the pH balance in your mouth, making it hard for abrasive bacteria to survive in this alkaline environment.

Coconut oil.

This method is called oil pulling. You put a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth on an empty stomach and swish it around for 20 minutes. This action draws out toxins in your body, to improve oral health but also to improve your overall health.

Activated Charcoal.

Activated charcoal not only helps to keep your teeth feeling fresh and clean, but it also helps in whitening your teeth pulling out stains naturally. First, dip your toothbrush into some water and then dip it into the charcoal powder. Brush your teeth for 2 minutes and then rinse out your mouth with water and use your toothbrush to brush away any charcoal residue left on your teeth.

Things you’ll need!

  • Water
  • Sea salt
  • Coconut oil
  • Activated Charcoal

Warning!

Sea salt should not be used on crowns, braces or any metal dental work as it will cause damage. Sea salt should also not be used more than twice a week, as prolonged use can damage your enamel and weaken your teeth. Enamel damage can’t be reversed.

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