Naturally white, shiny teeth for a beautiful smile. We will show you what is important in dental care and how to make toothpaste and mouthwash yourself.
Naturally, we all want white, shiny teeth for a beautiful smile. Free from tooth decay and other dental problems. To do this, you have to know how best to take care of your teeth.
And you can do that with home remedies – completely without toothpaste from the supermarket. We’ll show you how to properly care for your teeth and how you can make toothpaste and mouthwash yourself.
Proper dental care
Where there is no plaque, there can be no tooth decay or tartar. Therefore, you should brush your teeth at least twice a day.
Please do not immediately after meals, as acidic foods, such as fruit, soften the enamel and damage it when you brush.
So wait at least half an hour before brushing your teeth after eating or using a mouthwash immediately after eating.
The rinse will help re-solidify the enamel with your saliva. The toothbrush can only remove plaque and not important and healthy tooth substance.
With dental floss, you can reach the places between your teeth that cannot be reached with a toothbrush.
Use different types of floss depending on how close your teeth are together. There are particularly thin, waxed dental floss that you can use to get into the tightest spaces.
There is also dental floss that swells up a little in the mouth and is therefore particularly suitable for larger spaces between the teeth. The better you use the floss, the more plaque you can use it to remove.
There are numerous videos on the Internet that teach you how to use floss properly.
In pharmacies, drugstores and also at the dentist, there are interdental brushes that can be used to comfortably clean larger spaces between the teeth.
Like flossing just before brushing your teeth to thoroughly remove plaque from your teeth so that no tartar and tooth decay can develop.
Toothpaste should clean the teeth carefully, but not damage them. Unfortunately, this is not the case with many “smoker’s toothpastes” or “extra white” toothpastes.
They have a high “abrasiveness”, ie an aggressive type of cleaning and abrasive material that can damage the tooth enamel.
These toothpastes not only remove dirt from your teeth, but also brush away the enamel – and exposed tooth necks are very, very painful …
Toothpaste should only support the dental care you do with the toothbrush and not attack the teeth.
Make dental care yourself
Very simple and ideal for situations in which you forgot your toothpaste, for example. In principle, any normal household salt will do it.
Sea salt is more suitable, however, as no flow aids are added to it and more minerals can be dissolved in it. Dip your wet toothbrush in the salt and use it to brush your teeth.
The salt stimulates the flow of saliva. There are substances in saliva that remineralize your teeth.
Rinse well! If you don’t like the salty taste, you can help with a (!) Drop of peppermint oil.
There is baking soda in every well-stocked supermarket. Baking soda is used like salt: dip the wet toothbrush into the baking soda powder.
Depending on your taste, drizzle a drop of peppermint oil on the toothbrush and brush your teeth as usual.
Salt and baking soda stimulate the flow of saliva, which promotes the remineralization of the teeth. Nevertheless, they are cleaned thoroughly, but gently.
The fine salt and soda crystals are used as grinding tools, which remove plaque from the teeth. However, they are not aggressive to tooth enamel and dissolve in saliva.
Medicinal chalk is available in stores, pharmacies and the Internet. And if you look carefully, you can even find some from Germany: Rügen healing chalk.
Who doesn’t know the chalk cliffs of Rügen? Chalk is found in many toothpastes and is an ideal grinding tool.
As with salt and baking soda, dip your damp toothbrush in the healing chalk and sprinkle it with a drop of essential oil of your choice. By the way, cinnamon is very tasty!
A mouthwash should have a disinfectant effect, be anti-inflammatory and leave a fresh taste.
If you want to make your own mouthwash, make sure that you portion it so that you will use it within a week.
Also, keep it cool. You need strong chamomile tea and pure, essential tea tree oil.
To do this, boil the chamomile flowers for at least 10 minutes – the brew should be dark yellow. This is the base of your mouthwash.
Before use, pour some of it into a glass and add a few drops of tea tree oil. Finished!
Important: The tea tree oil evaporates relatively quickly, which is why you should always add it directly before use.
Tea tree oil has a disinfectant effect, and chamomile soothes inflammation. This helps on the gums or in the throat, for example.
You can gargle with your homemade mouthwash if you have a sore throat. This helps!