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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Dental and Mouth Care

So far I have given all my tips and tricks for both skincare and haircare. However, when it comes to health, hygiene, AND looks, dental and mouth care rank pretty high. So, I thought I might as well give my tips where teeth are concerned. :)

First thing's first: toothbrushes. I have a Braun Oral-B Sonic Professional Electric Toothbrush, although I don't think my particular model is made anymore. However, here is a current model of the same brush. Most dentists will tell you electric toothbrushes do a much better, more thorough job of cleaning your teeth. Yes, it is expensive, but mine is over 3 years old and going strong. And you can share your brush with the rest of the family (using different brush heads, of course!) I use mine 2-3 times a day- it is like a massage for the gums, aside from really scrubbing your teeth.

This is one of the toothpastes I buy. I try to stick to flouride-free toothpastes because flouride can actually be very toxic in high doses. Water is already fluoridated (ours is anyway), and here are other sources. When water was first flouridated, no dental products contained flouride and people were much less exposed. Toxicity is much more likely now.

Flossing es muy importante. I will admit, I do not floss as much as I should. I really should do it nightly, but I am happy with myself if I get it done a few times a week. This is a good natural option.

I have always scrubbed my tongue when I brush my teeth- I just use my toothbrush to do it. I am going to buy this thing-ama-gig though, and see if it works any better.

I used to whiten my teeth- I would use those strips or bleaching trays. But they are terrible for your teeth, and can eat the enamel away. So instead, I started doing oil pulling when I feel like I need a whitening boost. If you have never heard of oil pulling, read this. It may sound a bit... crunchy or hippy-dippy, but I really think it works. I use this oil.

On an empty stomach, I swish in my mouth about 2-3 spoonfuls of oil for 20 minutes. It is not vigorous swishing- your mouth would get too tired. After the 20 minutes, I spit it all out. Then I rinse with water mixed with salt (sea salt or Himalayan crystal salt.) Lastly, I brush as usual, but I use a separate (regular) toothbrush.

So that's it. I don't use Listerine or mouthwash in general, for the most part. The natural ones are kind of pricey, and I don't think the benefits last long enough. Sometimes I wash with salt water as it is cleansing, but it's not a regular thing.

What is your dental regimen? Any favorite products?

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