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Most of us know that commercial toothpaste and dental products are filled with a bunch of gross chemicals. So I started researching on the best way to naturally care for my teeth. I found my regular dental routine wasn’t giving me the results I was looking for. I also wanted to use more natural products. If this is your situation. Here are some steps on how to create a holistic dental routine.
1. Find a quality toothbrush
The first step in creating a holistic dental routine is getting a quality toothbrush. I used to use regular toothbrush but found it didn’t get my teeth as clean I would like. Recently we made the switch to Oral-B Pro 1000. This toothbrush is a good alternative if you can’t afford an Soni Care. However, a regular toothbrush will work for this routine as well.
2. Oil pulling
Oil pulling is great. I will be the first to admit I don’t do it everyday, but I do it at least a few times a week. I really feel it helps with the health of my gums if nothing else. I suggest using unrefined coconut oil (this one is really good) or sesame oil. Just put the oil in your mouth and swish it around for about 10-20 minutes. Spit. Rinse with salt water.
4. Tongue Scraper/Metal Spoon
Unless of course you have a tongue scraper then use that. I just use a metal to scrape my tongue.
5. Make your own toothpaste
I suggest making your own toothpaste. I find that my tooth paste actually makes my mouth feel cleaner then store bought toothpaste. I just make a paste of baking soda and coconut oil and go to town on my teeth! If you want to be fancy you can add an essential oil like peppermint.
Download: Holistic Toothpaste Recipe
6. Use liquid chlorophyll
Chlorophyll is a natural breath freshener. After I brush, I take a about two tablespoons for this. I prefer using the kind with mint. You can also use it as a natural mouth rinse but I found it turns my teeth green.
7. Oral Irrigator
If you can’t afford an oral irrigator like WaterPik, I suggest using a oral syringe. I found some one amazon fairly cheap. I use this and it works fine, I just have to squeeze a little harder to get water through my teeth.
8. Healthy Gum Elixir
With healthy gum elixir’s you can add a bit of an essential oil blend to your floss. You can buy a pre made one or make your own. Just make a blend of essential oil’s of your choice and there you have a healthy hum elixir.
Download : Healthy Gum Elixir Recipe
Let me know any tips or thoughts you have regarding a holistic dental routine. Happy Brushing!
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