If you’re anything like me, you brush those pearly whites after every meal—no exceptions! I mean, c’mon, there’s just something so satisfying about running your tongue over squeaky clean teeth. Nevertheless, sometimes bingeing on sugary snacks is JUST as satisfying. Those are the times when you need to bring in the big guns: baking soda and hydrogen peroxide.
You heard that right— the things that clean wounds and keeps your fridge smelling fresh will also do wonders for your mouth. This particular mixture is our absolute favorite because it’s a) made from common household items, b) cheap to make, and c) it contains absolutely NO hidden chemicals or additives, something your commercial stuff certainly can’t say!
To make your very own plaque-busting mouthwash, you must first gather together the necessary ingredients. You will need:
- 1 TBSP baking soda
- ½ tsp of salt
- ½ cup of drug store hydrogen peroxide (1-3% only)
- 1 cup cold water
- ½ cup warm water
Before you go haphazardly combining all of these ingredients together, please be sure that you follow this recipe TO A “T”!
As the experts over at Intelligent Dental stress, “Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) mouthwash can be a god-sent or it can be a bane.” If you know anything about this chemical mixture, then you know that too much of it is not necessarily a good thing. That’s why you will want to be sure that you stick to the formula on this one!