Mouthrinse & Toothpaste recipes
Click here to see why I recommend and use baking soda and peroxide to clean my mouth
- Toothpaste is an abrasive that is suspended in another medium. I do not like to sugar or sweeteners in my dental products so I have been using this for my dental routine for about 6 years.
- Coconut oil will become very solid at cold temperatures and liquidy at warmer temperatures. If mixture becomes too liquidy and baking soda falls to the bottom, place mixture in the fridge for a bit and it should firm up so it can be mixed again.
- Alternately, you can use a diluted peroxide + baking soda paste to brush your teeth. Mix until it forms a paste. Make sure to spit in trash and rinse thoroughly with water afterwards.
***Be aware that peroxide has a slight drying effect. If you experience a drying effect and it causes discomfort, try adding more water for a 2 part water to 1 part peroxide solution or discontinue use if discomfort/sensitivity persists.
For example: 1 tablespoon baking soda + 6 tablespoons Coconut oil
- Mix thoroughly and store in a container. I put mine in a glass jar or Tupperware. I take a small dish and put some next to my sink in the bathroom and spoon some onto my toothbrush and refill as necessary.
- Optional: a few drops of peppermint oil
- ***IMPORTANT*** Spit into the trash can and not down the sink. It is an oil after all
Homemade Mouth RinsePlease brush and clean teeth prior to eating or drinking anything upon waking up. Overnight and long hours of sleep are a prime time for plaque formation and bacterial growth. You don't want to ingest what has been brewing overnight. This rinse will not only leave your teeth feeling cleaner, helps with healing sores and preventing food from sticking to your teeth. Please discontinue use if discomfort is noted just as with any product you use. Products shouldn't burn or cause sores in your mouth.
***There are situations where this rinse may not be appropriate such as after major surgeries that have stitches in place, exposed dental pulp, open wounds that are not healing, highly sensitive teeth.
***Be aware that hydrogen peroxide has a slight drying effect. If you experience a drying effect and it causes discomfort, try adding more water. Discontinue use if discomfort/sensitivity persists.
- ALWAYS dilute hydrogen peroxide for oral use. Stronger is not always better in this case.
- Do not shake the bottle, the oxygen bubbles will be released.
- Do not put solution into a metal container. Keep stored in a dark glass or plastic container.
- May premix by adding water to a half bottle of peroxide.
- Do not overuse. 1-2 times a day for 3-5 seconds at a time is enough.
- I usually use it 1x/day in the AM after brushing and once in a while after pungent meals/snacks. If you overuse or more than 3x/day this rinse it could allow opportunistic infections such as thrush. The balance of bacteria prevents these types of fungal infections from developing. All bacteria are not all bad after all!
- I also suggest vigorous water rinses after eating snacks or meals.
- May be used after pungent meals or food such as raw onions or garlic to erase residual odors and tastes.
- This rinse helps prevent food from sticking to the teeth
- Safe to use for children 5 and up. As long as they are able to spit everything out and not swallow the solution.
- EXCELLENT for orthodontic appliances and braces. It helps from food and plaque around the brackets and reducing the inflammation due to difficulty cleaning around wires.
***If taste is bothersome, feels drying or stings, add a little more water. Can do a 2 part water to 1 part peroxide mixture.
!!!!VERY IMPORTANT!!!! This rinse is not a replacement for regular dental care/cleanings. This rinse does not take the place of a professional cleaning that will remove the hardened tartar under your gums and on your teeth. This rinse will not replace any deep cleanings recommended by your dentist. Please see your dentist for routine cleanings.
- Dilute 3% hydrogen peroxide with water in equal parts (this means half peroxide, half water). Refer to The bottle for instructions on dilution. I will fill a half bottle of peroxide with water to premix and use the original container. Do not shake the bottle as it will release the oxygen molecules prematurely and leave you with just water.
- Rinse vigorously to release oxygen bubbles 1x/am after brushing for only 3-5 seconds.
- ***Longer is not better. Please don't hold in your mouth for extended periods of time.***
- Scrape/clean tongue with tongue scraper. I use the BreathRx tongue scraper. It can be found here
- Rinse well with water. This will be your final step in the morning time.
- Do not rinse with other mouth rinse products after using this rinse. They cancel/negate the effects of this rinse.