Drug stores offer numerous solutions (e.g. mouth washes, toothpastes and whitening agents) to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. But were you aware that there are various, simple, effective home remedies that are equally effective and less expensive?
For dry mouth
Sugar, salt and baking soda drink:
This mixture brings back electrolytes to your body and is ideal if you have been vomitting, exercised heavily or had a serious diarrhea. In order to prepare this beverage mix half a teaspoon of baking soda, one teaspoon of salt, and one teaspoon of sugar into a glass of water and drink it.
Red cayenne pepper:
You can spray it on your food or put it in your drink. Cayenne pepper triggers the production of saliva enables the taste buds to differentiate between sour, sweet, salty and bitter, which is otherwise hindered when you have dry mouth.
Rosemary, mint and aniseed mouthwash:
Use these ingredients to prepare a natural and alcohol-free rinse. The mint and aniseed refresh your breath, the rosemary terminates bacteria that live in a dry mouth.
For mouth sores
Baking soda and salt rinse:
Preparation of this simple, but effective mouthwash: combine 1/8 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon in a cup of warm water. Rinse and gagle for 3-5 minutesand rinse your mouth with water afterwards. The baking soda helps killing the bacteria and the salt relieves the swelling.
Besides the anti-bacterial features, clove bud extract is rich with euganol which is a natural anesthetic. Therefore, clove oil is the ideal numbing remedy for a painful toothache. If you can’t find clove oil, use whole cloves. Put several pieces of cloves in your mouth, chew them with your healthy teeth to free the oil and hold them on your affected tooth for 30 minutes.