Oh, sure, a toothbrush and a strand of floss wielded often and wisely will do wonders for your teeth. You should use both.
But your teeth's first line of defense against what you put in your mouth is something that's already there. "Saliva is nature's disinfecting cavity fighter," Kimberly Harms, a dentist from Farmington, MN, says.
Tooth decay is caused by bacteria that feed on sugars from food and drinks. That bacteria -- called plaque -- can stick to your teeth, producing acids that eat through the enamel on your teeth. Saliva, that trusty old friend, helps rinse out your mouth and neutralize that process.
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Good Morning! I'm up waaaaaaaayyyyyy too early. This does mean however that I can get a bit of ME time before Hunter wakes up. First thing in the morning I like to do a bit of oil pulling - have you tried this? A tradition in Ayurvedic medicine, oil is swished around in the mouth (like mouthwash) which "pulls" out toxins and promotes oral health, reduces inflammation and has been said to improve systemic health and whiten teeth.
I prefer coconut oil in the warmer months and sesame oil in colder months - followed by a salt water rinse and a good teeth brushing (using a natural toothpaste such as dōTERRA's On Guard Whitening Toothpaste). Tell me about your oil pulling success and what oils you use!
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Try never to rinse your mouth with water straight after brushing your teeth!
Yup, it's true! After brushing, spit out any excess toothpaste but don't rinse your mouth immediately. If you do, it will wash away the concentrated fluoride in the remaining toothpaste, thus diluting it and reducing its preventative effects.