Homemade Mouthwash

Good oral hygiene ensures good health. And the best way to achieve this is to brush your teeth twice a day. Flossing is also as important as brushing to dislodge the impurities stuck in between the teeth. Along with brushing and flossing, cleaning your tongue is also highly necessary; it helps get rid of the white deposit that is a breeding ground for bacteria and other microbes. Rinsing your mouth really well after you eat is also crucial and you should never forget this habit. Following all these habits will also keep bad breath away. Now bad breath / halitosis is not just due to bad oral hygiene, it could also be a symptom of some other disease. Do read up on the various posts on bad breath (Bad breath? Take these tests, Home remedies for bad breath) and how to tackle it.

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Most of us think that using a good mouthwash can rid us of bad breath. This isn't exactly true and the usage of over-the-counter mouth washes can in fact, prove to be counter-productive. Read about the health risks here and here. But for a better after-effect / placebo, the use of a mouth wash is essential for most of us; it sort of gives us a satisfaction that our mouth is clean. As store-bought mouth washes aren't deemed healthy, why not try using a homemade mouth wash such as the one given below?

Recipe for Homemade Mouth Wash
  • 1/4 cup vinegar (buy from here)
  • 1 cup wine
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon powdered cloves
Mix all these ingredients and store it in a clean glass bottle. Shake well before use. Swish about 2-3 teaspoons of this  formula in your mouth for a minute and then spit out. Do not swallow this while swishing or gargling.

But I would prefer you give more attention to rinsing your mouth after every meal or after you have eaten anything else. This is a far better way of ensuring a healthy, clean mouth instead of a mouthwash.

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1 comment:

  1. It is really a good post, as homemade mouth wash is very good option and anybody can use it.


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