Grin & Smile: Make A Tooth Whitening Mouthwash

Your smile says something about you, but is it saying something good or bad? According to polls, most people look at a smile and determine all kinds of things, like social status to youthfulness. But there is not need to fret; the following is a simple homemade whitening mouthwash that is both natural and effective.

Helpful Ingredients In This Whitening Rinse

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is antibacterial and, most importantly, it has a balanced pH balance. This is very important for the overall health of your mouth. The reason is a balanced pH balance neutralizes acidity. Oral pathogens–the kind responsible for things like gingivitis, cavities, and stained teeth–thrive and procreate better in an acidic environment.

Diatomaceous Earth

The next ingredient you want to pay attention is diatomaceous earth; it contains a lot of silica. Silica, along with the other minerals, in diatomaceous earth helps remineralize your teeth. That means your enamel will be properly nourished and strong enough to fend off bacterial attacks; this will help protect your teeth from plaque, receding gums, and dental stains. 

Don’t worry about swallowing diatomaceous earth (be sure you get food-grade diatomaceous earth) or any other ingredient in this mouth rinse. They are all good for you and your overall health; for example diatomaceous earth aids in digestion.

Coconut Oil

The last ingredient to pay attention to is coconut oil. The lauric acid in coconut oil helps kill some of the bacteria that could lead to things, like plaque or tartar. The fatty acids, after they mix with your saliva, produce another poison to kill several kinds of bacteria.  

Remember to purchase the unfiltered and unrefined version of coconut oil for best results. You should find this oil in your natural health food store or online.

Understand that these ingredients are not meant to cure any oral ailments that you may have; those are for your dentist to deal with.

How To Make Your Mouthwash

You want to add 1 tablespoon of apple cider to a cup of purified water. Blend in a tablespoon of diatomaceous earth, along with a tablespoon of (liquefied) coconut oil. Make sure the ingredients are mixed well and use it as you would your normal mouthwash. 

This mouthwash is a simple way to help whiten your teeth. Remember that this only for surface stains. If stains have penetrated your dentin, only your dentist can help you with that. For more help, consider contacting a professional like a Grande Prairie Denture Clinic denturist.