Traditional And DIY Methods For Dental Hygiene

There are many reports and articles going around these days discussing various methods of teeth whitening and dental care approaches that can be done at home. Though there may be benefits, it is good to always to know how these methods work and if there are any harmful effects at all.Oil pulling: this is said to be an ancient method which uses oil. Some of the most common oils used are coconut, sunflower & olive oil. In this method, swishing oil in the mouth for about twenty minutes is said to remove plaque causing bacteria and help in teeth whitening Burleigh Heads as well. Other research also suggests that swishing oil actually help against gingivitis and microorganisms as well. Using coconut oil is said to have added benefits as it contains lauric acid which helps to eliminate bad breath and bacteria. However there is no concrete scientific evidence to suggest that it is a replacement for modern dental care methods. Lemon juice and other citric acids: some people consider using lemon juice as a tooth cleaner. However many writers and experts alike strongly disagree with this method due to its acidic nature.

According to science, there is a factor called pH balance in the mouth, which is maintained by saliva. However this balance is disrupted when you take in something acidic like lemon juice. And a reduction or imbalance in the pH level can cause great harm to your enamel. And once it gets eroded away, it does not come back. Therefore great care must be taken not to use anything too acidic to clean teeth. Charcoal: this is another traditional method used by many from ancient times. Because of its porous and absorbent quality, it is said to be able to neutralize toxins and absorb harmful bacteria in the mouth. However if rubbed on teeth in a rough way, it can actually harm the enamel and cause problems for your overall dental hygiene.

Though your certified dentist may not recommend it, careful usage and brushing charcoal gently on the teeth can leave them clean and white.Baking Soda: this is another method that uses sodium bicarbonate as a cleaning agent for your teeth. We all know the benefits of using it on pots, pans and surface, now research suggests its benefits for oral health as well. It is known to be a gentle cleaner while being abrasive without being too rough as charcoal. So it is ideal for teeth cleaning. Apart from that baking soda is said to keep acidity at bay, in turn helping to keep the teeth enamel safe. So all in all, the baking soda method seems to be the most effective and some even suggest that it is even milder than modern toothpastes. So using these traditional methods combined with modern tooth paste and mouthwash seems to be the best alternative.