Since we don’t have such a great dental insurance plan anymore, I have devised a plan for better dental care at home, because despite all the brushing, flossing, keeping all dental appointments and having my teeth cleaned every 6 months, for years the combination of doing these things has not rid me of all the problems I’ve had with my teeth and it leaves me puzzled. As a child I had plenty of cavities and as an adult a few painful root canals and crowns, plus I had two of my teeth and wisdom teeth extracted.
I was feeling so depressed and felt powerless about what to do to make my teeth better. They always felt achy and sore no matter what I did. So I decided I would do a little research and fight a little better at keeping my mouth and teeth much healthier so that I could feel better.
My tools are:
1. A soft tooth brush ($2)
2. A tube of very good toothpaste ($12)
3. 1 cup of table salt ($1), 1 cup of baking soda ($1), 1/2 cup of coconut oil ($3) (combined to make a smooth paste)
4. Dental Floss ($2)
5. Water Pik ($70)
6. Tongue Scraper ($5)
7. A Clean Spin Brush ($10)
8. Hand Towel ($3)
9. 1 plastic cup ($1)
10. Burts Bees Lip Balm ($12)
11. Daily application 2 or 3 txs a day or more.
12. Dental Checkups and cleanings every 3 to 6 months
First of all immediately after each and every meal, or snacks or beverages I floss, then lightly brush my teeth with the salt combination, rinse then brush again with some peppermint of spearmint toothpaste. But at night after my last meal or beverage the first thing I do is get ready to take care of my teeth. I do all of the above but between the salt brushing and the toothpaste brushing I use my water pik. Then I clean my tooth brushes with castile soap and warm water and then leave them soaking in a half cup of hydrogen peroxide.
Finally I use Burts Bees Lip Balm
With a towel I pat dry my lips and apply this deliciously softening lip balm at night or before applying lipstick during the day.
Then lastly I put a micro waved warm towel over my mouth and jaws to help soothe my jaws, gums and teeth.
Well I guess in time I will find out if there is a reduction of cavities, soreness, sensitivity and dental problems. Only time will tell.