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5 Dental Hygiene Steps That Work

Robert Odell Jr. enjoys sharing and learning about the old and new wonders of natural remedies.

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An Essential Part

Dental hygiene is an essential part of our daily routine. Here are five dental hygiene steps that can help you have a big, beautiful smile and exceptional dental checkups.

It Worked for Me

The techniques mentioned here have worked for me. They have:

  • Delivered me from the threat of gingivitis
  • Helped me to receive excellent dental checkups
  • Significantly reduced gum sensitivity and
  • Given me a smile that has received many positive compliments

Items Needed

Use these items to rev up your dental hygiene routine.

Small Container

$.50

Hydrogen Peroxide

$.50

Triple Clean Flossers

$1.50

Baking Soda

$.50

Toothpaste (optional)

$1.00

Toothbrush

$1.00

Step 1. Small Container

One of the first things you can do to rev up your dental hygiene routine is to find a small container. A two-ounce (60 ml) canister should do the trick. If you already have a small canister at home, then you are ahead of the game. If you do not have a container at home, you can purchase one at your neighborhood dollar store. You can also order small receptacles online for less than $.50. The average cost for a box of disposable containers is around $.05 for each item in the package.

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Step 2. Hydrogen Peroxide

The second step is to pour hydrogen peroxide into your container. According to ExpertHomeTips.com, hydrogen peroxide has proven to be a sensational stain remover for your coffee or tobacco-stained teeth. It helps to whiten your teeth and kill germs that can lead to bad breath. Hydrogen peroxide also destroys staph bacteria and other microbes.

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Hydrogen peroxide has proven to be a sensational stain remover for  your teeth.

Hydrogen peroxide has proven to be a sensational stain remover for your teeth.

Step 3. Triple Clean Flosser

A triple clean flosser will work well for the third step. Dip your flosser into the hydrogen peroxide, and then slide the flosser between your teeth. Also, dip the gum stimulator into the hydrogen peroxide and use it to clean and stimulate teeth along the gum line. The gum stimulator is that part of the flosser that resembles a toothpick. You will feel the difference that this technique makes on your teeth and gums. Rinse and redip the flosser as necessary. Usually, one flosser will get the job done. However, you can feel free to use as many as you like.

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Triple clean flossers will probably prove to be one of the greatest inventions known to man. They slide easily between teeth and are excellent aids against plaque buildup. Not to mention, they reduce the risk of gingivitis.

Dipping your floss in hydrogen peroxide can help to whiten between your teeth, strengthen your gums, and freshen your breath.

Dipping your floss in hydrogen peroxide can help to whiten between your teeth, strengthen your gums, and freshen your breath.

After flossing, dip the flosser into the hydrogen peroxide and scrape your tongue with the flosser. Effective scraping will help remove bacteria from your tongue and mouth and ensure a fresher mouth.
If you prefer, for the third step, you can use regular string floss instead of triple clean flossers.

If you prefer, you can use regular string floss instead of Triple Clean Flossers for step three.

If you prefer, you can use regular string floss instead of Triple Clean Flossers for step three.

Step 4. Baking Soda

Use baking soda for step four. The benefits of baking soda can fill volumes. Baking soda has been used as a household cleaner, for baking, to freshen refrigerators, to prevent odors, and of course, for brushing teeth. Baking soda has been used to whiten teeth and freshen breath for many years with excellent results.

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Take your toothbrush and dip it into your container of hydrogen peroxide. If you like, you can take your favorite toothpaste and place it on your toothbrush. Next, take your toothbrush, which now has peroxide and toothpaste, and add baking soda to it. Proceed to brush your teeth in the typical fashion.

If you do not wish to mix toothpaste with baking soda, you do not have to. After dipping it in the peroxide, put baking soda on your toothbrush and brush.

Once you have finished brushing your teeth, dip your brush in the peroxide, put some baking soda on it, and then brush your tongue with your toothbrush. Brushing your tongue will be a double whammy against bacteria and will help to ensure fresh breath.

Baking soda has been used to whiten teeth and freshen breath for many years with amazing results.

Baking soda has been used to whiten teeth and freshen breath for many years with amazing results.

 Put baking soda on your toothbrush and then brush your teeth. Feel free to skip the toothpaste if you want to. Just put baking soda on your toothbrush and brush.

Put baking soda on your toothbrush and then brush your teeth. Feel free to skip the toothpaste if you want to. Just put baking soda on your toothbrush and brush.

 Dip your toothbrush into some hydrogen peroxide, add toothpaste and then add baking soda. If you do not want to use toothpaste, you do not have to. Simply, put baking soda on your toothbrush and brush.

Dip your toothbrush into some hydrogen peroxide, add toothpaste and then add baking soda. If you do not want to use toothpaste, you do not have to. Simply, put baking soda on your toothbrush and brush.

Step 5. Rinse

Step five is to rinse. After you have flossed and brushed, you should then rinse. Make sure that your container contains half hydrogen peroxide and half water. Rinse with the hydrogen peroxide and water for at least 45 seconds. Swish it around, and gargle. If you have food grade peppermint or other ingestible essential oils, placing a few drops in your solution will give things an extra flare.

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Recap

Following is a quick recap of a simple way to have great dental checkups and a big, beautiful smile.

  1. Find a small container.
  2. Pour hydrogen peroxide into your container.
  3. Use a triple clean flosser or string floss. Dip your flosser into the hydrogen peroxide. After flossing, scrape your tongue.
  4. Use Baking Soda. Dip your toothbrush into your container of hydrogen peroxide. If you like, take your favorite toothpaste and place it on your toothbrush. Take your toothbrush, which now has peroxide and paste on it, and add baking soda to it. Brush your teeth in the usual fashion. Dip your brush in the peroxide, put some baking soda on it, and then brush your tongue with your toothbrush.
  5. Rinse with fifty-fifty hydrogen peroxide and water.

Empower Your Routine

Using hydrogen peroxide, triple clean flossers, and baking soda can empower your daily hygiene routine. After adding the cost of the small container, the toothbrush, and the toothpaste, you will find that your regime costs less than an average of $.20 a day.

Using peroxide, triple clean flossers, and baking soda can empower your dental hygiene routine.

Using peroxide, triple clean flossers, and baking soda can empower your dental hygiene routine.

Incorporate in Your Routine

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once. As you follow the association's advice, I encourage you to incorporate the procedure, as mentioned earlier, into your oral health routine. By doing so, you will remove enough food, plaque, and bacteria to see healthier gums, fresher breath, and a big, beautiful smile.

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Anushka F in Cleaning Tips & Home Hacks • Health & Beauty on January 22, Anushka F Editor A keen money-saver and fan of all things natural, Dawn Sherratt on January 25, Sherratt, D., Anushka F on January 29, F, A., . . . A, J. (2016, January 22). 39 Incredible Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide That EVERYONE Should Know. Retrieved from https://experthometips.com/uses-for-hydrogen-peroxide

Brushing your teeth: Does timing matter? (2019, June 05). Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/brushing-your-teeth/faq-20058193

Southeast Family Dental. (2013, September 13). How Often Should I Use Mouthwash? Retrieved from https://www.southeastfamilydental.com/blog/often-use-mouthwash/

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2018 Robert Odell Jr

Comments

Robert Odell Jr (author) from Memphis, Tennessee on September 05, 2020:

Some experts recommend brushing your teeth with baking soda no more than a few times a week. They also advise not to let it sit on your teeth for more than two minutes when you use it. Thank you for reading the article.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on September 05, 2020:

Thanks very much for your tips. I used to put baking soda on top toothpaste but did not whiten my teeth. Once a week right ?

Robert Odell Jr (author) from Memphis, Tennessee on October 26, 2019:

Yes, baking soda and peroxide are incredible. Using them is an excellent way to maintain fantastic oral health.

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on October 25, 2019:

I'm a witness that baking soda and peroxide work.

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