There are natural systems for dental care? With all due respect for the toothpastes on the market, some excellent others a little less, what we want to understand is what was used before the various toothpastes arrived, and if in the natural practices of the past for dental care there are still valid things. The answer is yes, and below we see why.
The oldest substitute for toothpaste is called 'salt'. The same one used in cooking, obviously fine and preferably wholemeal because, unlike the refined one, wholemeal salt still contains several minerals. For a good one dental care dip the wet toothbrush in the salt and wipe it gently. You will have a cleansing, astringent and refreshing effect.
Also very ancient is the habit of using sage, in leaves to be rubbed on the teeth or as an infusion for rinsing, as a natural cleansing and whitening toothpaste. A good whitening action is also obtained with bicarbonate (a tip on the toothbrush), and if the teeth are stained you can add a drop of hydrogen peroxide.
Fruit can help in dental care, some fruits at least. The best known is the strawberry, which helps fight tartar: pass a fruit cut in half on the teeth, let the juice act for a few minutes and rinse your mouth. Of course, this works best if the strawberries are in season.
Apple and papaya are also useful in dental care because both have a cleansing, astringent and invigorating action on the gums and help eliminate bad breath. Papaya, let's not forget, also has many other therapeutic properties.
Whatever toothpaste, pharmacy-bought or homemade, for effective and good cleaning dental care half a centimeter is enough on the toothbrush. The abundant sausage model quantity is good for advertising, because it is easily understood. The sparing use of toothpaste does not diminish its benefits, but it helps us ingest fewer surfactants. Which doesn't hurt.
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