Out of Toothpaste? Try These 3 Methods to Keep Your Pearly Whites Clean

We’ve all done it— gone to the grocery store only to come home to find out we missed a few big things on the list. If you are out of toothpaste and simply can’t or don’t want to make it to the store— yet again— try these three at-home methods to clean your teeth and keep them cavity free until you get the chance to head to the store.

Baking Soda
teeth whiteningDue to its slightly abrasive nature, baking soda is not only safe for your enamel but it also works wonders at ridding your teeth of unwanted plaque and tartar. Also, due to baking soda’s pH balance, you can help to neutralize the acidity in your mouth.
Simply mix a little bit of water in with your baking soda in order to create a smooth paste, then lather it on your toothbrush and use it like toothpaste.

Diatomaceous Earth
Did you know that this detoxing clay is used for more than just skin cleansing? In fact diatomaceous earth can be used to clean your teeth. Due to its metallic ions, this sort of clay works to rid your mouth of harmful pathogens that can cause plaque and tartar buildup. Simply mix a little bit of clay with water (just like you would with baking soda) in order to make a paste that you can lather onto your toothbrush. that help kill all types of pathogens, including the kind that may be in your mouth wreaking havoc.

Fruit
Because fruit contains a lot of natural sugars, it might be the last thing you would consider using to keep your teeth clean. However, fruits like apples, strawberries, grapes, and rhubarb are great at keeping your teeth clean. Filled with malic acid, these fruits stimulate the natural production of saliva in the mouth which works to kill off harmful bacteria all while strengthening your tooth’s natural enamel.

If you’re out of toothpaste, don’t spend an extra second stressing yourself out. Instead, try one of these at-home homemade toothpaste remedies to keep your teeth strong and healthy until you have the chance or desire to go to the grocery store. To learn more about dental care, contact our office today!

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