Do you ever brush your teeth and still feel like your mouth is still not clean?   Do you have bad breath?  Do you have a thick coating on your tongue in the morning or after you eat?  Are your teeth sticky and don’t feel clean?   Do you have stains you are trying to get rid of?   Well here are a few tools and techniques that we have been using for the past few years that have worked for us.

Tongue Cleaner
This wonderful product is so simple and yet extremely effective with helping get rid of that sticky, smelly residue on your tongue.   Just open wide, stick out your tongue and gently scrape off the gunk.  You will be amazed and a bit disgusted at what your tongue is coated in.   By removing this residue you are also helping reduce bad breath and bacteria.  Once you’ve tried it you will want to get one for everyone in your family.  It feels better than brushing.

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Ionic Toothbrush
So what is an Ionic Toothbrush?  Well, this device charges the plaque on your teeth as you brush to help pull it into the toothbrush.   The Ionic toothbrush has been clinically shown to remove 48% more plaque than a manual brush and it is more effective than electric and sonic toothbrushes.  Get your teeth squeaky clean with this Dr Tung Ionic Toothbrush.DRT-0004drt_ionictb_diagram

Hydrogen Peroxide
Have you ever read the ingredients on many of these tooth whiteners?  Well almost all of them contain hydrogen peroxide.    So why not make your own teeth whitener for pennies and also help get rid of bacteria at the same time.  First off you want to dilute the hydrogen peroxide down to 3% then mix it with 50:50 with water.   Once you have this down to 1.5% solution you simply rinse your mouth out by swishing it in your mouth for 30-60 seconds and then spit it out.    Don’t eat or brush your teeth for an hour after you have rinsed.   We typically use this solution after brushing our teeth and using the tongue scraper.

Start off with a small amount of solution in your mouth to test it.  We recommend diluting it down a lot when you first start in order  to make sure that it is not too strong.   Once you start swishing it in your mouth you will feel tingling and your mouth will start foaming from the chemical reaction of the peroxide getting rid of the bacteria in your mouth.   If you feel that it is burning, then rinse out your mouth with more water.   It may sound complicated but once you have the right dilution it’s simple.  Note that we sell 35% solution and that you will have to dilute this as per the instructions on the bottle to get it to 3% then cut this with half water to get it down to 1.5%.    We also use this solution to clean our toothbrush by simply pouring a bit over the brush and letting it sit for 5 minutes then rinsing it off.   On a side note, if you have cuts or piercings in your mouth we don’t recommend this since it may oxidize your jewelery and may sting if in contact with any cuts – nonetheless it will disinfect them.

Of course we also recommend flossing.   So give the above tools a try and let us know what you think.  Have any other suggestions?  Please feel free to post them below and keep smiling 🙂

 

 

Disclaimer:  Please note that we are not dentists and  you should consult with your dentist before trying this.  Also note that this article is for informational purposes and we do not make any health claims or are responsible for any issues that may arise from trying any of the products or recommendations.

 

 

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