My Fixed Bridge Makes My Life Easier

When I had a badly decayed tooth extracted, I got a partial denture to fill in the gap. I didn't mind it at first, because I was just so happy to have my painful tooth out of my mouth. Over time, I began to get tired of taking it out at night. I asked my dentist if I was could get a dental implant, and he said that my gum disease did not make me a good candidate, but a fixed bridge may be a good option for me. I went with his suggestion, and I have no regrets. I love feeling like I have a real tooth again that I don't have to remove at night. I created this blog to remind other people with a missing tooth that they have many replacement options, and if one is not for you, then try another that may be right.

Natural Substances That Can Be Used To Clean Or Whiten Your Teeth

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Some natural substances that you can add to your oral health regimen can help promote gum and tooth health. In addition, some can even whiten your teeth. Here are a few natural products that can be used to care for your teeth:

Natural Substances that Clean the Teeth

There are several natural substances that can be used as natural toothpaste to clean the teeth. Here are a few of them:

Baking Soda

Baking soda can be used as an effective tooth cleaner. The powder can be applied to moistened toothbrush bristles and brushed with as you would with conventional toothpaste. The baking soda is alkaline, so it helps neutralize damaging acid from bacteria that may be in the mouth. In addition, the slightly abrasive texture helps remove plaque and other debris from the teeth.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil can also be added to your regimen as an effective toothpaste. The oil is anti-inflammatory, so it can help calm inflamed gum tissues. In addition, coconut oil is antibacterial, so it can help control the oral bacteria in the mouth. Since coconut oil is a solid at room temperature, it can be easily applied to a toothbrush for regular brushing.


Turmeric is also used as a natural toothpaste. The deep yellow spice, which is commonly included in Indian dishes, is antimicrobial and has anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric helps kill the germs that can cause bad breath. In addition, it calms irritated gums, and the powdery texture help scrub away plaque.

Natural Tooth Whiteners 

The teeth can even be whitened using natural substances, such as the following:

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide can be used as a whitening rinse. The solution, which is available in a 3-percent concentration, can be mixed with an equal part of water to form a whitening mouthwash. After brushing your teeth, you can swish with the solution for about a minute and then release it. The oxygenating bubbles from the peroxide can help bleach stains from teeth. As an added benefit, the oxygen kills anaerobic bacteria that cause bad breath.

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal can also whiten the teeth. The dark powder is easily applied to your toothbrush and brushed onto the teeth. Activated charcoal absorbs dental stains and helps scrape away yellowing plaque for a brighter smile.

To learn more ways to protect your dental health, schedule an appointment with a dentist who practices complete dentistry. He or she will be able to advise you concerning the preventive, restorative and cosmetic care of your teeth.


29 March 2016