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How To Clean Plaque From Your Teeth In Just 2 Minutes

If you're like most people, you take your dental hygiene seriously but probably still have the occasional lapse in your routine. When it comes to the issue of oral plaque, only the most fastidious, gold-star-from-the-dentist-earningest of us are 100% on top of it. Luckily, there's a quick, easy, and inexpensive solution to this issue using two of the cleaning world's big guns - baking soda and hydrogen peroxide.

Yep, that box of Arm & Hammer deodorizing your fridge and that stuff under the sink you disinfect wounds with can come together to work wonders for your mouth. This great mixture is made from common household items, doesn't cost much, and contains no additional additives or chemicals. That's something commercial plaque cleaners can't easily claim!

Here's what you need:

  • Baking soda - 1 tablespoon
  • Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Hydrogen Peroxide (1-3% ONLY) - 1/2 cup
  • Cold water - 1 cup
  • Warm water - 1/2 cup
  • Toothpick
  • Toothbrush

Note: it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that you follow this recipe and its proportions EXACTLY. Hydrogen peroxide is a household miracle in the right concentrations, but put in a little too much and it can be a serious hazard.

Additionally, since this mouthwash can be somewhat harmful, be sure to keep it out of reach of young children.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine salt and baking soda in a container.
  2. Run your toothbrush under some warm, running water until the bristles are softened and then swirl around in the baking soda-salt mix.
  3. Brush your teeth using this homemade paste as you normally would, then spit out when done.
  4. Now it's time for the mouthwash. Mix the hydrogen peroxide with the warm water (in the exact proportions given above) and swish around your mouth for a minute or so.
  5. Use a toothpick to clean the hard-to-reach areas, then rinse out your mouth with cold water.

Repeat this process twice a week to see results in no time. Just remember, however, that this routine is in no way intended to replace your daily brushing and flossing. 

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H/T: Tip Hero

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