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
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.
H/T: Tip Hero