Will Salt, Baking Soda or Hydrogen Peroxide Fix Gingivitis?

by Rose on July 15, 2014

I know that many people come to this website looking for answers to these questions:

  • Will a salt rinse cure gingivitis?
  • What about brushing my teeth with baking soda?
  • Can I rinse my mouth with Hydrogen Peroxide?
  • And what about vinegar?

I answer these questions in this article.

There are many many many reports on the internet suggesting that you can use one or a combination of these elements to treat gingivitis and other mouth ailments.

Some reports suggest that you can use salt daily as a toothpaste. The same suggestions are made about baking soda. Others suggest a baking soda and hydrogen peroxide mix.

On the other hand some experts say that using salt or baking soda daily to brush your teeth is a bad idea because you risk accidentally swallowing too much salt. Too much salt can harden the arteries and cause heart disease. Okay but can it be as bad or more risky than swallowing your toxic toothpaste who’s label reads: Do Not Swallow?

Why and How is Salt or Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide Good for the Mouth?

The modern use of these elements for oral hygiene is known as the Keyes Technique and it was developed in the late 70’s and early 80’s by Dr Paul H Keyes.

According to Dr Keyes all of the mechanical methods of oral hygiene (brushing, picking, flossing, rinsing, irrigation) go some way to eliminating the causes of plaque (and plaque causes gingivitis). But these methods alone are inadequate. In addition to a mechanical cleaning action, an antibacterial agent is required.

Your mouth is contaminated with bacteria. You can’t avoid this so you have to deal with it. If you don’t adequately decontaminate gingivitis will occur.

All of these Natural Ingredients Are Antibacterial

According to Dr Keyes all of the following ingredients will kill on contact what he calls motile microorganisms.1

  • salt (sodium chloride)
  • baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
  • glycerin2
  • vinegar
  • cranberry juice (unsweetened)

In addition to killing bacteria, baking soda neutralizes the acids that enable plaque to develop.

Salt is not as strong a bacterial agent as baking soda and it requires a high concentration. But salt reduces inflammation and stimulates the gum.

Another ingredient that Dr Keyes favors is hydrogen peroxide because its foaming action helps to remove the bacteria from teeth and gingivital crevices.

You should not use hydrogen peroxide if you have amalgam fillings. Hydrogen peroxide causes the mercury in amalgam fillings to leach out. This article explains the problem in more depth and includes references. And this article explains why you should get rid of any amalgam fillings that you do have!

Vinegar? Cranberry Juice? Neutrogena Soap!!? Clorox!!!??

In addition to killing bacteria vinegar and cranberry juice will help dissolve tartar (harden plaque). But cranberry juice is very acidic and should not be used every day and he recommends rinsing after using it.

Two other ingredients that Dr Keyes recommends is Neutrogena soap and a weak solution of Clorox. But there is no way I would put these two toxic elements in my mouth. Toothpaste with six toxic ingredients is bad enough.

So when you find homemade toothpaste recipes that include salt, baking soda, glycerin,3 and hydrogen peroxide you’ll know that these ideas and recommendations originated from an expert and highly trained dental professional and his conclusions are backed by his research. On the other hand some experts dispute the efficacy of the Keyes Technique.

OraMD tastes better than hydrogen peroxide and it works!

And Now for My Sister’s Experience

When my sister recently told me that she had to have a major tooth pulled and that now she had an infection and lots of pain and the dentist wouldn’t give her an antibiotic, I suggested a recipe from page 325 of the book Alternative Cures: More than 1,000 of the Most Effective Natural Home Remedies where you will find instructions for making a concentrated solution to be used in an oral irrigator to treat gingivitis. 4

My sister doesn’t have an irrigator but she made the concentrated solution as described in that book and and she also later added to the solution a few drops of the OraMD that I sent to her.

Three things happened. The pain and infection went away without the need for antibiotics.

But more than that, her gums stopped hurting. She didn’t tell me about the problem she had with her gums. But apparently she had gingivitis. She tells me her gums feel great and they look pink and healthy.

And the third thing that happened is that her teeth became very white…probably from the hydrogen peroxide.

She rinsed her mouth every day, twice a day with the concentrated solution until the major infection was gone. Now she uses the mixture occasionally to keep her teeth bright. But she uses OraMD all the time.

So if you have any doubts about whether or not you can cure gingivitis, I hope my Sister’s story encourages you to take action. It is possible to save your teeth.

Take action. Try OraMd it is simpler than the Keyes method. You can carry it in your pocket or purse. It is no more expensive than toxic toothpaste and it just works. It’s a gingivitis killer.

  1. Motile means mobile so a motile microorganism is one that moves about.
  2. Evidence is emerging that glycerin prevents the natural re-enameling of teeth and should not be used as an ingredient in toothpaste.
  3. I would use only vegetable based glycerin.
  4. I would publish the recipe here but I am afraid I will infringe copyright.
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Becky Davis November 18, 2016 at 5:17 pm

I would love to have the recipe . Ive been rinsing with hydrogen peroxide but jus that alone

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Rose December 4, 2016 at 6:08 pm

Hello Becky
The recipe is on its way to you.
Rose

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Steve December 28, 2016 at 4:35 pm

Please send the recipe. Thanks!

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Rose December 28, 2016 at 8:20 pm

Recipe sent to you Steve!
Rose

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Cheryl January 17, 2017 at 5:22 am

Hi Rose, I too would be interested in the recipe! Please.

Consuelo November 24, 2016 at 9:28 pm

Receipe please.

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Rose December 4, 2016 at 6:07 pm

Hello Consuelo
I sent you the recipe.
Rose

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Charles December 18, 2016 at 10:03 am

Recipe please? Thanks

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Rose December 19, 2016 at 3:16 am

Hello Charles
The recipe is on its way!
Rose

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JJ November 26, 2016 at 10:57 pm

This is a very informative article please share the recipe with me too. Thanks

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Rose December 4, 2016 at 6:06 pm

Recipe is on its way to you JJ
Rose

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Sam December 7, 2016 at 5:02 pm

Love this article! Can I please have this recipe??

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Rose December 11, 2016 at 5:12 am

Hello Sam
The recipe is on its way to you!
Rose

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Colleen December 11, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Please send me the recipe. Thanks

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Rose December 11, 2016 at 10:15 pm

Hello Colleen
I sent the recipe to you.
Rose

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ilze hendricks December 13, 2016 at 9:17 pm

Hi can you please send me the recipe

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Rose December 13, 2016 at 10:02 pm

Hello Ilze
The recipe is on its way to you.
Rose

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Kimberly johns December 14, 2016 at 8:36 pm

Awesome!!!! I would love to have the recipe

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Rose December 14, 2016 at 11:00 pm

Hello Kimberly….you should have a copy of the recipe by now.
Rose

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rykmum December 15, 2016 at 8:18 pm

Could I have this recipe? I think it sounds great for new moms who have sore gums – oddly enough, your gums really do take a beating when you’re preggers!!

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Rose December 19, 2016 at 3:16 am

Hello Rykmum
I sent the recipe to you.
Rose

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Angelica December 16, 2016 at 6:51 pm

Can you please send me your recipe..
Thanks.. Angelica

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Rose December 19, 2016 at 3:19 am

Angelica…You should fine the recipe in your inbox!
Rose

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Estrella December 17, 2016 at 3:41 am

Recipe please

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Rose December 19, 2016 at 3:18 am

Hello Estrella
You should have the recipe by now!
Rose

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James Curran December 21, 2016 at 11:58 am

Could you please send the recipe against gingivitis. I have been long term suffering with this dental problem.Thank you very much indeed!

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Rose December 21, 2016 at 9:03 pm

Hello James
I sent the recipe to you today.
Rose

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kitten December 21, 2016 at 5:54 pm

I would appreciate having the recipe.

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Rose December 21, 2016 at 9:03 pm

Hello Kitten
Recipe is on its way to you!
Rose

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Jessica Fugate December 27, 2016 at 9:46 am

Could I have the recipe please, Thank you!

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Rose December 28, 2016 at 2:36 am

Hello Jessica
I sent you the recipe.
Rose

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Joe December 28, 2016 at 3:48 am

Can you send me the recipe

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Rose December 28, 2016 at 8:32 pm

Yes Joe….the recipe is on its way to you now!
Rose

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Ella December 29, 2016 at 9:44 am

Need that recipe please

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Rose December 29, 2016 at 8:52 pm

Hello Ella
The recipe has been sent!
Rose

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Varya Roberts December 29, 2016 at 4:27 pm

Hi Rose
Could you send me the recipe please?

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Rose December 29, 2016 at 8:52 pm

Hello Varya
I sent you the recipe.
Rose

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Bruce December 30, 2016 at 4:59 pm

Could I have the recipe please, Thank you!

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Rose January 2, 2017 at 2:49 am

Hello Bruce
You should have the recipe by now!
Rose

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Tina Gaffney January 1, 2017 at 3:45 pm

Can I please have the recipe? Thanks

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Rose January 2, 2017 at 2:49 am

Hi Tina
Recipe has been sent to you!
Rose

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AC January 3, 2017 at 6:14 pm

May I have the recipe?

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Rose January 5, 2017 at 10:47 pm

Hello AC
The recipe has been sent to you!
Rose

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Lloyd January 5, 2017 at 8:05 am

I would love to try this. If you could please send me the recipe, that would be wonderful.
Best wishes.

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Rose January 5, 2017 at 10:47 pm

Hello Lloyd
Your wish is my command. The recipe is on its way to you!
Rose

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Kathy January 5, 2017 at 10:07 pm

Hello,
May I have a copy of this recipe??

Thank you,
Kathy

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Rose January 5, 2017 at 10:48 pm

Yes Kathy.
A copy of the recipe should be in your inbox by now!
Rose

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Mike January 9, 2017 at 1:18 pm

Hi,
Would it be possible to have the recipe ? Thank you.

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Rose January 10, 2017 at 5:40 pm

Hello Mike
The recipe is on its way to you!
Rose

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Don Dacy January 9, 2017 at 1:23 pm

Sir may I have a copy of this recipe ?

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Rose January 10, 2017 at 5:42 pm

Hello Don
I sent you the recipe!
Rose

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Janet January 12, 2017 at 5:15 am

Could I have the recipe please.
Thank you in advance!

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Rose January 15, 2017 at 5:16 am

Hello Janet
Recipe is on its way to you.
Rose

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Jennifer January 12, 2017 at 5:52 am

May I also have a copy of this recipe?

Thank you

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Rose January 15, 2017 at 5:22 am

Hello Jennifer
You too should find the recipe in your inbox.
Rose

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Sean January 13, 2017 at 7:52 pm

May i please have a copy of the recipe?

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Rose January 15, 2017 at 5:22 am

Hello Sean
You should find the recipe in your inbox.
Rose

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Sally January 14, 2017 at 10:38 pm

Hi,
Could I please have the recipe for this?
Thank you.

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Rose January 15, 2017 at 5:21 am

Hello Sally
I sent the recipe to you.
Rose

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nina eiskowitz January 15, 2017 at 4:59 pm

I just found out I have pockets and my sis told me about the peroxide baking soda solution. What is the recipe that folks are talking about?

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Rose January 15, 2017 at 6:54 pm

Hello Nina
I sent the recipe to you.
Rose

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Mary Frazier January 16, 2017 at 5:51 am

Please send me the recipe for the peroxide and baking soda solution.
Thank-you

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Rose January 18, 2017 at 8:39 pm

Hello Mary
The recipe has been sent to you.
Rose

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Amber January 17, 2017 at 12:24 am

Recipe please! Thank you!

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Rose January 18, 2017 at 8:39 pm

Hello Amber
The recipe is on its way to you!
Rose

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Rose January 18, 2017 at 8:40 pm

Hello Cheryl
The recipe has been sent to you too!
Rose

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