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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Sammy May 22, 2017 at 9:23 pm

Could you please send me the recipe?
Thank you!

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Rose June 8, 2017 at 6:35 am

Hi Sammy
I sent you the recipe.
You should find it in your inbox.
Rose

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monir May 24, 2017 at 1:40 am

please may i have the recipe. Many thanks!

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Rose June 8, 2017 at 6:37 am

Hello Monir
Recipe is on its way to you.
Rose

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Elisabeth May 28, 2017 at 2:48 pm

May i have the recipe please

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Rose June 8, 2017 at 6:23 am

Hello Elisabeth
Happy to oblige. The recipe is on its way to you.
Rose

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Sasha June 6, 2017 at 2:23 pm

May you send me the recipe also.

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Rose June 8, 2017 at 6:24 am

Yes Sasha…I sent the recipe to you.
Rose

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Rika June 24, 2017 at 11:37 pm

Could you please send me the recipe?

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Rose July 9, 2017 at 11:32 am

Hello Rika
Look for the recipe in your inbox.
It has been sent to you!
Rose

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Tamme June 6, 2017 at 4:02 pm

Hi Rose, are you still handing out recipes?? Lol.. If you are, I’d like to have it as well ? Thanks!

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Rose June 8, 2017 at 6:21 am

Yes Tamme and I’ve sent it to you!

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trevor June 9, 2017 at 8:22 pm

please send recipe

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Rose July 9, 2017 at 11:09 am

Trevor
The recipe is on its way to you.
Apologies for my tardy reply.
Rose

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Mathieu June 11, 2017 at 10:36 am

Recipe please. Thanks a bunch

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Rose July 9, 2017 at 10:37 am

Mathieu…Apologies for the late reply.
The recipe has been sent to you.
Rose

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Stephanie June 13, 2017 at 6:39 pm

May you send me recipe..Thank you

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Rose July 9, 2017 at 11:12 am

Hello Stephanie
Recipe has been dispatched to you.
Sorry for the late reply.
Rose

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Carissa Hunt June 15, 2017 at 1:45 pm

Can you send me the recipe please?

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Rose June 23, 2017 at 11:42 pm

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

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Carrie June 15, 2017 at 8:22 pm

Hello!
Could you please send me the recipe? Much appreciated!

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Rose July 9, 2017 at 11:14 am

Hello Carrie
Recipe has been sent to you.
Rose

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Elle June 18, 2017 at 9:24 am

May I please have the recipe

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Rose July 9, 2017 at 11:15 am

Hello Elle
The recipe is also on its way to you!
Rose

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Alisha June 18, 2017 at 7:19 pm

Could you please send me the recipe?

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Rose July 9, 2017 at 11:16 am

Hello Alisha
I sent the recipe to you.
Rose

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David June 19, 2017 at 7:42 am

I have been using toothpaste and hydrogen peroxide but would like to try your recipe.
Thanks for sending it

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Rose July 9, 2017 at 11:18 am

Hello David
The recipe has been sent to you!
Rose

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Alejandra Trujillo June 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Can I please get the recipe as well please? Thank you

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Rose July 9, 2017 at 11:19 am

Hello Alejandra
Check your inbox! The recipe has been sent.
Rose

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Net June 21, 2017 at 11:49 am

Hello Rose,

Can I also have your recipe? Thanks

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Rose July 9, 2017 at 11:20 am

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

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Aondie June 21, 2017 at 8:37 pm

Could you send me the recipe please.

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Rose July 9, 2017 at 11:22 am

Hello Aondie
I have sent the recipe to you!
Rose

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Melissa June 24, 2017 at 6:17 pm

Hello can u send recipe please

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Rose July 9, 2017 at 11:31 am

Hello Melissa
You will find the recipe in your inbox!
Rose

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Vicky Frey June 25, 2017 at 8:37 pm

Could you please send me the recipe I would really appreciate it thank you

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Rose July 9, 2017 at 11:33 am

Hi Vicky
The recipe is on its way to you.
Rose

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Gabby June 30, 2017 at 11:18 am

Can i have the recipe please?

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Rose July 9, 2017 at 11:35 am

Hello Gabby
Yes! You can have the recipe.
It is on its way to you.
Rose

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Bethany July 2, 2017 at 6:05 pm

Can you please send me the recipe?

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Rose July 9, 2017 at 11:35 am

With pleasure Bethany…I have sent the recipe to you.
Rose

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Chris July 3, 2017 at 3:15 pm

I would also like the recipe, if you please.

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Rose July 9, 2017 at 11:39 am

It pleases me greatly Chris.
I’ve sent you the recipe.
Rose

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Jennifer July 3, 2017 at 9:48 pm

I would love the recipe…please

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Rose July 9, 2017 at 11:40 am

Hello Jennifer
I would love for you to have the recipe.
You should find it in your inbox.
Rose

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doris July 7, 2017 at 9:22 am

Could I get recipe also? Thank you.

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Rose July 9, 2017 at 11:40 am

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

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Terry Holschbach July 8, 2017 at 3:01 pm

Please send me the recipe. Thank you.

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Rose July 9, 2017 at 11:41 am

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

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Jane Wagley July 9, 2017 at 8:44 am

Would appreciate the recipe. Thank you!

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Rose July 9, 2017 at 11:43 am

Hello Jane
I sent you the recipe today!
Rose

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Chase July 9, 2017 at 4:11 pm

May I please have the recipe? Thank you!

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Rose July 17, 2017 at 1:40 pm

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

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Kay Junior July 10, 2017 at 10:50 pm

Hi! Is it possible to get this recipe?

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Rose July 17, 2017 at 1:40 pm

Yes Kay…it is possible!
The recipe has been sent to you.
Rose

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BUJOR July 12, 2017 at 11:19 am

Could you please send the recipe?
Thank you,

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Rose July 17, 2017 at 1:41 pm

Hello Bujor
You should find the recipe in your inbox!
Rose

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Brina Mendiola July 13, 2017 at 1:15 pm

Could you please send me a copy of the recipe? My gums are really bad right now.

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Rose July 17, 2017 at 1:39 pm

Hello Brina
The recipe is on its way to you.
I always encourage people who have gingivitis to see a dentist as soon as possible.
This recipe may help but if you gums are in bad shape, it is no substitute for dental treatment.
Rose

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Jamie Rogers July 15, 2017 at 3:25 pm

Could I have the recipe as well please and thank you?!

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Rose July 17, 2017 at 1:41 pm

Hello Jamie
The recipe is on its way!
Rose

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