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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Pat February 20, 2017 at 3:49 pm

May I have a copy of your recipe for gingivitis, please. Thanks!

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Rose February 26, 2017 at 5:17 pm

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

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Karen Nicolson March 27, 2017 at 9:21 pm

Could you also mail me the recipe I would be very thank

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Rose March 30, 2017 at 6:04 pm

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

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Chris Henderson April 3, 2017 at 1:27 pm

Need recipe thanks!

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Rose April 19, 2017 at 9:04 pm

It’s yours Chris.
I sent it today.
Rose

Jen Peralta April 9, 2017 at 12:20 am

May I have the recipe for the gingivitis please?

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Rose April 19, 2017 at 9:06 pm

Hello Jen
Yes you may!
It is on its way!
Rose

Amy cowton February 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

Can I have the recipe please

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Rose February 26, 2017 at 5:21 pm

Hello Amy
I sent the recipe to you.
Rose

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Naquita February 28, 2017 at 3:34 pm

May I have the recipe also

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Rose March 27, 2017 at 1:39 pm

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

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Sandy March 3, 2017 at 12:43 am

May please have the recipe? Thank you so much for the information

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Rose March 27, 2017 at 1:39 pm

Hello Sandy
Sorry for my late reply. I’ve been on the road.
The recipe has been sent to you!
Rose

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Vicki March 3, 2017 at 8:55 am

May I also have a copy of your recipe for preventing gingivitis.
Thank you,
Vicki

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Rose March 27, 2017 at 1:40 pm

Vicki
The recipe is on its way to you.
Sorry for the late reply.
Rose

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Chanta March 6, 2017 at 1:03 pm

Hi. May I have the recipe for gingivitis please?

-Chanta

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Rose March 27, 2017 at 1:41 pm

Chanta
What an “enchanting” name.
I sent you the recipe today…a bit late…sorry.
Rose

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Sara March 6, 2017 at 1:49 pm

Can I have a copy of the recipe please …..thanks!

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Rose March 27, 2017 at 1:41 pm

Yes Sara….I sent you the recipe.
Apologies for the delay!
Rose

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Ed April 19, 2017 at 7:22 am

Pass the recipe please.

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Rose April 19, 2017 at 9:10 pm

Hello Ed
The recipe has been passed to you!
Rose

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Rebecca March 7, 2017 at 11:56 pm

Please will you send me the recipe?
I have had so much dental work including laser surgery on my entire mouth 2 yrs ago and still have 2-3 teeth that are surrounded with inflammation and bleed occasionally depending on my hormone levels. I have been brushing with Baking Soda and occasionally rinse/brush with Hydrogen mixed with water. It has helped a lot to keep my gums looking and feeling good except those few spots. Any further suggestions or tips would be so appreciated. I think a few tweaks to what I am doing is probably necessary. Thank you in advance.

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Rose March 27, 2017 at 1:46 pm

Hello Rebecca
I sent you the recipe today.
I hope it helps. If not, I would encourage you to try the OraMD which I’ve mentioned on this site. The difference between OraMD and the bakng soda, salt and hydrogen mixture is that the oil seeps into deep pockets and lingers for a long time thereby preventing infections.
Good luck!
Rose

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Vanessa March 13, 2017 at 6:24 pm

May I have the recipe

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Rose March 27, 2017 at 1:46 pm

Hello Vanessa
I sent the recipe to you today.
Rose

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Brianna March 14, 2017 at 3:53 pm

Loved the article! Could you please send the recipe? Thank you!

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Rose March 27, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Hello Brianna
Nice to hear your comment about the article.
I sent the recipe to you today.
Rose

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Michael March 17, 2017 at 6:11 pm

Can I have a copy of the recipe sent to my email please?

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Rose March 27, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Michael…the recipe is on its way to you.
Rose

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Kees March 18, 2017 at 9:01 pm

Can I have the recipe please..
Thanks so much in advance.

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Rose March 27, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Hello Kees
I sent the recipe to you too!
Rose

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neyoka ebanks March 20, 2017 at 5:28 am

hi may I have a copy of the recipe please

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Rose March 27, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Hello Neyoka
The recipe is on its way to you too!
Rose

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Amy March 22, 2017 at 9:32 pm

May I please have the recipe for gingivitis. Greatly appreciated. Thank you

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Rose March 27, 2017 at 1:48 pm

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

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Summer March 25, 2017 at 3:28 am

May I have a copy of your recipe for gingivitis, please. Thanks!

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Rose March 27, 2017 at 1:49 pm

Yes indeed Summer!
You may have a copy of the recipe.
It has been sent to you.
Rose

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Nanci Wadsworth March 26, 2017 at 4:31 am

May I have your recipe for combatting gingivitis? Thanks

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Rose March 27, 2017 at 1:49 pm

Hello Nanci
I hope you find the recipe useful.
I sent it to you today!
Rose

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Kelly March 28, 2017 at 2:43 am

Hello Rose. Please send the recipe. Thank you!

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Rose March 30, 2017 at 6:04 pm

Hello Kelly
I sent you the recipe.
Rose

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Anne March 26, 2017 at 3:04 pm

Could I get a copy of gingivitis recipe also please!

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Rose March 27, 2017 at 1:50 pm

Anne
The recipe should be in your inbox.
Rose

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Laura March 30, 2017 at 4:42 pm

Would love the recipe for my son who has an issue right now with his gums, which is how I found your site. Thanks so much!

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Rose March 30, 2017 at 6:05 pm

Hello Laura
I hope the recipe helps your son.
You should find it in your inbox.
Rose

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Barbara March 30, 2017 at 7:19 pm

Hi,

Can you send me the recipe too?

Thank you

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Rose April 19, 2017 at 9:00 pm

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

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Lynn Lynch April 1, 2017 at 6:46 am

Could I please have a copy of the recipe? Have a friend on dire need with really bad gingivitis. Dentist cannot do work because of infection and gums are actively bleeding! Help!

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Rose April 19, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Hello Lynn
I sent you the recipe today.
Rose

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Pamela Schulze April 2, 2017 at 3:04 pm

Could I get a copy of gingivitis recipe also please!

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Rose April 19, 2017 at 9:02 pm

Hello Pamela
Recipe was sent to you.
Rose

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Ju April 2, 2017 at 8:31 pm

Can you also send me the recipe please?

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Rose April 19, 2017 at 9:02 pm

Yes Ju…the recipe is on its way to you.
Rose

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Adora Navita Guiao April 3, 2017 at 1:55 am

Pls. Send me as copy of combatting gingivitis. Pls. Send it to my private message. Thanks

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Rose April 19, 2017 at 9:03 pm

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

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Brian April 4, 2017 at 7:04 pm

Please, could you please send me the recipe? Thanks a billion…

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Rose April 19, 2017 at 9:05 pm

Hi Brian
The recipe has been sent to you too!
Rose

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Marina April 7, 2017 at 4:56 pm

May I please have your recipe to fight gingivitis? Thank you!

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Rose April 19, 2017 at 9:05 pm

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

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Karen April 9, 2017 at 4:09 am

Thank you. Thank you. Can you please send me the recipe?

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Rose April 19, 2017 at 9:07 pm

You’re welcome, you’re welcome Karen.
You should find the recipe in your inbox.
Rose

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kelli April 9, 2017 at 2:19 pm

Could you send the recipe to me as well please?

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Rose April 19, 2017 at 9:08 pm

I sent the recipe to you Kelli.
Rose

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Danny April 12, 2017 at 6:57 am

I would love to have the recipe if possible.

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Rose April 19, 2017 at 9:08 pm

It is possible Danny.
I sent it to you today.
Rose

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Karen April 15, 2017 at 5:14 am

May I please have the recipe for gingivitis. I will also be ordering the toothpaste

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Rose April 19, 2017 at 9:09 pm

Hello Karen
Let me know how the toothpaste (OraMD) works for you.
The recipe is on its way.
Rose

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Cheryl Keeling April 18, 2017 at 4:37 pm

I have Gingivitis – have been quoted around $6K to treat it. It’s a mild case caused by an implant. Can you send me a recipe suited to using with Dental trays – a recipe that mixes to a past that i have put in the trays and then place over teeth for about 15 minutes. Any othere suggestions welcomed.
Thank you.

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Rose April 19, 2017 at 9:16 pm

Hmmmm Cheryl…I’ve sent to you the recipe mentioned on this page.
It is not a paste recipe but it could well help you clear up the infection if you use it according to the instructions.
It is not something you can use with a dental tray…because it is a liquid recipe.
I also think the OraMD product would be worth trying because…the oil seeps down below the gums to tackle bacteria.
Didn’t the dentist give you anything to use with the dental tray?
Rose

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Yvette April 21, 2017 at 12:23 pm

May I please have the recipe for Gingivitis. Thank You!

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Rose April 21, 2017 at 5:27 pm

Sent the recipe to you today Yvette,
Rose

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Masani April 25, 2017 at 8:37 am

Can I also get the recipe? I’ve been rinsing with peroxide and warm water, but have fillings in my mouth :-/. Any advice on removing them, and what I can use instead? TIA

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Rose April 25, 2017 at 6:56 pm

Hello Masani
If you have amalgam fillings do not use hydrogen peroxide. Read this article What is Wrong with Amalgam Fillings.

I sent you the recipe. But don’t include the hydrogen peroxide if you have amalgam fillings. You can use the salt and baking soda alone.
Rose

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Moe April 25, 2017 at 2:34 pm

May i have the recipe please. Thanks!

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Rose April 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Hello Moe
The recipe has been sent to you.
Rose

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Aaron April 27, 2017 at 12:19 pm

I would like the recipe for gingavitis please. Thank you very much.

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Rose April 28, 2017 at 6:37 am

Hello Aaron.
You will find the recipe in your inbox.
Rose

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mutinta April 29, 2017 at 7:02 am

I would like the recipe for gingavitis please. Thank you very much.

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Rose May 3, 2017 at 8:26 pm

Hello Mutinta
Recipe is on its way to you.
Rose

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Belinda April 30, 2017 at 5:22 pm

I would like the recipe to fight gingivitis too, please

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Rose May 2, 2017 at 7:17 pm

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

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Jason May 1, 2017 at 11:12 pm

Hello! Can I get the recipe mentioned?

Thank you!

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Rose May 2, 2017 at 7:18 pm

Hello Jason
Yes! You can get the recipe. I sent it to you today.
Rose

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Gillian May 2, 2017 at 12:10 pm

I’m having problems with gingivitis and would be very grateful if you could send me your recipe. Thank you

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Rose May 2, 2017 at 7:18 pm

Hello Gillian
You too have been sent the recipe.
Rose

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savvy May 2, 2017 at 3:57 pm

This article has been really helpful and I hope am not too late to d party…pls can u send d recipe to me too thank you very much.

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Rose May 2, 2017 at 7:19 pm

Hi Savvy
The party is still going!
You should have the recipe by now.
Rose

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Renee May 3, 2017 at 7:36 pm

Hi Rose,
Can I please have the recipe? Thx in advance hun..

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Rose May 3, 2017 at 8:25 pm

Hello Renee
Your request is granted.
The recipe is “in the mail” (email that is).
Rose

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Kristian May 4, 2017 at 12:18 pm

Hi can I have a copy as well

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Rose May 6, 2017 at 7:43 pm

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

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Stephanie May 6, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Hi, I would appreciate the recipe also. I have severe inflammation and bleeding around my four top teeth where I have crowns. Have tried everything including two open flap surgeries and nothing has helped. Thank you!

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Rose May 6, 2017 at 7:51 pm

Hello Stephanie
I sent you a copy of the recipe but I strongly encourage you to try OraMD because the oils seep into places where toothpaste doesn’t and it kills the bacteria that causes infections.
Read this article about my experience.
Rose

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Jann Davis May 12, 2017 at 7:34 am

Please send me the recipe also. My daughter-in-law had a baby a few months ago and her gums are bothering her now

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Rose May 14, 2017 at 9:56 pm

Hello Jann
Thank you for your comment.
I sent you the recipe.
Rose

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Jeanette May 15, 2017 at 8:51 am

Would love the recipe pls.

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Rose May 16, 2017 at 9:15 pm

Hello Jeanette
The recipe has been sent to you.
Rose

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Linda May 15, 2017 at 9:27 am

Please send me the recipe also.

Thank you!

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Rose May 16, 2017 at 9:16 pm

Hello Linda
The recipe is on its way!
Rose

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