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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{ 107 comments… read them below or add one }

Anna Eldredge September 1, 2017 at 10:00 pm

May I please have a copy of the recipe?

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Rose September 25, 2017 at 6:52 am

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

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Bob October 17, 2017 at 10:28 pm

Can I please get the recipe for that? It Kills gingivitis? Thank you. πŸ™‚

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Rose October 18, 2017 at 8:56 pm

Hello Bob
I sent the recipe to you.
Yes it can sometimes kill gingivitis.
It depends on how bad a case of gingivitis you have.
See the recipe and instructions that go along with it.
Rose

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ralph December 9, 2017 at 8:14 pm

Rose:

I have bleeding gums and my dentist charged me $700 to inject a solution between them. can you send me the recipe? Thanks!

Maury Clay December 18, 2017 at 10:33 pm

Rose, please send me the recipe for my gums. They have been bleeding and swollen.

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Rose January 14, 2018 at 10:47 am

Hello Maury Clay
I’ve sent you the recipe.
I strongly encourage you to see a dentist.
Rose

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marie September 4, 2017 at 3:18 am

Me too please! Thanx!

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Rose September 25, 2017 at 6:53 am

Hello Marie
You too should find the recipe in your inbox!
Rose

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anne September 4, 2017 at 7:04 pm

Could I have the recipe also?
Many thanks in anticipation

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Rose September 25, 2017 at 6:54 am

Hello Anne
I’ve sent the recipe to you.
Rose

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edie September 5, 2017 at 9:13 am

recipe please – thank you!

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edie September 5, 2017 at 9:19 am

sorry – i sent duplicate

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Rose September 25, 2017 at 6:56 am

No problem Edie.
People get confused when they don’t see their comment immediately published.
All comments are moderated which means they are not automatically published until reviewed by me.
The recipe is definitely on its way to you.
Rose

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edie September 29, 2017 at 9:41 am

thank you!!!

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Rose September 25, 2017 at 6:54 am

Hello Edie
Recipe sent. You’re most welcome!
Rose

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betsy maldonado September 7, 2017 at 10:08 am

I too would love this recipes for my mother.

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Rose September 25, 2017 at 6:56 am

Hello Betsy
And I would love for you to have the recipe.
It is on its way to you.
Rose

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Gail September 8, 2017 at 4:20 pm

Like all others; would like a copy of the recipe.
Rose, thanks in advance!

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Rose September 25, 2017 at 6:57 am

Hello Gail
I sent the recipe to you.
You are most welcome!
Rose

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Tai September 8, 2017 at 7:21 pm

Hey Rose!! Can tou send me the recipe? Thank you

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Rose September 25, 2017 at 6:58 am

Hello Tai
The recipe should be in your inbox!
Rose

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Buki September 14, 2017 at 2:16 pm

I am glad i found this article.. Could you please send me the recipe, thank you.

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Rose September 25, 2017 at 7:00 am

Hello Buki
I am glad too!
Recipe is on its way to you.
Rose

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Shan September 16, 2017 at 3:45 pm

May I have the recipe please, thank you.

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Rose September 25, 2017 at 7:01 am

Yes you may Shan.
I sent the recipe to you.
Rose

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Anita Berry September 17, 2017 at 10:17 pm

Hello Rose,
Please send the recipe. Thank you!

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Rose September 25, 2017 at 7:02 am

Hello Anita.
Recipe is sent!
Rose

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Tiffany September 22, 2017 at 10:06 am

Hi Rose! Will you share this recipe with me? Thank you so much!

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Rose September 25, 2017 at 7:03 am

I will Tiffany!
I will share this recipe with you.
It is on its way!
Rose

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Hans September 23, 2017 at 2:35 pm

Hi Rose

Please could you send recipe

Thanks
Hans

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Rose September 25, 2017 at 7:04 am

Hello Hans
I have happily sent you the recipe.
You should find it in your inbox.
Rose

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Stacy September 29, 2017 at 11:00 am

Recipe please

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Stacy September 29, 2017 at 11:01 am

Recipe please

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Rose October 16, 2017 at 4:09 am

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

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Judy September 30, 2017 at 4:35 pm

Hi Rose,
Would you please send me the recipe. Thank you so much.
Judy

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Rose October 16, 2017 at 4:10 am

Hello Judy
I sent you the recipe.
Rose

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Lisa October 3, 2017 at 5:16 pm

Hi Rose, Could you please send me the recipe too? Thank you πŸ™‚

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Rose October 16, 2017 at 4:11 am

Hello Lisa
Yes! The recipe is on its way to you.
Rose

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Jahziel Jonah October 10, 2017 at 1:26 pm

Greetings Rose, can please have a copy of the recipe

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Rose October 16, 2017 at 4:11 am

Hello Jahziel
Recipe has been sent!
Rose

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Sadie Taney October 15, 2017 at 11:28 pm

Can you send me the recipe?

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Rose October 16, 2017 at 4:12 am

Hello Sadie
I sent you the recipe.
Rose

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kema October 18, 2017 at 7:51 pm

Hello can you send me a copy of the recipe?

My mom probably can use this. We have been using Ora.

Thanks in advance.

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Rose October 18, 2017 at 8:51 pm

Hello Kema
A copy of the recipe is on its way to you.
So happy to hear you are already using OraMD.
Rose

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Sarah Cabrera October 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Can I please get a copy of the receipe for the OraMD? Thank you

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Rose October 18, 2017 at 8:54 pm

Hello Sarah
The recipe is not for OraMD. OraMD is a third party product.
The recipe is for a salt, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide solution to treat gum infections.
Sometimes it will actually clear up gingivitis.
I’ve sent the recipe to you.
Rose

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Michael November 7, 2017 at 9:26 am

Can u send me the reciepe for rinse

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Rose November 22, 2017 at 9:32 pm

Hello Michael
Recipe is on its way to you.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Rose

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Amanda October 19, 2017 at 1:29 pm

Can i please get the recipe? Thank you.

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Rose November 22, 2017 at 9:16 pm

Hello Amanda
Apologies for my late reply.
The recipe is on its way to you.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Rose

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Stan October 26, 2017 at 11:02 pm

Hi Rose
Thank you for the article , may I have a copy of the recipe .
Thank you

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Rose November 22, 2017 at 9:18 pm

Hello Stan
I am behind on my correspondence!
Sorry for the delay.
The recipe should be in your inbox.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Rose

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trina Camacho October 29, 2017 at 10:23 am

May I please have the recipe

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Rose November 22, 2017 at 9:18 pm

Hello Trina
The recipe has been sent to you!
Happy Thanksgiving.
Rose

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Jessica October 30, 2017 at 5:55 pm

My coworker is going through something similar.
Can you please send me the receipe? Thank you so much.

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Rose November 22, 2017 at 9:19 pm

Hello Jessica
Recipe is on its way to you.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Rose

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Ciara November 1, 2017 at 3:45 pm

Hi,
Will you please send me the recipe as well?

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Rose November 22, 2017 at 9:20 pm

Ciara
I sent the recipe to you.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Rose

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kamma November 2, 2017 at 9:54 am

very informative.
send me recipe please.
thank you a lot

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Rose November 22, 2017 at 9:20 pm

Hello Kamma
The recipe is on its way to you.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Rose

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Laconda November 6, 2017 at 6:45 pm

can I have the recipe?

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Rose November 22, 2017 at 9:21 pm

Hello Laconda
Yes! You can have the recipe.
You should find it in your inbox.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Rose

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Steve November 7, 2017 at 12:42 am

Hello,

Nice article, will it work for itchy gums? Not sure why I have itchy gums only near the last three upper right teeth (#3-4-5) lasting for over three weeks now. Do not have gingivitis and my dentist is baffled. Do you have any ideas what might be happening? Please send the recipe.

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Rose November 22, 2017 at 9:31 pm

Hello Steve
I sent the recipe to you. You can try it. I think I know what you mean by itchy gums. When I get that feeling I take a tiny bit of toothpaste on my finger and massage around the gum. Are these completely original teeth? I mean…do you have any fillings or crowns in or on these teeth? Or in the teeth nearby? It could be an allergic reaction to materials used in a crown or filling.
Anyway, recipe is on its way to you.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Rose

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Rajesh November 9, 2017 at 8:10 am

Hello can you send me a copy of the recipe?

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Rose November 22, 2017 at 9:43 pm

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

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Stuart Green November 9, 2017 at 12:24 pm

May I please have a copy of the recipe?

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Rose November 22, 2017 at 9:44 pm

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

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Marie November 11, 2017 at 6:31 am

Would you please send me the recipe?
Thank you

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Rose November 22, 2017 at 9:44 pm

Yes Marie…I will send you the recipe.
It is on its way to your inbox.
Rose

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Denyce King November 11, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Hi Rose,

Can you please send me a copy of the recipe too? Thank you in advance!

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Rose November 22, 2017 at 9:45 pm

Hello Denyce
I sent the recipe to you.
Rose

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Liz November 12, 2017 at 1:28 pm

Pls forward recipe. I have two teeth with receding gums

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Rose November 22, 2017 at 9:46 pm

Hello Liz
I hope you’ve consulted with a dentist.
The recipe is on its way to you.
Rose

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Ryan November 24, 2017 at 8:25 pm

Hi

In need of the recipe also. Thanks!

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Rose November 30, 2017 at 10:10 pm

Hello Ryan
It’s on its way to you.
Rose

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aliyah November 27, 2017 at 2:54 am

CAN I HAVE THE RECIPE TOO PLEASE?
X

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Rose November 30, 2017 at 10:10 pm

Hello Aliyah
Yes! You can also have the recipe.
You should find it in your inbox.
Rose

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LeatherCupcake November 29, 2017 at 2:10 pm

May I have recipes please.

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Rose November 30, 2017 at 10:11 pm

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

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Rose January 14, 2018 at 10:36 am

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

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Debbie December 1, 2017 at 1:51 pm

Please send me the recipe
Thank you

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Rose January 14, 2018 at 10:39 am

Hello Debbie
Recipe sent!
Rose

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Tom jones December 7, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Hello Rose, many thanks for the article! May I please have a copy of the recipe?

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Rose January 14, 2018 at 10:40 am

Hello Tom Jones
I sent you the recipe.
Rose

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chris December 13, 2017 at 9:32 pm

Can i please have a copy of the recipe? Thanks!

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Rose January 14, 2018 at 10:44 am

Hello Chris
The recipe has been sent to you.
Rose

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Heather December 16, 2017 at 6:41 am

Can you please send me the recipe.

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Rose January 14, 2018 at 10:45 am

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

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Barb Zimmerman December 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Can you send it to.me. my gums hurt so bad

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Rose January 14, 2018 at 10:49 am

Hello Barb
I’ve sent you the recipe.
Let me know if it helps.
But please try to get to a dentist.
Rose

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Matt December 27, 2017 at 11:15 am

I have the beginning stages of gingivitis and my oral hygienist suggested I rinse or brush with Listerine or an equivalent. My only concern is that from what I’ve read, your mouth and gums have both good and bad bacteria and that rinsing with most of the major mouth washes can wash away your “good” bacteria’s which can be detrimental to your cardiovascular health. I’m obviously trying to fix one problem while avoiding another. Does your recipe acomplish that? I’m curious to try it out. If you’d please send it to me, id be very appreciative. Thanks.

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Rose January 14, 2018 at 11:44 am

Hello Matt

The cardiovascular risk associated with gum disease arises when you have bleeding gums. Bacteria can escape to the bloodstream. When you swallow the bad bacteria in your mouth…in a healthy person…your stomach acid should destroy it. The important thing is to treat the gingivitis so that you do not have bleeding gums.

Of all the mouthwashes on the market, in an emergency, I choose Listerine. I personally would not use Listerine long term but my Grandfather used the original Listerine every day and he died at the age of 93 with most of his teeth intact. He swore by Listerine. I can’t say for sure that the version available in his time was more natural than what is on the market today…but I doubt that it contained poloxamer 407. The most questionable ingredient is the type of alcohol (see this wikipedia article).

I travel a lot and sometimes I run out of my OraMD…which is my be all and end all toothpaste and gum remedy (I swear by it). But when I do run out I try to get a natural toothpaste locally (in Asia and Europe there are many nice natural toothpastes) or in a pinch I use baking soda to brush my teeth and on the odd occasion that I need something more for my gums (rare)…I will get a bottle of the Original Listerine…because it is the most natural of all the varieties. But I will only use it for a couple of days. The alcohol will kill bacteria but used long term it has a drying effect on your mouth and has been associated with mouth cancer.

Baking soda and salt in concentrated form will kill bacteria……I use a good unprocessed sea salt because it is full of nutrients and if I accidentally swallow it I know I am getting nutrients that benefit me. I do not recommend using the concentrated baking soda, salt and hydrogen peroxide remedy long term. Like Listerine, it is short-term treatment for gingivitis and potential infections.

Long term, the most important thing is to prevent the build of plaque and tartar with good oral hygiene, avoid the use of harsh chemicals in your mouth, eat a healthy diet. One of my favourite homemade toothpastes is this remineralizing recipe and I add to it the OraMD.

In the meantime, I’ve sent you the salt, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide recipe.
Let me know how it goes.
Rose

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Mary December 27, 2017 at 11:35 am

Can I have the recipe please

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Rose January 14, 2018 at 11:45 am

Hello Mary
The recipe has been sent to you
Rose

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Shivi January 1, 2018 at 6:24 am

Thank you for such a detailed write-up. I am dealing with a throbbing pain in my gums which is making my day-to-day life difficult. Kindly send me a copy of your recipe.

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Rose January 14, 2018 at 11:46 am

Hello Shivi
I sent you the recipe but please please please see a dentist for an initial treatment.
ROse

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sarah January 2, 2018 at 12:34 am

please send me the recipe

Thanks

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Rose January 14, 2018 at 11:47 am

Hello Sarah
Recipe has been sent to you!
Rose

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Olga January 2, 2018 at 8:24 am

Can you send me the recipe for the gingivitis home cure please? A dentist friend of my father told him that making a paste of salt, hydrogen peroxide and baking soda would take care of his gingivitis, and it did, but I don’t recall the amounts. Is this what your solution consists of?
Thanks!

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Rose January 14, 2018 at 11:49 am

Hello Olga
The recipe has been sent to you.
Thank you for your comment!
Rose

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Bev Cibbs January 3, 2018 at 9:14 am

Would you be kind enough to share your recipe?
Thank You,
Bev

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Rose January 14, 2018 at 11:50 am

Hello Bev
Yes…I will kindly send you the recipe.
It is on its way.
Rose

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Sam January 13, 2018 at 10:04 pm

So is the recipe somewhere on this page ? perhaps in a link that I can click on? Or should I ask for the recipe to be sent to me as well? Lol hate 2 be your millionth request for the same exact recipe ..seems like that would cause a slight annoyance lol if not and if it is nowhere on the page, would you please send this recipe to me? Id really appreciate this. Thank you so much.

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Rose January 14, 2018 at 11:51 am

Hello Sam
No…the recipe is not on this page.
I personally respond to every request for the recipe.
It is not an annoyance.
I’ve emailed a copy of the recipe to you, with pleasure!
Rose
Rose

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Rose January 14, 2018 at 10:41 am

Hello Ralph
Do you know what was in the injection?
Did it help?
I sent you the recipe.
Rose

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