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Tooth Powder

What you need: 

baking soda and/or sea salt, as needed

What you do: 

1. Wet toothbrush.
2. Put a bit of soda and/or salt in your palm and dip the brush in.
3. Brush. Repeat as necessary.
The sea salt is less drying than table salt, but no matter what you use, it's good to rinse well afterwards.

Preparation Time: 
5 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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My family has traditionally used the salt & soda mixed together.

I grew up using commercial toothpastes, but occasionally used salt & soda (like when we ran out) - I had lots of cavities - about 5 a year.

A few years ago, I started using salt & soda almost all the time - and started having much fewer cavities - maybe one a year. At teeth cleanings, the hygenist would say, wow, your teeth are already so clean!

Then about 6 months ago (right after a dental checkup) I switched back to commercial - both for convenience and because I was concerned about no fluoride in salt & soda.

I went for my last dental checkup, and I had 5 cavities!  :-\

Back to salt & soda for me!  8)



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