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What Is Better, Old or New Tooth Cleaning Remedies?

Posted on 11/21/2022 by Ankur Johri
What Is Better, Old or New Tooth Cleaning Remedies?Dentists hear an awful lot of remedies to get the cleanest teeth possible, which is understandable because people have been trying to clean their teeth for thousands of years. Your great-grandparents most likely brushed their teeth with either salt or baking soda. Many adults worry about toothpaste with chemicals in it, especially if they are sensitive to chemicals. Is it better to use old-fashioned tooth-cleaning remedies or new ones? Here are some suggestions.

Out With The Old?

Not that long ago, ancient men brushed their teeth with sticks and crushed up rocks for tooth cleaning, so humans have come a long way. However, some of the remedies that older generations used weren't so bad. Baking soda is a great tooth cleaner, and many kinds of toothpaste use it as a base to clean teeth and gums. Baking soda reduces the amount of acid in your mouth, which means you have a much lower chance of having cavities. If you like cleaning your teeth with baking soda, you can stick with it.

However, some of the old remedies, such as oil pulling, are not healthy for everyone. Oil pulling or swishing coconut or other natural oils through your mouth is actually dangerous for older patients with amalgam fillings.

If you are looking to clean your teeth naturally, there are many varieties of chemical-free toothpaste you can buy. You could try samples of different kinds of toothpaste and see which one is right for you.

Patients with gum disease, however, should take a look at the modern lines of toothpaste because some of those toothpaste have agents that help keep your gums clean and healthy. Other types of toothpaste work to redeposit enamel on the surface of your tooth.

No matter what tooth cleaning remedy you decide on, be sure to check with the dentist to make sure that the product is right for your teeth and gums.

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