Non-Conventional Ways to Clean Teeth

Everyday Easy Teeth Cleaning Tips

If you should find yourself without your toothbrush, can’t procure one, or in a great hurry to get ahead with other things, here are a few unusual yet quite logical solutions to be able to still have a clean mouth and fresh breath after eating or drinking.

Did you know that cinnamon-flavored chewing gum reduces bacteria in the mouth? Cinnamon-flavored gum contains cinnamic aldehyde, a plant essential oil that inhibits the growth of cavity causing bacteria. So keep handy that kind of chewing gum in your purse. Just in case.

End your meal with foods that scrub your teeth. So enjoy apples, carrots, and celery.

Drink a cup of tea. Tea contains flavonoids that prevent harmful bacteria from sticking to teeth, and also block production of a type of sugar that contributes to cavities. Tea also contains high amounts of fluoride which strengthens teeth. Be careful, certain teas can stain.

Get a thorough mouth rinse with an alcohol-free mouthwash. There are studies that suggest a link between mouthwash containing alcohol and an increased risk of oral cancer.
The more water you drink, the more bacteria you flush off your teeth and out of your mouth, which means less risk of gum disease, fewer cavities, and fresher breath.

Chewing gum with xylitol reduces the bad bacteria in your mouth. Xylitol is a sugar substitute found in chewing gum. Chewing on it a few times a day changes the chemistry of your mouth and can help keep cavities away.

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Mouth at Bellevue Overlake Dental

These are a few “life hacks” or tips on the web of people’s experiences. Learn more mouth cleaning tips from your Bellevue dentist at Overlake Dental. But know that any good dentist will subscribe to the basics of oral hygiene – brushing and flossing. The non-conventional means are helpful nonetheless.