Home Remedies: Natural and Herbal Dental Care

The Home Remedies column shares natural and herbal dental care information, including recipes for how to make your own mouthwash and toothpaste, and information on applying first aid for tooth problems.

| August/September 2000

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    The use of our favorite herbal preparations, mouthwashes and toothpastes, as well as a little first aid, is a valuable addition to even the best care.

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The Home Remedies column shares information on how to create your own household remedies, this issue covers natural and herbal dental care. 

Good oral hygiene is, of course, the product of regular dental checkups and cleanings. In between such visits, the use of natural and herbal dental care using our favorite herbal preparations, mouthwashes and toothpastes, as well as a little first aid in the temporary treatment of canker sores and toothaches, is a valuable addition to even the best care.

We all know about halitosis or bad breath. Although not the only source of the problem, at least one of the causes is bacterial action on food in the mouth. Besides regular brushing, the use of herbal mouthwashes can make us sweeter company for others. Here are some tried and true recipes.

Mix 1 teaspoon each of rosemary, peppermint and lavender. Mix the herbs well and then place 1 teaspoon of the mixture in a cup of boiling water. Steep 15 minutes, then strain. Cool and use as a mouthwash.

Mix 2 teaspoons of sugar, 3 drops of peppermint oil, 3/4 teaspoon of boric acid solution and 4 cups of water. Add food coloring if desired. Put into a quart bottle and shake well. Remember not to drink, just gargle.

Pour 2 cups of boiling water over 3 tablespoons of angelica seeds. Add peppermint, lemon verbena, caraway and rosemary for extra strength. A touch of orris root will perfume the breath with the smell of violet. Cover and steep until cool. Strain and store in a tightly closed container.

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