Everyone knows that cleaning your teeth is important and that the basic necessities for doing so include toothpaste and a toothbrush. Yet, what happens when you forget to pick up toothpaste while buying your supplies? Are there alternative methods for cleaning your teeth just to ensure you keep them clean until you can get toothpaste?
Are there fast techniques you can use to fend off plaque accumulation? The short answer is “yes;” there are definitely a few things you can do to keep your teeth clean. You don’t have to forgo clean teeth until you can get yourself to a store to get the toothpaste that you require.
First, check your cupboards at home to see what you might have; look around your home for some baking soda. Baking soda has an abrasive consistency and can be put on a toothbrush with a bit of water. You can use the baking soda just like toothpaste to clean your teeth.
In fact, there are some toothpaste products that actually contain baking soda for extra cleaning elements. The baking soda’s abrasive properties will help to clean the nooks and crannies in your enamel and it works wonderfully as a natural tooth whitening product too.
Are you heading for the shower before you head off to work or school? Open your mouth and let warm water stream into your mouth and over your teeth. Doing so will allow you to treat your shower like a temporary water pick system and it will help to rinse out your mouth as well as flush away plaque.
You can also take a clean cloth soaked in warm water and a capful of mouthwash. Wring out the cloth and then wipe down the surface of your teeth to help remove any debris you might have on them; this type of technique is used on small children when their teeth are first coming in. It’s great as a temporary tooth cleaning technique too.
Get yourself some sugar free gum. Chewing on some sugar free gum is a wonderful way to clean your teeth while you are at home or on the go. As you chew the gum you will be removing bacteria and plaque accumulation on your teeth and you will also be freshening your breath at the same time. You may want to make sure you always have one or two packs of sugarless chewing gum on hand. Make sure the gum is sugarless too; otherwise you are defeating the purpose of chewing the gum for cleaner teeth.
Do a really good and thorough rinse with some mouth wash immediately after eating. Use mouthwash that does not contain alcohol; this way you are treating your gums and tissues with considerable, gentle care. You will want to, at minimum, rinse your mouth out if you don’t get a chance to brush. This will help to eliminate plaque forming germs until you do get to the store to get the toothpaste you need.