So here's what I've been doing since about 2 months ago, when I ran out of my last bottle of OraMD essential oil mixture.
I use a metal tongue scraper to gently scrape my tongue til it looks nice & pink & clean. Then I floss with thick waxed floss as my teeth are tight & the thin stuff breaks. Then I brush my teeth with a soft toothbrush dipped in a generous amount of baking soda. I wet the toothbrush so lots of baking soda sticks to it. I then brush my tongue & rinse. Then I put one drop of the following essential oils on my toothbrush: oregano, tea tree oil, clove & spearmint. That KICKS ASS, kills all 24 varieties of bacteria that grow in the mouth & throat. It also serves as a serious breath freshener & throat treatment as I swallow some at the end.
The entire process takes me about 4-5 minutes. I used to have bleeding & sore gums (a precursor to periodontal disease) & a couple of sensitive/painful teeth. All that has been gone & a non-issue for many years, since using OraMD (proprietary blend of super high grade spearmint, peppermint & almond essential oils) &/or these other essential oils I listed above. The baking soda keeps my teeth from yellowing (I eat a lot of turmeric, in smoothies & in Thai & Indian curries I make at home).
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