Saturday, 11 July 2009



For do-it-yourself solutions, mix the ingredients, boil, and store the solution in a clean, air-tight container. A glass container with a screw-on cap is ideal (if you use a Tupperware-type container, the solution may take on an unpleasant plastic odor.) Home-made solutions should be discarded after one week (then prepare a fresh batch.) If the solution looks cloudy, or if you see particulate matter floating in it, do not use it– make yourself a fresh batch.
Isotonic saline (salt water that is about as salty as your body fluids)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (table salt is fine)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda (NOT baking powder!)
  • 1 pint of water
Hypertonic saline (salt water that is saltier than your body fluids).

  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 pint of water
Comment: this solution is well-tolerated as an oral rinse, but you will find it to be more irritating than
isotonic saline if you use it as a nasal irrigant. Nevertheless, it is safe and very effective as a nasal irrigant. In warm coastal communities (for example, Florida or other Gulf Coast states), many folks with sinus problems find that swimming in seawater helps them to heal faster. "Getting a noseful" of seawater is key– you don’t have to swim! In our area, the waters are too frigid for most people to tolerate a quick plunge in the ocean. This hypertonic saline irrigant is a very crude (but effective) approximation of seawater.
Recipe for Salt Water Gargle Sore Tooth...

1 comment:

Patsy said...

This natural recipe is a good alternative for oral care. Sometimes, brushing is not enough to totally clean our mouth. Gargling water or mouthwash can help remove the unnecessary debris in our mouth. It is also important to have a regular check up with your trusted dentist. With that, you monitor your oral health properly.

Here in Bloomington IL, dentists are truly professional and friendly. I've never had a hard time finding a good dentist (Bloomington IL).


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