Make Your Own Mouthwash
While brushing and flossing each day keeps your teeth and gums healthy, taking the additional step of using mouthwash can further freshen your mouth.
If you’re seeking a natural and affordable way to rinse your mouth, consider a common ingredient that’s likely sitting in your refrigerator or on your pantry shelf.
Here’s how: Mix half a teaspoon of baking soda with a half a glass of water. Not only is baking soda inexpensive, but your mouth won’t be exposed to alcohol or harsh chemicals that are often found in commercial mouth rinses.
If you want to have minty fresh breath, consider adding a drop of peppermint or wintergreen oil.
Regardless of the recipe you concoct, natural mouth rinses won’t just freshen breath, but may help to prevent cavities and keep bacteria at bay.