Waxahachie Family Dentist discuss the oral health benefits of salt water

Using salt water as part of oral health and hygiene dates back to ancient times where there were no commercial products formulated yet. Salt is one of the most consumable products in the world. It can also be used for oral health. Salt doesn’t take the place of modern dental hygiene, but it does have its great oral benefits.


·         It inhibits dental bacteria

Bacteria generally prefer an acidic environment. Rinsing salt water often enough can make it difficult for bacteria to breed.  This is important because where bacteria thrive, so does illness. When you take salt rinse, bacteria are subjected to an alkaline environment which will kill them. 


·         It has healing benefits

Rinsing salt water is advisable for people who had gone under tooth extraction or any procedure orally. Some dentists recommend it as a gentle healing aid after a procedure. It can also soothe mouth sores. It is great on sore throats and strained vocal cords.


·         On-the-go dental hygiene

It provides on-the-go dental hygiene in case you don’t have mouthwash or toothpaste handy.

Salt rinses are great alternative; however, it shouldn’t be used in place of the other dental regimen steps like regular brushing of teeth.


·         It is a cost-effective mouth wash

A salt water wash will help remove food particles stuck in between the teeth that could irritate and inflame gums. Just like any other commercial mouthwash, it does remove smell, and it doesn’t have alcohol contents. It doesn’t burn like alcohol, so it’s preferable for those who can’t handle the sting of commercially sold mouthwash.


Although salt water has it benefits, but you should still visit your Waxahachie family dentist to have regular check up to ensure your oral health is in good condition. 

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