In addition to brushing your teeth regularly, it is very important to maintain tongue hygiene with non-aggressive disinfectants.
Bad breath is an oral health problem that can indicate an infection, tooth, gum, or digestive disease. Let’s fight it with natural mouthwashes!
In some cases, however, the cause could be the tongue, a fundamental part of the mouth that intervenes in the first phase of the digestive process and on which a large amount of bacteria accumulates.
Bacterial proliferation on the tongue can not only cause chronic halitosis, but also other mouth diseases that can reduce the quality of life and create difficulties in relating to others.
For this reason, in addition to brushing your teeth regularly, it is very important to take care of the hygiene of the tongue with non-aggressive disinfectant products. Try the following natural mouthwashes.
What is the best way to disinfect the tongue?
To start having a cleaner mouth and tongue and free from bacterial colonies, arm yourself with:
- A clean toothbrush
- A tongue cleaner
- Natural mouthwashes
- Put a little toothpaste on the toothbrush and start brushing your tongue, starting from the bottom and going towards the tip. Rinse with warm water.
- Use the tongue cleaner to gently scrub the tongue and remove any white film residue. The correct way to do this is to hold the tool horizontally to the lips, applying light pressure to the tongue. Gently scrape starting from the bottom of the tongue and moving towards the tip.
- To finish, rinse your mouth with one of the natural antibacterial mouthwashes that we present below, for a couple of minutes .
The mouthwash will eliminate any germs the previous steps may have left behind. You can buy it in different sizes or flavors, or choose to make it at home using some natural ingredients.
Natural mouthwashes: bicarbonate mouthwash
The baking soda is a great ally of oral hygiene because it helps to disinfect the mouth and neutralizes odors.
- 1 cup of water (250ml)
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda (5 g)
- 3 drops of mint essential oil
Put all the ingredients in a glass jar and shake to mix them well. Use the solution to rinse regularly.
Apple cider vinegar mouthwash
Apple cider vinegar has a natural disinfectant action that helps fight different types of germs.
This simple mouthwash leaves your mouth clean and eliminates bad odors that cause bad breath.
- 1 cup of water (250 ml)
- 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (30 ml)
Mix the two ingredients in a jar and use the solution as a mouthwash after brushing your teeth, as usual.
Mouthwash with parsley and cloves
An infusion of parsley and cloves helps neutralize bad breath and the proliferation of bacteria in the mouth.
- ½ cup of water (125 ml)
- 1 sprig of parsley
- 3 whole cloves
Boil the parsley with the cloves in half a cup of water. Let it cool, strain and use the infusion to rinse.
Hydrogen peroxide mouthwash
This mouthwash combines the disinfectant action of the mouth with a whitening effect that helps eliminate the yellowish color that teeth sometimes take on .
- 1 part of hydrogen peroxide (2% – 5%).
- 3 parts of water.
Mix the two ingredients and use the mouthwash after cleaning your teeth and tongue.
Antiseptic oral mouthwash with vinegar and myrrh
The recipe for this natural mouthwash combines several ingredients with antiseptic, antibiotic and refreshing properties, to facilitate cleaning of the tongue, teeth and gums.
- 150 ml of apple cider vinegar
- 120 ml of water
- 15 ml of vegetable glycerin
- 15 grams of powdered myrrh gum (has antiseptic properties)
- 5 drops of cinnamon essential oil
- 5 drops of clove essential oil
Put all the ingredients in a glass jar and shake so that they mix perfectly. Use the necessary amount to rinse your mouth and finally spit.
The mint has a disinfectant action which helps stop the growth of bacteria in the mouth and, in addition, refreshes the mouth and leaves a pleasant scent.
- 5 mint leaves
- ½ cup of water
Prepare an infusion with mint leaves in half a cup of water. When it has cooled, use it as a mouthwash after brushing your teeth.