Comments: Thank you so much for this information. I was having a lot of mouth sores probably from my bad diet. I have been trying to eat better but still get mouth sores now and again. I found that mouthwash just didn't help me at all but when I used warm salt water the sores went away!
How come dentists don't talk more about using salt and warm water rather than pushing mouthwash all the time.
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I believe that the dentist association is getting a kick back on mouthwash sales. I think a a lot of professions get some sort of kick back or perk for using a certain product with their profession. I could be wrong.
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I must also ask has any medical institution conducted studies on plaque build up and using salt water? After all they are not concerned with mouth sores with mouth wash so much as a clean feeling and fighting plaque and cavities.
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Comments: The warm salt water kills the bacteria that cause decay. With no bacteria around to decay your teeth you won't get any cavaties. That doesn't mean it fixes problems you already have, it just prevents further damage.
Comments: Thanks for clarifying what warm salt water is good for! I never thought it was that good. I personally think mouthwash is very irritating ...It has so many chemicals and so much mint in it that my tongue stings so bad I can't even hold it in my mouth for 10 seconds without hating my life and the fact that I bought it. I also got an irritation on my lower front gum and it's really red and sore, and the warm salt water will really help. I can finally say goodbye to all those annoyingly stingy mouthwashes that cost alot.
Comments: I am a firm believer in warm salty water as a mouthwash. The saltier the better, as much as you can stand. Two to three times a day is enough. Bought mouthwashes don't compare in my opinion. Salt works, and it's cheap, what more could you want. Take it from me, try it. As an added bonus, it heals as well.
Comments: Just wondering, is there any different between using normal table salt and those more expensive Celtic salt?