Ah, thank you for the explanation JB, I believed her when she said that it was good, but hadn't understood how.
I might try that then, seeing that it has so many good healing uses to it! :)
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Title: Salt water mouthwash
Comments: I once had a dentist tell me that if we all used salt water as a mouthwash we would put all dentist out of business! He recommended using a lot of salt with a small amount of warm water....the salt acts as an abrasive, a soft one! It's also so much less expensive than store bought mouthwash! I put a box of cheap, plain salt in each of my bathrooms.
Personally a little warm water swished around in your mouth goes a long way. Even when you don't have access to a tooth brush I can throw some water and salt in my mouth and it helps me out until I get to my hygienic kit.
Medical Level: Disease Specialist / Health Participation: 48 4.8%
I would prefer to use warm salt water if it was convenient but the truth is a mouth wash is handy and fast plus it gives your breath a nice scent which sale water does not.
Medical Level: Health 101 / Health Participation: 5 0.5%
Comments: A bit of both is the way to go. You do not have to do just one or the other, use both warm salt water and non-alcoholic mouth wash for best results.