How Often Can You Safely Gargle or Rinse with Saltwater?
Posted on 6/8/2020 by Bryan Neu
Gargling saltwater has a slew of benefits such as killing bacteria that cause plaque build-up and bad breath. It also helps soothe toothaches, sores, and wounds. But how often can you safely rinse with saltwater? You might be wondering this if you are currently suffering from the mentioned problems and want to find relief throughout the day
You Can Rinse as Often As You Want
The good news is that you can gargle as often as you deem fit. This is one of the reasons why we recommend using saltwater rinse for pain and sore throat relief as it is safe to use consistently. One of the few circumstances where someone might want to watch how often they rinse with saltwater is if they need to limit their sodium intake due to high blood pressure. It is best to talk to us directly about this if you have health problems that might be affected by certain oral care activities at home.
How to Make Saltwater
You can simply toss together a saltwater solution by filling a small glass with warm water and adding salt as you deem fit (as long as the water tastes salty, it is an effective solution). If you would like to measure this instead, 8 oz of water with a teaspoon of salt is deemed a perfect ratio. In addition to this, you can add 2 teaspoons of baking soda if you'd like. The baking soda can help increase the effectiveness of the solution as well as help whiten your teeth.
In the end, saltwater rinse is one of the easiest and most effective things you can make to help kill bacteria and soothe your mouth. If you would like to book an appointment with us, give us a call with the number provided and schedule an appointment with us!
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