Dental Hygiene/mouthwash

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Hi
Is homemade saltwater safe for use as a daily mouthwash? Is the ph of homemade saltwater safe for enamel?
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Answer
Wilbur,

Yes, homemade saltwater is safe as a daily mouthwash  
and the ph is safe for enamel.  The exception would be if you have high blood pressure it could aggravate that problem.  So if you do have high blood pressure a different mouth rinse would be indicated.

Larry Burnett DDS

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Larry Burnett DDS

Expertise

I can answer questions about prevention, elimination of, and non surgical treatment of periodontal diseases and early tooth decay. I can't answer questions concerning dental insurance payments.

Experience

Taught hygienists in a major dental hygiene school for about 20 years. Taught hands on courses concerning these categories to Dentists and Hygienists throughout the US and Canada including repeat lectures at the Annual Scientific Sessions of A.D.A. and A.G.D over several years. Personal hands on delivery of preventive hygiene services to disadvantaged children through a mobile school based prevention program.

Publications
RDH Magazine, Parkell, Dental India and some places of which I'm not aware.

Education/Credentials
Medical College of Virginia ( VCU) School of Dentistry.

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