What Is Sea Salt Mouthwash and How Does It Work?

By Laurie Fanelli in Natural Products

Salt water is a magical thing. In the ocean, it's home to some of the most beautiful marine life in the world. But did you know it's also a great tool to keep your mouth clean and healthy?


Using a sea salt mouthwash as part of your oral care routine may help reduce bacteria and promote overall mouth health. Learn how this simple, natural solution works to keep your smile healthy!


Benefits of a Salt Water Mouth Rinse

According to a study published in the Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, rinsing with a salt water solution reduces the amount of plaque in the mouth and helps eliminate microbes that can cause gum disease. Swishing with salt water helps protect the teeth and gums and prevent tooth decay. Like other mouthwashes, it helps reach areas between the teeth that your toothbrush misses, ensuring your whole mouth is clean.


Sea salt has also proven to help wounds heal in the mouth, as a PLOS ONE study concludes. When used as part of a well-rounded oral care routine of brushing and flossing, a salt water mouth rinse can amplify your mouth health.




Sea Salt Mouthwash


Soothing the Mouth with a Salt Water Swish


You may have turned to a salt water solution when coming down with a cold. 

Along with promoting general mouth health, swishing with salt water may help reduce the pain associated with a sore throat, according to the Mayo Clinic. The Mayo Clinic also reports that it can promote the healing of canker sores. That's all to say that salt water works effectively in many ways to heal, soothe, and clean the mouth!


Sea Salt Mouthwash


How to Use It


If you're looking for a way to supplement your oral care routine with natural substances, try a salt water mouthwash. Tom's of Maine Sea Salt Mouthwash fights bad breath germs and leaves a fresh, clean feeling. It's made without alcohol, meaning it does not contain ethyl alcohol.


When you incorporate a mouthwash made with sea salt in your oral hygiene routine, you'll discover the many benefits this natural substance offers your mouth. You can rest assured knowing you can fight mouth bacteria with naturally derived ingredients. Plus, the whole family will love the refreshing mint flavor!


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Why It's Good

If you are looking for a natural way to promote your oral hygiene, look to the sea. Sea salt has proven to promote oral health, and a sea salt mouthwash can help you fight bad breath germs while leaving a fresh, clean feeling.