How Sea Salt Benefits Your Teeth and Gums

sea salt on a spoon

how Sea salt benefits teeth and gums

Salt, or sodium chloride, is a naturally occurring mineral essential for human and animal survival. Sodium is crucial for nerve and muscle function, as well as regulating fluids in the body. 

Every single cell of our bodies contains salt. Salt helps cells communicate with each other and plays an important role in brain function.

But what we are most interested in is how sea salt benefits your teeth and gums. We don’t just mean any kind of salt. We’re talking about the mineral-rich, unrefined sea salt, which is full of healing properties that are of great benefit to your oral health.

In our article ‘6 surprising home remedies for toothache’, we explain how using a sea salt rinse is excellent for cell growth and regeneration, as well as being a natural disinfectant and antiseptic. But did you know that sea salt is also a powerful anti-inflammatory and bacteria buster? Let’s take a look at some of the great ways sea salt can benefit your teeth and gums. 

Soothes inflammation and prevents reinfection

A saltwater rinse is great at helping to alleviate any inflammation in the mouth, which makes it a great remedy for seasonal sore throats and colds.  But the best thing about this simple, salty mixture is that it can also prevent an infection from striking twice. A clinical study has recently proven that a salt rinse is very effective at drawing out harmful pathogens present on your gum tissues and creates a salt barrier that prevents the pathogens from returning. 

Harvesting sea salt for teeth and gums

Helps Reduce Bacteria and heals sores

According to Eric Shapira, D.D.S., the presence of salt in the mouth temporarily increases your mouth’s pH balance, creating an alkaline environment in which bacteria cannot survive. Harmful bacteria prefer an acidic environment so using salt in the mouth every day will keep that bad bacteria away! Keeping a balanced pH level in your mouth is essential for helping to keep gingivitis and periodontal diseases at bay.

Sea salt also promotes healing, so it’s ideal for sore gums, canker sores, bleeding gums and for use after minor dental surgery to help you recover. Mineral-rich sea salt is often considered the closest thing to human blood, which is why Navy doctors in World War II would use seawater for transfusions when blood or plasma wasn’t available. 

Because sea salt contains the same minerals as our own blood, it does not irritate the mucous membranes, which is why dentists tend to recommend using a salt rinse after extractions or other oral surgery.

Fights Bad Breath

Because of sea salt’s amazing antibacterial and acid-neutralizing properties, it’s an excellent remedy for combating bad breath. Using a salt rinse after lunch also helps to remove food particles and debris that get stuck in between your teeth. If these food particles stay put, they begin to release an odor that contributes to bad breath and can cause irritation and inflammation to your poor gums. So give your mouth a good swish with sea salt and let the salt zap away that disease-inducing, odor-causing bacteria.

To use a salt rinse, stir about a teaspoon of sea salt into a cup of warm water until dissolved. Swish around your mouth for about 30 seconds and spit.

For more exciting salt trivia, check out our article ’10 Fabulous Facts about Salt you didn’t know’.

sea salt for teeth and gums from the celtic sea


Do you know what’s way more effective than a sea salt rinse? Our all-natural tooth and gum powder made with 100 % natural ingredients

We don’t just use any kind of salt in our tooth powder. We use the purest French Grey Sea Salt from the Celtic Sea – one of the cleanest parts of the Atlantic Ocean. 

Our sea salt comes from evaporated salt crystals that have formed in shallow mineral-rich clay pools at the ocean’s shoreline.  The purity of our salt ensures that no further processing is required.

Dissolved sea salt – especially mineral-rich sea salt – allows liquids to pass through the body’s membranes and blood vessels’ walls. This is essential for cell growth and regeneration. Good-Gums all-natural powder incorporates what we consider to be the best sea salt in the world in a formula that works to heal, soothe and regenerate sore gums as well as helping to remineralize tooth enamel. 

No sea salt benefits your teeth and gums like our sea salt!

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