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4 The rarely known benefits of gargling salt water for oral health

KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. Gargling salt water is not only effective in relieving toothache. Here are 4 benefits of gargling salt water for your oral health.

Gargling with salt water has been an alternative medicine before modern medicine was known.

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In fact, research and modern medicine still support saltwater administration today as an effective approach for certain minor health problems.

Salt has been scientifically proven to help draw water out of oral tissues, as well as create a barrier for the salt that locks the water out and harmful pathogens back into it.

This allows salt water carbohydrates to block viruses and bacteria, reducing the chance of infection in the mouth and throat.

Also, salt water can reduce inflammation in certain health imbalances.

The following are a number of health complaints that can be overcome with a salt water solution.

1. Sore throat

Salt water is very effective for colds or flu that cause a mild sore throat – but can relieve a severe sore throat with the help of acetaminophen (tylenol) or ibuprofen (advil).

2. Sinus and respiratory infections

Studies have also shown that salt water can help reduce the severity of infection, both from viral and bacterial infections.

These include colds, flu, sore throat, and viral saliva infections such as epstein-barr or mononucleosis.

A 2013 study of non-medical flu prevention methods found that salt water mouthwash may be more effective at preventing reinfection than flu vaccination.

Allergies Sore throat can also occur with certain allergies – such as pollen or dogs and cats – salt water solution can also help with the uncomfortable sore throat symptoms caused by an allergic reaction.

3. Dental Health

Salt water can remove water and bacteria as well as protect the gums, so mouthwash can be effective for improving the health of teeth and gums.

They can also help prevent gingivitis, periodontitis, and cavities.

An evaluation in 2010 found that using a salt water mouthwash every day helped reduce the number of harmful bacteria found in saliva.

4. Thrush

Salt water gargling can also relieve mouth sores, also known as mouth ulcers.

Maybe this happened because the salt water was able to reduce the pain and swelling caused by the sores in the mouth.

How to make salt water is very easy. Mix ¼ to ½ teaspoon of salt in the water.

You can rinse your mouth twice a day. In fact, you can also add a salt water solution with honey or lemon. (Glori K. Wadrianto)

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This article was published on Kompas.com with the title “Apparently, Many Benefits of Gargling Salt Water”