Finely powdered salt with essential oils of clove,myrrh, turmeric, peppermint, etc is an excellent combination for combating various dental health issues. Regular use of this chemical free mouth wash makes teeth & gums disease free, stronger, healthier, white as well as fights bad breath.
As mouth wash: dissolve a quarter teaspoon of it in mouthful warm water, swish in the mouth for at least 30 seconds (or up to 2 minutes) and rinse. For better results use twice a day.
Direct usage: being very fine powder it can even be used directly on the gums as tooth powder, but for sensitive gums direct application may cause discomfort.