How to clean your teeth and save money.

Recently, several new teeth protections have made headlines

“A genetically modified bacterium that outcompetes the bacteria that cause tooth decay”

Please don’t take Lumina’s anticavity probiotic It’s unsafe and probably ineffective

Listerine runs about USD 10 in the states at Walgreens.


How to make your own mouthwash:

Xylitol [1]and Erythritol [2] help agains plaque and caries and may even have synergistic effects if used together [3].

1 tablespoon Xylitol
1 tablespoon Erythritol
50 ml of hand warm water (be prepared that this stuff does not really  dissolve well, it will be more a suspension than a solution)
[optional] A few drops tincture of myrrh.



[1] Effect of three-year consumption of erythritol, xylitol and sorbitol candies on various plaque and salivary caries-related variables

[2] Xylitol and erythritol inhibit real-time biofilm formation of Streptococcus mutans

[3] Exploration of singular and synergistic effect of xylitol and erythritol on causative agents of dental caries