Did you know that the Tibetan medical system is among the oldest medical systems in the world? This system is a central part of their culture and has advanced significantly over the centuries. Many believe, that their medical system has origins as old as civilization itself. Their medical heritage is based on their fundamental medical text, the book of the four Tantras (rGyud-bZhi).
Nonetheless, it is impressive how Tibetan monks can maintain white, healthy teeth until old age. This has been the case for years, even before civilization, commercial products and dentists were a norm in society. Their secret is simple: they have a recipe that helps them keep their teeth healthy, white and strong. Here are the instructions on how to make it.
Take half a cup of boiled and cooled water and add a tablespoon of salt. Stir the mixture and remove the foam that forms. Proceed to take a few of the crystals using your toothbrush and clean your teeth as usual. To achieve your desired set of teeth, it is advisable that you use this recipe to clean your teeth every morning and evening, especially after meals.
The one main disadvantage of this recipe is that, at first, you may experience discomfort. The salt water often affects the sensitivity of teeth to hot and cold foods or drinks, and to sweet or sour foods or drinks. This sensitivity is a result of the minor removal of the enamel in the teeth. Fortunately, the sensitivity is bearable and lasts for a short period.
Interestingly enough, this discomfort could also result from the various brands of expensive toothpaste that target people with sensitive teeth. However, the advantage of this recipe is that it is cost effective, unlike the commercial brands that may be pretty expensive. For this reason, you are advised to tolerate the discomfort and persist with the recipe to achieve your desired outcome.
This salty mixture is effective because it serves some purposes. It strengthens the enamel of the teeth in a surprisingly short period; it kills any pathogenic bacteria present within the oral cavity and repairs the cracks and bumps on the teeth.
It is interesting also to note that salty water has been used as mouthwash in many places around the world for a very long time. This solution can be used interchangeably with other commercial mouthwash as it serves the same purpose. Apart from killing bacteria within the mouth cavity, salty water also helps loosen deposits of food stuck in the teeth. It is most effective when used regularly.
This simple recipe from the Tibetan monks may be the key to the perfect smile you have been yearning for years. It is especially convenient for those worried about costs since it makes use of ingredients that are readily available at home; water and salt. All it requires is persistence and tolerance, like many things in life. The best things in life aren’t free; they require sacrifice and commitment. And this is no different. Don’t knock it till you try it.