Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Random Money Saving Tip


This morning as I was going through my oral hygiene routine, I got excited about my mouthwash. And I thought I'd share it with you.

This isn't about love (well, as much as one can love mouthwash) and it isn't about foreclosure, but it is about saving money.

Bob and I miss many things about our life in L.A. To be expected, of course. We built a life there for almost eight years.

At the top of our list of things we miss is our dentist: Dr. Jill Sekiguchi. She's the best dentist I've ever had. She does the cleanings herself. She's so thorough and gentle. And she loves her job. Loves. It. She gets so excited when by scraping away tartar. She'll even show you the big chunks if you're game... in a "Wow, look at this piece I just got!" sort of way. It's really awesome, actually.

And she's the one who recommended the mouthwash. Dr. Jill told me the best (and cheapest) mouth wash to use is Hydrogen Peroxide.

Yep. So simple. So cheap. At 99 cents a bottle. You can't beat that. I love the way it makes my gums feel. And the way it attacks germs and bad breath. A dose of oxygen to the mouth.

Mix one cap full of hydrogen peroxide with one cap full of water and you've got yourself a highly effective, money saving mouthwash.

One tip: I usually rinse before I brush. That way I get the minty flavor after taste from the toothpaste as opposed to the slightly strange after taste of the hydrogen peroxide.

So there you go.

I showed you mine. Now show me yours.
Please share your every day money saving tips in the comments!

P.S. Anyone else use hydrogen peroxide as a mouth wash?
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6 Comments:

Alicia said...

I have peroxide in my cabinet and I cannot WAIT to try this! thanks!

funny enough, there was an article in the Redeye today about bad breath :)

NJD said...

and, the best toothpaste is plain old baking soda. Dip your brush and brush away.........

Anonymous said...

NJD: First wet your toothbrush with hydrogen peroxide and dip it in baking soda. It is unbelievable how that works.

Love in the Time of Foreclosure said...

Okay, I can't believe I've never tried the straight up baking soda as toothpaste. I'm excited to try it.

First I will try it solo. Then I will dip it in the hydrogen peroxide per Anonymous' tip. Thanks, guys!

Breath Smells Like Rotten Eggs said...

Rinse before brushing? Hydrogen peroxide with one cap full of water for a cheap mouthwash? These are marvelous for cash-saving.

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