Rinsing your mouth daily with a solution of sage tea and sea salt helps prevent gum disease. Both sage and sea salt are mildly antiseptic, relieve inflammation, and promote healing. Since the are astringent, they also help tighten gum tissue. 1 cup boiling water 2 teaspoons dried sage 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Pour boiling water over sage in a cup. Let it stand (steep) for 15 minutes. Strain, add the sea salt, and cool till lukewarm. Use about 1/4 cup to swish in mouth before brushing your teeth. Use 1/4 cup again after brushing your teeth as mouth wash. Use twice a day.
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