Natural Dental Care
"You can minimize your tooth decay, prevent it entirely, and even heal tooth decay once a cavity has formed, if you make good choices for yourself based on the knowledge of the lifestyle led by decay-free Indigenous people."
While good oral hygiene can improve your breath, keep your teeth white and make for a pleasant social experience for those around us, brushing and flossing is not necessary for preventing tooth decay. "Some groups of Indigenous people who had fermentable carbohydrates stuck on their teeth all of the time, without any brushing or flossing, were mostly or entirely free of tooth decay."
1 - Good Diet / Nutrition - Include fat-soluble vitamins such as "A, D, E, and K from whole food sources. Grass-fed animal foods, wild fish and shellfish (particularly the organs) are home to these vitamins." Fat-soluble vitamin E is stored in the unprocessed, properly-prepared germ of grains from wheat, rye, barley and oats. "If you eat grains, like wheat and corn, they must be freshly ground. Grains usually need to be fermented to release trapped nutrients and make them digestible." "For animal food eaters, we need to eat grass-fed raw milk, butter, cream and cheese made from cows that eat the rapidly-growing grass of the spring and summer. Also, we need to eat moderate amounts, with almost every meal, of at least some of the organs of land and/or sea animals, or truly free-ranging chicken eggs."
"When our blood chemistry is out of balance, primarily from the consumption of processed foods (especially sugars), the ratio of calcium and phosphorus in our blood deviates from normal. When this happens, minerals are pulled from the bones causing tooth and other bone loss. So, sugar causes tooth decay because it depletes nutrients from the body, not because bacteria eat it and produce acid. In order to restore the ratio of calcium and phosphorus in our blood, and to enable minerals to bond unto our teeth, it is usually not sufficient just to avoid eating too much sweet or processed foods. One must also eat health building foods, containing potent amounts of minerals and vitamins to create a chain reaction that will build glassy hard tooth structure in place of decayed tooth structure."
2 - Reduce the intake of sweets. Any sweet food can produce a change in our blood sugar, which can contribute to minerals being pulled from our bones (and teeth).
Natural Toothpaste (those that exclude fluoride, sodium laurel sulfate, and sugar)
Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
Eucalyptol, menthol, and tea tree oil
Activated Charcoal (for whitening)
Toothbrush Alternative - Teeth cleaning twig
Homemade Baking Soda and Coconut Oil Toothpaste (See My Personal Recipe with 1 part Coconut Oil to 2 Parts Baking Soda)
Make your own natural Tooth Powder
- 1 tablespoon baking soda (kills bacteria and whitens teeth)
- 3 Tablespoons Calcium Carbonate Powder
(used instead of fluoride to help remineralize the enamel of teeth and as an abrasive to whiten)
- 4 Tablespoons Bentonite Clay
(is alkaline and full of minerals that binds to, and draws out, heavy metals and toxins) - CAUTION: Some Bentonite Clay may contain lead which can be fatal due to the risk of lead poisoning. Strongly consult the manufacturer and the FDA to research before using. Stop using products containing Bentonite until you do further research for safety.
- 10-20 drops (to desired taste) of Peppermint Essential Oil* (has antimicrobial properties so it can help freshen bad breath)
- 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon powder (kills odor-causing bacteria)
PREPARATION AND USE:
- Place ingredients in a jar with a lid and shake to mix thoroughly before use.
- When ready to use, wet the toothbrush, sprinkle on (or dip into) the powder and brush as usual for about 2 minutes (do not swallow) then rinse well
Make your own natural mouthwash/gargle
See My Personal Recipe
An ancient dental technique. Supposedly draws out toxins in your body, primarily to improve oral health but also to improve your overall health. Reduces bacteria, plaque, gingivitis, infection and microorganisms that cause bad breath and helps whiten teeth.
Daily swish (like you would mouthwash) 1 tablespoon of a vegetable-based oil (coconut, sesame, sunflower or olive) in the mouth, on an empty stomach, for 5-20 minutes (the longer you "pull", the more bacteria you'll remove) and then spit it out and rinse well. Don't spit it down the sink, as the oil could clog your pipes. Don't skip brushing and flossing as usual.
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How to naturally treat an abscessed tooth
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Natural treatment for gum disease
Naturally rebuild tooth enamel
Natural alternative to fluoride
No kind of medical or dental advice is being offered here. This information is being presented for informational purposes only and should NOT be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific treatment plan, product, or course of action. It is presented to help make better health decisions with the participation of a licensed health professional, if desired. These techniques have worked for many others and is presented in the spirit of education and sharing. You are solely responsible for your own actions on how you use this information.
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