Medicine Cabinet Makeover: Oral Hygiene

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The teeth and oral health systems are ever-changing environments, just like the rest of the organs and systems in the body. To promote a healthy mouth, it is optimal to care for the body with ingredients that aren’t secretly harming your teeth or gums. There are techniques to help naturally remineralize your teeth and there are DIY recipes designed to promote optimal oral health.

 

While you can care for your teeth with a variety of DIY products, keeping a healthy mouth first starts with a healthy diet. Continually eating foods that are difficult to digest and low in nutrients can result in a poor functioning digestive system. Always remember that your mouth emulates the health of your gut. Studies have shown that people who made the plant-based shift had improved oral hygiene, in addition to better functioning digestive systems. Combine your plant-based diet with the DIY practices below and people will be asking what your secrets to healthy teeth are!

 

Try Oil Pulling To Keep Your Mouth Healthy:

Bad breath, medically known as halitosis, is typically the result of having an excess amount of toxins or bacteria in the mouth. The natural properties in coconut oil help to attack the bacteria, helping to naturally freshen your breath and oral health. Oil pulling works especially well on the Streptococcus mutans bacterium, which can cause cavities, gingivitis, or other oral health issues.

 

You Can Use Activated Charcoal To Whiten Your Teeth:

Many videos of people brushing their teeth with charcoal products have surfaced around the web lately. Activated charcoal helps to promote great oral hygiene by balancing the pH levels in your mouth. It also helps to whiten your teeth, removing coffee, tea, or berry stains. Be careful not to brush with activated charcoal too much because it can be a bit abrasive to your gums and enamel.

 

Natural Rinse To Remove Plaque & Tartar:

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The development of oral diseases is only the first sign of neglecting your oral hygiene. Some oral diseases can lead to the development of other diseases that affect the whole body. Keeping your mouth clean and healthy not only keeps your teeth in good shape, but it also helps out the rest of your body. Use this DIY mouth rinse to practice good oral hygiene.

Click here to make the mouth rinse.

 

DIY Antibacterial Mouthwash:

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This antibacterial DIY mouthwash with antifungal properties can help keep your breath fresh. This mouthwash contains two powerful essential oils (tea tree and peppermint), which are not dangerous to your body. A study of essential oils on dental implants showed that they actually helped limit biofilm production.

Click here to make the mouthwash.

 

DIY Toothpaste:

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One of the benefits of using a DIY toothpaste is that it doesn’t contain foaming agents. A lot of toothpastes contain foaming agents like sodium laureth sulfate (SLS) or sodium laurel suflate, which interfere with your taste buds by breaking up phospholipids on the tongue. SLS has also been linked to the development of canker sores.

Click here to make the toothpaste.

 

If you try any of these recipes, let us know how they worked for you. Promote DIY and keep your mouth fresh!

 

Sources:

https://www.dentalplans.com/dental-information/how-to/maintain-good-oral-health

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/fight-cavities-and-gingivitis-naturally-with-homemade-diy-oral-health

https://wellnessmama.com/5571/boost-oral-health/

2018-05-21T15:53:41+00:00

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    Q: In the past two months I have lost two molars, these molars had mercury fillings. I have poor iron deficiency, due to loss of blood due to having uterine fibroids. I do believe that my molars dropped out due to this deficiency, and stress. I do get tooth pain from the resulting piece of the molar that is still inside of my mouth. I have to take acetominiphen to stop the pain. I read your article in which you said that you have not been to a dentist in many years, and your teeth are just fine. A dentist told me that if I do not have the molars replaced the the rest of my teeth will spread apart. I am unsure what to do. Do I have two spaces without teeth? Do I leave my other teeth spread apart? Do I leave that area alone? Do I get fake stuff in my mouth? I have begun the process of oil pulling to help with cleansing. I don't know how many times a day I should oil pull? I will be purchasing a tongue scraper, and I have begun to floss more often. I need some advice on proper dental care. Also how often should one have their teeth professionally cleaned, or is there a process in which I can learn to professionally clean my teeth myself, rather than paying a dental hygienist.

    A:

    Dental care is pretty allopathic, and you need to make a choice about the piece of molar in your mouth. Are you willing to deal with your teeth spreading. While my teeth have been fine since 1994, I still live with the damage of my past (I have two teeth that were pulled and have empty space where the molars were - I didn't want plastic or anything synthetic in my mouth). The last time I went to the dentist, he did major damage trying to pull my tooth out. A piece of teeth went through my gums, and slightly protruded through my mouth. It eventually healed, but I learned my lesson. So you have a choice to make, Beloved! Only you can make that decision. You don't want to live with pain though! That's why I got my two teeth pulled - the pain was unbearable! I've been fine ever since due to my vegan and raw foods diet. I know brush my teeth with Dherbs.com Herbal Tooth Powder and sometimes Activated Charcoal. These help keep the teeth very white and the mouth hygienic. You only oil pull once a day, or if you oil pull more than once, you only do so on an empty stomach.

    Product Links:
    Healing Herbal Tooth Powder
    Activated Charcoal

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    Q: I purchased the Activated Charcoal to use for teeth whitening, but on the package the instructions were to take a 1/2 teaspoon with water. Can you tell me what taking it is good for besides the teeth whitening? Again, thanks for all of the information you provide.

    A:

    Activated charcoal pulls all toxins out of the body, especially heavy metal toxins. The stuff greatly helps to detoxify the body.

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    Q: I have a question regarding Bad Breath. I have tried everything, baking soda, rinsing with peroxide, Dr. Katz products, changing toothpaste, breath mints, everything you could think of. I don't think it has anything to do with my hygiene I think I have a health problem that my doctors have not been able to find. I really want to know how to get rid of it. My self esteem is affected by it and I am a business owner and the last thing I want to do is have my clients think that I don't brush my teeth. I brush them several times a day and I even carry my toothbrush with me sometimes.

    A:

    Bad breath starts in the colon! Read the article "SKUNK BREATH (Halitosis)" on our site in the articles section. It'll give you great insight into this situation. Product-wise, I recommend you perform the FULL BODY DETOX followed by the 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE.

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    Q: I have metal fillings in my mouth do I have to stay that way or can my teeth grow back. I heard that there are commercial mouthwashes that can grow teeth, but I want the natural way.

    A:

    The metal can be removed. However, it will take a very long time for the teeth to grow back or heal, but it can be done! A commercial mouthwash is unnatural and an unnatural thing cannot help the teeth grow back.

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    Q: I have a question re: ACTIVATED CHARCOAL Can it really be used to brush teeth? If So: Can you please explain how one would proceed?

    A:

    Please read the article on "BENEFITS OF CARBON A/K/A ACTIVATED CHARCOAL" in our articles section!

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    Q: I was hoping if you could provide some answers as to what causes oral canker sores? It's one of those things Western medical science seems to be at a loss as what exactly causes these nasty little things. Also what do you recommend or how would heal/cure from them?

    A:

    Canker sores are signals that toxins need to be released. Give our Full Body Cleanse a try and especially our Oral Antiseptic spray - it's powerful!

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    Q: I just ordered the OZ OIL, ALTERNATIVE DIET AND LIFESTYLES MANUAL, and the ACTIVATED CHARCOAL powder. I ordered the oil for my herendous keloids; do I apply it directly on the keloids and or consume it internally? Also, I don't see anything on your website for teeth (i.e. strengthening gums, plaque removal). Any recommendations for toothpaste/mouthwash?

    A:

    YOU CAN USE THE OZ OIL INTERNALLY AS WELL AS EXTERNALLY. WE HAVE DENTAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS COMING SOON, I.E. HERBAL TOOTH POWDER, MOUTHWASH, ETC. BUT CHECK YOUR ALTERNATIVE DIET AND LIFESTYLES MANUAL FOR HEALTHY BRANDS OF TOOTHPASTE. YOU'LL FIND IT IN THE MANUAL. GREAT PURCHASE!!!! FYI: I'M NOT A DOCTOR.

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    Q: Does the Anti Viral Kit help for oral Herpes?

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    Most certainly!

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    Q: My wife and I have been brushing our teeth daily for approx. 2 mos. with your ACTIVATED CHARCOAL. Is this okay?

    A:

    IT IS OKAY TO USE ACTIVATED CHARCOAL EVERY DAY. I DO MYSELF!

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    Q: I am 42 years old. My teeth are not the straightest, but they seem heathy an are white. The dentist recommended that I get braces or a visalign to straighten mainly the bottom teeth. He stated "As we age roots may get twisted and it could lead to problems." I have the 2 bottom canine, that are almost sideways. What would be your opinion be regarding correcting this based on possibilities?

    A:

    Great question! I would be able to answer better if I could actually see your teeth. The alignment of our canines protect all our other teeth. They are critical. Two things for sure happen when the canines come in rotated. One, they do not function fully and therefore all your other teeth can get unusual forces placed on them. We call these forces interferences. Secondly the root of the canine can end up very close to the root of the lateral next to it. When this occurs, bacteria can travel down the side of the tooth, under the gum and increase the possibility that you get bone loss between the two teeth (canine and lateral). The bone is very thin between those roots when the canine is rotated. Also, more plaque accumulates because it is often difficult to clean between the canine and lateral.

    These are the reasons I would suggest moving forward with braces if what I am describing pertains to you. I hope this makes sense.

    Thanks, DMO

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    Q: My partner has a serious problem with his gums. He is only thirty three and he's losing most of his teeth. The dentist keeps removing them and he has some implants. What can he take to build his gums up and his teeth stop falling out?

    A: His body is most likely too acidic. He needs to drastically change his diet to more alkaline in order to start healing.

    Also, he should start by gargling with warm water, sea salt and hydrogen peroxide 2-3 times a day.

    An herbal toothpowder will also help him. A good toothpowder stops gums from bleeding!

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    Q: My son who is now 11 has a double bottom tooth meaning he still has his baby teeth along with some of his permanent teeth, this is evident in only my 2 sons. I want to extract the excess teeth. My dentist suggests braces and says nothing can be done as its genetics....neither myself or his father has that issue. Help! We are live food eaters and non diary consumers. 95% of our intake is healthy and my children have never been vaccinated. Thank you.

    A:

    This is a dental issue, Beloved, and no herbs can help correct this matter unfortunately. My views on the dentist are expressed in the articles "BEWARE OF TOOTHPASTE AND DENTAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS" and "I DON'T WANT TO GO TO THE DENTIST BUT I HAVE TO!"

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    Q: I have recurring mouth sores or ulcers inside my mouth and sometimes even on my tongue, what can I take for this problem.

    A:

    PERFORM THE FULL BODY DETOX AND USE THE ORAL ANTISEPTIC SPRAY WHILE DURING THE DETOX.

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    Q: I AM CURENTLY IN GOOD HEALTH WITH NO APPARENT DISEASES, AM TAKING ALLOPRINOL 200MG DAILY SINCE AUG. 10TH AND B POLLEN. I HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH A MILD CASE OF GOUT. ALSO, MY LAB TESTS ARE NORMAL EXCEPT FOR URIC ACID- 95 I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL JULY 10-14TH WITH A FEVER OF 102.5 AND KNEE WAS SWELLING. I WAS GIVEN ANTIBIOTICS AND MORPHINE. THEN, THE REAL FUN CAME, I WAS ITCHING AND FLUSHING RED ALL OVER. I WAS GIVEN PREDNISOLONE 20MG AND DISCHARGED A FEW DAYS LATER. PRIOR I WAS GIVEN BENADRYL AND THAT JUST PUT ME ASLEEP. THE NEXT MORNING I WAS GIVEN 50MG AND IT DIDN'T DO A THING. WHEN I WAS DISCHARGED, MY ITCHING STILL PERSISTED FOR 2 WEEKS AND I TOOK CHLOR-TRIMETON 12 MG BUT THIS DIDNT HELP THAT MUCH. AFTER THE ITCHING SUBSIDED, IN 2 WEEKS, MY SKIN GOT ALL OILY AND ALSO IN MY MOUTH AND LIPSL . NOW I CAN?T TASTE ANY FOOD UNLESS I PUT A LEMON CANDY IN MY MOUTH. PLEASE HELP, THIS IS TERRIBLE!!

    A:

    Your body may have accumulated an abundance of toxins as a result of the prescription medication you are ingesting. We suggest you perform our Full Body Cleanse to purify your body. Your blood is toxic and that's why your skin itches -- the skin manifests the condition of the blood. Purify your blood and major eliminative channels (i.e. liver, colon, kidneys, etc.).

    The drugs were acidic and acid burns (itches)! Basically, your body is acidic and you need to work on becoming alkaline.

    Order the Full Body Cleanse and the Full Body Cleanse Companion and change your condition in 3-weeks or less!

    Our herbs are very potent - the BEST!

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    Q: During a dental check-up today, my 6 year old son was given a shot to have a minor extraction and then prescribed Gel-Kam (0.4% stable stannous fluoride preventive treatment gel) to be placed on a few of his teeth. They warned me not to let him swallow it and not allow him to eat or drink anything for at least 1/2 hour after using it. He is scheduled to return next week Thursday. Do you have any suggestions/alternatives for fluoride treatment? I have no intention of putting the Gel-Kam in his mouth. Further, can you suggest a website where I can find recipes for wholesome lunches for him? We presently reside in Turks & Caicos Islands located in the Caribbean and getting organic is little to nothing over here.

    A:

    Give your son CARBON (Activated Charcoal). Mix half a teaspoon in water and stir well. This product will remove the poisonous fluoride.

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    Q: I have a couple of questions, I've read one of your articles regarding flouride toothpaste. We should use a natural toothpaste but what can you use to whiten your teeth? Also, after completing the detox, is there a recommended way to slowly start eating all foods?

    A:

    Using Carbon (Activated Charcoal) is a great way to whiten your teeth.

    Purchase our Alternative Diet and Lifestyle Manual for healthy recipes and guidelines and suggestions for your post-cleanse.

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    Q: I brush my teeth and tongue at night before I go to bed. The next morning, I wake up I have a white film on my tongue. What type of internal cleansing do I need to correct this? I have done a colon cleanse.

    A:

    You may wish to perform another 10 day Colon Cleanse for further healing.

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    Q: I brush my teeth and tongue at night before I go to bed. The next morning, I wake up I have a white film on my tongue. What type of internal cleansing do I need too do to correct this? I have done a colon cleanse.

    A:

    We highly recommend you perform the Full Body Cleanse to help eradicate this white film on the tongue problem. This is a sign your colon is toxic, and must be detoxified in order to eliminate.

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    Q: Carbon for teeth whitening. Does this method clean only food stains or does it provide deep cleaning, seemingly below the surface of the teeth?

    A:

    Carbon is a surface cleaner only. However, the whole mouth can benefit from its use!

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    Q: Hi, instead of using fluoride toothpaste what should I use for brushing my teeth?

    A:

    Tom's of Maine (non-fluoride), Nature's Gate, Peelu and Ayurveda