🦷 Natural Dental Care 🦷

Ruth Ann Reyes
Ruth Ann Reyes Managing Director TGNShy of the Chi - Zone 5bPosts: 527 admin

I spent a decade of my life working in the dental industry. Needless to say, I also spent a decade regurgitating the "official" story so to speak. Basically, I just repeated what I was told to say. With that said, I must say one thing I did like about the dental industry is they definitely focus more on prevention through diet and daily brushing/flossing.

However, since moving on w/ my life and career...I've been down dozens of rabbit holes and have come out a completely different person on the other side.

Here is a post I made three years after I left the industry...

The article I shared via March Against Monsanto : https://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/03/06/how-root-canals-severly-affect-your-health/

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I'd love if you could share your natural dental care routing...best tips...recipes....and anything else you think might benefit the community.

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  • shllnzl
    shllnzl Southwestern UtahPosts: 1,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I stopped using fluoride toothpaste.

  • Obiora E
    Obiora E Posts: 517 ✭✭✭✭

    I stopped using fluoride toothpaste in the 1990s but couldn't find too many good alternatives so for a little but longer i kept using it but sparingly. I have not willingly used fluoride toothpaste for myself since the early to mid 2000s and in 2014 partly through the encouragement of a female friend I embarked on the journey of making my own toothpaste. It was a combination of Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Bentonite Clay, Spring Water, Sea Salt, and essential oil. I stopped making it after it became moldy on some hot Summer road trips.

    I then started to make a tooth powder...in the 1990s I used just straight baking soda a few times but that didn't last long, so I decided to use Bentonite Clay. I looked into different plants that are good for your oral health as well as whitening teeth and now my tooth powder (not toothpaste) consists of Bentonite Clay, Ceylon Cinnamon powder, Turmeric powder (for whitening), Clove powder, Myrrh powder, Himalayan Sea Salt, and Fennel Seed powder. If I can ever get some Guava leaves I would like to dry them and then add to my recipe.

    I also started to consume more fermented foods (they can be pricey so I started making my own in 2014); juice (I have a Jack LaLane juicer); eat more dark leafy greens, consume more foods with Magnesium, Vitamin A, and Vitamin D as they help the body to absorb Calcium; drink more water and herbal teas; consume raw honey; and more. I have also tried to consume more nutrient rich foods. I also did oil pulling for a short spell, used a Miswack stick (I have switched between different toothbrush products), am currently using a non-petrochemical based floss.

    I also made my own mouthwash using Spring Water and various essential oils.

    But for some of my actions I started too late...I had eaten a lot of refined sugar laced foods and beverages for a couple of years and it took a toll on my oral health, so I had to do a lot more to slowly but surely get myself healthier. And in doing so I did a lot of research to try to find out different things that I could do.

    I haven't done it yet but I recall watching a video about parents who were juicing marijuana leaves to give to their infant child who had major oral health issues.

  • Obiora E
    Obiora E Posts: 517 ✭✭✭✭

    I also gained insight and knowledge from watching Alternatives to Dentists DVD after I purchased it a couple or more years ago. Doug provided some really good information. I also purchased the kit and uses the products in in it and purchased Horsetail and Stinging Nettle.

  • ines871
    ines871 zn8APosts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well, fortunately born+raised in Germany, we always benefited from our Nutrient-rich Garden foods... If we didn't grow it first, it did not go in our mouths. As a result of our Naturally-healthy lifestyle, the only thing we ever thought to use, was a thin stick, or a brush with only water, to fish out tiny seeds stuck between teeth. As a result none of us kids ever got cavities, & none of us heard of a "dentist".

    And this is Identical to how Primitive societies live healthy too. That is, until they are Exposed to the Western (man-made, & deadly sugary junk) diet & life-style.

    After being flown to the U.S.A. my mouth hung open in utter astonishment for at least nine years! re the Different realities I faced every single day: in Family-life, in Eating, in Schools, & most alarmingly in the sick industries that previously I had only 2 brief/1day emergency experiences with. Talk about culture-shock !

    When some kind soul informed me that Flouride was yet another deadly poison, I said Why on God's green earth would I put poison... of any sort in my mouth ?? - And I refused. Not only that but in the past 45 years I've only been to a dentist 3x for something that industry calls "Cleaning". Why that? Beats me. -

    so my "natural dental-care routine": Nutrient-rich home-grown foods, & keep a toothpick handy.

  • JodieDownUnder
    JodieDownUnder Moderator Mid North Coast AustraliaPosts: 1,328 admin

    I only use herbal toothpaste and have never had fluoride. I have just had all but 1 amalgam fillings removed, the last one will be early next year. I look forward to a mouth free of lead and mercury.

  • spowell07
    spowell07 Posts: 37 ✭✭✭

    Loving all the comments and ideas on this thread. Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) is an herbal remedy that dates back to ancient Roman and Greek times. It was used traditionally to stop bleeding, heal ulcers and wounds, and treat tuberculosis and kidney problems. The name Equisetumis derived from the Latin roots equus, meaning "horse," and seta, meaning "bristle."

    Horsetail contains silicon, which helps strengthen bone. And also helps strengthen and repair teeth. Doug Simmons is a very good person to research when your looking into natural dental care. He is also associated to the grow network and Marjory. As well he has appeared on varies summits and has a whole system set up on how to never see a dentist again or ever so to say.

  • angelaclay509@gmail.com
    [email protected] Eastern Washington Posts: 49 ✭✭✭

    @shllnzl I hate that fluoride in the dentist... I never get it I throw up whenever I get it. Maybe I should consider quit using it all together as well.

  • angelaclay509@gmail.com
    [email protected] Eastern Washington Posts: 49 ✭✭✭

    @rainbow love reading your responses they are so detailed and packed with so much good information! Glad to be on this forum with you.

  • ines871
    ines871 zn8APosts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @angelaclay509 Thank you for your repeated Kind words. And I think the same.

    It is good Focusing our attention on expanding horizons, & while teaching Beneficial practices... also encourage each others growth... And you Angela do a really good job positively 🙂 encouraging others... Enjoy a Happy week !

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Moderator Manitoba, Canada 🍁 zone 3, PrairiesPosts: 6,009 admin

    We use a basic toothpowder of fine Himalayan salt, baking soda & sage (whitener). I cannot figure out how to grind horsetail fine enough to put in it. I can buy chopped horsetail, but not powder. I can't harvest it even though I know that there is plenty close by. It is sprayed heavily. 😕

    How does stinging nettle figure into the powder? We have plenty...or had...I think that the cows may have stripped it all by now. Perhaps we can find some that they missed.

    We used DIY topical magnesium oil for other problems and as a bonus, saw cavities reverse & even completely heal.

  • seeker.nancy - Central Texas
    seeker.nancy - Central Texas Posts: 797 ✭✭✭✭

    @Laurie That is interesting about the magnesium oil, I will have to make some and see if that works for me. As for the horsetail, I have read that it is too abrasive to use that way. Does anyone else know about or have heard about this? I use coconut oil, baking soda, and essential oils of peppermint and clove. It works great.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Moderator Manitoba, Canada 🍁 zone 3, PrairiesPosts: 6,009 admin

    @seeker.nancy buy Ancient Minerals magnesium chloride to make the oil. Make a saturated solution. Leave it on skin for 20 min. Rinse off. You may have to experiment to find where it will be least irritating to your skin. Feet are a good choice.

    So if you don't use horsetail as a powder, how would you use it? I assumed it was just added in that form.

  • angelaclay509@gmail.com
    [email protected] Eastern Washington Posts: 49 ✭✭✭
  • seeker.nancy - Central Texas
    seeker.nancy - Central Texas Posts: 797 ✭✭✭✭

    Okay, thanks! I thought you could just use Epsom Salt because unless you are allergic the sulfer is good for you as well. As for the horsetail, I had read that you take it as a tea for a couple of weeks then go off for several weeks. I really need to search and see where I read that lol. I read so many things that I just don't remember where it all came from.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Moderator Manitoba, Canada 🍁 zone 3, PrairiesPosts: 6,009 admin

    @seeker.nancy I am the same. 😅 Too much information, too many great sources! I would be interested in your source, for sure, and preparation instructions, dose & all.

    @angelaclay509 You are welcome. Nothing like self care & saving loads of money at the same time.

    I just visited with a lady yesterday who had been incompacitated (sp) by MS some years ago. Then she mentioned that shwle began taking a supplement with magnesium in it. BINGO! I had heard of magnesium helping with that before. She is walking, easily moving proof to that claim. It is very amazing what adding just this one little thing can do.

  • seeker.nancy - Central Texas
    seeker.nancy - Central Texas Posts: 797 ✭✭✭✭

    @Laurie I sure wish I could remember too! It made me think using that herb, darn. Well here's hoping I can find it lol.

  • Kohlk58
    Kohlk58 Posts: 0 ✭✭✭

    This is just brilliant information about the natural dental care. It is the most important thing and if you want to have the best results then one must start following a dental care regime at very early age. I am also following a routine and also visit the dentist Manhattan Beach for regular checkups.

  • Kohlk58
    Kohlk58 Posts: 0 ✭✭✭

    This is just brilliant information about the natural dental care. It is the most important thing and if you want to have the best results then one must start following a dental care regime at very early age. I am also following a routine and also visit the dentist Manhattan Beach for regular checkups.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Moderator Manitoba, Canada 🍁 zone 3, PrairiesPosts: 6,009 admin

    @seekernancy I have read that the type of magnesium that I mentioned give the most absorbed magnesium without side effects.

  • seeker.nancy - Central Texas
    seeker.nancy - Central Texas Posts: 797 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2019

    @Laurie okay thanks! I've been using the Epsom salt one at night and I think it helps some but less than I thought it would. I'll have to get some of the other type of magnesium.

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