Healthy Teeth Naturally

Some Basics of Holistic Dentistry

I got this from Dr. Mercola's site.  It is good information with the only thing that I would change.  With his number 4.   I would recommend a shower, Floss.  It is not better than the Water Pik it is just much easier and more likely to be used.  It is used while you are taking a shower so the water is already at comfort level.  Just turn on and wash your teeth.  This fights against periodontal disease and bad breath associated with the disease..

"To Learn More about Holistic Dentistry (aka Biological or Environmental Dentistry), please visit Dr. Garcia's Dental Corner:

  • You should first floss your teeth regularly. Ideally after every meal. The best floss would be non-waxed type.
  • Then you can use a dry Periodontal Health Brush (715-597-3935 to order). Blot the brush at a 45-degree angle at the gum line about 20 times in each area around the mouth. Start behind the teeth first.
  • Keep your toothbrush clean by soaking it in a capful of hydrogen peroxide once a week. This is more than sufficient to kill the bacteria that normally accumulate in the brush.
  • Next, it would be helpful to use a Water Pik to remove any food particles that you might have missed with the above cleaning.
  • This step is one of the most important. Do NOT use regular toothpaste. Most of it has fluoride -- which clearly is a poison and not intended for human use. Instead, use a mixture of six parts of baking soda to one part of Real Salt or Sea Salt. Place them in a blender and mix for 30 seconds then place in a container to use.
  • Wet the tip of your index finger and place a SMALL amount of the salt and soda mixture on the gums. Starting with the upper outside gums and then the inside of the upper, followed by the lower outside of the gums and then the lower inside. Spit out the excess. After 15 minutes rinse your mouth. This mixture is incredibly effective at killing the bacteria and parasites that cause plaque."
  • I could also add one more step which is to use a tongue scraper.  This takes off the coating on the surface of your tongue from the growing bacteria.  You can find these in the toothpaste area of most stores nowadays.

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