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UK Against Fluoridation

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

serious tooth brushing

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Amaya really digs brushing her teeth. So do we. Without dangerous flouride or sodium lauryl sulfate toothpaste for a year now. We use baking soda (baking soda is less abrasive than virtually any other cleaning agent used in toothpastes), a pinch of sea salt and a tasty essential oil.

Tooth Powder Recipe (more found here)

6 teaspoons baking soda
1/3 teaspoon salt
5 drops peppermint oil

(ps it will cake after awhile but usually we use it up before it gets to that stage)

Sometimes I sprinkle some of nature's best disinfectant (a gift from one of three wise men): myrrh powder which is very good for mouth and gum disorders, such as mouth ulcers, pyorrhea, gingivitis, spongy gums and sore throats)though it tastes slightly bitter and is optional. Peppermint, Cinnamon and Clove are some flavors that we like (true essential oils, not artificial). The whole concoction tastes strange at first, but you get used to it. Mirjam really liked it when she was here and said it tastes like this fancy organic toothpowder that sells for 10 euros. It costs about 10 cents to make!

Our dentist was floored at how great our teeth look (clean and white) and we are happy because both of our sensitive teeth issues disappeared after a couple of months of making our own tooth powder. Store bought toothpaste blocks your enamel from recoating itself while you sleep at night and so our teeth are stronger and actually healing themselves. Teeth reenamalize when clean. What about toothpastes (even organic ones)? Glycerine is in all tooth pastes and is so sticky that it takes 27 washes to get it off. Teeth brushed with any toothpaste are coated with a film and cannot properly re-enamelize.

Salt is great for your gums to fight bacteria and acts as a scouring agent to buff off that tartar. When I was at the dentist years ago, I told him I was going to the Middle East for 6 months and he handed me a toothbrush and said in a hushed voice that I could use salty water to brush my teeth if I needed. (Of course, they sell toothpaste all over the world, but funny how he was letting me in on a dental secret; planned parenthood gave me 12 months of birth control pills and a sack of condoms--don't know what they were thinking either!)

The industrial fluoridation lobby with the help of largely uninformed dentists' associations world wide is currently renewing its push to recover lost fluoridation territory. After most European countries stopped fluodidating their water supply in the 60s and 70s. Tooth decay, whether in adults or children is due to poor dental hygiene and excessive consumption of refined sugar products, and fluoridation will not stop either of those. Plus, Fluoride toothpastes make the enamel brittle and chalky and it severs the gums from the teeth resulting in gum pockets and gingivitis infection.


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