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Holistic Dental Care

Healthy teeth is not  merely a dentist’s job but oftentimes is a reflection of a healthy diet. In addition there are a lot of natural remedies that are incredibly effective and inexpensive.

From all the resources that I came across online, it seems that there is a formula of dental health, and it is not a rocket science.
All of you probably heard that sugar is one of the main culprits of tooth decay and cavities. Why? Because it creates an acidic flora in your mouth and a lot of bacteria thrives in it. Get off that sugar or brush your teeth right after eating sweets.
Phytic acid  that is found in all legumes, seeds, nuts and grains, in variable amounts, is another substance that damages teeth.  It impairs the absorption of minerals such as iron, zinc and calcium.  As a result, phytic acid may contribute to mineral deficiencies over time. However, there is a number of preparation ways that can significantly reduce the  phytate content.

So here is a list of remedies I highly recommend.

Whitening Sensation!

A drop of Tea Tree oil on your toothpaste while brushing teeth can significantly whiten your teeth! You will be amazed with results after a week or two of doing this. It works better than anything I’ve tried from a natural spectrum. Try it out, your teeth will love it!

Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is essentially swishing oil in your mouth as it is “pulling” all the harmful bacteria from your gums. This method is not new but is mentioned some early Ayurvedic text dating to roughly 300 to 500 CE. It has been described there as a technique capable of improving overall oral health and treating diseases like diabetes, asthma and eczema.

The idea of holding oil in your mouth for 20 minutes may not sound as attractive as eating chocolate but trust me, you will be surprised with results. In fact, you can start with 5 minutes and gradually work it to 20 minutes. It is important to do it first thing in the morning, before you eat or brush your teeth.

People use different oils to do oil pulling, yet coconut and sesame oils are most popular ones. If you choose coconut oil, remember to spit it in your trash rather than sink as it may clog the pipes.

I personally like to use sesame oil (organic and unrefined) for this purpose because it is high in calcium content. And let me tell you – you will love the feeling in your mouth after this. To my big surprise I found some cavities in my mouth shrinking and my teeth became whiter after a few months of oil pulling. No dentist will tell you this is even possible!

Dentist in a Bottle by Ambaya Gold

Dentist in a bottle is a miracle mouth wash. But it is way more than just a mouth wash, it is a potent medicine. Yes, it is a bit pricey but for me it is not a regular mouth rinse you use every day, even though you can. This mighty potion contains a handful of essential oils that are soothing and healing for your mouth, including 74 ionic minerals naturally occurring in Fulvic Acid, as well as enzymes. I find this formula invaluable and very potent. Personally, I had many instances of healing some minor gum inflammations with it and it was a part of my miraculous treatment kit when my little daughter had a severe tooth injury. It literally saved her baby teeth even when dentists did not give us much hope. And she liked the way it tastes too. You can even use Dentist in a Bottle for rinsing your sore throat as it is anti bacterial as well.

But of course, if you have a bad toothache you better see a doctor as soon as you can.

Moringa Oleifera

Moringa Oleifera is another wonderful resource, recognized for its medicinal properties. Besides all, it is a strong adaptogen meaning it is capable of giving your body exactly what it needs. Its anti inflammatory effect is eminent.
It has no smell nor taste which makes it a great remedy for oral care. In the case with my daughter I saw the redness on her gums go away quickly.
However, frequent intake of Moringa oil may be linked to harder stools.

Yunnan Baiyao Jiaonan

Yunnan Baiyao is a mixture of Chinese herbs known to be very effective to stop bleeding and treat many other conditions as well.  It is one of the most famous of the patent Chinese remedies.

Extensive studies show that this remedy is helpful with dispersing blood stasis, activating blood circulation, alleviating pain, clearing  toxins away, and reducing swelling as well as fighting gingivitis.

It is available on the market in different forms: powder in capsules, creams, even an antigingivitis toothpaste.
If using powder in capsules (it is a part of my first aid kit), you can open the capsule and sprinkle a little on a wound. I applied a little directly on the gum and allowed it to dissolve there.

It is NOT recommended during pregnancy.

 

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