Hi, I think I am noticing that my tooth enamel is starting to wear away just this past week... I have a "rough patch" (can feel it with my tongue and fingernail) not due to plaque at the tip of one of my lower incisors. Never had this before. For general health and wellbeing, I have been experimenting with multiple remedies, ACV with baking soda (through straw, rinsing mouth afterwards) for about a month (which definitely gives me more energy), Vitamin C ascorbate (also mixed as a powder with baking soda and rinsing afterwards). We have fluoridated water here. And for years, I just used conventional toothpaste without realizing. I switched to a "natural" fluoride-free toothpaste which contains glycerin... Now I just read somewhere that glycerin can cause enamel to wear away so I am hoping brushing with just baking soda and rinsing with sea salt will help. And... I tried oil pulling for the first time two days again (now I am beset with head and neck pain).
Anyway, my main question has to do with my teeth. I am very concerned about my enamel and do not want it eroding from any of these remedies. Do any of you have knowledge of what I maybe should stop doing, or should try instead? I want to know how to safely clean my teeth (I already have very healthy teeth, by the way, with no discoloration/spots. I don't want to ruin them, though. I am 48 years old and I have about 7 amalgam fillings on molars that have been in my mouth since I was a child).
Should I not do oil pulling since I have these fillings? (I cannot afford to have them removed right now). I also heard that some people have their fillings fall OUT with oil pulling -- is that a risk of oil pulling?
And especially, what do I do about the enamel on my teeth. Above all, I want healthy teeth and gums, and especially the teeth that show at the front of my mouth! I want to know how to clean my teeth (what kind of toothpaste, etc. what to avoid since I don't want to go back to fluoride toothpaste), and can the enamel be restored?