Dental Health Tips and Remedies

| Modified on Jun 09, 2021

Vitamin D3, Vitamin K2
Posted by Juan (Philippines) on 06/09/2021
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To improve your dental health:

TAKE VITAMIN D3 (5,000iu) PLUS vitamin k2 (mk-7) (50mcg). These 2 vitamins will remove calcium from the blood and deposit it into the body and teethbones. That way your teethbones will, at least, be strengthen against acid.

Bone Loss
Posted by sandy (il) on 05/31/2021

The link you have provided is deleted from the net. I tried to browse but it said that it is deleted

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Cindy VR (San Diego) on 02/14/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I have recently begun using diatomaceous earth to brush my teeth and they have never felt cleaner.

DE has a negative charge and all the bad stuff (plaque, tartar, and bad bacteria) has a positive charge. The bad stuff is attracted to the DE and gets whisked right off the teeth and tongue.

Also my teeth are as white or maybe more than the commercial teeth bleach gets them. Same principle--the DE just pulls the stains right off. I have also filled a bleaching tray or tooth guard with mud made with DE and water and worn it while I showered. It pulls the bacteria from under the gum line and leaves your gums so healthy without the abrasive brushing.

Toothpaste Soak
Posted by Vee (Uk) on 02/01/2021

Hi, do you have to do this daily? Thanks.

Soap, Baking Soda, Eucalyptus Oil
Posted by Vee (Uk) on 02/01/2021

Hi, which soaps did you try with the first time when it worked? Thanks.

Posted by Vee (Uk) on 02/01/2021

Hi Frances,

Did it help remineralize your teeth?

Posted by Frances (Cabarlah, Qld.) on 01/06/2021

I just bought a German made toothpaste biomed, calcimax, which supports enamel strengthening and remineralisation. No fluoride. It contains calcium hydroxyapatite. Also, Ingrid a medical intuitive recommends Bamboo extract. I recently ordered capsules from India.

Posted by Bethany (Texas) on 01/05/2021

You could easily make your own soap in your kitchen. If you want, I can send you a super simple youtube video and you probably have the oils in your cupboard. 100% coconut oil soap would be the absolute simplest soap, super cleansing, great lather, mild tasting. But any handmade soap will work. I personally would choose one scented with essential oils for this application. Peppermint being my pick.

Natural Disinfection
Posted by ORH (TEN MILE, TN) on 11/28/2020

HI U TROOPER,,,,,,,,,,,,

I have my own Ozone medial system that is the same that you will find in any hospital. To do joint things, I have go to Georgia because Tn will not allow any doctor to use Ozone. A few years ago, there was a Dentist in Franklin that used Ozone as you describe. Now she is gone. Our country has become totally corrupt. We are in the last stages of Rome. Our worthless money tells us that. I just happen too have a toe sack full of pre '64 silver coins........ a dime is worth $1.64, a quarter is worth $4.11. A 2020 dime is worth $.10 and a 2020 quarter is worth $.25. How did that happen? One is money and the other is currency. There is a difference.


Natural Disinfection
Posted by Gulf War Syndrome Survivor (IN) on 11/26/2020

I found a wonderful holistic dentist who removed the last of the amalgam fillings placed in my teeth by the US Army.

He uses Ozone to sterilize any tooth or cavity before filling or crowning. It also helps relieve sensitivity, as he's applied it to the exterior of a couple of other teeth.

Not sure whether you'd need to contact him for a source, but you can search Indianapolis + dentistry and probably find the clinic...south side of Indy, close to Southport Rd.

Posted by Tommo (Uk) on 07/08/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Teeth - I discovered this document today and the author has kindly allowed everyone with access to it to pass it on to others.

Bone Loss
Posted by Linda (Phoenix Az.) on 10/14/2018

Here's the FREE book from Dr. Gerald Judd

Bone Loss
Posted by Susan (Ca) on 04/06/2018

Re gum problems: buy calcium chips (I get mine on-line). You slide a piece up under the gum. Never shove it up there, you just want to fill the space between the infected gum and the tooth under the gum. I put one of these chips in and the next morning my gum was around 75% better and by the next day there was no more problem. The gum reattached to the tooth. The best way to get calcium into your mouth tissues is topically. This method worked wonders for me.

Mama's Tooth Experiment
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 11/06/2017

Dear Sandy,

Coconut oil should be good and is probably the most common one to use for most health issues. I feel like I have read about sesame oil being specifically helpful for teeth issues, but it doesn't mean that coconut oil would not be good.

Yes, I will pray that you can save your teeth!

Keep us posted...

~Mama to Many~

Mama's Tooth Experiment
Posted by Sandy (Naperville) on 11/03/2017

Dear Mama to Many,

Thanks for your prompt reply. I am taking cal, mag, vit k d3 and c. I have not taken Baron. I will try though. I also started baking soda salt pepper mint oil brushing, also rince my mouth with Hydrogen peroxide. And oil pulling. But I am using organic coconut oil. Is that ok. Also please pray for me that I can save my teeth.

General Feedback
Posted by Sandy (Naperville Il) on 10/26/2017

Bill, the web page mentioned above is not available on site. Do you have another url?

Baking Soda, Kosher Salt, Peroxide
Posted by Keiko (Fairfield, Ca) on 10/26/2017

Hi Sandy,

Try oil pulling to tighten your loose gum issue. Look up the instructions on this site. It might be worth a try. Good luck to you!

Mama's Tooth Experiment
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 10/26/2017

Dear Sandy,

I think I would try gently oil pulling with organic sesame oil for 5 minutes a couple of times a day.

Cod liver oil supplements are also popular for building up the teeth, but I have no experience with it, but would look in to it if it seemed necessary.

Are you getting plenty of nutrients, especially a good balance of calcium, magnesium, boron, vitamin k, d and c?

I am sorry you are having this trouble! I have taken my teeth rather for granted for a long time and now that I am 50 I am seeing that they need some extra TLC, too.

Let me know how it goes!

~Mama to Many~

Mercury Fillings
Posted by Sandy (Naperville Il) on 10/26/2017

Can you please tell me the name and address of holistic dentist. Or anyone who is reading this, please let me know if you know any good holistic dentist in chicago land area

Baking Soda, Kosher Salt, Peroxide
Posted by Sandy (Naperville Il) on 10/26/2017

Thank you Thank you, Thank you for sharing this information. I started using it right away yestereday. I read about it elsewhere, but proportion and so many details, helped. Because of periodental problems, recessd gums and bones, my incesor in lower jaw has become loose and wobbly. I am so depressed. Contacted a doctor in California, he said expenses will be around 15000 $ to make the loose teeth tight again. Anybody reading this post, please let me know if you know any doctor in and around Chicago land who can make my loose tooth, firm again.

Mama's Tooth Experiment
Posted by Sandy (Naperville, Il) on 10/26/2017

Dear Mama to Many, you are a boon to this site. I do read many suggestion given by you. Last time you told me to use black walnut tincture for my exposed gums. It worked very well. I used for a week or so. But now after 6/7 months, I bit on something hard, and my incisor in my lower jaw has become loose. I am 50 plus. Can you please tell me some remedy to tighten my tooth again. I am horrified and depressed. I want to save my tooth. I started baking soda, sea salt, hydrogen peroxide regime and now gums looks healthier. Please help me with this now.

God bless you.

Dental Health Reader Feedback
Posted by Sandy (Naperville Il) on 10/26/2017

Thank you for such amazing, eye opening information. I will try to tell as many people as possible for read this article.

Dental Implant
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Usa) on 08/04/2017

This is interesting to me. I use to read a blog that is no longer available by a denturist. I also read a lot about health. It is possible that the metal in the implant is throwing off your mineral balance? A good hair analysis would clarify this. Our bodies create histamine if water or minerals get out of balance. The histamine can cause dehydration because it has to borrow water and resources from our bodies to be created. Then it causes the autoimmune symptoms.

Also dental implants create a dead zone in the mouth for bacteria to form. Like a root canal does. I had those. Anyways you might try some baking soda and coconut oil 50/50 past in the mouth all over coating during the night and see if it helps. One reason it would help is coconut oil kills bacteria, fungus, microbes, and virus and baking soda changes ph and neutralizes histamine reactions. During the day you could try some raw ginger 1/2 dime sized slice chewed up and leave residue on teeth.

Still learning. Hope you find some answers before symptoms become new health problems. Dry mouth ruins teeth.

Dental Implant
Posted by Sergio (L.a. California) on 08/03/2017

Francisca, I never heard about a possible connection between dental implants and dryness in eyes and mouth, but your posting sounded very similar to my own experience. Since some time ago, I'm not sure how long, I have had problems with dry eyes in the morning. When I wake up I barely can can keep my eyes open due to the strong dryness. I have to walk to the bathroom with my eyes closed, rub my eyelids with my fingers with some water to give some moisture to my eyes and only then I can keep them open. I also wake up with a completely dry throat and tongue so I need to have a zip of water. Guess what, it happens that I also got dental implants about three years ago. That's interesting!

Mama's Tooth Experiment
Posted by KT (Usa) on 11/07/2016

Hi MtM,

I had saved all our daughter's baby teeth as my mother saved mine. Mine stayed whole over the decades but every one of our daughter's split. That leads me to the conclusion sun screen prevented her from absorbing what was needed to harden her teeth from the sun.

I now regret not saving all of our daughter's teeth for studies that might prove how harmful sun screen really is for bone and tooth development/hardening. Maybe that would have been a "Nobel" thing for me to do. We only have a few just for a visual lesson.

I think the advertising insistence of sun screen use is not wise. Limiting ones exposure to the sun is wiser.

Mama's Tooth Experiment
Posted by Wendy (Columbus, Oh) on 11/04/2016

Very cool experiment! I love it when people "think outside the box"! :-)

Mama's Tooth Experiment
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile , Tn) on 11/04/2016

MAMA, this experiment is fantastic. I congratulate you.


Mama's Tooth Experiment
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 11/04/2016

Amazing, MtM!!!! I had stopped rinsing frequently with h2o2 because of someone's warning that it erodes teeth, but apparantly that wasn't true. I just imagine it would erode a pulled tooth faster than a live one. But it didn't!

Hmmm can one soak ivory in h2o2 to clean it?!

Dental Health Reader Feedback
Posted by Dee (Metro Atlanta) on 11/03/2016

I was once prescribed fluoride by a dentist as a mouth rinse. After my first use, I immediately noticed that my gums and teeth was covered in plaque. I had to brush my teeth a couple times to remove it. I tried the fluoride a second time and had the same results. I then read the insert and one of the side effects was that it could cause increase plaque. I have since started brushing with tooth soap and toothpaste with natural ingredients. I also brush with baking soda, peroxide, and turmeric.

Mama's Tooth Experiment
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 11/02/2016

A month or so ago my 10 year old had a loose tooth that was bothering him. He let me pull it out. I told him, “Hey we should soak this in coke. I have heard that if you do that it will dissolve the tooth! ” I offered him a buck for his tooth and he agreed.

Then I realized that I could soak a bunch of teeth in different things to see what happened. So I offered him $10 for his tooth collection of 11 teeth. It was worth it for the sake of pure science.

I put one tooth in each of seven jars and filled with 7 liquids and labeled them. I kept them on a table for about a month. Tonight I inspected the teeth and had some pretty interesting results!!

Here is what I soaked the teeth in:

  1. Coke
  2. Apple cider vinegar plus water tonic
  3. Hydrogen Peroxide
  4. Distilled water
  5. Colloidal Silver
  6. Apple Cider Vinegar, baking soda, water tonic
  7. Baking soda tonic

The tooth soaked in coke was nearly black. Ugh! It looked the worst. My 16 year old son was passing through and I showed him the tooth. He said, “That is why I don't keep coke sitting in my mouth.” Hmmm…)

The tooth soaked in hydrogen peroxide looked amazing. It was pure white.

The other teeth had varying amounts of color. The ones in vinegar solutions looked somewhat stained.

The tooth that was in the Apple Cider Vinegar tonic broke in half when I took it out of the solution!

I took a wooden spoon and tried to crush each tooth, to no avail (even the broken tooth).

So I got a hammer and hit each tooth until it smashed. J The colloidal silver tooth and the distilled water tooth were easiest to crush. The coke tooth and the peroxide tooth were equally hard to crush.

Some limitations of my experiment:

These teeth were dead teeth. So this experiment did not replicate “real life.”

Additionally, these teeth did not have the benefit of body functions that would affect teeth. I am thinking in particular of saliva, which has a benefit to the teeth, I believe.

Each tooth came out of my son's mouth at different times over the course of 5 years. They would not all have been of identical quality, which could have affected the outcome.

Some conclusions and observations:

I think the most striking thing was how white the hydrogen peroxide tooth was, and with no appearance of being worse for the wear. I think hydrogen peroxide is likely among the best ways to safely whiten your teeth. Now, you can't soak your teeth in them, but you can use hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash after you brush, or whenever you like.

I had used some distilled water in one because Robert Henry and others say that distilled water will leach minerals out of your body. It did seem to weaken the tooth that was soaking in it!

I have to admit that I was surprised that the coke tooth was not compromised in its strength, though the color was quite dreadful.

Of course, none of this takes into account the bodily processed affected by each liquid and how that would affect your teeth.

At the end of the day, what is my take away from this?

I need to be using hydrogen peroxide to try and whiten my teeth.

I don't need to get too excited about my children having an occasional soda.

I will stick to using distilled water only for particular things, like making colloidal silver. I don't think it is a good idea to drink it unless you add back in the minerals.

The pictures below:

1. Before

2. After

3. Before (again, by mistake.)

4. Close up which shows the coke tooth and cracked ACV tooth and H2O2 tooth.

If you have an observations or conclusions, let me know!

Baking Soda, Kosher Salt, Peroxide
Posted by William (Santa Rosa Beach, Fl) on 04/30/2016

Borax is Boron and is not lethal in small doses, and especially not so when using it as a toothpaste. I have ingested Borax for a short period of time when I believed I had scabies with NO ill side effects.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Carol (Sparks, Nv) on 03/22/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have been brushing my teeth with 3 percent food grade hydrogen peroxide now for about 10 years. My gums are healthier now than for my entire lifetime. I am a 67 year old female and have gone to the dentist twice a year for the last 40 years. They hygienist would give me the dreadful news that I had these deep pockets that were going to cause me to loose my teeth if I didn't clean them better. I have had no pockets ever since I started the peroxide brushing.

Soap, Baking Soda, Eucalyptus Oil
Posted by Cindy Vr (San Diego) on 06/07/2015

You can also try changing the bacteria in your mouth. Studies have shown that people with healthy mouths have different kinds of bacteria than people with dental problems. Eating fermented foods helps. Dr. Mercola said he only has to get his teeth cleaned half as often since he added fermented foods to his diet. There are also oral probiotics you can buy that help change the bacteria. I can't name any brands here but if you do a google search for oral probiotics they will turn up.

Soap, Baking Soda, Eucalyptus Oil
Posted by Hoppimike (Kent, England) on 06/05/2015 22 posts
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I was getting desperate trying to stop the progressive worsening of the plaque on my teeth. I had yellow/brown discolouration that was coming in in spots, a rough feeling of plaque over portions of my teeth, visible thick plaque on small areas, and raised areas I could feel with my tongue that also turned out to be plaque (because they broke off). I also have moderately receding gums.

All I did was:

- Brush my teeth twice a day with an extra soft toothbrush to go easy on my gums and instead of toothpaste using plain bar soap (I get the simplest one I can find at the supermarket).

- Rinse my mouth twice a day with a combination of baking soda and eucalyptus oil in water.

And that's literally it.

I'm quite sloppy about it so I don't know exact amounts, but I don't use particularly low amounts of any of them. The eucalyptus oil I use 3-4 drops per rinse but I don't know what the best amount is.

I would say "I hope it works for you", but frankly I would be staggered if it didn't :)

Hope your problem goes away soon!

P.S The soap is an important component in this remedy. I stopped the soap once and continued with the baking soda and eucalyptus and the plaque started to come right back!

November 13, 2020 update:

Yeah it was the soap, but eventually it stopped working. These days I've been using a deep clean toothpaste that fights tartar, plus floss and interdental brushes. Also I've been putting drops of tea tree oil in mouthwashes that contain alcohol. This approach seems to work better.

I probably can't say the name of the toothpaste here, and I know it's not natural, sorry. I think those toothpastes are just abrasive enough to remove tartar build-up. Similar to baking soda but not as aggressive, as I think that can damage tooth enamel.

Anyway, just wanted to update!

Natural Disinfection
Posted by Alla (Chicago, Il) on 03/28/2015

Hello Ted and Bill,

I am a dentist and looking for a natural solution to disinfect bacteria in root canal area. I am working on inventing a solution for it made from distilled water, sodium bicarbonate, sea salt. Do you think it will work to remove the bacteria? Do you know any other natural ingredients that are even stronger than salt and sodium bicarbonate that are not listed here? Can you please help me to find out if additional items will be helpful to add, for example, vinegar, borax or other?

Thank you so much for your time and I really appreciate your help.

Dental Health Reader Feedback
Posted by C. (Charlotte, NC) on 03/25/2015
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Dr Bronner's liquid soap for tartar on teeth. I didn't realize I had tartar! I floss, brush with a coconut oil/sea salt/baking soda mix/oil of oregano, and rinse with regular peroxide. The tartar is in between my teeth, on the back side. I couldn't see it but I could feel it. Tt was causing some weird type of vibration in my mouth. Somehow I got the idea to turn off the light in the bathroom and check my teeth with my flashlight. And there it was. Yuck!

So I started my online research. The one thing I came upon time and again (that wasn't very expensive and that I already have in the house) was Dr. Bronner's liquid soap. Those who reported using it said it would SLOWLY wear the tartar away. I've brushed with it before in a pinch so the taste wasn't unknown to me. I was willing to try again. I'm happy to say that so far it's been working, and yes, slowly like everyone said. It really just depends on how much tartar is involved and (I guess) how old the tartar is.

It's been about 2 weeks now, brushing with one drop of the peppermint liquid soap at least twice a day. It makes a LOT of suds. My teeth feel silky and clean. I have also ordered a food grade peroxide to rinse with. I wish I could have taken pictures before I started up to now. But how in the world would I have gotten the camera into my mouth???

I am so thankful because I don't want another bloody dental cleaning, caused by the girl having to scrape sections where the ultrasonic didn't work well enough. Will post more in another week or two.

Oil Pulling
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 12/08/2014

Bee, which oil are you using?

Oil Pulling
Posted by Bee (New York, US) on 12/07/2014

I have also been oil pulling for a few weeks now and a ton of plague has come off of my teeth. Teeth are whiter too.. I will continue. I did have flu like symptoms and felt ill, but I knew it was the detox..

Oil Pulling
Posted by Zark (Emerald City) on 12/07/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Oil pulling worked for me. I swished coconut oil around in my mouth for 10 minutes and the black bacterial gunk in my two cavities disappeared! I had tried brushing it thoroughly again and again and nothing would budge it.

Bump on Roof of Mouth
Posted by Paul (Los Angeles, CA) on 10/21/2014

Hey, I've had weird bumps on the roof of my mouth and my experience is that upping my water intake and adding pink salt to the water has eliminated one and nearly eliminated the other. Everyone is different, but I am now a HUGE believer in staying absolutely hydrated, and really working to drink enough water!

Hope this helps!

Baking Soda, Kosher Salt, Peroxide
Posted by Shelley (Dos Palos, Ca, Usa) on 01/23/2014

I actually had a dentist tell my ex and I in late 1983, to brush before bedtime with baking soda and regular 3% h202. This would keep us from having any cavities. I did this eventually dropping the use of toothpaste. I would brush morning and night with the paste and the would rinse with straight H2O2 until my mouth stopped fizzing. I also wouldn't eat or drink for a minimum of a 1/2 hour. I hadn't been to the dentist in 13 years and when I went I had no gum health issues. Or cavities, or any other major dental ems. I did have many filings in my mouth in my back molars that never reacted with the peroxide. There is a man called Bass who developed a method of packing the gums in a mixture of baking soda and H2O2. It is a packing of the paste into the inflamed gums or abscesses and leaving for a predetermined amount of time. I have never had to have my teeth bleached since the daily use of peroxide whitens them.

Dental Implant
Posted by Barefoot12 (Az) on 01/08/2014

Two years ago I had dry skin, dry mouth and dry eyes. I found out that if you are low in the omega oils, you're cells cannot hold onto water and you can stay dehydrated no matter how much water you drink. I started taking high quality omegas and not only did all my symptoms of dehydration disappear but the "floaters" in my eyes I had been bothered by also cleared up.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 11/29/2013

Hello Timh

Very good observation on urinary track infection as inflammatory to prostate. In fact, I think often the prostate itself suffers from a low grade infection. One urologist I read about gave his patients a few tablespoons of colloidal silver daily and in a month all 30 had improved conditions (varying problems) from flow to urgency issues. His conclusion was that a low grade infection was at work.

Moral of the story: Never overlook the possibility of infection re medical issues.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Timh (Ky, Usa) on 11/29/2013 2084 posts

Zark: You can buy ACV in tablet form at many health food stores. My standard prevention for prostate problems is 50-100mg zinc daily plus 3mg copper for balance. Occasional or during flare-up take a few capsules of Stinging Nettles. Occasional Cranberry or D Mannose kills the bad bacteria in the urinary tract, which if untreated infects & inflames the prostate.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Zark (Emerald City, The Land Of Oz) on 11/28/2013
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Yep, ACV is harming my teeth :-(

I started using ACV for other health complaints. Worked brilliantly for my prostate issues! Sadly it is certainly bad for my teeth. My teeth become sensitive after using ACV, and I have noticed cavities forming. Be careful!!

I still need the ACV as it is the best remedy for my prostate issues out there. Right now I am using a straw, but that only really saves the front teeth as the wisdom teeth and molars still get attacked by the acidity. I have to do more testing but I don't think the ACV helps my prostate when mixed with Bicarb to reduce acidity (although I found it could act as a laxative, in this case that would be due to osmotic pressure I think)

I'm wondering what else I can do ..
Making ACV gel capsules would be ideal but beyond my capabilities.
Rinse with bicarb before and after?
Take calcium supplements

Sally's Homemade Toothpaste Recipe
Posted by Sally (Los Angeles, California) on 11/17/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I switched to using my own homemade toothpaste several months ago. I was having some swollen gum issues.

I have not had recurring gum inflammation. The dentist said my teeth are very clean, gums look great, and no cavities!

My toothpaste recipe:

* Virgin Coconut Oil (3-4 tablespoons)

* Baking Soda (3-4 tablespoons - same amount as coconut oil)

* Myrrh Oil (good for the gums - I use 1 full pipette - that's equal to 10 - 15 drops I imagine?)

* Sea salt (About 1 tablespoon - I use pink Himalayan Sea Salt because I have a lot at home, any sea salt will do. Just remember, do not use table salt)

* Grapefruit Seed Extract (I use about 10 drops - this adds a nice flavor and it helps protects gums because it's a natural antibacterial.)

Mix all of this up with a spoon.

Note: In winter this home made toothpaste concotion will be solid, but in warmer months it will be a liquid.

PS: This is my first comment after reading the site since 2008! I love earthclinic!

Dental Health Reader Feedback
Posted by Bruce31s (New Orleans, La) on 09/07/2013

With respect to flouride, it is poison. In fact, this stuff is used to poison rats. The stuff that is put in the water supply is flouride chemical waste that other companies get rid of and sell. More to the point, we're over-flouridated. its in water supply, its in the mouthwash you buy, and its also in the toothpaste you buy. There is a study that provided a link to the rise of cancer to flouride.

Getting a filter to filter out flouride is expensive. A much cheaper method would be to ask/pressure your city council/county council to discontinue adding floride to the water supply. Get them to hold a public referendum on this.

Baking Soda, Kosher Salt, Peroxide
Posted by Bruce31s (New Orleans, La) on 09/07/2013

Melissa from East Meadow, NY: tounge scraper??? is this really necessary? Susu from Sacramento, Ca: what does this stuff do, organic food grade diatomaceous earth?

Baking Soda, Kosher Salt, Peroxide
Posted by Lisa (Nc) on 08/18/2013

Who told you to use borax, which is poison to humans, and Dr. Bronner's castile peppermint soap? I have worked in this industry for a long time and this is dangerous and a recipe for disaster.

Dental Root Resorption
Posted by Lily (Vancouver, Wa) on 08/13/2013

I was wondering if I could communicate with Joy from Battleground on her comment on healthy teeth. I also live right by her

Baking Soda, Olive Oil
Posted by Tamara (Israel) on 08/09/2013

Can brushing with baking soda and olive oil cause red gums? I never had it with normal toothpaste.

Hyaluronic Acid, Oil Pulling
Posted by Prioris (Fort Pierce, Fl, Usa) on 06/08/2013
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Remedy: Hyaluronic Acid, Oil Pulling

I am im my late 50s and notice that my gums didn't feel as strong as in previous years. I did not undertsand why either. I have taken the formulation of small molecule Hyluronic Acid (includes collagen and chondroitin) for back problems where it took away the pain. I noticed after a week of high dose (500mg), my gums felt a lot stronger and rejuvenated and more protected.

Another thing that helped me before that was oil pulling. I used sesame seed oil. There is a lot of information on internet. I initially used 2 or 4 drops of tea tree oil. Where I really got the boost was when I added the clove oil. I rinse with hydrogen peroxide. The oil pulling removed the dull pain in my gums. I also had two root canal teeth that the dentist said that if I didn't pull them then I would just develop pain. The oil pulling has not required me to do any root canals procedures since I started. It keeps things in check.

There is a device on the internet called microelectricitygermkiller in yahoo group that has cured people from having to do root canals.

Side Effects of Braces
Posted by Aubergine (Washington, Dc Usa) on 05/16/2013

I had Invisalign treatment several years ago (and my smile is now awesome). I wasn't paying too much attention to what I was putting in my body at the time, other than hearing that BPA was bad and confirming that Invisalign appliances did not contain this compound. But I was not aware of any negative health effects from wearing them.

I still have a plastic night retainer for my top teeth that I use a few nights a week. Recently I've started wondering if this could be bad for me, but again, I haven't noticed any health-related issues.

Side Effects of Braces
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc, Canada) on 05/15/2013

please visit this link: http--www.healing teeth This has been the answer for me and I am sure you will find this fascinating reading. Om

Side Effects of Braces
Posted by Sue (Fairfax, Va, Usa) on 05/15/2013

I am considering getting Invisalign braces; despite having had braces as a teenager decades ago, my teeth are now moving to the point of risking breakage and interfering with chewing. This isn't for cosmetic reasons, but I don't have other options if I want to address this problem before it gets even worse.

In researching side effects, I've read of a few people reporting chronic or severe sore throat, asthma, cough, flu-like symptoms, perhaps as a reaction to either the plastic (or the antiseptic coating the company puts on each new appliance, which should be washed off before the first use), or possibly due to increased illness-causing bacteria in the mouth if the appliances aren't kept absolutely clean. The appliances are made of medical-grade plastic, no BPA, and I think these reports are a small minority. But I am cautious and would love to know if anyone here had, or known someone with, negative experiences with Invisalign. Thanks to all, Sue.

Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 05/07/2013

I can tolerate eating it, drinking it, brushing with it and leaving a blob all over in my mouth before bed with a little soda(spit out in the morning) or in my biteguard during the day, but oil pulling sets off my sensitive teeth. I tried it a few times.

Maybe as time goes by I will be able to try that again. But for now I'm happy my teeth aren't hurting. Glad that OP with cocomut oil is helping your teeth and overall health. Love, Joy

Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 05/07/2013

You have not offended me, I appreciate your insights... and will take them into account. Thanks

Posted by Kathy (the USA) on 05/07/2013

OKAY---Joy, what I meant was to be looking more for what COULD HAVE caused or contributed to an ailment that could have taken decades to be revealed and possibly eliminating it. Using food as your medicine to help heal or correct it. Not everything will work for everyone but I cannot see a future for complete healing when supplements contain more harmful ingredients that can cause or contribute to any degeneration of organs or bones. I'm sorry if I am not making good sense... My brain injuries cause me some difficulty here. Being thrown from horses and out of a car, being stepped on, kicked, rolled over, having broken bones and ramming my head into our vehicle's door frame three different times, the MRI's show degeneration and a vertebra pressing on my spinal cord... I am not in any pain from those. My biggest problem is adhesions from multiple surgeries but I am learning how to work on that. Learning how to eliminate hidden sources of MSG from my diet started my road to recovery. EC has provided me with tidbits of information that is the cherry on my sundae. I guess now I've been OP for a month. You said you weren't doing it but I think you should. I use the CO and am very pleased.

Posted by Kathy (the USA) on 05/07/2013

Joy, Joy, Joy, you seem to be trying so hard and I feel you could be causing more problems trying to fix them. I'm sorry to be so blunt but none of us can believe everything we read. Test everything, hold on to the good and avoid evil. I learned the hard way to find out what foods provide me with the vitamins/minerals I need. There is plenty of what we need in the food and our food has been tainted. If you take vitamins/supplements on top of what you are eating you don't know what you could be getting too much of that contibutes to more problems. The toxic effects of some vitamins are also signs of a deficiency. The binders and fillers could be more of the culprits. Getting an updated nutrition almanac (because new things are discovered everyday) would be beneficial. I take magnesium powder in orange juice on top of a meal that includes complete protein. Magnesium binds with protein before it is absorbed in the intestines. Once in awhile I take 1000 mg of vit C hoping the amount of C offsets the amount of binders and/or fillers. Seems to be working so far. Oh, .. I also take BSM, turmeric and ginger) I am also full of adhesions due to multiple surgeries... another reason for the stool softener instead of the type of fiber suggested by someone else here.

It has been over a twenty year endeavor that I have learned this and I continue to learn. It all started with just wanting to avoid MSG. I would get headaches so bad I would vomit. The FDA is not telling the truth and they are not looking out for our best interest. We are all on our own to research and apply what we learn. Everything is not going to work for everyone. My PCP said that medicine keeps changing every four or five years. The medical profession is not keeping up with what is happening to our food supply. I do not mean to offend you, Joy, I've just noticed multiple postings by you and wanted to offer some suggestions to maybe look in a different direction.

Posted by Kathy (the USA) on 05/06/2013

Eating cauliflower and brussel sprouts is a safe way to get vit k ~Kathy~

Posted by Joy (Batleground, Wash) on 05/06/2013

I once heard or read that vitamin K was good for dark circles under eyes. I bought the cream but no results at the time. Anyway, I went to the store recently and they didn't sell vitamin k , so did some more reading and one site said getting vitamin K out of balance with supplements apart from doc prescription could be what is the verdict ??

Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 05/06/2013 2084 posts

Clara: I just read an article on the ongoing research of Calcium as related to heart disease and stroke. Conclusion is to avoid over-supplementation or consumption of Calcium. So one needs to put more emphasis on Vit-D, Vit-K, and Magnesium. Phosphorus is not usually mentioned as it is the most abundant mineral in our diet, BUT if it is deficient, then results can be confused to Calcium deficiency.

Also, "absorption" of nutrients is a common and often underestimated problem. Candida Albicans is the most common culprit, along w/ H Pylori bacterium, but there are others like the nano-bacterias Giardia and Cryptosporidium.

Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 05/05/2013

There is a site in here that TED talks about dental health and molybdenum and some other minerals, the teeth need more than cal mag d zinc boron, that is a good starting place. I always use what I own and then add new stuff, as I learn more information.

I take a full spectrum mineral that is 1 mag 1 cal and also take magnesium citrate for muscle with D and multi vitamins. Go to... how to change your life with magnesium by Carolyn Dean.

Coconut oil in the diet heals teeth and gums and intestinal tract, it's amazing in that it even removes sensitivities. I brush with it and coat my teeth before bed with a bit of baking soda. My teeth are back to WHITE WHITE , I have never had them whitened.

Posted by Clara (Lancs) on 05/05/2013

Hi, I live in a hardwater area and recently purchased a Water filter kettle to reduce limescale. I have also lost a few pounds recently. I have just noticed today however that one of my top front teeth is actually going backwards, (I noticed this after inspection as my bottom teeth seemed to keep bumping off the top ones a lot). I am 35. I have also changed toothpaste lately which leaves a burning sensation in the mouth, but to be honest they all seem to do that nowadays, so I don't know is it the fact that I now take medication, or are all toothpastes like that nowadays. Anyway I am wondering could the water filter be removing vital minerals or whatever from the water along with the impurities. I read here on earth clinic that if you are supplementing with a multi mineral that it should be equal magnesium/calcium which I have now purchased online. However I have since been on the net and have seen a ionic mineral calcium 10mg. Would taking this upset the balance of the multi mineral when I start taking them. I have also seen a formula for bone support which includes calcium and zinc magnesium etc. Has anyone any advice which will get best results for my teeth. I really want to take the multi mineral for overall health though. Thanks

Baking Soda
Posted by Stevie Lynn (Lala Land, Ca, USA) on 04/08/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Baking soda is a wonderful non abrasive cleaning cleaner... It is safer for your enamel than many comercial toothpastes. I have been making my own toothpaste blend for 6 years... I mix 2 Tbs. Baking soda, 2 Tbs. Peelu powder (can be found online or in heathfood stores, often in bulk... Plant based, nonabrasive, with properties conducive to good oral health) 2 tsp pink sea salt, and 1 Tbs. Eco-Dent floride free/flavor free all natural foaming tooth powder.

When I first started I had bad receeding gums and my mouth was not in verry good shape, so I add 2 drops of myhrr oil to my toothbrush in the evenings. The problems cleared up within the first 2 months of using this mixture, and by the end of the first year I could see that I had regrown gum... My teeth are a lot whiter too.

Baking Soda
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 04/08/2013

V, I've seen recommendations for using it only once a week.

Baking Soda
Posted by V (Some City, Some State, Usa) on 04/08/2013

I would like to try baking soda as my regular teeth cleaning agent but I read that it wears down tooth enamel. I know that a lot of people on here use it but how safe is it in the long run?

Dental Root Resorption
Posted by Joy (Battlegound, Wash) on 03/10/2013

I don't know what that condition is but I can encourage you to brush with coconut oil with a little baking soda in it. Eat some coconut oil to regulate blood sugars. Coconut oil is anti viral anti fungal anti microbial and anti bacterial. There are a lot of sites you can read up on it, if you are curious.... Hope it helps... my teeth are no longer sensitive and they are whiter and the floss comes out clean and the tongue is a healthy shade of red again.

There are also a few authors who wrote about healing your teeth with food and supplements and have some utube sites, can't tell you off hand ... Google search, Ted wrote about dental aids in one of these sites, I read it recently, maybe in children's remedies.

Dental Root Resorption
Posted by (Cleveland, Oh/ Usa) on 03/09/2013

Dental Root Resorption: Dentists and my research on internet has no clear causation. A horrible condition. Cells which are normally friendly decide to absorb the roots.

Appears mostly triggered by periodontal work and later distress. I found one non periodontal reference to very high acidic diet (I have). And one non periodontal reference to general sytemic health.

I want to take some action to prevent further resorption problem. Not enough info, and info is sooo dental-technical; difficult for me to understand.

Can you help?

Removing Dental Fillings
Posted by Anonymous (Seattle, Wa) on 02/24/2013

I have been severly ill for over 17 mths. The symptoms have been debilitating. I will spare all the details I had many doctors and ND tell me that they have seeb people disabled from infected root canals and mercury fillings. I think everyone needs to get educated on this subject, My MD order the Clifford Test (metals and chemical ) allergy test. He told me that before having any fillings put in I needed to have this test, I found out I'm deathly allergic to mercury, formaldehyde and tons of other things. Apparently some dentists in the US once used Sargenti Paste ( paraformaldehyde) in fillings this is really dangerous stuff DO NOT ever have these put in your mouth I think they are using it in the UK. This stuff was in a root canal that was just extracted and I'm having all the mercury removed and one more root canals extracted I believe this these things can be making people deathly ill.

Posted by Citygirl27 (Richardson, Tx, USA) on 01/28/2013

Use unscented or peppermint castile soap. Look for one made by a certain "Dr. ". Use google or amazon and it will show up. It is also in many "big box" retail stores and health food shops near the soaps and toothpastes.