Dental Health Tips and Remedies

| Modified on Jun 09, 2021

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!





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.


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.


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.

====ORH====


Baking Soda, Kosher Salt, Peroxide
Posted by Melissa (East Meadow, NY) on 01/07/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Baking Soda and Kosher Salt (chunky salt ) as a toothpaste/powder and 1% hydrogen peroxide and water mixture as mouthwash CURED several of my teeth/mouth ailments! Long story short...I had several problems with my teeth, gums and mouth. Among the list were bad breath, horrible bleeding gums, tooth aches, receding gums that actually pulled away from my teeth, yuck! And the (according to dentists)uncurable periodontal disease. I came across information from a friend of mine who's mother WAS a dental hygenist who knew of a cheap simple remedy for a lot of if not all of what I had problems with. The info I was given changed my life! I no longer have 1 problem that I used to have and my "uncurable" periodontal disease was noticably reversed within several days.

What I use and how I use it:

In any kind of sealable container (tupperware, whatever) mix 3/4 baking soda and 1/4 kosher salt or sea salt as long as it's chunky. shake it around to mix them together, and do so everytime before brushing your teeth. I use a 1/4 measuring spoon to scoop some out and brush my teeth from that as opposed to dipping my toothbrush in the mass mixture. I started with the softest toothbrush possible and as my teeth stopped bleeding etc I upgraded to a mdium bristle toothbrush, never to hard. When you go to brush your teeth, brush all of them, the insides of your cheeks the spaces between your teeth and lips, the roof of your mouth, under your tongue and your tongue itself. (BTW, before brushing I recommend you buy a tongue scraper and scrape your tongue about 15-20 times.) Make sure when brushing your tongue you get as far back as possible. The very back of your tongue where the larger taste buds appear to be, seems to be the biggest nesting grounds for bacteria. You may trigger your gag reflex, but it needs to be brushed! Brush all aspects of your mouth for at least 2 minutes, every morning, after every meal and right before bed for maximum results and maintenance. When you are finished brushing rinse your mouth with water and scrape your tongue a couple more times. MOUTHWASH MIXTURE. I use a mouthwash bottle, And mix 1/2 Hydrogen peroxide %1 (commonly found) and 1/2 water. shake it up before each use. Just swish around and gargle for a decent amount of time, longer the better. What I do is spit about 3/4 of it out and let the rest kinda sit amongst my teeth and gums for a little while longer. Then while the stuff is kinda clinging there I floss, working the peroxide in between my teeth. Then I totally rinse and use the tongue scraper a couple more times. An added bonus is that the mouthwash mixture also noticably whitened my teeth over a period of time. Good Luck, and I hope this helps others! You can also make a toothpaste just by mixing your tooth powder with a little of you mouthwash mixture, I sometimes use that for a tooth whitening treatment.

Dental Health Reader Feedback
Posted by Pim (Vught, Netherlands) on 09/17/2008

DENTAL HEALTH: This letter was sent out in April 2002 by Gerard F. Judd, Ph.D., Chemist, and Researcher. For his Curriculum Vitae, scroll to the bottom of this page.

Dear Government Executive and Employee: We can all stop spending billions for American dental work and research. Let me tell you why: I have learned the real causes of dental cavities and gum infection. People, including you, will now be able to take care of their own dentistry with insignificant cost, and end with perfect teeth. Cavities and gum infections are ended! A great amount of REPUTABLE DENTAL RESEARCH proves the following:

Tooth cavities will be ended simply by rinsing acids off the teeth. ACIDS ALONE EAT THE ENAMEL. There would be no cavities in the world if all people rinsed acids from their teeth promptly. Just sip water, milk or other liquid while eating. Water reacts with acids.

Foods and drinks, other than those containing acids, have no action on tooth enamel. SUGARS HAVE NO ACTION ON THE ENAMEL.

Bacteria cannot damage the enamel (calcium hydroxy phosphate). There is no such thing as decay of the enamel since bacteria require carbon and hydrogen to live. Billions of human and animal remains show teeth and bones are resistant to earth-bound organisms.

Teeth reenamalize when clean. TO MAKE TEETH CLEAN ONE BRUSHES WITH ANY BAR SOAP. ( There are good toothpastes at the health food stores. Check the ingredients before buying. Don't get anything with glycerine in it.) Soap washes off in just 2 rinses. What about toothpastes? Glycerine in all tooth pastes 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 REENAMELIZE.

Taking calcium and phosphate in the diet results in reenamelization of the teeth, but only when they are clean. Bar soap does a perfect job in cleaning the surface. The enamel thickens and becomes less sensitive. Adenosine diphosphatase furnishes phosphate to teeth.

Gums are disinfected by brushing with any bar soap. Not only bacteria and viruses are destroyed promptly by small amounts of soap in water, but also white flies and aphids. Gardeners: Spray 1 tsp of dishwashing soap in 1 gallon of water to kill white flies and aphids.

Plaque, a poorly formed crystal stuck to the bottom of the enamel, is prevented and eventually removed by brushing with bar soap. Dental procedures to get the badly formed crystals off dig holes through the enamel. These cavities catch food and cause gum infection.

Prevention of plaque retards gum pockets. Gum pockets are formed as the plaque pushes the gums away from the teeth. Gum pockets, from 1 to 8 mm deep, are also formed by FLUORIDE, which severs the protein molecules adhering the gums to the teeth. SOAP PREVENTS GINGIVITIS caused by bacteria which is lodged in the gum pockets.

VITAMIN C AND PHOSPHATE help knit the gums back to the teeth. Pressing against the gums with fingers forces adhesive materials from the gums onto the teeth, which helps the process. Abscesses can be offset by holding Cepacol (14% alcohol) in the mouth 5 minutes.

Receding gum surgery will end when the gum pockets cease. The very mention of the procedure, which involves transferring flesh from the roof of the mouth to the excised area of the gums, is a heinous and useless procedure which ought to pass into oblivion.

Removal of flouride from drinking water, pastes or gels saves the enzyme adenosine diphosphatase so it can deliver phosphate to calcium at the tooth surface, resulting in a beautiful, semi-flexible enamel.

As stated above, the gums can be reconnected to the teeth by taking vitamin C (ascorbic acid) (1 tsp) with Arm and Hammer baking soda (1/2 tsp) in 1 inch of water, letting it fizz and then diluting to 1/2 to 1 cup with water, then drinking. The resulting SODIUM ASCORBATE is non-acid, very pure and a thousand times more soluble than vitamin C. Sodium ascorbate is more reactive than ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) in building connective tissue and antibody structures and more effective in killing some viruses and bacteria.

Receding gums and plaque are ended when soap is used for brushing and vitamin C is taken daily in the form just mentioned.

30% of American youths ages 8-10 have no cavities. 100% of Ugandan youths ages 6-10 have no cavities. What does this tell us?

The reason Ugandan youths have 3 times better teeth than American youths is because they do not consume as many acid foods, have no fluoride in their drinking water, have regular meals rather than sipping acid drinks all day, have more calcium and phosphate in their diet, and have fewer dentists to work on their teeth.

Dental literature says 42% of Americans over 65 have no natural teeth, while 25% of those over 43 have none.
Dental literature says Americans age 43 average 32 cavities, those age 17 have 13 cavities, blacks and poverty stricken (without calcium and phosphate) have twice this and the native Americans have four times this amount. The Native American plight can be blamed on their poor nutrition, excessive fluoridation, and free but improper dental care.

If fluoridation were effective in preventing cavities, Native Americans would have the least cavities. They have had forced fluoridation for approximately 62 years.

Fluoride in water at 1 part per million INCREASED tooth cavities in four large reliable studies (7%, 22%, 45% and 10%, averaging 21%). The reason far these increases has to do with the fact that adenosine diphosphatase is destroyed by fluoride and CALCIUM FLUORIDE which slips into the enamel, is alien to the tooth composite and makes the enamel weak, brittle and discolored.

The health of American teeth will increase to be very nearly perfect if the regimen of water rinsing, soap brushing and taking calcium, phosphate and vitamin C in the diet is implemented.

Fortunately, we now know the current teeth perfecting protocol of dentistry with fluoridation is flawed. If the early estimates of 80% tooth improvement in childrens' teeth by age 13 were true, each American would now have less than one cavity. That is far from true. The teeth in America are in a sorry state, and at the present time are getting worse.

Numerous top scientists over the past 60 years have discarded the theory that fluoride helps teeth, or is a nutrient helpful to man.

To avoid fluoride is to prevent more than 114 ailments listed with references in a book "Good Teeth Birth to Death" by Gerard F. Judd, Ph.D.. These 114 medical side effects extend all the way from cancer down to headaches caused by 1 ppm fluoride in the water. Thirteen of these side effects are proved by a double blind study on 60 patients by 12 physicians, 1 pharmacist and 1 attorney.

The mechanism for destruction of enzymes by fluoride has been proven by x-ray studies. Hydrogen bonds are broken by fluoride.

Fluoride is the smallest negative particle on the face of the earth. Since the fluoride particles are so small and so intensely negative, they connect with the hydrogen bonds holding the enzyme coils in place and ruin every enzyme molecule at very low concentration, around 1-3 ppm. These enzymes are often 3,000 or more times the small size of the fluoride. The effect is ruinous.

To avoid fluoride is to prevent the destruction of 83 enzymes listed with references in Good Teeth, Birth to Death, by Gerard F. Judd, Ph.D.. Fluoride is a severe biological poison. Being intensely negative, it unlatches positive hydrogen bonds in enzymes AND proteins.

It is fortunate we have learned fluoride is a nerve poison. Fluoride causes cavities. There is not the slightest doubt.
Methylmercury formed from amalgams in the body is deadly. It causes brain disease. Fillings made of quartzite and epoxy are a safe substitute.

Fluoride harms the economy by making people purchase other than city water to avoid it. It also harms the economy by making people dependent on undependable professions that know nothing about it. Ignorance about fluoride and what it does is worldwide.

Keep the teeth moist. Teeth that are dry crack. If you chew ice, teeth may crumble. Teeth do have a breaking strength.

LOOK IN YOUR MOUTH. Tell the dentist(s) what you want done and get several bids for examination and work. Save your fortunes. We now know we can cancel the green light given by Harry Truman with the help of Congress to subsidize dentistry. Billions of dollars being wasted in this regard (Public Law 755, June 24, 1948) can now be returned to the taxpayers.

I hope you will put this information in the hands of your Congress persons so they and we may alert the newspapers, radio and TV stations, magazines, and all other news media as well as their friends, families, and associates about this giant leap in dental technology.

I ask for your feedback on this letter and I would also like you to ask for feedback from the ones you contact. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!

Respectfully yours, Gerard F. Judd, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Chemistry

ADDRESSEE: Please mail a copy of this letter to your Congressperson, asking what they are going to do about this terrible incompetence and waste in dentistry and government spending. Thanking you, I am Gerard F. Judd.

PARTIAL CREDENTIALS OF DR JUDD

October 24, 2002
6615 W Lupine, Glendale AZ 85304

Ph.D. from Purdue University.
Researcher in industry: 18 years.
Professor of chemistry: 33 years; retired professor emeritus.
Fluoride laboratory studies: Linde, Purdue, Wright Field and Phoenix College, 13 years.
Author, revised: Good Teeth Birth to Death, 117 pp. July 1997.
Author, revised: Chemistry, Its Uses In Everyday Life, 305 pp. July 1997.
Author, Workbook, Self Quizzes and Laboratory Assignments for Chemistry, Its Uses In Everyday Life, July 16, 1997.
Author, Chemical Hygiene Plan, 89 pp, 4-23-1998.
Speaker, writer, radio host, bookseller, age 79, continuing October 24, 2002.
Fighter for truth in practical uses of chemistry.

Resources
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.

http://www.rexresearch.com/judd/goodteeth.pdf


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~


Toothpaste Soak
Posted by Eastet (Batonrouge, La, Usa) on 07/04/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Title: How to remove dental plaque, tartar, & calculus at home, no dental visit.

Over periods of months, the oral tooth dental bacteria & debris (plaque) builds up and hardens into a tartar or calculus. Tartar is basically calculus, which is hardened or mineralized (calcified) plaque. Both plaque and calculus can and will lead to gingivitis desease if not removed. Nearly every health & help site online states that you cannot remove tartar (calculus) at home, that it can only be removed by a hygienist or dentist. I've been removing it at home for the last 25 years using the following method:

Most toothpastes on the market today have a foaming action, sulfuric acid reaction, and I utilize this foaming action to gradually break down and disintegrate or dissolve the tartar (calculus). After a good brushing, I put a half inch or so of toothpaste into the mouth and swish it around on all teeth. I let it soak the teeth and foam for 10 minutes daily, on the drive (ride) to work. Swish it around and through the teeth, using tongue and suction. I spit & clean up once I arrive at work. Thus, the Tartar or Calculus gradually becomes porous, starts chipping and flaking, crumbling off. Also whitens and removes stains. Don't try this with tooth whiteners, as it's too strong, too acidic (harmful).

Blessings, E

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 Health Reader Feedback
Posted by Dianna (Danville, VA) on 10/05/2008

I believe the post by Pim from Vught, Netherlands on DENTAL HEALTH has a lot of truth in it. For many years dentists have known that metal tooth fillings are harmful to people's health, yet they put it in your mouth without warning you or giving you any other choices. Some people's bodies do fine with the mercury leaking into their bloodstream while others have serious health problems that causes much pain and confusion. Thank GOD for caring peole that are willing to go against the grain to help others be well informed about such matters. From this day forward I am going to start brushing my teeth with ivory soap instead of toothpaste.


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!


General Feedback
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 01/07/2011

Here are a set of guidelines by Dr Gerard Judd, a researcher in dental health, which he formulated to maintain dental health:

*Tooth cavities will be ended simply by rinsing acids off the teeth.

*Acids alone eat the enamel.

*There would be no cavities in the world if all people rinsed acids from their teeth promptly. Just sip water, milk or other liquid while eating. Water reacts with acids.

*Foods and drinks, other than those containing acids, have no action on tooth enamel.

*Sugars have no action on the enamel.

*Bacteria cannot damage the enamel (calcium hydroxy phosphate). There is no such thing as decay of the enamel since bacteria require carbon and hydrogen to live. Billions of human and animal remains show teeth and bones are resistant to earth-bound organisms.

*Teeth re-enamalize when clean. To make teeth clean one brushes with any bar soap. Soap washes off in just 2 rinses. What about toothpastes? Glycerine in all brands of tooth paste 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.

*Taking calcium and phosphate in the diet results in re-enamelization of the teeth, but only when they are clean. Bar soap does a perfect job in cleaning the surface. The enamel thickens and becomes less sensitive. Adenosine diphosphatase furnishes phosphate to teeth. [An enzyme in the body. - LT

*Gums are disinfected by brushing with any bar soap.

*Plaque, a poorly formed crystal stuck to the bottom of the enamel, is prevented and eventually removed by brushing with bar soap. Dental procedures to get the badly formed crystals off dig holes through the enamel. These cavities catch food and cause gum infection. Prevention of plaque retards gum pockets. Gum pockets are formed as the plaque pushes the gums away from the teeth. Gum pockets, from 1 to 8 mm deep, are also formed by fluoride, which severs the protein molecules adhering the gums to the teeth. Soap prevents gingivitis caused by bacteria which is lodged in the gum pockets.

*Vitamin C and phosphate help knit the gums back to the teeth. Pressing against the gums with fingers forces adhesive materials from the gums onto the teeth, which helps the process.

*Abscesses can be offset by holding Cepacol (14% alcohol) in the mouth 5 minutes.

*Receding gum surgery will end when the gum pockets cease. The very mention of the procedure, which involves transferring flesh from the roof of the mouth to the excised area of the gums, is a heinous and useless procedure which ought to pass into oblivion.

*Removal of fluoride from drinking water, pastes or gels saves the enzyme adenosine diphosphatase so it can deliver phosphate to calcium at the tooth surface, resulting in a beautiful, semi-flexible enamel.

*As stated above, the gums can be reconnected to the teeth by taking vitamin C (ascorbic acid)(1 tsp) with Arm and Hammer baking soda (1/2 tsp) in 1 inch of water, letting it fizz and then diluting to 1/2 to 1 cup with water, then drinking. The resulting sodium ascorbate is non-acid, very pure and a thousand times more soluble than vitamin C. Sodium ascorbate is more active than ascorbic acid (C) in building connective tissue and antibody structures and more effective in killing some viruses and bacteria.

*Receding gums and plaque are ended when soap is used for brushing and vitamin C is taken daily.

*30% of American youths ages 8-10 have no cavities.

*100% of Ugandan youths ages 6-10 have no cavities. What does this tell us? The reason Ugandan youths have 3 times better teeth than American youths is because they do not consume as many acid foods have no fluoride in their drinking water, have regular meals rather than sipping acid drinks all day, have more calcium and phosphate in their diet, and have fewer dentists to "work on" their teeth.

*Dental literature says 42% of Americans over 65 have no natural teeth while 25% of those over 43 have none.

*Dental literature says Americans age 43 average 32 cavities, those age 7 have 13 cavities, blacks and poverty stricken (without calcium and phosphate) have twice this and the Native Americans have four times this amount. The Native American plight can be blamed on their poor nutrition, excessive fluoridation and fr/ee but improper dental care. If fluoridation were effective in preventing cavities, Native Americans would have the least cavities of any group. They have had forced fluoridation for approximately 62 years.

*Spokesmen for national groups are beginning to notice an alarming rise in cavities among children and teens. Same dentists recommend dental sealants, especially for older teens not previously considered candidates for the treatment. But if sealants are n. O. W ordered, aren't dentists admitting no confidence in the ability of fluoride to prevent cavities?

*Fluoride in water at one part per million increased tooth cavities in four large reliable studies 7. 22. 45 and 10% (average 21 %). The reason far these increases has to do with the fact that adenosine diphosphatase is destroyed by fluoride and calcium fluoride which slips into the enamel, is alien to the tooth composite and makes the enamel weak, brittle and discolored.

*The health of american teeth will increase to be very nearly perfect if the regimen of water rinsing, soap brushing and taking calcium, phosphate and vitamin c in the diet is implemented. Fortunately, we n. O. W know the current teeth perfecting protocol of dentistry with fluoridation is flawed. If the early estimates of 80% tooth improvement in childrens' teeth by age 13 were true, each American would n. O. W have less than one cavity. That is far from true.

*The teeth in America are in a sorry state, and at the present time are getting worse. Numerous top scientists over the past 60 years have discarded the theory that fluoride helps teeth, or is a nutrient helpful to man. To avoid fluoride is to prevent more than 114 ailments listed with references in my book Good Teeth, Birth to Death. These 114 medical side effects extend all the way from cancer down to headaches caused by 1 ppm (part per million) fluoride in the water. Thirteen of these side effects are proved by a double blind study on 60 patients by 12 physicians, 1 pharmacist and 1 attorney. The mechanism for destruction of enzymes by fluoride has been proven by x-ray studies. Hydrogen bonds are broken by fluoride.

*Fluoride is the smallest negative particle on the face of the earth. Since the fluoride particles are so small and so intensely negative, they connect with the hydrogen bonds holding the enzyme coils in place and ruin every enzyme molecule at very low concentration, around 1-3 ppm. These enzymes are often 3, 000 or more times the small size of the fluoride. The effect is ruinous. To avoid fluoride is to prevent the destruction of 83 enzymes.

*Fluoride is a severe biological poison. Being intensely negative, it unlatches positive hydrogen bonds in enzymes and proteins. It is fortunate we have learned fluoride is a nerve poison. Fluoride causes cavities. There is not the slightest doubt. Methylmercury formed from amalgams in the body is deadly. It causes brain disease.

*Fillings made of quartzite and epoxy are a safe substitute.

*Fluoride harms the economy by making people purchase other than city water to avoid it.

*Fluoride also harms the economy by making people dependent on undependable professions that know nothing about it.

*Ignorance about fluoride and what it does is worldwide.

*Keep the teeth moist. Teeth that are dry "craze" (crack). If you chew ice, teeth may crumble. Teeth do have a breaking strength.

*Look in your mouth.

*Tell the dentist(s) what you want done and get several bids for examination and work. Save your fortunes.


Baking Soda, Kosher Salt, Peroxide
Posted by Sp (Lavergne, Tn) on 07/16/2010
5 out of 5 stars

After reading the post about all the good things about baking soda and salt as toothpaste, I decided to give it a try. I mixed the baking soda with a little bit of sea salt as Melissa described and keep the mixture in a glass jar at my sink. I pour a little bit in the palm of my hand. I wet my toothbrush and dip it in the mixture. I use the mixture morning and night. I noticed right away my teeth felt really clean. I have been doing this 3 weeks and love the way my teeth feels. I also use hydrogen peroxide (1 part to 3 part water) as a mouthwash once a day followed by flossing. I recently started mixing in a drop or 2 of peppermint essential oil in the mouthwash and my mouth feels awesome. This is the healthiest my gums have felt in a long time. Thank so much everyone for sharing. I learn so much from EC.


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~


Soap, Baking Soda, Eucalyptus Oil
Posted by Hoppimike (Kent, England) on 06/05/2015 22 posts
5 out of 5 stars

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!

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.


Re-Mineralize
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, La Union) on 07/29/2011

Hi Cindy... About five years ago I had a spate where several of my back teeth became very loose and I had to have them pulled. This worried me. This was also around the time I had systemic candida. After I cured my candida I was still worried about my teeth, several still loose.

In the end I used a mixture of Ted's suggestions on using 3% Hydrogen Peroxide or dilute Iodine as a mouthwash as well as using Sodium Bicarb to brush my teeth. Then I read an article by Gerard Judd awell-known orthodontic researcher who strongly advised againt using fluoride toothpaste and who also said that all you have to do to re-mineralize your teeth properly and get rid of plaque is to brush your teeth with plain, unscented bar soap. I've been doing this regularly for about a year now and all my teeth have at last firmed up again, no loose teeth anymore. Less plaque formations too.

The key here is the soap because soap disrupts biofilms where the bacteria hide between your teeth and gums. These biofilms are simply micro-slime in which bacteria can hide and avoid being attacked by the body's defense system. This lets them build up plaque on your teeth. The soap destroys the biofilm -- in exactly the same way as soap gets rid of grease and stains from clothes. With no biofilms now the plaque bacteria are completely exposed and so you use a mouthwash like 3% hydrogen peroxide or iodine to rapidly kill them. By removing this biofilm, plaque is reduced on the teeth and reduced between the gums and teeth so there is then a larger surface area for the teeth to reminerlize properly. Using hydrogen peroxide as well as sodium bicarbonate also helps to encourage teeth re-mineralization because of the extra oxygen supplied by the hydrogen peroxide and because of the sodium bicarb alkaline environment.

The other key points made by Dr Judd was that cavities are not caused by bacteria -- they are caused by acid food and acid drinks -- drinks that taste sour in other words. Avoid these if you have poor teeth. Here is a link to his ideas and research:

http://www.life-enthusiast.com/news/o_dental_health.htm

This year my teeth have become firmer than ever and there was no need to have my yearly plaque scrape. So this method has definitely worked for me.


Re-Mineralize
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.


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.


Baking Soda, Kosher Salt, Peroxide
Posted by Susu (Sacramento, Ca) on 01/07/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Baking soda does a good job of cleaning but is too abrasive for my teeth. I have been using organic food grade diatomaceous earth. I haven't noticed any tooth sensitiviy like I did with baking soda. After I brush with toothpaste, I wash off the brush, dip it in the diatomaceous earth and brush a little more. It feels like you've just been to the dentist and had your teeth cleaned. Since I've been using it my dentist always comments that my teeth look so clean. About once a week I put a little peroxide in my mouth and then brush with the diatomaceous earth. My teeth definitly look whiter.


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!


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.


Vitamin D3, Vitamin K2
Posted by Juan (Philippines) on 06/09/2021
5 out of 5 stars

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.


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

MAMA, this experiment is fantastic. I congratulate you.

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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 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.


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.


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

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


Removing Dental Fillings
Posted by Walter (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 01/23/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Removing the metal fillings in my mouth has made an enormous difference to my health. I had a holistic dentist replace the metal fillings (the regular silver/mercury amalgams) with non-metal, non-toxic materials, one filling per month until finished.

Once he had finished, the eczema that I had endured for years on many parts of my body cleared up completely, my chronic fatigue disappeared, and my mental clarity and speed improved markedly.

It has been five years since he finished the work and the negative symptoms have not returned.

The organic diet that I had been on for many years was not enough to overcome the ethylmercury that I was building up while the toxic fillings were still in my mouth.

Once the metal fillings were removed though, I feel that the organic foods helped speed a full recovery.


Herbal Tooth Powder
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 11/18/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Hi Everyone, I know many people who come here to EC are looking for alternative mouth care. I have posted video of those in this field who are at the forefront on this issue. I would now like to give a recipe for Herbal Tooth Powder which I know would interest many here. It can be used instead of toothpaste.

  • 1/4 cup of kaolin clay
  • 1/4 cup of baking soda
  • 1/4 cup of sea salt
  • 1 Tbs. of sage
  • 30 drops of spearmint essential oil (or peppermint, cinnamon, etc)
  • 1 jar

In a container, mix together clay, baking soda and sea salt. Then grind the sage finely and mix in. (You could use a mortar and pestle. ) Finally, put in the essential oil. Mix together well and then put in your jar.

This will help prevent plaque buildup and promote healthy teeth. The sage helps whiten the teeth. Just wet your toothbrush and put on the tooth powder.

Enjoy! Lisa


General Feedback
Posted by Sue M. (Worden, Il, Usa) on 08/15/2012

I wanted to let you all know of the benefits of using activated charcoal to whiten teeth. One website you can read about it is, Crunchy Betty and the other, is on YouTube with BeeyoutifulLiving. The former suggested doing a paste and leaving on teeth for 5 minutes and the latter has a recipe you put together to brush your teeth. It's 1/2tsp of activated charcoal, 1/2tsp of baking soda and 10 to 15 drops of peppermint oil. That's my toothpaste of a morning. I've been using that for the past week to whiten my teeth and what I like about the charcoal, is that it doesn't damage the enamel of your teeth. My teeth are really looking good. Pretty interesting stuff.... activated charcoal.


Sage Oil
Posted by Tony (St Paul, Ab, Canada) on 06/18/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I found something very satisfying for DENTAL CARE.....two drops of sage oil in a little water, and brush. It makes the teeth feel really clean and alive and does whiten.


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.


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!


Baking Soda, Kosher Salt, Peroxide
Posted by Brenda (Springfield, Il) on 01/09/2011

Here's my routine. First I swish with hydogen peroxide, then I dip wet toothbrush in a mixture of a little borax and baking soda. I have Dr. Bronner's peppermint liquid soap in an eyedrop bottle and drop a couple of drops of the soap on top of the borax/baking soda mixture. Then brush. Occasionally, I'll add a drop of oil of oregano especially if I feel the need to avoid a virus. My mouth feels fresh and teeth are white.

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.


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.


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.


Oil Pulling
Posted by Absaruddin Qazi (Karachi, Sind, Pakistan) on 01/29/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I am 63 years old.

I had problem with my teeth for years. About ten years before I had fillings in four or five cavities. About a year ago again there was problem of receding of gums, and gingivitis. More over one of Right side Third Molar ( Wisdom tooth) was getting loose and paining like any thing. Situation became so bad that I was not able to drink plain water without screaming. The dentist advised me use special tooth paste and mouth wash for sensitive teeth. Then I started gargling with Neem water. Some how problem came under control.

Then I searched Earth clinic and found oil pulling therapy for mouth problems. I started with Sunflower oil a table full early morning. It was amazing, within a few days every thing started settle down. I am not sure the gums receding is fully cured, but there is no more pain, no Hot and cold feeling problem and the good thing is the loosen wisdom tooth is not so loose any more. I am very comfortably eating all types of food chapatis, meat, rice hot and cold beverages. Now all my family members are doing oil pulling regularly. Most of my relatives and friends have started and getting benefit of this therapy. Thanks to Earth clinic.

Removing Dental Fillings
Posted by Sienna (London, Uk) on 01/21/2010

I attended a seminar on the dangers from mercury/amalgam fillings many, many years ago. At the time I had a lot of amalgam fillings but not the resources to get them extracted professionally and I began to despair...until...the speaker said, and I quote "If you cannot afford to get the amalgam fillings removed, the next best thing is to take selenium regularly as this binds to the mercury in the system and passes out of the body" I hope this information helps you as it helped me.

I am now in the unfortunate position of discovering that many of the replacement white composit fillings are made of "questionable" substances. I am now trying to locate a dentist that uses Quartzite epoxy.

I use approximately half a teaspoon of baking soda to brush my teeth and, because nowadays most soaps have added glycerine, I use natural soap flakes (no glycerine) afterwards to disinfect the mouth and also drink the Sodium Ascorbate mixture recommended by Dr. Judd.

I hope this helps.



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