Dental Health Tips and Remedies

Dental Implant

Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 09/10/2011

Now that Sjogren's Syndrome has been eliminated as the reason for my very dry eyes and throat during the night I started to think back to when it all began to try to see if I could find any connection to something that happened back then. The only thing I could think about is the placing of a dental implant. I know that it sounds far fetched but think about it, they place a metal device in one's jaw bones..... During the night my eyes become worryingly dry and so does my mouth now, so much so that I have trouble sleeping as I keep drinking water. For the eyes I got a cream which helps quite a bit. I know that if I phone the surgeon he is going to tell me that there is no connection whatsoever. I will phone him anyway but I wondered whether someone here has ever heard of something similar. I know dental implants can give problems but never heard of something like this. Thanks for any tips you people might have!

Replied by Barefoot12

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.

Replied by Sergio
(L.a. California)

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!

Replied by Charity
(Faithville, Usa)

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 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?

Replied by Joy
(Battlegound, Wash)

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.

Replied by Lily
(Vancouver, Wa)

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

Dental Sealants

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Posted by Earth Clinic (USA) on 09/20/2009

Great article by Lisa Sanders, M.D. in the September 6th, 2009 New York Times Magazine called Diagnosis: Fear of Falling about a woman whose dentures fit so poorly, she used a tube a day of denture adhesive containing zinc (one tube is supposed to last a month). The patient's symptoms were increasing weakness and loss of balance. So much zinc, day after day, caused a severe copper deficiency. Once the denture sealant was changed to one without zinc, the patient started to slowly get better.

Here it is: Deficiency&st=cse

Dental Sealants
Posted by Ron (Somewhere, Az) on 08/29/2009


dental sealants release a chemical known as BPA into the saliva. BPA is classified as a endocrine disruptor. Known to cause testiculor cancer and breast cancer. I began to do research of dental sealants because my child's dentist was pushing this treatment on us but I refused this treatment until I researched it. Im glad I did.

Diatomaceous Earth

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Posted by Cindy VR (San Diego) on 02/14/2021

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.


Posted by Carly (Seattle , Wa - Usa) on 05/28/2011

Hi - Two weeks ago I had an old filling replaced with a new, larger one in a bottom molar - due to part of the tooth breaking off. It is an amalgam filling. Yes, I know, but I don't have dental insurance, and this was the least expensive option. He wanted to do a crown. Yikes. Anyway, it was pretty traumatic.

My question(s): Does anyone here on EC know how long a new filling can be sensitive, (too cold, and chewing) - it is normal to have it bugging me two weeks out? Also - does anyone know of anything that with help hurry it along to feeling normal again? :-)

Thanks for any help or reassurance at all.... I am scared this sucker will never be normal again!

Replied by Linda
(St. Paul, Mn)

Carly- I had the same problem 12 years ago. I had replaced all my old fillings with new ones and could not chew on one side because it was so sensitive. My holistic dentist did not know if it would get better. This was 3 months later! Then I found a farm to get raw milk from. After drinking it for one week I was pleasantly surprised by being able to chew on the side that was formerly so sensitive! As another bonus, the sensitivity of my teeth in general has improved. No more sensitive spots! To be fair, this was also about the same time that I started eating more organic veggies and Celtic sea salt. During this same period of time, a breast lump that I had had for 3 years also dissappeared. I think that had more to do with replacing the old fillings than the addition of raw milk to my diet. Good Luck!

Replied by Carly
(Seattle, Wa - Usa)

Thanks Linda - I am lactose intolerant so can't do the raw milk - I would if I could though! Sounds like trace minerals may be key here. Yes, if I had dental insurance (and were a bit braver! ) I would love to get rid of all of the mercury in my mouth. Good for you! :-) Thanks again.

Replied by Lisa
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)

Hi Carly, Have you actually tried raw milk? I ask because my husband is very lactose intolerant and so are my kids and yet when we changed over to raw milk last summer they can all drink it w/ absolutely no side effects at all! Anyway, that's my two cents...

Replied by Carly
(Seattle , Wa - Usa)

Hi Lisa - No... I have not tried it. Interesting, possibly raw milk would work.... I will look into it. I do know it is supposed to be great stuff.


General Feedback

Posted by Andrea C (Cardiff, Wales) on 01/26/2013

I wish i'd kept away from Dentist!!!! I had lovely teeth xxx My friend was ill and I wet to work, and stayed over her home to look after her and her children as well as going to work. It was hard, but at least I was able to do it xxxx Anyway, I went for my 2 yearly check up xxxxx My Friend saig "go to MY DENTIST" It will save you an 16 mile walk xxxxxx He put 124 ALMALGAMIN FILLINGS in my teeth xxxxxx When I went back to MY Dentist, he was swearing till his face went prple!!!! Why?????????? Because he had x-rays of my teeth and there was nothing wrong with them!!!!!! He said that b^%$#@! D! Did this because he could make more money off you this way!!!!!!!! Everytime I go to the DENTIST now, I end up with MORE PROBLEM;S!!!!!!!!! I can prove this xxxx The latest 1 is a FILLING Done to high, smashing my TEETH TOGHTHER??? I am in agony!!!!!! And I have to go bak yet again???? If you ain't got TOOTH ACHE stay away from these BUTCHERS!!!!!!! Love andrea c

General Feedback
Posted by Sozo_me_lord (Lehigh Acres, Fl, USA) on 08/14/2012

I am scheduled to go the dentist tomorrow and need a quick answer. they are going to charge me $600 for a deep cleaning. i definitely don't want to lose teeth, but that is a hefty price to pay? any suggestions...

Replied by Lisa
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)

Hi Sozo, I say look for someone else! That's ridiculous. My dentist whom I'd had for years kept ratcheting the price up and I stopped going. Then, a friend told me about her dentist and said he charged $70 for an amazing deep cleaning. She'd had him since the 70's and his prices and work are amazing. Not only that but he, himself did the cleaning not a dental hygienist like at my original dentist. So, I went and then took both my kids. And I live here in LA where prices can be ridiculous! So, look around and ask around. Best of luck to you, Lisa

Replied by Plumhappy
(Eugene, Oregon)

Wow! That is outrageous. I have been having awesome results in taking care of my teeth by oilpulling with coconut oil and brushing with turmeric. Teeth are whiter than they have ever been as an adult and it has removed plaque. My mouth is very clean feeling and teeth very smooth. I see my gum line has come up as well. I oil pull right after I brush first thing in morning as it gets rid of any stain left from the turmeric and then brush with baking soda if there remains any bit of staining, but usually the oil pulling takes care of it. I oil pull strickly for the benefits to my teeth but if any other health benefits come from it, I'll take it. I notice that I need to blow my nose a few times after I pull, most likely it is cleaning me out.

Replied by Timh
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
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My body toxin load is so high that twice daily oil pull really contaminates my mouth & teeth, regardless of using otc mouthwash and occasional H2O2 swishing; I don't use coconut oil but otc veg oil (proly got gmo's) but I at least fortify the oil w/ vit-A & E and BHT. My teeth have never been darker. Yesterday and today I applied 35% H2O2 w/ a q-tip directly on teeth w/ a foaming result. Some whiteness seems to be already appearing and a small but prominent stain seems to be diminishing. I could be hallucinating from hopefulness but I know the H2O2 will whiten. For mineralization I have been swishing water during whole body mineral bath which also seems to be strengthening the teeth. Also an apparent tapeworm cyst in my jaw has reeked havoc on my teeth by spewing out pathogens by the millions (i figure).

Replied by Sue M.
(Worden, Il, Usa)

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.

General Feedback
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 01/05/2011

Hi Everyone... There was a man called Dr Gerard Judd who was a Phd Chemist for 33 years. For 18 years he was a researcher in fluoro-organics and dental health. He was very anti-fluoride and some of his research results and simple advice might well surprise you. He also wrote an interesting book called "Good Teeth, Birth to Death"

Here is a letter from Dr Judd to the US Government which specifies and advises exactly what people should do do maintain healthy teeth. The letter is here:

Dental health is very important to the rest of body health. Ted from Bangkok has continually made the point that teeth are a major point of entry via cavities, fillings etc for bacteria and viruses as well as for heavy metals from fillings -- which usually go into the lymph glands and are so easily dispersed throughout the body from there.

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

Thanks Bill, ever since someone recommended this book here a while ago I have been trying to get it but it is quite expensive so, after someone else gave me the Internet link I am now trying to have my husband print it. Funny enough he had to become a member of Facebook in order to print the book. Have you ever tried to clean your teeth with soap and if so how do you do it? Do you rub a bit of soap on your toothbrush or on your teeth and if so what kind of soap? Doesn't it taste disgusting? I am dying to read the book and will post here my review when the link is ready!

(Las Vegas)

You can find the book here:

make sure you don't use Google to look for this book. I used Duck Duck Go.

Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)

Hi Francisca... I hope you're well and happy. I have indeed been trying Dr Judd's advice. I've been using ordinary bar soap to brush my teeth -- three good scrapes on the brush and away I go!! And it doesn't taste that bad either. I use a very basic unfancy bar soap with no perfume etc. I'll stick with it I think, makes sense when you read his explanations.

Toothpaste normally contains fluoride as well as glycine. We all know about fluoride, but glycine(as well as food fats) tends to coat the teeth and it is hard to remove this film -- toothpaste doesn't work and alot of toothpaste actually contains glycine -- this film apparently stops the enamel properly forming on the teeth and is a very important feature for dental health. Food fats and glycine tend both to coat the teeth and both inhibit enamel formation of the teeth. The only thing that can easily remove this fat or glycine film is simple bar soap. Bar soap also kills gum bacteria and helps to prevent gum disease. Dr Judd researched all this and proved it all mainly through observational testing.

Also whenever you eat or drink acid food like drinking coke or even fresh fruit juice -- this contains acid -- which is what actually damages teeth and not bacteria(bacteria damage gums). So to prevent cavities, always drink water after a meal to wash away the acid. This all seems like good common sense to me.

But I still use 3% Hydrogen Peroxide, Sodium Bicarbonate or dilute Iodine as a mouthwash periodically as recomended by Ted.

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

Thanks once more Bill! I have just had the first cold for over 7 years but other than that I am ok and I wish you a wonderful new year! I will try the soap. Usually the soap I have at home is either Aleppo soap, which is a very old Syrian soap and you find it easily here in France (it seems to be the oldest soap on earth)or else Savon de Marseille which also seems quite good (very French). I have no idea whether any of those would do..... I have the feeling that Aleppo soap might be better as the Marseille one seems to have been good but now not anymore so I will be ditching it (I have just done some research on it). I always try to drink some water after eating or drinking acids and never clean my teeth within 30 minutes of eating as the enamel is then softer. Do you dilute the Hydrogen Peroxide? And do you use it as a mouth wash every day? I will try to find it in the pharmacy tomorrow. I hope my husband manages to print Dr. Judd's book soon, no idea why he had to become a member of Facebook to do that anyway! I will try the soap tonight, wish me luck..... And thanks for all your good advice!

Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)

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.

Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)

Hi Francisca... I dilute the 3% Hydrogen Peroxide when I use it to clean my ears or nose -- I dilute with the same volume of water which then creates a 1.5% HP solution.

But as a mouthwash, I just squirt the 3% Hydrogen Peroxide directly into my mouth and swish it round. It froths up alot so you only need about a teaspoon or two. And when I take it internally as a drink with water, I mix 6 to 10 drops in a glass of water.

Replied by Sandy
(Naperville Il)

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

Herbal Tooth Powder

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Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 11/18/2012

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

Hyaluronic Acid, Oil Pulling

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Posted by Prioris (Fort Pierce, Fl, Usa) on 06/08/2013

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.

Hydrogen Peroxide

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Posted by Carol (Sparks, Nv) on 03/22/2016

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.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Jill (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) on 03/14/2009

I have started using Hydrogen Peroxide diluted with water. I use 1/2 water and 1/2 Hydrogen Peroxide. I use it as a mouthwash and in my Waterpik. I have suffered from Halitosis for several years due to periodontal disease. I work, but due to high premiums, I don't have dental insurance. I have used products at the pharmacy, but this is more effective. I brush and manually floss with unwaxd dental floss. I use the Waterpik w/diluted Hydrogen Peroxide to irrigate between the teeth and below the gumline. On a job interview, I sat at close range w/the interviewer with no problems. It is not a substitute for professional dental care, but supplement it w/dental care. I also take Chlorophyll tablets(internal deodorizer) and Burdock Root (a blood cleanser).

Replied by Sp
(Lavergne, Tn)

Hydrogen Peroxide diluted with water as a mouthwash really works to clean my mouth and my breath fresh. After reading Jill's post, I tried 1 part hydrogen peroxide to 1 water as a mouthwash once a day for a week and found it was too strong for me. My teeth felt really sensitive. Then I diluted 1 part hydrogen peroxide to 3 part water, once a day, and this works great. I have been doing this 3 weeks now and my mouth feels really clean and can see that my teeth has whitened some. My gums look and feel healthy. I'm going to do this the rest of my life. Thank you so much for sharing! I really appreciate!

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!

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

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?!

Replied by Robert Henry
(Ten Mile , Tn)

MAMA, this experiment is fantastic. I congratulate you.


Replied by Wendy
(Columbus, Oh)

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

Replied by KT

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.

Replied by Sandy
(Naperville, Il)

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.

Replied by Mama To Many

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~

Replied by Sandy

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.

Replied by Mama To Many

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~

Mercury Fillings

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Posted by Stephanie (Capemay, Nj) on 05/26/2011

To the dentist. We love our dentist. We love our cleanings. I am not a fan of murcury as we ALL know it is a neurotoxin EVEN in small amounts!

I got 4 fillings by an amazing dentist and my health began to fail soon after. I had twiches in hand and my immune system wet downhill until I cleansed for a very long time.

Now I go ONLY to a holistic dentist.

It is 2011 not 1970.

Replied by Citygirl27
(Richardson, Tx, Usa)

If you are still unsure about mercury amalgam fillings, watch this non-selling video on their risks and removal. It is kindly provided to us by the IAOMT, a non-profit worldwide organization that is publicizing the risks of mercury fillings and how to have them safely removed.

Replied by Sandy
(Naperville Il)

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

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