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
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
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.
(TEN MILE, TN)
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.
(New York, US)
Hello everyone this is my 1st time posting. hope i'm doing this right i'm in a lot of trouble. i guess my docs think i have osteomylitis in my jaw & collar bone. the pain is horrible i'm scheduled for oral surgery next month. any remedies out there that can help me?
thank you, TONY
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)
i just got my routine dental cleaning and my dentist wants me to start planning for veneers on several teeth which would cost thousands of $ as insurance doesn't cover because it is considered cosmetic. I also have receeding gums. Is it possible to remineralize teeth? if so I am willing to try whatever I can first. is there diet (foods to eat/not to eat and supplements to take or not to use?) i will appreciate ANY and ALL information to help avoid this dental work! I value your advice. thanks
(San Fernando, La Union)
(Fairfax, Va Usa)
(Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada)
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(Richardson, Tx, USA)
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.
Removing Dental Fillings
Could you please recommend a Dentist for this and what was the cost. I'm in Toronto. Thanks
(Idaho Falls, Id USA)
Removing Dental Fillings
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.
Removing Dental Fillings
I had my metal fillings removed and IMMEDIATELY I was able to breathe through my nose better. It was so much so that it burned a little at first like when you get way too much oxygen (ever use one of those nose strips?) My dentist said that I must be highly allergic to mercury. I did not expect this to happen. Do not ever let anyone say that metal filling are not dangerous.
(Cedar Hill, Mo)
Teeth - I discovered this document today and the author has kindly allowed everyone with access to it to pass it on to others.
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.
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!
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.
(Hope, Bc, Canada)
(Washington, Dc Usa)
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!
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).