Total Oral Care
Teeth cleaning is a vital part of total oral care along with adequate nutrition, oil pulling and oral probiotic use.
HAPPY Tooth Powder is a new advanced tooth cleaning powder. It is made of natural ingredients which will help clean, brighten, and polish your teeth, help your mouth maintain the proper pH for antibacterial conditions, and help increase the amount of calcium and phosphorous material that can assist in re-mineralizing enamel and dentin to prevent sensitivity and help heal cavities. Please consider using a very soft toothbrush like Dr. Collins for brushing with HAPPY Tooth Powder.
Nutrition is a very important part of total oral care, if not really the most important. One’s everyday diet should contain foods high in Vitamin D, A, and K2. Plenty of water is a must. Eat as many fermented foods as possible. For grains and breads, try to use soaked grains or nuts and fermented breads like sourdough. Minimize use of processed or refined foods, high glycemic-index foods, and reduce sugar intake. Consider xylitol or erythirtol as sweeteners in your drinks and as substitutes for sugar in your baking.
Another diet related issue is the use of chewing gum. Chewing action alone will increase saliva content in the mouth. When a chewing gum contains Xylitol, you benefit additionally from its ability to raise pH and eliminate bacteria. The chewing gum brand PUR seems to be an excellent product.
Oil pulling is a traditional medicine process from India (Ayurvedic ). Hence there are many reviews and studies published in India literature (seeJournal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medicine). There are many success stories of people using coconut or sesame seed oil to help prevent tooth and gum issues. It will help reduce plaque and bad bacteria, and decrease gingivitis issues. The process is simple--simply add 1 tbl of coconut or sesame seed oil in your mouth and hold it/ swish it around for 20 minutes, spitting it out into the trash (not down the drain) when finished.
The quantity and type of bacteria in the mouth is crucial to optimum mouth care. This is a fairly new area of interest. There are companies now selling special oral probiotic formulations. Diet can also affect bacteria in the mouth by consuming such positive foods as yogurt and kefir.
There are many books, technical articles, and products available to gain insight into not only the effect on oral care, but whole body health.
My favorites are:
Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox, by Kate Rheaume-Bleue
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, by Weston A. Price
Cure Tooth Decay, by Ramiel Nagel
One of the best places to become knowledgeable about tooth/mouth health that I’ve found is: www.healingteethnaturally.com. The woman who put this free site together at her expense has done an outstanding job summarizing the vast amounts of research and articles available to the public. After you are done spending hours reading all of her articles, please feel free to make a small donation (in many ways) to cover her time and costs.
Xylitol Gum-- www.thepurcompany.com