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Beware of Toothpaste and Dental Hygiene Products!

Toxic chemicals found in toothpaste. Sodium fluoride, a toxic chemical used in rat poison. Propylene glycol, found in car antifreeze solutions is an industrial agent. SLS is commonly used in engine degreaser, cleaning your teeth by corrosion. Coloring give toothpastes color but help give you cancer. Keep out of reach of children. http://dherbs.com/images/dherbs400x400.jpg

Yes, beware of toothpaste! Commercial brand toothpastes, that is!

Toothpaste

Commercial brand toothpastes contain caustic and toxic ingredients known to affect physical health. There's a reason why if it's ingested in large quantities that the consumer is directed to call a poison control center.

Many commercial brand toothpastes contain ingredients such as sodium fluoride, propylene glycol, sodium laurel sulfate, sodium saccharin, polyethylene, Blue Lake #1, D & C Red #30 Lake, and FD & C Blue #1 Lake.

Sodium fluoride (aka Flouride) is a toxic chemical used in rat poison. Teeth do not require fluoride, but fluorine. Fluoride is not a mineral or element, but fluorine is. Fluorine helps prevent tooth decay. Organic fluorine is found in Black Walnut Hulls and Miswak (Peelu), although in very low concentrations.

Propylene glycol is an industrial agent. It is commonly used to keep products moist and is also used in car antifreeze solutions and de-icing solutions for cars, airplanes, and boats.

Sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLS) is a surfactant and detergent commonly used in engine degreaser, garage floor cleaners, and car wash soaps. It's also used clinical testing as a primary skin irritant.

Sodium saccharin is another ingredient in rat poison. In toothpaste, it's a sweetener.

Polyethylene is PLASTIC.

Blue Lake, FD & C Lake, and all the Lakes are petroleum-derived dyes and known carcinogens. They are used in your toothpastes to give them color.

Sugar alternatives are commonly found in oral hygiene and toothpaste products. They don't outright use sugar because toothpaste is supposed to fight against the damage of sugar so they use artificial sweeteners instead.

Natural Toothpaste or Tooth Powder Products

There are good alternative brands of toothpaste on the shelves of good health food stores such as Whole Foods Market, Trader Joes, Wild Oats, Natural Grocer Stores (Northern California), VP Discount Health Stores, Nature Mart (Los Angeles, CA), Erewhon (Los Angeles, CA), New Frontiers (Sedona and Flagstaff, Arizona), Sevenanda (Atlanta, GA), and Simply Wholesome (Los Angeles, CA) just to name a few.

Good alternative brands of toothpaste include:
  • Ayurveda
  • Nature's Gate
  • Peelu
  • Tom's of Maine


Even with these alternative brands, it's important to read the labels because many natural brands also add fluoride.

Herbs are great for tooth powder purposes. Peelu brand makes a great tooth powder, if you can tolerate the taste. Other herbs that make excellent tooth powders include White Oak Bark, Clove, Black Walnut Hull, Neem, Bayberry, Goldenseal, Witch Hazel bark, and Cranesbill.

Toothbrushes

Toothbrushes can be harmful if you use the wrong type or size for your teeth or gum condition. Use a toothbrush with very soft bristles. You can also use a towel to clean your teeth. Simply wet the towel and add a little herbal tooth powder to the towel and start brushing and polishing.

Healing Tooth Problems Naturally

For strong and healthy teeth, make sure you get optimal amounts of calcium phosphate, especially if you are pregnant. A developing baby can cause a pregnant woman to lose calcium, which is why many females experience problems with their teeth after pregnancy.

Essential oil of Clove is known to provide relief from tooth pain. Apply a few drops on to a Q-tip and apply to the toothache. This is just a temporary remedy until you can get yourself to a dentist, preferably a holistic dentist (if you can find one).

Many dental problems can be resolved through diet changes including plaque build up, sensitive teeth, gingivitis (bad breath), and stained teeth.

Tooth whiteners are toxic and potentially harmful to your health. Nothing whitens teeth better than Carbon, a/k/a Activated Charcoal. Though a tasteless black substance, this stuff whitens teeth and removes plaque at the same time. The substance is very powerful and also helps to maintain a healthy mouth pH balance.

Dietary Intervention

Eliminate meat, dairy products, refined grains and starches from your diet. Eliminate processed foods or greatly cut back on them. Processed vegan products are better than actual meat-based ones.

Consider going all raw (at least for purposes of healing). As raw foodism may be too strict for many, consider becoming a vegan. Eating fruits and vegetables are great for the teeth and gums. Strawberries are especially good to eat as they clean the teeth. Biting into a strawberry is one of the best things you can do for your teeth and gums.

Drinking vegetable juice and swooshing the juice around in your mouth is also healing for your teeth, gums and mouth.

Cilantro is good stuff if you have or had mercury filings in your mouth via teeth. Mercury leeches and eventually makes it way to the brain, which causes a host of problems, but cilantro can help detoxify the body of mercury.

Alkaline water is the best water you can drink for healing and health purposes. Always drink at least half your body weight in water. For example, if your total body weight is 160 pounds, you should drink at least 80 ounces because half of 160 is 80.

Stop chewing gum. For breath freshener, try Miswak (Peelu) sticks, Neem sticks, and/or Licorice sticks - all Nature's toothbrush sticks..

Switch from drinking coffee to drinking coffee alternatives such as brands like Teeccino, Pero, and Cafix. Coffee alternatives are made from dried herbs, seeds, and fruits. Teeccino brand tastes good!

If you're drinking coffee for that caffeine high, switch to herbs containing bio-active caffeine such as Yerba Mate, Kola Nut, Green Tea, or Guarana. The caffeine in these herbs is bio-active (alive) and not harmful on the body nor are they addictive.

If you use baking soda to brush your teeth, make sure the baking soda is 'aluminum free.'

Make Your Own Mouthwash

Avoid using commercial mouthwash and gargling agents that contain toxic ingredients such as ALCOHOL (which has been implicated in cancer of the throat), PROPYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM SACCHARIN, D&C and FD&C color dyes (petroleum), and SODIUM LAUREL SULFATE.

You can also make your own mouthwash using these guidelines:
  • Base 1: Blend warm water, sea salt, and a few drops of tea tree oil
  • Base 2: Blend warm water, sea salt, and hydrogen peroxide (3% variation, not 35% food grade variation which should be avoided for this purpose).
  • Add essential oils to either base such as Clove, Tea Tree, Wintergreen, Spearmint and Peppermint


Clove and Tea Tree give your mouthwash antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties and activities.

Gargling with a little hydrogen peroxide (top or cap full) is great for oral hygiene purposes, especially in cases of internal canker sores (oral herpes) and periodontal disease. If you suffer from or experience bleeding gums, gargle with hydrogen peroxide and a little sea salt which will help the bleeding to subside.

You can add a little vegetable glycerine to your mouthwash to make it a little sweet tasting. You can also add liquid chlorophyll to your mouthwash solution as well - gives it a nice green color.

Root Canals

And remember, there is no herbal alternative to a root canal. Herbs can't replace surgery.

If you have a major dental issue, by all means seek the help you need and require. You can deal with the injection of drugs later on.


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    Q: I would like to ask what are or any remedy can you do for dental like cavity or tooth decay so what I'm asking is there any place I can got to for service other than going to an regular dental office thank you for your time.

    A:

    I suggest you visit www.dherbs.com and read the article "BEWARE OF TOOTHPASTE AND DENTAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS" .

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    Q: What product(s)do you have for gum disease? I'm not sure if I overlooked it.

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    The answers are in the article "BEWARE OF TOOTHPASTE AND DENTAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS" located in our articles.

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    Q: Should we use herbal extracts that have alcohol in them and what should we do for tooth decay or a deep tissue cleanse of the gum? I have old cavities but I am not really trying to go to the dentist.

    A:

    I don't recommend alcohol-based extracts, Beloved. For your dental problems, I wrote up 2 articles that are very informative: "I DON'T WANT TO GO TO THE DENTIST BUT I HAVE TO!" "BEWARE OF TOOTHPASTE AND DENTAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS"

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    Q: Any natural way too battle periodontal disease, this disease or just dental surgery?

    A:

    Begin by using a good toothpaste (Neem, Peelu, Ayurveda, Tom's of Maine).

    Start brushing with our Activated Charcoal (dip toothbrush w/ toothpaste on it into charcoal).

    At night, brush with aluminum free "baking soda" which is very alkaline.

    Start gargling with "Comfrey root" tea.

    Consume vegetable juice daily.

    Drink Comfrey root tea daily!

    Do this for a least 6 months before you consider surgery!

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    Q: What is a natural way to whiten teeth, and get rid of plaque?

    A:

    You do need very clean teeth to get them whitened. So lets start with that question. Plaque forms on teeth from food you eat, and the chemical make up of your saliva. Plaque remains when it is not physically removed either by your tongue, or some form of a tooth cleaning device. You do not actually need toothpaste or mouth wash to clean your teeth. However, the bristles of your toothbrush must come in contact with your tooth, and plaque. The plague must be loosened up, and carried away from the tooth with the bristles of the toothbrush with. Also, each tooth needs to be cleaned 360 degrees around the tooth and gum line. This requires flossing. Quite a task for any one. Especially if you have never been taught the correct way to brush and floss.

    You can brush with Hydrogen peroxide which is in the same family whitening product we use a dental office. It does have a whiting effect. Do not over use the hydrogen peroxide.

    I hope you find this helpful. DMO

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    Q: What type of toothbrush and tooth paste do you recommend for daily use?

    A:

    Great question!
    I always recommend a soft toothbrush. I prefer the bristles to be all the same length. The head of the brush will look flat rather than ramped up. When brushing I recommend that you angle the bristles so they are pointing toward the gums (so that is up for the uppers and down for the lowers) and place the bristles half on the tooth and half on the gum. The target area is the space underneath the gum. All living things want to survive. The microorganisms in your mouth want to survive just as much as you do and they can outsmart you. They hide where you do not go. They want a warm moist environment. If they can snuggle deep under your gums by eating their way there they will even morph into anaerobic bacteria verses aerobic bacteria. Anaerobes are very difficult to control so you want to clean this area underneath your gum from the get go. Do not let it get out of hand. You want to avoid sweeping your brush back and forth. You want to place it in this one position and vibrate it against your teeth and gums. Then actually lift it off and replace it one or two teeth ahead. You must be methodical about this and you must stay in the moment. Most people are "out the door" in their heads after 20 seconds of brushing! The other important piece of information is flossing. If you don't floss the microorganisms will hide between you teeth. It is simple. You have to clean each tooth 360 degrees around the neck of each tooth to stay healthy. Every 24 hours this should be done to out smart the bugs. So I encourage you to make this a game you know you can win!!!!! As far as toothpaste, I like Tom's without Fluoride. It is easy to purchase. There are other products that you can get at dentist's offices or online that are very good. Tooth & Gum Tonic is great. They were recently sold and you can go on line to see who is manufacturing it now. Kiss My Face also has a holistic approach to mouth wash and toothpaste. Even finding out about oral health products can be a journey.

    Thanks for your inquiry.

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