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Spring
Thursday, November 3, 2011, 2:17am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I use a Sonicare too. Also, wore braces when I was thrity-two and pregnant! I had too many teeth and had to have some pulled. In fact, the girl who was pounding on the braces, knocked off a crown down to the gum, and I had to have surgery to get rid of it. Of course, they paid the bill. It really didn't matter because I didn't have room for the thing anyway. Poor girl got fired because of it, though.


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Victoria
Thursday, November 3, 2011, 3:30am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I used to have one or two cavities every time I went for my yearly exam.  A few years ago, I changed my dental hygiene routine and it has been very successful.  No cavities at all in the past 3 or 4 years.

I don't use regular (even natural food store) toothpaste anymore.  I have switched to Uncle Harry's 'toothpastes' that come in clear glass jars.  I buy two different kinds - one is clay based (Calcium carbonate, sea salt, mustard seed powder, peppermint, eucalyptus, clove, oregano, and wintergreen essential oils, bentonite clay, ionic minerals, and colloidal silver water) and one is a mild soft soap (Castile soap, ionic minerals, organic peppermint oil, purified ocean water).  Sometimes I alternate between the two and sometimes I combine them. They have different flavors, I like the peppermint.  They clean super well and have improved the health of my gums.

Sometimes I put the paste on my brush and then sprinkle on either some Uncle Harry's tooth powder or EcoDent tooth powder.  I also brush my tongue well, to remove the bacterial bed.

Before bed without fail, I floss very carefully, wrapping the floss around each tooth and making sure to remove any trace of build-up.  I found this wonderful woven floss by Dr. Tung's that works great.

My rinse is sea salt, baking soda and sometimes xylitol dissolved in a little warm water.



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marjorie
Thursday, November 3, 2011, 3:34am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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wow, I feel much better and not so alone on this issue. I would like to apologize for my concerns after hearing what others are going through. I hope you all are doing better with managing your teeth issues!

thanks for the feedback and I will try all methods suggested. Hopefully, I will prevent worse case scenarios.

Lola- I did a secretor test years ago, and it was done by me, then I sent the saliva test to the lab.... however, I am wondering if I did it right. Sounds like I might be a nonsecretor, plus I am rh- o.

I wonder if my doctor will do this for me?
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marjorie
Thursday, November 3, 2011, 3:37am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Victoria
I used to have one or two cavities every time I went for my yearly exam.  A few years ago, I changed my dental hygiene routine and it has been very successful.  No cavities at all in the past 3 or 4 years.

I don't use regular (even natural food store) toothpaste anymore.  I have switched to Uncle Harry's 'toothpastes' that come in clear glass jars.  I buy two different kinds - one is clay based (Calcium carbonate, sea salt, mustard seed powder, peppermint, eucalyptus, clove, oregano, and wintergreen essential oils, bentonite clay, ionic minerals, and colloidal silver water) and one is a mild soft soap (Castile soap, ionic minerals, organic peppermint oil, purified ocean water).  Sometimes I alternate between the two and sometimes I combine them. They have different flavors, I like the peppermint.  They clean super well and have improved the health of my gums.

Sometimes I put the paste on my brush and then sprinkle on either some Uncle Harry's tooth powder or EcoDent tooth powder.  I also brush my tongue well, to remove the bacterial bed.

Before bed without fail, I floss very carefully, wrapping the floss around each tooth and making sure to remove any trace of build-up.  I found this wonderful woven floss by Dr. Tung's that works great.

My rinse is sea salt, baking soda and sometimes xylitol dissolved in a little warm water.


I like the sound of your hygiene ritual Where can I get the Uncle Harrys tooth powder?
Yes, I am getting better at the flossing.. very important.
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Beachgirl
Thursday, November 3, 2011, 4:48am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Spring, I had way too many teeth as well... had 4 pre-molars & all 4 wisdom teeth pulled before I got braces at 19 & I still look like I have a mouthful of teeth!     I swear by my Sonicare toothbrush, too!  I'm such a hard brusher (more scrubbing = cleaner teeth, right?) and have some recession from years of hard brushing & also from the bands from my braces.

Lola, how long did it take you to reverse the recession???  I'd love to fix mine!


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Victoria
Thursday, November 3, 2011, 5:06am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Marjorie, you can get Uncle Harry's tooth care products at any good natural food store, or search on Google.  You'll get countless sources there.



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StarPine
Thursday, November 3, 2011, 4:49pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Quoted from ABJoe

From a quick search, I think this is the book being referenced...  The author is Ramiel Nagel.
http://www.amazon.com/Cure-Tooth-Decay-Cavities-Nutrition/dp/1434810607


Thanks ABJoe! That's the book
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Thursday, November 3, 2011, 11:33pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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That may be true, but trust me on this one - you do not want to deal with the mercury toxicity.  It impacts every aspect of your health and wellness.  Go for the composites over amalgam.  Why eat a beautiful, pure, clean diet only to have your body poisoned by mercury???!!!            


I had all of mine removed years ago when I heard how bad they were. No worries about that.


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Despite taking good care of my teeth, I was just informed that my dry mouth problem could be causing my dental problems. I cant breathe through my nose. This could be a big factor in my dry mouth problem. Learned from the Dr Oz show that this could be due to a deviated septum.  I will see a specialist for this. It can be easily fixed from what I understand. A friend of mine told me to use biotin products for this dry mouth problem in the meantime. Has anyone tried this? I don't sleep well, I need to sip water all night due to the pain of the dryness. Then I am constantly going to the bathroom.


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Quoted from PrincessMia
Despite taking good care of my teeth, I was just informed that my dry mouth problem could be causing my dental problems. I cant breathe through my nose. This could be a big factor in my dry mouth problem. Learned from the Dr Oz show that this could be due to a deviated septum.  I will see a specialist for this. It can be easily fixed from what I understand. A friend of mine told me to use biotin products for this dry mouth problem in the meantime. Has anyone tried this? I don't sleep well, I need to sip water all night due to the pain of the dryness. Then I am constantly going to the bathroom.


Mouth breathing causes a lot of oral problems, specifically periodontal disease and caries. It is especially dangerous for upper teeth. Our mouths need to be moist. I do not know what you can have, however, have you tried glycerin mouth swabs? I used these a little bit when I had pancreatitis and was NPO (I couldn't eat or drink anything.) They moisten the mouth without actually consuming liquid.

I have used Biotin because I have atrocious teeth and it definitely coats...it has a lot of junk in it, which is one of the reasons I stopped using it.

Are your nasal passages always clogged? What has your GP said about a deviated septum?

Melissa



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My Dr gave me a prescription to see a an ent specialist. They will call me to set up an appointment. I just read up on oil pulling. The site I found did not mention olive oil. I hope I can use that. I mentioned a while back that I bought some and did not like it. This would be a good way to use it up. They state you should not do it at night. Is that written in stone. I am wondering if I did do it at night if it may help with the dry mouth problem. Nasal passages used to be clogged often before btd. If I block each nostril at a time, air flow is low on one side. If I try to breathe through my nose, I get out of breath, its like I am not getting enough oxygen.


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PrincessMia
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Thank you to whoever mentioned the oil pulling. The more I read up on it the more excited I am about it. I ran across a site that said it would help dry eyes too which I also have.


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Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 8:36pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I noticed my teeth getting stronger and less sensitive when I use Banana Flower Essence.

I usually add a drop of oregano oil to my tooth brush with my toothpaste but it always burned my gums a lot. After using the banana flower essence, I have ZERO burning. Amazing.

BANANA- A versatile remedy useful in a wide range of situations including male machismo, teeth, gum, jaw, and mouth issues, as well as sugar cravings.

Flower Power!
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Oil pulling sounds very interesting, is Olive Oil alright to use, I think Coconut is an avoid for me. Does it work ok for Explorers?
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Dianne
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Quoted from 14922
I noticed my teeth getting stronger and less sensitive when I use Banana Flower Essence.

I usually add a drop of oregano oil to my tooth brush with my toothpaste but it always burned my gums a lot. After using the banana flower essence, I have ZERO burning. Amazing.

BANANA- A versatile remedy useful in a wide range of situations including male machismo, teeth, gum, jaw, and mouth issues, as well as sugar cravings.

Flower Power!


This is one essence I've not heard of. Which company makes this and do you put it on with your toothpaste? thanks

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Oil pulling sounds very interesting, is Olive Oil alright to use, I think Coconut is an avoid for me. Does it work ok for Explorers?
It does seem to work well, but I lost a metal filling from oil pulling with olive oil.

You can learn to put up with the taste, but it is still a good idea to have something tasty to swill afterwards.  Green tea did it for me.



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Majorie it is important to use a tooth paste which does not contain glycerin, such as the one Victoria suggests. 99% of even natural ones do and this forms a film on your teeth and prevents them remineralising. (The non-glycerin containing ones are generally called 'tooth soaps.') Here is info about it: http://arcanum.ca/2012/04/29/whats-the-problem-with-glycerine-in-toothpaste/

With proper nutrition and oral care, our teeth are capable of healing cavities on their own.
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How about vitamin C for the gums & calcium/magnesium/D3/etc. for the teeth?
It may take some time, but BTD should help. This forum is very supportive!

Oh, my dentist says to take zinc with the Cal/Mag. She is the only person I have heard to recommend that. (Make sure your zinc/manganese balance is right.) I also take boron most evenings with my nightly cal/mag/D supplementation. It helps me sleep, too.


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