I remember around the age of mid-twenties or so, I was leaving the local dentist after a routine exam. I saw this chart (similar to this
Acids in Popular Sodas Erode Tooth Enamel
) and it opened my eyes to realizing I was living this “revolving-door” lifestyle (e.g. eat sweets, get my teeth clean, eat sweets, get my teeth clean, etc..). This is years after graduating from college and starting to pay my own dental bills-“adult life”! I said to myself, “I can cut down on costs if I get to the root” (e.g. start eating healthier and cut down on my soda/pop intake). I eventually would eliminate “sugary” pop, juices, candies, etc.. in my diet years later when I was diagnosed borderline “pre-diabetic“.

CAUSES

Top 10 Causes of Tooth Decay, drgershberg.com
“…Improper Nutrition: Avoiding foods that are high in sugar, high in carbohydrates and high in acid is the best way to avoid tooth decay due to improper nutrition. Eating a healthy diet, which includes healthy foods and the avoidance of sugary acidic drinks is the way to go…”

-Cavaties

How to Reverse Cavities Naturally & Heal Tooth Decay draxe.com
“…According to the insights of Dr. Edward Mellanby, Dr. Weston Price and Ramiel Nagel, there are four main things that contribute to tooth decay: (3)

Lack of minerals in the diet (calcium deficiency, magnesium deficiency and phosphorus deficiency)
Lack of fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K, especially vitamin D deficiency)
Too much consumption of phytic acid-rich foods
Too much consumption of processed sugar..

2. Eliminate Phytic Acid

Phytic acid (phytate) is a mineral blocker and enzyme inhibitor found in grains, nuts, seeds and beans that can cause serious health problems in our diets. The main reason phytic acid has become an issue today is because we have stopped ancient food preparation techniques, such as sprouting or sourdough fermentation, which kills off the phytic acid….

3. Consume Raw Dairy and Nutrient-Rich Foods

Raw dairy is filled with the vitamins and minerals that contribute to a healthy dental fluid flow and help maintain strong teeth and promote oral wellness. Thus, it’s a great way to get cavity-free teeth. Loaded with calcium, vitamin K2, vitamin D3, magnesium,

….4. Use Mineralizing Toothpaste

First of all, I know it can get expensive, but there are several brands of fluoride-free toothpaste that you won’t have to pay a small fortune to get your hands on. Second, if you’re looking to save a buck or two and also want to remineralize your teeth in a particularly powerful way, try making your own Homemade Remineralizing Toothpaste:..”
RTB’s Organic Remineralizing Toothpaste: Extra-Strength Herbal Formula (1.5oz, 2oz & 4oz glass jar) (Fennel, Peppermint & Clove) (4OZ)
Rowan Tree Botanicals
amazon.com

“… Each ingredient is carefully selected for unique healing properties:

Evidence shows that Coconut oil is beneficial in improving gums and removing harmful bacteria in the mouth! .
Myrrh is an especially powerful herb for oral hygiene. It has strong anti-bacterial properties.
White Oak bark is a powerful astringent. It helps to tone and strengthen the gums.
Bentonite clay is full of minerals that help to restore enamel. It binds to and draws out toxins in the mouth, and it’s alkalinizing, too.
Licorice root has been scientifically proven to inhibit the specific strains of bacteria responsible for tooth decay, gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Equisetum is an herb with a very high silica content, which aids in remineralization.
Echinacea helps to activate the immune response in the mouth, keeping harmful bacteria at bay.
Turmeric root is traditionally used for whitening teeth.
The essential oils have amazing healing and cleansing benefits, including anti-microbial properties that keep your mouth healthy.

This is the ONLY chemical-free, pesticide-free, organic remineralizing toothpaste! ..”
Uncle Harry’s Fluoride Free Toothpaste – Peppermint (3 oz glass jar)
Uncle Harry’s Natural Products
amazon.com

PREVENTIVE

HOW TO CURE CAVITIES, from youtube.com
“This video is about how to cure cavities naturally. Visit us at http://preventingcavities.com. Like / Subscribe or Comment if you find this video extremely helpful. More healthy tips comping up in our next videos!..”
“organic remineralizing toothpaste”, from amazon.com

TREATMENT

Home Remedies: Natural and Herbal Dental Care , motherearthnews.com
“…The Home Remedies column shares information on how to create your own household remedies, this issue covers natural and herbal dental care. ..”
Home remedies for all your oral health problems thehealthsite.com
“…If we didn’t have teeth, we couldn’t eat most of the stuff we enjoy and our ability to pronounce words clearly too would get affected. That said, you need to take care of it every day in order to maintain it. Brushing, flossing and using a mouthwash daily is extremely critical in order to maintain good oral hygiene. However, what you eat also determines the health of your teeth and there are several foods you can eat to beat oral health issues like tooth decay, bad breath, mouth ulcers, gum disease and yellow teeth.

Bananas

You probably know the health benefits of banana. But did you know that the banana peel could possibly help your teeth sparkle too? Rub the white inside part a banana peel on your teeth. Leave it on for a couple of minutes and rinse. Banana peel is a good source of minerals like potassium, magnesium, calcium, etc. It’s a good antioxidant and is also rich in carbohydrates and fiber…

Vitamin C rich food items

Oranges, sweet lime, lemons, kiwis and all citrus fruits rich in the vitamin help in keeping the breath fresh. Vitamin C is known to fight bacteria.

Apples

When we crunch on to an apple, salivary secretion gets stimulated. This literally bathes the mouth and rinses out the odour generating bacteria in the mouth thereby making the breath fresh…

-Gum Pain “Swollen”

14 Home Remedies for Swollen Gums
Posted by: Sara in Home Remedies May 26, 2015 rapidhomeremedies.com/
50 Useful Home Remedies to Get Rid of Gum Ache Health Hacks Jun 3, 2015 homeremedyhacks.com

Gum Pain Home Remedies myhomeremedies.com

-Remineralize

How to Remineralize Teeth Naturally, wellnessmama.com
“…The group consuming phytic acid with no supplemental vitamin D continued to get cavities with little to no healing. The group that just supplemented Vitamin D showed some healing, but also got some new cavities. The group consuming no phytic acid and supplementing Vitamin D showed very few new cavities and actually had many existing cavities heal! (Good reason to cut back on the grains , eat good fats, and optimize Vitamin D!)..

Fermented Cod Liver Oil and Butter Blend– Green Pastures makes this as a Butter Oil/Fermented Cod Liver Oil blend. I prefer the combination in capsules or there is a liquid version (tastes terrible). This is one of the main supplements recommended by Dr. Price from his research…”

Sal: I take this almost every morning after breakfast and swish it around my teeth.

-Toothpaste Types

=>Fluoride

Why I Would Never Use Fluoride Toothpaste Again evolvingwellness.com
“…The Dangers of Fluoride

While a lot of people think that fluoride prevents tooth decay, most of us don’t realize that fluoride can actually cause a type of tooth decay called dental fluorosis – most commonly observed in children.

Harmful effects of fluoride have also been linked to osteoporosis, thyroid problems, endocrine problems and cancers, just to name a few. There are many studies that support these probable links available out there. We can dedicate several articles alone to how the presence of fluoride in our lives contributes to each of these.

When it comes to thyroid disruption, this seems ..”

=>Healthy Alternatives

6 Reasons to Start Using Coconut Oil as Toothpaste
April 25, 2015 articles.mercola.com
“..They found that enzyme-modified coconut oil strongly inhibits the growth of most strains of Streptococcus bacteria, including Streptococcus mutans, an acid-producing bacterium that is a major cause of tooth decay.1 It is thought that the breaking down of the fatty coconut oil by the enzymes turns it into acids, which are toxic to certain bacteria.2 Chief researcher Dr. Damien Brady said:..

Fluoride is another common chemical in conventional toothpaste. Fluoride is a toxic industrial waste product that is a poison to your body even in trace amounts…..

In fact, research has shown that it is not uncommon for young children to swallow more fluoride from toothpaste alone than is recommended as an entire day’s ingestion from all sources.15 Swallowing fluoride, as is the case with fluoridated drinking water, is especially detrimental to your health, as the science clearly demonstrates that fluoride is a toxic chemical that accumulates in your tissues over time, wreaks havoc with enzymes, and produces a number of serious adverse health effects, including neurological and endocrine dysfunction.

Children are particularly at risk for adverse effects of overexposure. If you have a young child, therefore, it’s recommended that you use a non-fluoride toothpaste, although I recommend the same for adults as well…”
Heal Cavities, Gum Disease, Naturally with Organic Oral Care – Toothpaste recipes included October 22, 2014 by Allene Edwards organiclifestylemagazine.com
Redmond Trading Company Earthpaste™ Toothpaste Lemon Twist — 4 oz vitacost.com
Pacific Resources Phyto Shield® Botanical Oral Care Toothpaste Unflavored — 3.5 oz vitacost.com
“…
Chemical-Free* and Does Not Contain Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Added Fluoride, Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners
Combined Natural Anti-Plaque & Superior Cleansing Properties of Totarol™ and Xylitol
Low Foaming with Mild Herbal Mint Flavour
Suitable for Children, Vegans and Vegetarians
No Tested on Animals
*No Petrochemicals and Chemical Bleach
100% Naturally New Zealand..”

Cure Cavities and Repair Tooth Decay Naturally – CURETOOTHDECAY.COM

Dr. Gingers Coconut Oil Pulling Mouthwash & Whitening Toothpaste Bundle (All Natural, No Sugar, No Fluoride, No Artificial Flavors or… amazon.com

-Mouthwash?

Dr. Gingers Coconut Oil Pulling & Whitening Mouthwash (All Natural, No Sugar, No Fluoride, No Artificial Flavors or Sweeteners) Dr. Gingers Healthcare Products amazon.com
“..Our mouthwash combines the ancient and proven practice of oil pulling with modern, dentist-recommended ingredients to make Dr. Ginger’s effective, easy, and fun to use. Dr. Ginger’s Coconut Oil Mouthwash never solidifies or clogs your drain, and has a unique and tasty coconut-mint flavor. Just swish our mouthwash for 2 minutes for a healthier, happier smile…”

-Veneers
*told to by Emily (Nursing practitioner major at Boston U.)

Veneers and the 10 most common mistakes dentaleconomics.com

Got any other questions, suggestions, feedback, etc.. on any of the content above? I’m still searching for more credible sites on why fluoride isn’t good for you and what are the “best” healthier effective alternatives. However, the best is “preventive” measures, which starts a “healthier” lifestyle. What are you doing? Would love to hear your tips to help others out there looking for similar solutions on this topic…

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