Dental Care & Hygiene – Complete List of Tips

  • Add hydrogen peroxide to Waterpik water for killing of bacteria (can replace flossing).
  • Reverse cavities naturally
    • Fermented cod liver oil
    • Vitamins D
    • Vitamin K
    • Coconut oil pulling
  • Healing Oral Thrush
    • Oral Thrush Top 6 Foods That Heal Oral Thrush
      • Cinnamon — Studies have shown that people who supplement cinnamon into their diets generally suffer from less candida overgrowth than those who don’t. According to a Brazilian study, of the many health benefits of cinnamon, one is its anticandidal compounds that can be effectively utilized for the control of thrush. (11)
      • Unsweetened Cranberry Juice — Drinking a cup of unsweetened cranberry juice creates an acidic environment that makes it difficult for candida to thrive.
      • Fermented Vegetables — Fermented vegetables strengthen the immune system and boost microflora in the body. Kimchi, pickles and sauerkraut provide the body with probiotics and help to restore the balance of bacteria in the mouth and body. Regular consumption of fermented vegetables also improves the immune system.
      • Warm Starchy Vegetables — Vegetables like sweet potatoes, yams, peas, mung beans, lentils, kidney beans, butternut squash, carrots and beets are able to support the spleen in clearing candida from the body.
      • 5. Cultured Dairy — Adding cultured dairy and probiotic foods to your diet, like goat milk kefir and probiotic yogurt, can effectively kill the candida in the body by boosting probiotics and helping to restore the balance of bacteria.
      • 6. Coconut Oil — Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties and the combination of lauric acid and caprylic acid found in coconut oil kills off harmful candida through ingestion and topical application. A 2007 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that coconut oil was active against species of candida at 100 percent concentration compared to fluconazole, a common antifungal medication prescribed to patients with candida overgrowth. (12)
      • Coconut oil pulling is one of the best ways to promote a healthy mouth. According to the Indian Journal of Dental Research, oil pulling detoxifies the oral cavity and creates a clean, antiseptic environment. (13)
    • Supplements for Oral Thrush
      • 1. Natural Antibiotics•Raw Garlic — The allicin in raw garlic is a powerful antifungal, antibiotic and antiviral. Take one clove of raw garlic per day and use an organic raw garlic supplement to fight infections.•Oil of Oregano — Oregano oil has antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties! Take 500 milligrams or 5 drops daily for no more than 10 days at a time.•
      • Colloidal Silver — This beneficial alkaline and antiviral agent will support and strengthen the immune system. Take 1–2 tablespoons daily to fight infections.
      • 2. Milk Thistle — Milk thistle supplements help to cleanse your liver from prescription medications, such as steroids, birth control pills and antibiotics. It also helps the body to detoxify environmental pollution, heavy metals and the remnants of chemotherapy and radiation — all factors that lead to a weakened immune system. (15)
      • 3. Vitamin C — Take 1,000 milligrams of vitamin C twice daily to boost the adrenal glands and restore the immune system.
      • 4. Caprylic Acid — Because caprylic acid acts as a natural yeast-fighting agent, it’s believed that it can penetrate the cell membranes of candida yeast cells and cause them to die off, detoxifying the digestive tract and speeding up the healing process. A 2001 study found that caprylic acid reduces symptoms associated with viral and fungal infections like candida. (16)
    • Natural Remedies for Oral Thrush
      • Essential Oils
        • Clove — One of the most powerful applications of clove oil is its ability to fight oral thrush. A study published in Microbiology was conducted to see how clove oil fared against other antifungal treatments; the results suggest that clove was as effective as nystatin, a drug commonly prescribed to manage oral thrush (which comes with a slew of ugly side effects). (17) Another study conducted in 2005 found that clove oil possesses strong antifungal activity against opportunistic fungal pathogens such as candida. (18) Use 2–3 drops of clove oil with one tablespoon of coconut oil and swish in the mouth for 20 minutes, then spit it out and brush your teeth.
        • Oregano — Oregano oil acts quickly to kill bacteria, viruses and infections within the body. A 2010 study published in the Brazilian Journal of Microbiology notes that oregano oil has powerful antifungal activity against candida and may represent an alternative treatment for oral thrush. (19) Add 1–2 drops of oregano oil to a glass of water; do not use oregano oil internally for more than 10 days without taking a week off.•
        • Myrrh — Myrrh oil kills a variety of parasites and fungi, including candida. A 2012 study found that a combination of sodium fluoride present in toothpaste and herbal components such as myrrh, sage and chamomile exhibited antifungal activity, stimulated immune response and reduced inflammation. The herbal toothpaste effectively controlled candida in the mouth. (20)
  • Copper tongue scrapper
  • Doterra on guard natural whitening for healthy toothpaste and teeth whitening
  • Don’t brush right after eating something acidic. If you do, wash mouth out first. It wears away the enamel otherwise.
  • Oil of oregano drops in water to help with bad bacteria (candidia) etc. May not kill good bacteria but not proven.
  • Brushing your teeth with Activated Charcoal (can purchase via Bulletproof)
  • Strawberries applied to teeth for whitening (easily done via eating, or deliberately, but brush teeth after as they are acidic)
  • Mouthwash with oil (coconut, MCT, etc.)
  • Gargle apple cider vinegar, but not excessively as it may weaken enamel
  • Avoid oral antiseptics as they kill both good and bad bacteria which grow back in the wrong proportions. For bad breath, instead use oral probiotic lozenges and a tongue scraper.
  • Brush tongue to prevent cavities, plague, etc.
  • Re-mineralze teeth
    • Green Pasture’s Fermented Cod Liver Oil / Butter combination.
    • Toothpaste: Baking soda + sea salt
    • Swirl coconut oil around for 15 mins 1x/day
    • After Flossing: Hydro Floss using Water Ozonator (Longevity brand)
    • Most toothpastes distort the acidity in your mouth, so brush teeth with Earthpaste and/or hydrogen peroxide
    • Toothpaste: Dental Herb Company Tooth and Gum Paste
  • Root canals trap bad anaerobic bacteria that release toxins. Use alternatives like partial denture instead. Find holistic dentist at toxicteeth.org
  • The use of oral irrigating devices such as a Waterpik® is highly effective in treating gum disease.
  • Activated charcoal and probiotics to reduce bad breath.
  • The most effective method for healing gum problems is to rinse your mouth with warm salt water using an oral irrigator. Sea salt or equivalent high quality salt would be ideal for this; do not use commercial table salt. Warm sea salt water used in an irrigating device is one of the best protections against gum disease. I have heard claims that sea salt in the oral irrigator may shorten its life span. This could be true, but the benefits surely outweigh the cost. Alternatively a teaspoon or two of apple cider vinegar diluted in the oral irrigator water can also help with gum health. Herbal liquids for gum disease can also be used in the oral irrigator and injected deep into inflamed gum tissues.
  • Bad breath is many times caused by decaying food trapped below the gum line. Oral irrigating with warm salt water or blotting will relieve or improve many cases of bad breath by removing the rotting food particles.
  • Resources and Finding a Holistic Dentist
  • Natural Tooth Whitening
    • Dab a small amount of organic peppermint essential oil on your finger (much less than a drop), rub your finger on your toothbrush, and then brush normally.
    • Some people might find that organic tea tree oil provides wonderful benefits.
    • Another suggestion is charcoal. Keep in mind some of these methods are slightly abrasive to teeth.
    • Dental Tip for Whiter Teeth To naturally remove stains and whiten teeth polish your teeth using a wet cotton swab dipped in baking soda. With a bit of pressure, rub the tooth enamel only, avoiding the gums.

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