Good God Joanie! MY EYES!
Oil pulling w/coconut oil in the AM followed by a warm salt water rinse. Brush with a flouride free paste (Natural Dentist, currently) and at night I use Christopher's Herbal Tooth & Gum Powder. Since starting this schedule, two persistent tender spots around a wisdom tooth have gone away.
Good God Joanie! MY EYES!
ETA: the most odd thing: my dad had false teeth in his late 20s because he got hit by a car. History repeats itself.
Last edited by JoanieL; 03-26-2013 at 06:27 PM.
"Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine
Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.
This works pretty well:
Homemade Remineralizing Toothpaste Recipe for Oral Health
"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
See my journal, The Balancing Act: Integrating Primal into My Life, for menu plans, musings, and more.
Earthpaste for me. Love it.
Starting Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, goal weight in November 2012.
Now 95lbs and holding.
Primal, minus eggs, dairy and a myriad of other allergens.
I brush with SLS free toothpaste. I was trying out Tom of Maine's for a while, but it is very expensive in the UK. So I'm trying a salt based toothpaste which cleans great.
I've been using Xyliwhite toothpaste for years now, I get in on iherb for $3.81 / 6.4oz (normal sized) tube (free shipping for orders $20+). Now Foods, Solutions, Xyli I order a box of stuff from them at least monthly now, and always get a tube or two of this. There is also a cinnamon version and another version with baking soda, but I don't like the taste of those as much as this standard minty flavored one. Also, my non-Paleo SO does not complain about using this toothpaste, but did about all the other "natural" ones I tried. The Xylitol in this really does inhibit the growth of bacteria; compared to other toothpastes, I noticed I wake up with significantly less plaque growth from overnight. Other brands are also usually more expensive and taste weird or have weird textures.
Functional Ingredients: Xylitol (25%), papain (whitening)
Ingredients: Water, xylitol (25%), hydrated silica, glycerin, sorbitol, sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, sodium coco-sulfate, carrageenan (chondrus crispus), tea tree (melaleuca alternifolia) leaf oil, peppermint (mentha piperita) oil, spearmint (mentha viridis) oil, papain (proteinase enzyme from papaya that degrades protein deposits), potassium sorbate.
SLS-Free, Gluten Free, Paraben-Free
For a mouthwash I make a simple saturated solution of baking soda in water, and keep it in a water bottle under the bathroom sink. (to make a saturated solution, just add enough baking soda that not all of it dissolves; I like to shake it up and feel the bit of abrasiveness of the undissolved particles may help remove stuff too). Typically I swish with that when I first get up; the baking soda is alkaline and neutralizes the acid from overnight growth of bacteria. Then I usually have my morning coffee, and brush my teeth and go off to work after that. My only other recommendation is to use fresh baking soda, as baking soda from fridge deodorizing will have absorbed a lot of undesirable flavors from the fridge and it tastes really fishy and much more unpleasant than new baking soda...