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Anybody use/ever tried it? Experience, please? TIA. :)
(If you've never heard of it--like me, until yesterday--and your curiosity is piqued, go to eatsprouts.com and click on the link "Teeth Care" at the bottom of any page for info.)
Just gonna bump this once, in case...
04-05-2008, 03:14 PM
I use it, or have used it. It is very strong tasting at first but that gets easier to take....I liked it, thought it was a good product...my mouth felt very clean and fresh, better morning breath than with toothpaste...there is no sweetner in it so it is only mint tasting. I haven't bought any more because I am sepending so much on other thing haven't been able to swing it...but probably will again down the line.it lasts a long time..just two or three drops per brushing. I liked it better than tooth soap which I also have tried.
Thanks for replying. I've decided I'll go ahead and try it. At the very least it can't make my dental hygienist say anything worse about the plaque on my teeth than she already does. ;)
If you have problems with bacteria being a little too prevalent in your mouth, you should research the protective factors which are normally in the saliva, provided one consumes, and absorbs, sufficient minerals in the diet. That aside, I have personally used OraMD and have found it to be very potent for killing oral bacteria.
I don't use OraMD twice a day - only at night (followed by sea salt rinse). In the mornings, I brush with toothsoap and sea salt. My reason for this is that putting oil on the teeth hinders remineralisation. At night, one does not generally produce a great deal of saliva in the mouth (particularly if you sleep with your mouth open), so I figure that this increases the need, somewhat, for something capable of keeping bacteria levels down - step in OraMD.
During the day, though, the situation is different and I want my teeth to have as much chance as possible to remineralise with the mineral-rich foods I consume and which reside in the saliva which continually bathes my teeth throughout the day. Therefore, I opt for toothsoap, to make the surface of my teeth squeeky clean, for maximum opportunity for exchange of calcium and phosphorous ions.
This is only a personal philosophy - I am certainly not stating it as any kind of 'perfect rule'. Again, let me stress that dietary intake of minerals (along with factors governing mineral absorption) is the single biggest factor in dental health, due to it's knock-on effect of fortifying the saliva with protective factors that both remineralise the teeth sufficiently, and keep acid-producing bacteria at bay.
All else is secondary, but within the realm of secondary things, I can testify to the ability of OraMD to fight oral bacteria very effectively. They are also a very responsive and helpful company to do business with.
N.B. As you may already be aware, there are a number of related threads on this board, discussing dental health issues. Here's just one of them:
Thanks for the response! What you said makes sense; I'll think I'll try it (I was planning to use up the tooth soap anyway). I truly think my plaque problem has more to do with the lousy tooth spacing in my mouth--difficult to get toothbrush/floss in exactly the right places--than with diet, although I am taking steps to make sure I am absorbing the minerals I consume.
I was under the assumption that OraMD was like tooth soap in that it didn't hinder remineralization. Do you happen to know whether OraMD is at least less of a hindrance than the glycerin in toothpaste?
Well, to tell you the truth, I haven't investigated the molecular chemistry of sweet almond, spearmint and peppermint oils (the ingredients of OraMD), so I can't say for certain that they hinder remineralisation in the same manner as vegetable glycerin. However, I suspect that they don't do many favours for remineralisation, despite their superb anti-bacterial properties.
As I said in my post, I'm not stating this particular belief as fact; it's in the realm of personal philosophy at the moment; a reasonable educated guess, if you will. I did a lot of dental-health-related research a couple of years ago (much like Ginger, who also contributes to this board, has). The thing is, I got to the point where, to me at least, it became abundantly evident that, as important as brushing can be, diet was the superordinate factor in dental health. I acknowledge that some people do not agree with this - they feel that brushing, and the substances used for the purpose, are of greater importance than diet, but the evidence, as I see it, simply does not support this assertion and I've explained why in other recent posts.
Notwithstanding this, if you'd like to do some research on the molecular interaction between these 3 oils and the mineral ions and hydroxyapatite substrate of teeth, I'd be very interested to hear your findings.
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