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11-14-2010, 09:11 PM
Does anyone make their own toothpaste or buy all natural? I have just recently learned that fluoride is basically a poison and really is not good for you. I use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide once in a while, wondering if this would be fine as an all the time toothpaste??
11-14-2010, 09:24 PM
I have read that those would be too abrasive to use all of the time. I use them from time to time. The health food stores are full of toothpastes. I alternate between brands.
11-15-2010, 01:14 AM
You can also use plain old salt or a tooth powder, which is usually finely ground salt with some bit of minty flavoring. I have read that the glycerin in tooth paste is as much a problem for your oral health as the fluoride, since it coats your teeth and disrupts the pH of your mouth, something like that. Salt is actually a great antibacterial agent. Takes a little getting used to, but I have had good results (as in my first zero-cavity dental checkup in over 15 years)
11-15-2010, 07:20 AM
I understand that the glycerin also prevents your teeth from remineralising. I use a glycerin free toothpaste called VICCO
I get in in my local small health food store.
11-15-2010, 07:30 AM
I have been using the minty "Xlear Spry Toothpaste"
Fluoride and Sugar- Free!!!. And guess what? You can swallow it! (You don't want to but if by accident you or your children do, it's ok. ) ;) It works wonderfully and we have been using it for 1.5yrs now. It's about $3.50 per tube and works just like regular toothpaste.
11-15-2010, 09:48 AM
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11-15-2010, 03:19 PM
Thanks so much you guys!!
11-16-2010, 01:26 AM
I use Uncle Harry's Natural Products. They make a lot of different tooth cleaners for a reasonable price. After much experimenting I found my four favorites. In the morning I use the All Natural Tooth Powder, at night All Natural Toothpaste (peppermint). Every few days I use the All Natural Tooth Whitener (also a powder), and about once a week the Organic Oral Swish.
What didn't work for me...Uncle Harry's Miracle Non-Abrasive Toothpaste. At first I thought it was great. Turns out it wasn't doing a good job cleaning. I also tried making my own homemade tooth cleaners with sea salt and baking soda. After a couple weeks of daily brushing with these abrasives, my teeth became sensitive. Seems the enamel was getting thinner from the abrasives.
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