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Old 08-26-2017, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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I alternate between Crest Pro Health & a baking soda and salt mixture. I've found that to be a good compromise.
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Old 08-26-2017, 06:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Makes your teeth strong.
This statement is not proven yet.
I don't use fluorided products. For oral hygiene I buy toothpaste made by Himalaya. Previously used Forhans, but this brand disappeared from the market about 5 years ago.
Baking soda with coarse salt is great! Cleans stains really good and gives teeth nice shine.
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Old 08-26-2017, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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This statement is not proven yet.
I don't use fluorided products. For oral hygiene I buy toothpaste made by Himalaya. Previously used Forhans, but this brand disappeared from the market about 5 years ago.
They've only been fluoridating since the 40's and no one knows for sure and dentists are busier than ever. This was the brainchild of Alcoa and the Mellons out of Pittsburgh. There are facts and figures and books written on this subject and the chemical companies are making mega profits on this waste by product.

I have come to believe it's the major fraud of the century...feel it's been a major factor in so many health issues....from joints to thyroid and everything in between.

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Old 08-26-2017, 06:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I don't want those chemicals in commerical toothpastes, so for a few yrs now I make my own.

2-3T Coconut Oil (solid)
1/4 t Baking Soda
Drops to Clove Oil (to one's taste) I like Clove Taste.

I use a 2oz jar for making and storing the toothpaste. And probably make a new batch every two weeks or so.

My toothpaste and grape seed extract keep me from dentists and SO MANY doctors.

I guess this is being green.
You do that everytime for 20 minutes? That's a long time to spend on teeth every morning...
https://wellnessmama.com/7866/oil-pulling/
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Old 08-26-2017, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Elnina, I don't do oil pulling...but I now and then swish some CO in my mouth and swallow it. But I don't go thru the oil pulling. I've talked to some who do Oil Pulling for like 5 minutes or so but I don't.

I make my own toothpaste with CO base and I gave simple recipe in my first post. There are many links on Making your own CO toothpaste. This TP is saving me from the dentists. I've cut back on "crap sugars" too. And our town fluoridated in 2008 and I've bought my bottled water ever since....I sometimes mix tap and bottled water for cooking but doing what they did really got me involved in the battle.

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Old 08-26-2017, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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I've cut back on "crap sugars" too.
That's going to help a lot, too.

I try to eat an apple each day (for the fiber), and I make sure to rinse out my mouth when I'm finished. An apple is tons better for me than a candy bar.
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Old 08-26-2017, 06:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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^^^ Thank you, jam!
I don't think I ever used fluoride toothpaste in my life. Fluoride toothpastes make up more than 95% of all toothpaste sales , so I need to be very resourceful.
Home made oral cleaners are great!
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Old 08-26-2017, 07:16 PM
 
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You do that everytime for 20 minutes? That's a long time to spend on teeth every morning...
https://wellnessmama.com/7866/oil-pulling/
Man I can't imagine doing that for 20 minutes.
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Old 08-27-2017, 04:56 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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I have come to believe it's the major fraud of the century..
Global Warming and Statins/cholesterol both leave flouride way back in the dust as a fraud. (Not to mention One Hour Martinizing, Kramer.)

Dental caries have much more to do with genetics and starch in the diet than with brushing or fluoride in the water. Deteriorated teeth in hominids is not seen in the fossil record until agriculture began: little starch consumed prior to that.

If brushing really works, why do so many cavities start deep in the tooth and not near the surface?

Flouride has little measurable effect on any aspect of human health other than decreased rate of caries since its introduction. Bone is theoretically, but not practically, more brittle with extra flouride. Rates of thyroid disease have not changed since introduction of fluoride.

Dentists have not benefited by adding fluoride: just the opposite-- fewer cavities to fill. Now they have to convince you that you really need that root canal and not just a simple filling.
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Old 08-27-2017, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Global Warming and Statins/cholesterol both leave flouride way back in the dust as a fraud. (Not to mention One Hour Martinizing, Kramer.)

Dental caries have much more to do with genetics and starch in the diet than with brushing or fluoride in the water. Deteriorated teeth in hominids is not seen in the fossil record until agriculture began: little starch consumed prior to that.

If brushing really works, why do so many cavities start deep in the tooth and not near the surface?

Flouride has little measurable effect on any aspect of human health other than decreased rate of caries since its introduction. Bone is theoretically, but not practically, more brittle with extra flouride. Rates of thyroid disease have not changed since introduction of fluoride.

Dentists have not benefited by adding fluoride: just the opposite-- fewer cavities to fill. Now they have to convince you that you really need that root canal and not just a simple filling.

What you say could hold a lot of truth in my upbringing, my teeth didn't have a chance. I was raised on starches: pasta, breads, white potatoes and then all the sugars in the "great" baked goods mom and the aunts baked. And I can't forget the cokes I would buy when out of the house.

Then when even brushing with the chemical laden toothpastes we grew up with, the colgates, those did nothing.

As I've said and many in the "F" battle say, other health issues can be attributed to fluoride build up in the body.

I can't change the past but I'm changing what I do now and here on out. And If I can stay away from dentists more power to me.
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