Imagine that. While improving your health tenthwise on a raw food diet,a lot of you experience tenthwise declining in your dental health-tooth erosion, cavities, thinning enamel,receding gums. A baffling paradox, since all the good nutrition, fruits,vegatables,nuts and lack of refuned sugar should do your nutritional highway (mouth) good,not a quick ride to Dentureland.It seems you can’t have your raw food cake and eat it ( with your own teeth ) too.
Here is why:
The Vilans The Evil trio :Sugar+ Acid+ Bacteria .
Acid being the Kingpin.It comes from the foods you eat,(vinegar, lemon juice, most fruits) or is manifactured by acid producing bacteria that live in your mouth.Acid
Sugar.A sugar is a sugar,even from a healthy source-fruit, fruit juices, also sticky foods,nuts,dried fruits .
Bacteria-feeds on both acid and sugar,and also feeds the dentists bank accounts.
This Evil Trio then conspire and create-
Low ph-alcalinity in your mouth = welcome to the tooth sencitivity + enamel loss.
The Good guys–Your own saliva
Saliva is the built- in – tooth-builder,calcium amd phosphorus rich,natural reminalizer.Teeth can remineralize if they are clean and if they are in alkaline.
Green leafy vegetables-source of essential alkaline minerals such as calcium and magnesium needed for tooth rebuilding.
High alkalinity in your mouth-no enamel damage, no wallet damage.
Repeat after me: ”Green,Clean and Alkaline”.But how?
Well, I have guinea-pigged myself and sifted through my own trial and error prism the following practices to avoid dental drama(been there, got the bills to prove it).I am a Self-taughter- common-sencer in the health field and don’t have all the answers, but here is what have worked for me.
The Easybreazy ”Green and Green” holy grail: Salt+Baking soda+Essential oils (clean and alkaline-remember?)
Holystic,dead simple, cheap.Clean,green,alkaline. And it doesn’t come with a link to click and buy preformulated commercial or organic concoctions.Remember,your gums absorb each and every chemical that is included as “ingredients” in the supermarket toothpastes and mouthwashes. All toothpastes make a barrier of glycerine on the teeth which would require 20 rinses to get it off.Also the new age expensive organic concoctions-dental soaps,and powders and what- nots -they are are just glorified salt,baking soda,oils and some essential oils in a pretty package-why pay for a package and fixed ingredients, when you can do your own preservative-free, home made cheap concoction.Fresh,Green and good for the Green in your wallet.
Easybreazy mouth alkalizator (bacteria terminator)- ph 8.2
In a bottle mix Filtered water + few tea spoons baking soda(ph 8.2) or
Filtered water+ few tea spoons salt-good alkalizer,kills bacteria in your mouth by dehydrating it.
Keep it next to your toothpaste, or in a small traveling size bottle for work.
Easybreazy ”Green and Green”(natural and doesn’t cost much green) toothpaste
Easybreazy ”Green and Green” mouth wash
Fill a clean bottle with filtered water+few drops to taste peppermint, clove,or sweet orange essential oil.
After every meal:
1.Floss-floss-floss.Then floss again.
2..Rinse your mouth with water and swish –swish with the Easybreazy alkalizator (especially after fruits,smoothies,juices who have high acidic level.)
3.Do not brush at this point-enamel is most vulnerable in the first 20-30 min after meal-hard brush+softened teeth enamel=dental erosions.
4.After 30 min brush with Easybreazy toothpaste, or any glycerine-free fluoride- free toothpaste (read my previous post about fluoride dangers)
5.Rinse with Easybreazy mouth rinse for final bacteria kill and fresh breath.
Best essential oils to use in your home made toothpaste, or mouth wash are:
Clove, peppermint,sage,sweet orange.Experiment.
Put 1 drop of oregano oil on toothbrush to stop bleeding gums-it tighten the gums too.
Use a straw whenever drinking acid -lemon water, orange juice, grapefruit juice, etc.
Consolidate your meals.Nibbling=Acid bath in your mouth=Hello dentures.
And don’t forget to eat your dark leafy greens for teeth rebuilding (magnesium), crucifers (calcium), seaweed (lots of minerals).
If you are at work and can’t brush,just rinse your mouth with water immediately after you eat.Better yet, carry a small travel size bottle with the Easybreazy mouth alkalizator.It’ the single most important thing you can do for your teeth.It works for me.
Don’t forget to eat your greens.
Being green is a win-win and saves you green.
P.S.All the images in this post are from my own,natural teeth,which improved tremendously with the above mentioned easy and cheap techniques.Simple is best.