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Heal your Teeth and Gums — Naturally

If you have ever looked at a commercial toothpaste that you purchased from a typical pharmacy or department store, you will most likely see a warning. It states that if the product is swallowed that a poison-control center should be contacted. Why would such a warning be necessary on a product you use to care for your teeth and mouth? How can such a product heal while being potentially toxic at the same time?

The truth is that most commercial toothpastes do nothing to heal teeth and gums. In fact, most contain artificial chemicals like sodium laureth sulfate, which actually degenerates human tissues. But, it is the sodium aluminum fluoride contained in most of these products that makes the poison warning necessary. Even if you are careful not to swallow these products, the chemicals they contain are still absorbed into your bloodstream through your teeth and gums.

Fortunately, you can make your own tooth powder from the list of ingredients below which is not only safe, but actually works to heal the gums and ease tooth sensitivity to heat and cold.

Salt has a healing effect on the entire the mouth when it is used as a dentifrice. In fact, salt and baking powder combined is an old-fashioned tooth powder. A warm salt water rinse is healing to the gums, teeth and throat.

Myrrh has long been known to soothe inflammations of the mouth and throat and it is a traditional remedy for gingivitis.

Tea tree oil has become a popular ingredient in alternative toothpastes because of its antimicrobial properties. As discussed in this article at PeaceHealth, tea tree oil is effective against halitosis and oral thrush.

Peppermint heals and refreshes. Both peppermint and spearmint are folk remedies used to fight tooth plaque.

In a small air tight container, place 1/2 cup of fine sea salt.

Add ten drops of myrrh essential oil.

Add five drops of tea tree oil.

Add five to ten drops of peppermint oil (or spearmint oil, if you prefer).

Stir after adding each drop to keep the mixture from caking.

Pour a little bit of this mixture into the palm of your hand and dip your toothbrush into it. This will prevent bacterial contamination of the jar. Store the jar in a cool, dry place with the lid tight to prevent moisture that can cause caking.

Try this tooth powder for a few days. You will likely find that it heals sore teeth and gums in a matter of days.

You can repair your damaged or worn tooth enamel. Dentists and their metal instruments can cause injuries to teeth. So can bruxism (tooth grinding) and bad habits such as eating ice.

Allopathic dentists believe that there is no way to naturally restore dental enamel. But, this is simply not true. The first thing to try if you are dealing with sensitive or damaged teeth or gums is to brush your teeth with sea salt. The salt is healing to the teeth and gums and can reverse sensitivity to hot and cold due to lost enamel in a few days.

Heal sore teeth and gums with a paste of bentonite clay and colloidal silver. Alternately, combine equal parts of bentonite clay and activated charcoal. “Make a paste with water” and apply it to a decayed or painful tooth. This remedy came from an unknown caller on the June 23, 2009 broadcast of the Officer Jack McLamb radio show at The caller claimed that it saved his teeth from unnecessary extractions and restored the health of the teeth. Warning: Do not apply the bentonite clay to a tooth that is broken. In such a case, hurry to a trusted dentist.

Including a daily dose of iodine from sea kelp will also help the tissues of your bones and teeth to absorb necessary trace minerals instead of the artificial chemicals present in the food and water supply, like sodium fluoride, that mimic them and may actually lead to their disease and destruction over time.

References: Heal Your Life with Home Remedies and Herbs; Hanna Kroeger; Hay House Publications; 1998. Officer Jack McLamb Show, Broadcast of June 23, 2009,

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