Natural toothpaste was first developed in the 1700s using a combination of “dragon’s blood”, cinnamon and burn alum. Although dental care has made great strides over the centuries, it is possible to have healthy, natural teeth and gums thanks to a combination technology and tradition.
Holistic products are being used to revive many traditional dental care practices. The fluoride debate continues to rage. Many experts in health warn against fluoride. They cite links to bone and joint damage, bone cancer, damaged immune system, and other neuropsychiatric disorders. Fluoride is banned in some countries. India, for example, prohibits toothpaste containing fluoride from being sold to children under the age of 6.
Many recommend that anyone who prefers to use natural toothpaste as part a natural tooth and gum care system, ensure that the toothpaste contains fluoride. However, toothpaste should not be used solely to clean teeth or maintain healthy gums and teeth. Propolis, a honey bee-produced natural product, has been used as an anti-inflammatory agent and antimicrobial agent in medicine.
Studies have shown that propolis may be useful in treating traumatized teeth. Neem has been proven to be an effective treatment for gum disease. A German study showed that there was significant improvement in the condition of 70 patients suffering from pyorrhea, which is inflammation of the gums and sockets. The treatment included a neem-based toothpaste or mouthwash and a range of five to ten treatments.
These results are believed to be due to the antibacterial properties of neem and the ability of neem to improve the immune response in gums and tissues. People in India, Africa, and other nearby Muslim countries have been making toothbrushes out of torn twigs known as “chew sticks” for centuries.
These toothbrushes are made from the twigs of the Salvadore Persica oak tree. However, they also work well with white oak. These sticks have natural antibiotics, fluoride, as well as other anti-cavity ingredients. Norway’s farmers use solid whey to prevent cavities and whiten teeth. To clean and freshen their breath, many South Asians, Native Americans, Arabs, and Native Americans rub their teeth with sage leaves.
To make your own peppermint toothpaste, combine one teaspoon of baking soda with powdered strawberry roots and two drops of peppermint oils. The paste will be made by adding water and two drops of peppermint oil to the mixture. To sweeten your breath, you can chew fresh parsley, anise seed, or watercress. You can also use lavender water, a peppermint Infusion, rosewater or rosemary as a substitute for mouthwash. Apply a few drops clove oil to a toothache. Although you may not be able perform a root canal on your own, regular care of your natural teeth and gums can save you many trips to a high-tech dentist for more severe treatments.