Is it necessary, this motherly advice? Is there a better alternative to scraping away tooth enamel in the name of health? Someone on here recommended coconut oil as a rinse. Joking or no it seems to work fairly well...Any alternativexs to the mundane Conventional wisdumb? P.S: I am establishing a farm on the Lower mainland of BC and would like some assistance...anyone wanting to live a minimalist lifestyle going 'back to the land' can meet me there in September. Brendan409@hotmail.com
Some sort of technique is better than no technique, I do like oil pulling. Evolution is only so good, we have natural defenses against tooth decay but that doesn't mean that they are perfect and are going to sustain us throughout a long life of ignoring it.
plus one on the oil pulling...with a mild brushing afterwards.
i am starting to look forward to my morning oil ritual.
i agree that it is more effective than brushing. particularly on plaque.
A miswak is a great alternative to a toothbrush. Has been used in the middle east for centuries. It is basically a twig from a tree that has antimicrobial properties. Sisson mentioned it in a post here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/how-to-take-care-of-your-teeth/, and referred to one study that showed miswaks removed more plaque and resulted in better gingival health than toothbrushes.
Found some on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/MISWAK-8-Long-Box-60/dp/B002PJG1C0/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1310833041&sr=8-6. Relatively inexpensive.
And here is a random video on youtube showing how to use a miswak: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwomQ7v1bN0
The wikipedia article is useful as well: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miswak
I know people who use these toothbrushes without paste... The bristles are in a silver bed, so they are naturally antibacterial. https://erinpatota.norwex.biz/?p=n§id=4&cid=9&pid=354050. I have yet to give it a try.
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