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We are pleased to collaborate with our great friends at Primal Life Organics to uncover some very important information about your mouth and teeth.
Nutrition begins with the sources of food you choose before you put into your mouth; so, in a sense, it all starts with the health of your mouth!
Read what Founder of Primal Life Organics, Trina, has to say about the health of your mouth.
original post by Trina Felber
The mainstream healthcare system in our country has a major problem.
Most doctors and dentists are taught to examine and treat just one area of the body. Dentists pay attention to the teeth and gums, cardiologists focus on the heart, and orthopedic doctors handle the bones and joints. What is wrong with this plan?
The body isn’t just a random set of puzzle pieces that can be examined individually! The human body is a complex and deeply interconnected system.
Foot pain, for example, doesn’t start and end in the foot. It could be nerve damage in the legs, spinal cord misalignment, or obesity, just to name a few. When the interconnectivity of the body is overlooked and ignored, your health suffers as a result.
Especially when it comes to your oral health.
We’ve been taught that brushing with fluoride toothpaste is enough to protect strong, healthy teeth, but that’s a boldfaced lie. In fact, 92% of all adults 20 to 64 have had dental cavities in their permanent teeth. If fluoride toothpaste and commercial mouthwash worked as well as we’re told to believe, why are cavities still so prevalent?
The truth is optimal health starts in your mouth. But conventional oral care products and modern eating habits completely undermine your mouth’s ability to support your health. The only way to stop getting cavities, heal cavities naturally, and improve your overall health is to change the environment inside your mouth.
Believe it or not, learning how to heal cavities naturally can positively impact your entire body.
What is a cavity?
A cavity, also known as a dental cary, develops when a tooth begins to decay. The hard surface of the tooth becomes softer and softer until a tiny hole develops. If left untreated, the hole becomes deeper and more severe, eventually causing infection and tooth loss.
It’s true that sugar, acid, and bacteria trigger tooth decay, but there’s actually another silent and invisible process that is causing your cavities to occur.
A cavity is a sign of ongoing demineralization. Minerals give your teeth their hardness and strength, especially in the enamel. As the outer white layer of your teeth, enamel consists of 96% minerals and 4% protein and water. A perfectly healthy mouth nourishes the enamel and supports its full mineral structure, but very few people using conventional toothpaste products have a truly healthy mouth.
Instead, your toothpaste and mouthwash cause demineralization of your tooth enamel by killing all of the good, healthy bacteria responsible for protecting your teeth. Without that healthy bacteria, the pH in your mouth becomes too acidic. Acids love to leach minerals from your teeth just like mosquitoes leach blood when they bite you.
If you don’t replace the minerals your tooth enamel loses, the results are entirely predictable: decay, cavities, sensitivity, and gum disease.
How Do Cavities Relate to Your Physical Health?
For some reason that I’ll never be able to understand, our healthcare system views oral healthcare as an entirely separate entity from physical healthcare. Many people have basic health insurance that doesn’t cover dental care. You might be one of them!
This makes it easy to believe that dental care is an “extra” or “optional” part of healthcare that doesn’t really impact the rest of your body. Well, that theory is utterly incorrect.
Your mouth is the gateway to your entire body! Everything that you swallow, good and bad alike, travels through your digestive system and into your bloodstream. Yet most doctors don’t consider the mouth when diagnosing digestive issues or infections. This might explain why so many Americans are burdened with chronic health issues: if you fail to address your unhealthy oral environment, you’ll continue to poison and compromise your body into poor health.
Consider this list of health issues that can be traced back to poor oral health:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Preterm birth and low birth weight
In fact, the exact same plaque that accumulates to cause gum disease is frequently found in the arteries of people with heart disease!
Simply put, when bad bacteria overtakes your mouth and destroys your oral biome, inflammation and infection pass through gum tissue to wreak havoc on the body.
The Role of Saliva In Creating Or Preventing Cavities
When we think of the oral environment, we usually only think of the teeth and gums. But there’s another factor to oral health that’s equally as important and even more powerful — saliva. You might take it for granted, but saliva plays an immense role in controlling your oral health. When the pH of your saliva falls below a neutral pH range of 6.2 to 7.6, it can’t effectively uphold its four essential roles in the maintenance of your oral health.
In other words, when harmful eating habits and oral care products render your saliva too acidic to function properly, your oral health faces serious consequences.
Consider the main responsibilities of your saliva:
- Moisten and bind food to help it move down the throat
- Continually move through the mouth to remove debris and keep the mouth clean
- Distribute the enzyme that prevents overgrowth of oral bacteria
- Help secrete food for digestion
The side effects of chronically acidic saliva are easy to notice, including bad breath, sensitivity, swollen gums, and cavities.
The “Traditional” Cavity Treatment — And Why It’s Bad News
Dentists have been treating cavities the same way for decades, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best way.
If you walked into your dentist office today with a cavity, your dentist would take a few basic steps. He would first remove the decayed material from your tooth. Then he’d cover your tooth with a hard substance called a “filling”. The filling is meant to repair the hole created in your tooth by the cavity.
This might sound great at first glance, but a cavity filling is nothing more than a Band-Aid solution! It doesn’t address the underlying cause of the cavity or improve the tooth’s true health. Many patients experience pain and extreme sensitivity following a cavity filling. Some endure such intense pain that a root canal is recommended to save the tooth.
Worse yet, amalgam dental fillings containing mercury, silver, tin, and other heavy metals are toxic and extremely dangerous for the body. Every time a mercury filling receives pressure from chewing or talking, it releases harmful mercury vapors that immediately enter the bloodstream and spread throughout the body. The effects of long-term mercury exposure are well documented, ranging from neurological disorders and anxiety to loss of coordination and… you guessed it… oral cavities!
When you get a cavity, it’s not enough to receive a filling and a stern warning from your dentist to brush and floss better. You need to overhaul your oral care routine to target the root causes of cavities altogether.
Can you really heal a cavity naturally? If you’re using the right oral care products, then yes!
This is a controversial question because our modern dental practices treat teeth as objects to be “worked on”, not living beings of their own with the ability to heal.
Think about it this way- can a broken bone heal? Yes, of course it can. More than 6 million Americans fracture or break a bone every year, but most of them are back to running, playing, and walking like normal after a few weeks in a cast. Bone tissue is composed of the same minerals as teeth, so why do we give bones the credit to heal, but not teeth and cavities?
It’s all about the environment of the mouth compared to the environment around a bone. The pH of bone tissue remains very stable inside the body. Bones are carefully protected and cushioned, so they enjoy a consistently neutral and healthy pH that supports the healing process.
Teeth on the other hand, exist in the dynamic oral environment threatened everyday by sugary foods, acidic drinks, and foreign bacteria. It’s entirely possible to reduce oral acidity, create and maintain a balanced pH in the mouth without conventional toothpaste and mouthwash products!
“Toxi-paste”, as I call it, wipes out good oral bacteria, essentially sterilizing your mouth and killing its immune system. Using fluoride toothpaste can be compared to taking a potent antibiotic every single time you brush your teeth. It leaves your mouth unable to fight toxins, pollutants, chemicals, and bacteria. This means your oral pH supports decay and damage, not healing and repair.
The effects of standard toothpaste are so strong that it takes three full days of discontinued use to recalibrate your oral immune system. Only after harsh toothpaste ingredients leave your system can your mouth rebuild its protection against incoming bacterial invaders.
The Anti-Cavity Formula
So how can you heal your cavities? Simple. You reverse the formula for a cavity.
Cavities form when sugar and bacteria on the teeth combine to create acid. That acid causes teeth to demineralize and breaks down the enamel. Over time, the hard surface of enamel surrenders into decay.
You can reverse that process using this anti-cavity formula:
- Stop using standard fluoride toothpaste right away
- Start using a natural toothpowder formulated with ingredients that remineralize tooth enamel, nurture good bacteria, and balance oral pH
- Monitor your cavity and its symptoms
- Support cavity healing by drinking plenty of water (not soda or juice!) and selecting alkaline foods like almonds, broccoli, carrots, kale, flaxseed, cucumber, and avocado
The formula for a healthy mouth doesn’t need to be complicated. As long as you can start to replace bad bacteria with good bacteria, everything else will start to fall into place.
The Best Way to Prevent Cavities
It’s reassuring to know that you can heal your cavity naturally, but isn’t it better to stop cavities altogether? The same principle applies to any health problem. Sure, you might be able to survive a heart attack, but you’d rather prevent a heart attack in the first place!
Unfortunately, there’s no single medication or supplement that will help you prevent cavities in the future. To keep your teeth and gums healthy, you need to develop a strong oral care routine with carefully formulated products.
Remember that your mouth is the gateway to health and your gum tissue is the gatekeeper. It protects your entire body from harmful bacteria, toxins, and infections. Build a routine using the following natural products in order to create an optimal oral environment. Once you establish a healthy mouth with billions of productive bacteria, you’ll have the best smile of your life.
Dirty Mouth Toothpowder
You’ve been using conventional fluoride toothpaste for decades, and what has it done for you? All you have to show for your commitment to commercial toothpaste is a mouthful of sensitive teeth with weak enamel and signs of growing cavities. What gives?
Instead of approaching the task of brushing your teeth like an exterminator targeting a roach infestation, use a toothpowder that differentiates between good and bad bacteria. Remember, the mouth needs good bacteria to thrive!
This is exactly why natural Dirty Mouth Toothpowder takes an entirely different approach from the Crest or Colgate tube on your bathroom sink. Toothpowder is formulated to remineralize your mouth and restore your mouth’s previous balance of healthy oral bacteria!
When you brush twice a day with this remineralizing toothpowder, you’ll transform your teeth, gums, and even your saliva:
- Polish and clean the teeth
- Cleanse gum tissues from toxins and impurities
- Remove plaque and prevent tartar
- Reduce gum inflammation and risk of infection
- Remineralizes and strengthens teeth
- Balance pH of saliva to strengthen its cleaning power
The main ingredient, bentonite clay, is a mild adhesive that gently scrubs and polishes the teeth. It works like an astringent by helping to remove tartar and clean the gums. As soon as bentonite clay comes in contact with the bad bacteria and toxins in your mouth, it absorbs them and replaces them with minerals.
According to the International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, brushing with bentonite clay three times per day can even address gingivitis and severe periodontal disease by removing dangerous bacteria and nourishing the teeth and gums with restorative minerals.
This might explain why the indigenous people of third world countries often have excellent oral health, despite their lack of dental care. The natural clays in their soil remineralize their teeth as they eat, which immediately protects and supports their oral biome. Interestingly, when people from those countries move to America, their teeth rapidly fall into decay because they’re deprived of those natural clays and introduced to our country’s processed, artificial foods.
I bet your dentist has never told you to use gum serum before. That’s because gum serum isn’t a product you find commonly on store shelves. Our mainstream oral care industry focuses on toothpaste and mouthwash while overlooking some of the most important solutions.
A naturally formulated gum serum is essential if you want to maximize your oral health. This Boost Gum Serum contains 11 essential oils specifically formulated to clean your teeth, gums, and mucous membranes.
The toxins and impurities lurking on the surface of your mouth become powerless once this potent combination of tea tree, peppermint, spearmint, lemon, eucalyptus, clove bud, lavender, myrrh, cinnamon, chamomile, and cypress oils take over.
Apply your gum serum two to three times per day for best results. The healing powers of so many organic essential oils will quickly rejuvenate your gum tissue and eliminate the conditions that cause cavities to form.
The Bottom Line: Heal Your Cavities Naturally With a Healthier Mouth
Like so many health problems, cavities won’t magically disappear just by cutting out soda or brushing a few seconds longer. Your mouth needs to be restored and revitalized with oral care products formulated to nourish your teeth, gums, and saliva.
I stumbled upon this truth myself when my young daughter faced the prospect of losing a baby tooth eight years too early due to a cavity. Now I want to help you discover your best oral health to fight cavities and smile confidently.
Toss out your toxic toothpaste and embrace the products that will fight inflammation, remineralize your teeth, and embrace healthy bacteria for all they’re worth. Your mouth (and your health) will never be the same again!
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