(NaturalNews) According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, “Dental caries (tooth decay) remains the most prevalent chronic disease in both children and adults.” In addition, according to the Centers for Disease Control, “One out of every two American adults aged 30 and over has periodontal disease.” Clearly, we must stop relying on conventional (ineffective) dental procedures to protect our health.
Gum disease is preventable. Periodontal (gum) disease is one of many chronic inflammatory diseases which affect the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss plus many other diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, find out how to take better care of your teeth and gums — holistically.
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Dental amalgams (mercury-based fillings) cause chronic disease
In Feb. 1998, a group of the world’s top mercury researchers announced that mercury from amalgam fillings can permanently damage the brain, kidneys and immune system of children. In addition, a large-scale epidemiological study revealed that mercury is linked to digestive disorders, sleep disturbances, concentration problems, memory loss, bleeding gums and many other mouth disorders.
Can mercury cause Alzheimer’s disease? Dr. Boyd Haley and a team of scientist exposed rats to levels of mercury vapor diluted to account for the size difference between humans and rats. The rats developed tissue damage “indistinguishable” from that of Alzheimer’s disease. By the way, repeating the experiment showed the same results.
On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and Mark McClure, D.D.S., talk about the dangers of dental amalgams, root canals, how to deal with temporomandibular joint disorders and sleep apnea plus much more.
5 ways to prevent gum disease
Did you know that poor gum health dramatically increases the risk for heart disease and stroke? In addition, gum disease can make respiratory conditions — like bronchitis — worse. Ultimately, when you ignore gum disease — you increase your risk of cancer.
So, here are some simple steps to take to prevent gum disease.
1. Brush your teeth — twice a day with natural (non-fluoride) toothpaste. As a great antiseptic, try brushing with a few drops of neem or tea tree oil.
2. Keep your toothbrush clean by soaking it in a capful of hydrogen peroxide, once a week, to kill unwanted bacteria.
3. Rinse your mouth with colloidal silver — a few times per day — to kill unfriendly pathogens.
4. Try rinsing your mouth –– for 10 minutes or more — with baking soda/sea salt mixtures or coconut oil. In fact, “oil pulling” is a great way to kill bacteria and parasites that cause plaque — plus your teeth will be whiter.
5. Make your own (or buy) high-quality herbal mouthwash. Use herbs like goldenseal, myrrh and calendula — which have been used for hundreds of years for dental health.
I started making my own toothpaste about 9 months ago and I love it. I feel more confident with what I am brushing with and I know there are no hidden ingredients. My recipe is a half and half ration of coconut oil and baking soda. I have also place a few drops of peppermint essential oil in it to get that clean scent but as this article mentions using tea tree oil would work as well.
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