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  • #254048
    AndreAndre
    Keymaster

    Hi all

    Similar to the No ‘poo thread … has anyone reduced/substituted what they use to brush teeth?

    If so … how and what?

    About a year ago, I decided to just dab the tooth brush in some bicarb and see what happens.

    Okay, it tasted aweful, but after the initial shock, you get used to it.

    That was a year ago.

    I recently visited the dentist only to hear he was bored and there was nothing for him to do.

    My teeth – with no toothpaste for over 12 months – had a clean bill of health.

    I suspect that the town water, with it’s government added fluoride, may have had a part to play (mind you, my water tends to be coffee flavoured :side: ) and I have one sugar.

    Those ALSers purely on rain/dam/bore water might have different results.

    What is your story?

    B)

    #485852
    luvinluvin
    Member

    i use rain water with bicarb,no problems,my grandbabes do not mind using it here,but not at home

    have not heard of too many using it

    #485853
    BlueWrenBlueWren
    Member

    I use a product I get online from Trusted Health Products, USA .It’s called ORA MD The Mouth Doctor and is 100% Botanical Oils of peppermint,spearmint and almond.I have used it for years because I don’t trust the stuff in toothpaste.I don’t have good teeth but have had no decay since using this product, which is also very good for gums.There may be a similar product available in Oz but I am very happy with Ora MD.

    #485854
    zippyzippy
    Member

    I use Grant’s toothpaste. It has a pic of a Koala on the front. It’s the only non-sulfate, non-fluride paste I can find. It’s all good stuff and tastes rather nice. I’d never get the kids to use bi-carb! works a treat though.

    Even all the “natural, organic” etc etc pastes still have sulfates which diddle with your hormones and fertility.

    #485855
    AndreAndre
    Keymaster

    I went the bicarb method in an effort to simplify my life, to reduce my requirements for visiting the stupidmarket.

    Now … If only I could make/produce my own bicarb …….

    :silly:

    #485856
    calliecatcalliecat
    Participant

    my recipe is

    2/3c bi-carb

    4tspns sea salt

    pure peppermint essential oil

    mix it all together and make into a paste

    I have been using this for a fair while now

    #485857
    karyn26karyn26
    Member

    calliecat what do you store this mix in once made

    and how long does it last eg go stale

    where do you locate pure peppermint ess oil

    my dentist has me on a sensitive t/paste and thye can be quite expensive between different brands.

    I grew up in a water flourdation area and the dentist where I am now commented on my teeth and the childrens when we first saw him.

    Apparently we are on bore water not 100% sure as there are too many conflicting stories around this town about our water.

    #485858
    BronBron
    Member

    my first 5 years were on fluoridated water (and i was formula fed, so got lots of the stuff) and my teeth were awful. ditto both my sisters.

    one child has bad teeth due to her dairy allergy (it wasn’t till she was 3 that i worked it out 🙁 ) so far her adult teeth are ok (via the xray), so hopefully our regime of teeth cleaning daily, organic eating and using an ionic toothbrush is working.

    #485859
    calliecatcalliecat
    Participant

    karyn26 post=299661 wrote: calliecat what do you store this mix in once made

    and how long does it last eg go stale

    where do you locate pure peppermint ess oil

    my dentist has me on a sensitive t/paste and thye can be quite expensive between different brands.

    I grew up in a water flourdation area and the dentist where I am now commented on my teeth and the childrens when we first saw him.

    Apparently we are on bore water not 100% sure as there are too many conflicting stories around this town about our water.

    I just mix and keep in a small plastic container that sits on my bathroom cabinet – it has a lid on so doesn’t go off or store it in a small jar

    pure peppermint ess oil try the chemist

    #485860
    karyn26karyn26
    Member

    Thanks calliecat,

    Bron what is an ionic toothbrush?

    #485861
    gleanertgleanert
    Member

    I have read not to use straight salt on teeth as it removes the enamel:ohmy:

    If you still want to use salt then its best to use salt water.

    #485862
    Hummer HumbugHummer
    Keymaster

    gleanert post=299829 wrote: I have read not to use straight salt on teeth as it removes the enamel

    I have actually heard this about the bi carb. Some teeth are more susceptible than others I believe.

    #485863
    AndreAndre
    Keymaster

    Ah well

    I will let you know when my teeth fall out.

    I had sensitive teeth before I started the bicarb.

    Perhaps I’ll adopt the paste mix mentioned earlier … :whistle:

    #485864
    Hummer HumbugHummer
    Keymaster

    I am sure your dentist would have informed you of any enamel going astray, I don’t think you have any problems Andre 🙂

    #485865
    bushybushy
    Member

    I use straight bi carb powder, dip brush in several times during cleaning, tastes ok and gives a better clean than paste

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