Flouride Toothpaste---Nah!

Discussion in 'Survival Medicine' started by UncleMorgan, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    I'm notoriously frugal and will go to ridiculous lengths not to waste--sometimes.

    But whenever I become the proud owner of a tube of fluoridated toothpaste (from whatever source) I throw it away. Period.

    If I scope out a box of auction goodies and find a tube of toothpaste with the F-word on it, It goes straight into the trash. Even if it's a brand new tube that's never been opened.

    It doesn't matter what it's "worth". It's poison, so it goes in the garbage. I won't even give it away.

    A person should do their own research to find out just how toxic fluorides are, both in water and in toothpaste, but I am happy to suggest an alternative, in the meantime.

    Brush your teeth with ordinary plain soap: no additives, no perfumes, no anti-microbials. Contrary to popular belief, pure soap is essentially tasteless.

    It works better than toothpaste because it kills bacteria, removes biofilms, and rinses out cleanly. Toothpaste does not,. Likewise plain soap does not interfere with the natural enzymes in saliva that repair tooth enamel.

    Toothpaste completely derails the natural healing/repair process.

    It takes two rinses to remove soap from the mouth. It takes seven to remove toothpaste. If you only rinse once or twice (as most people do) about half the toothpaste residue goes down the hatch.

    That is not good for neural development. Especially in kids.
  2. runswithdogs

    runswithdogs Monkey+++

    Ditto, plus I never understood how grinding sugar paste into your teeth was supposed to “prevent” cavitys...
  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Tom's of Maine still makes a fluoride-free toothpaste, but many stores refuse to carry anything but the fluoridated variety. I buy mine off Amazon, and there are several types to choose from. You could also make your own.
  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Salt and Baking Soda....
  5. runswithdogs

    runswithdogs Monkey+++

    You know whats really fun.... charcol powder and coconut oil...... works great and freaks the hell out of dh when hes half asleep.....:LOL:
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  6. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    I'll agree with the baking soda, and I used salt when I was in the .mil overseas with no access to hygiene products.
  7. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

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  8. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    All I have ever used and I have had exactly one cavity and never lost a tooth from decay. Log chains, pool sticks and a 2x4s have cost me some teeth over the years but never Rotters. Errr and that time the pit bull got tangled up in my feet getting out of the shower and face planted on the rim of the toilet breaking one of the front ones off too deep to do anything with other than cut the root out.
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  9. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    It is hard to find pure soap in the supermarket. Almost all of them have scents and additives in them.
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  10. Wildbilly

    Wildbilly Monkey+

    I use Ivory, and a little baking soda.
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  11. runswithdogs

    runswithdogs Monkey+++

    Try looking for Aleppo soap. May have to look online but I love that stuff, even use for my hair.
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  12. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I use baking soda occasionally. I have read that using baking soda removes the enamel from your teeth which is bad. This could be a lie put out by the toothpaste companies. @Ganado made up some tooth powder and sent me some. It was great stuff. It was real gritty but my teeth felt great.
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  13. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Dental Toothpaste
    1/2 c. filtered water
    1/4 c. bentonite clay
    2 TBS. calcium/magnesium powder
    3 TBS. coconut oil
    1/4 tsp.diatomaceous earth
    1/4 tsp. baking soda
    10 drops trace minerals
    20 drops of the Protective blend
    10 drops peppermint essential oil
    Stevia (to taste - go slow, a tiny bit can go a long way!)

    Mix all ingredients in a food processor until smooth (no more bumps).
    Store in a glass mason jar or a silicone squeeze tube for up to 3 months.

    Remineralizing Toothpaste Ingredients
    Remineralizing Toothpaste Instructions
    1. Mix all powdered ingredients (calcium, baking soda, xylitol) well in a bowl.
    2. Add coconut oil one part at a time until you get desired consistency.
    3. Add any optional ingredients, including essential oils for flavor (my favorite is peppermint orange)
    4. Store in small container like ½ pint glass jar. To use, either dip clean toothbrush into it, or use Popsicle stick or spoon to put on toothbrush. I’ve also thought of storing in a plastic bag with a corner cut off to be able to squeeze like toothpaste, but haven’t tried it yet.
    DIY Essential Oil Protective Blend
    25 drops Clove Bud Oil
    20 drops Lemon Oil
    15 drops Cinnamon Bark Oil
    10 drops Eucalyptus Oil
    10 drops Rosemary Oil

    I have made both of these and if you want dry tooth powder, which I take when I travel. I just skip the water and coconut oil

    I also skip the sweetness stevia as I don't like sweet toothpaste
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  14. Wildbilly

    Wildbilly Monkey+

    That seems like a lot of trouble.
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  15. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    you only get one set of teeth. it's easy compared to going to the dentist. Have to pick your poison ;D
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  16. Wildbilly

    Wildbilly Monkey+

    Ivory soap, baking powder and salt are cheap and get the job done!
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