Healthy Teeth Tips:
How to Keep Your Teeth and Mouth Healthy and Clean
(How I Healed a Cavity!!!)
Follow these healthy teeth tips to have a beautiful bright smile that
will light up a room! Your mouth will be healthy and clean too.
The health of your mouth, gums and tongue are all connected to the
health of your teeth and so this page will give you direction on how to
keep your entire your mouth clean and healthy.
Your mouth is the very beginning of you gastrointestinal (GI) tract and
the health and cleanliness of your mouth is an indicator of the health
throughout the rest of your GI tract. If your insides are healthy and
clean your mouth is more likely to be as well.
So, the first healthy teeth tip to having clean white teeth and a healthy and fresh mouth is to eat a healthy diet.
I can't stress this enough ... true beauty and health comes from the
inside out. If you follow all the healthy teeth tips on this page but
continue to eat a junky diet you will only be putting up barriers to
having a truly beautiful smile, clean white teeth and a healthy mouth.
Your teeth are living parts of your body and they can heal just like any
other part of your body can. Learning how to care properly for your
teeth and providing the right environment for them to heal is essential.
This means eating healthy foods and avoiding chemicals like fluoride.
It is possible for our teeth to remineralize and heal but the constant
use of fluoride and non-nourishing foods will interrupt this process.
Good Hygiene Habits
Having good oral hygiene habits is very important. Our mouth is a very
well used part of our body with most of us eating and drinking all day
long. But keeping your mouth and teeth clean can be very easy without
taking much time at all.
We all learned how to brush our teeth when we were young but, honestly,
it takes more than that to get the job done. Read on for healthy teeth
tips that are simple and can provide you with huge health benefits.
Follow these healthy teeth tips to;
- have brighter whiter teeth
- have less or no cavities
- avoid gum disease and irritation
- avoid bleeding gums
- have a healthy tongue without a heavy white coating
- have clean fresh breath, avoid bad breath and halitosis
- have healthy alkaline saliva
- maintain good throat health
- heal any prevailing issues
- and so much more...
My Recent Dental Check-Ups
For my whole life growing up, I have always been told by dentists that I have lots of build-up and plaque and that I need to floss and brush more.
I, like many people, do not like going to the dentist but my last 3 visits have been very nice.
A few years back I went to the dentist after a 2 year absence. The hygienist admitted to me afterwards that when I first told her that it had been 2 years, she thought that she was in for a real tough job of cleaning teeth in a very bad state. But as soon as she looked at my teeth she commented on how clean and healthy they were and how strong my gums were.
My next check-up about 8 months later was with a different dentist and that check-up was also great and cavity free.
Then, my most recent visit was 1.5 years later and the hygienist again commented on how beautifully clean and healthy my teeth and gums are.
And... at the dentist visit prior to these last 3 I was told I had a cavity. At that time, I chose to not have the cavity filled. I chose to try and heal this cavity naturally - to remineralize my tooth. And I did it! Since that visit there are no cavities in my mouth and that one has been healed.
I have to say that the only difference in the care of my teeth and mouth are the healthy teeth tips I am about to share with you on this page. From implementing the following protocols, my teeth and gums are healthier than they have ever been!
I hope that you too can find your way to healthier teeth and gums through some, or all, of these healthy teeth tips.
Healthy Teeth Tips:
Here's What To Do
The following are my healthy teeth tips - what I do at home and how I
make simple homemade products (completely natural and organic) that keep
my teeth and entire mouth sparkling and healthy clean.
What I do every day:
- Tongue Scraping: Scraping my tongue is the first thing I do
when I get up in the morning. Very important to get off all that your
body has pushed to the surface overnight. There are many benefits to
daily tongue scraping which you can read on our coated tongue page, here. To purchase a tongue scraper, click here.
- Brushing Your Teeth: Use a soft bristle brush or a NATURAL TOOTHBRUSH i.e. TOOTH STICK
and be gentle. Use a stroke that begins at the base of your gum line
and moves to the end of your tooth. No need to brush after every meal
but your teeth should get a good cleaning at least
once a day. Use only a natural toothpaste or homemade toothpaste or sometimes just use water or even just a dry brush.
When using a natural toothbrush i.e tooth stick, no toothpaste is necessary. Since I started using a toothstick, I have realized that they clean SO MUCH BETTER than any toothbrush I have every used!!! Nowadays I use a toothstick mostly and just a toothbrush occasionally. This is what many humans used before toothbrushes were invented - they are very effective and I love bringing this ancient wisdom into my life.
- Toothpicking: Use a toothpick after eating when you
don't have access to floss. A toothpick is a great tool to ensure that
no food particles remain stuck between your teeth and I use one every time after I eat something. If
food particles remain stuck between your teeth they will begin to break
down contributing to bad breath, tooth decay and gum irritations. I
carry toothpicks with me all the time and I take a few
seconds after eating to go along the gum line and in between my teeth
to make sure my mouth is free of food debris. Recently I found a softer
edged 'softpick' that also allows for a nice gum massage.
- Gum Massage: This is a really nice habit to incorporate which
helps your gums to remain healthy and vital from the inside out.
Massage brings blood flow to an area which assists in the delivery of
nutrients and the whisking away of toxins. Massaging your gums will
help your gums to stay in place and not recede and if gums are already
receding this will help them to heal back in place. Brushing, flossing
and toothpicking will all massage your gums to a degree but every day
you can also massage your gums with your fingertip. With a clean
finger, gently massage the gum area above each tooth (on the front and
back) in a circular motion and a straight line motion towards the tooth.
Massage with coconut oil
for an extra boost - coconut oil is anti-viral, anti-microbial and
anti-bacterial so using coconut oil will really help in keeping your
gums and teeth healthy. Not only is gum massage a healthy practice but
it feels wonderful too. Click here to read much more on the benefits of coconut oil.
- Oil Pulling:
This is an ancient practice that is so easy to do and can have great
benefits to your health and wellbeing. Click to read more. I will do this every day for a period of time and then stop for a while before doing it again.
What I do several times a week:
- Mouth Rinses or Mouthwash: This is great to do every single day although I find that I usually do this one a few times a week. I keep my homemade mouthwashes
or mouth rinses beside my sink. I will often rinse before and after
brushing. Note that many mouthwashes you buy at the store contain
alcohol, artificial colors, sweeteners and many other unhealthy
ingredients. Those store bought mouthwashes can upset the pH balance of
your mouth which can potentially cause all sorts of problems.
- Flossing is another tip that is great to do every day but because I am so diligent with the tooth pick and toothstick I find I end up flossing several times a week but not always every day. Flossing is essential to ensure that no food particles
remain stuck between your teeth and to keep the gums between your teeth
massaged and healthy. Almost every time I floss I use this quick and handy extra strength flossing tip.
What I do every so often:
- Apple cider vinegar trick: After cleaning your teeth this is a fun one to do every once in a while. Brush lightly with baking soda leaving much of the baking soda on your teeth and gums. Then, swish a teaspoon or two of Apple Cider Vinegar
all around your mouth and in between your teeth. The vinegar will
react with the baking soda and will foam
up a great deal. Swish the apple cider vinegar around as it is foaming
to get in all the cracks and crevices of your teeth. Spit and rinse. A vibrant and effervescent way to clean in a different way!
- Activated Charcoal: This is another nice tooth powder. Put activated charcoal powder on your toothbrush and brush away. Activated charcoal is a black powder so you can enjoy your entire mouth (and sink) turning black while you brush ... but ... after rinsing well your teeth will be whiter and brighter than ever.
- Clay Powder: Clay powder also makes a nice tooth powder.
- Sage Leaves: When I have access to fresh sage leaves I do this every day. The sage plant has amazing properties that are great for the health of our teeth and gums. Take a fresh leaf, wrap it around your finger and then brush your teeth and gums with the (slightly) rough side of the leaf. So simple, so effective!
your teeth, what do you use? I feel it is extremely important to avoid
any unnatural and health damaging ingredients in any teeth cleaners you
use (far too many commercial toothpastes contain these!).
tongue and the lining of your mouth are very conducive to absorbing
anything you put in your mouth so be sure to use only the most natural
things to clean your teeth and mouth. I make all my own toothpaste, toothsoap and tooth powder:, to see my homemade toothpaste recipes, click here.
And keep in mind that you don't always need a cleaner. When using a toothstick (which clean teeth better than any toothbrush I have ever used!) no toothpaste or water is necessary.
Also, you can brush your teeth well with a dry toothbrush (soft bristles only) and water - it is not necessary to use a cleaner every time.
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