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|everytime we get sick||4||100.00%|
|when the blue thing in the middle dissappears||4||100.00%|
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We recently discovered Weledas salt toothpaste and are definately addicted!!!
Ipsab toothpowder for times when my gums are irritated,it has prickly ash bark,salt,peppermint oil,& is nonfluoride.
We use Glycothymoline mouthwash which is also great for diaper rash(diluted with water).
My hubby only uses Crest!
momma to 4
However, somebody else told me that those brushes remove a layering of enamel off their teethies?
Does anybody know anything about this? Are those brushes bad for people to use??
I'd be interested in hearing from others on this one. I have a friend who believes strongly that brushing more than once a day in any form damages the enamel, and of course, I tend to think that in a perfect world, our diet/lifestyle would make reg. brushing obsolete. But we don't always eat only raw veggies/fruits anymore, ya know? Kim
To make the tooth powder, mix 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup of fine sea salt, 1 teaspoon of myrrh powder, which is sold in natural food stores, and 10 drops of peppermint essential oil.
Baking soda whitens teeth; that's why it's included in so many commercial toothpastes. Sea salt polishes your teeth and tightens your gums. Myrrh fights the germs that causen periodontal disease, and peppermint oil refreshes.
Store the mixture in a tightly covered container. (After one month, you'll need to replenish the peppermint oil, which dissipates.)
To use, scoop about 1 teaspoon of the tooth powder into a shallow dish. Wet your toothbrush, dip it into the powder, and then brush your teeth and rinse as usual."
Worth a try?
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DD uses Tom's silly strawberry, but she likes to refill her brush several times and she eats the toothpaste, so at the second refill she gets what we're using so as not to overdo it on the flouride.
I love listerine, too.
I've seen a few posts on using electric toothbrushes on kids. We just got a sonicare for ourselves and discovered that our 16 mos. ds actually enjoys teethbrushing if we use it. I checked with the dentist on this and was told it would be too much vibration for his little developing roots. I can understand that rationale but also think that vibrations would cause the roots to grow stronger (kind of like a tree living in windy environments has much stronger roots). Smilemomma, can you provide a second opinion?
Dh had not been to a dentist in too many years and I finally persuaded (in a very sneaky way but w/lot's of loving intent) him to see my new dentist. Anyways, he's had a year's worth of cleanings, scaling and root planings (11 altogether). He has an appt. next month to see about wisdom teeth extraction and whatever else might need taking care of. I haven't heard anything about cavities yet. I can let you know more after his appt.
Smilemomma, you are so wonderful to be here for all of us. I have no idea how you do it. I'm a sahm to 4.5yr ds and I'm usually pretty tired by the end of the day not to mention no brain cells left! Thanks for your help.
And thanks again, Smilemamma! I'll keep you updated. I start tomorrow on my dental work, and I am actually looking forward to it!
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I know somebody who justswears by it. I gave it a try too. It does clean the teeth nicely, but what about the ingridients?
Just a note: this company has a patent how to stabilize aloe vera gel to preserve its effects. they also grow certified organic aloe vera.
Thanks for your opinion.
There are so many things that are nearly impossible to avoid, noxious air, poison in the water, bacteria in food, artificial colors, fats, etc, etc that it seems like anything that is easy to avoid, like this, is well worth the effort.
You could always tell him that I am a dentist, and I won't let my children touch the stuff. I also don't like it for myself, since I'm not sure how much gets absorbed through the mucosa (that is, after all, how pharmaceutical "patches" work, as well as nitroglycerin) and I'm not even swallowing it.
My main criteria are that they have fluoride, are gentle, and contain no toxic ingredients. There are a lot out there, probably some I haven't even seen, that meet those criteria.
My personal ones include taste, too. Tom's is a little too mild for me some days.
To each her own!
Did you see the thread about games to help them enjoy brushing? Maybe something there might help, too. Maybe since he likes sounds, a cavity bug song might work ...
It's pretty powerful stuff! Thank you for coming back to give us the update, I'm glad it's doing so well for you! I'll bet your dentist is amazed too!