TOOTH PASTE INGREDIENTS – Ones that Harm and Ones that Heal
A. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, is used as a foaming agent, and is present in a lot of cosmetics. It has the following liabilities :
· Irritation of the skin and eyes
· Organ toxicity
· Developmental/reproductive toxicity
· Neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption, and biochemical or cellular
· Possible mutations and cancer.
Before fluoride was deemed a “cavity fighter,” it was used as an insecticide and as a rat poison.
Fluoride can cause cancer, arthritis and brain damage. Fluoride accumulates over the years in the body. Ref: Dr P. Connet.
Dr. J. William Hirzy, Ph D, stated : “Our members’ review of the body of evidence over the last eleven years, including animal and human epidemiology studies, indicates a causal link between fluoride/fluoridation and cancer, genetic damage, neurological impairment and bone pathology. Of particular concern are recent epidemiology studies linking fluoride exposure to lowered IQ in children.”
Ref : Letter of July 2, 1997, from J. William Hirzy to Jeff Green. The union (now NTEU, Chapter 280) consists of and represents all of the toxicologists, chemists, biologists and other professionals at EPA headquarters, Washington, D.C
Sorbitol, it is a sugar alcohol made from made from corn syrup, but it is also found in apples, pears, peaches, and prunes. It is a sugar substitute. It gives the bacteria in your teeth energy, allowing them to multiply and start making acids that can eat away the enamel on the teeth.
Glycerine, it is a sugar alcohol. It is used as a thickening agent. Glycerin is also highly “hygroscopic” which means that it absorbs water from the air and can be irritating (as in use of suppository to create a laxative effect).
“Glycerine cover the tooth for several hours preventing the saliva from nourishing it. It takes between fifteen to twenty mouth rince to get rid of the glycerine” : Ref Nagel Ramiel.
Most of the tooth paste are made with glycerine, sometimes the tooth paste contains up to 75 % of Glycerine.
Saliva is the first friend and cleaning agent for our teeth as it contains all the components needed to repair early cavities. It protects not just the teeth but the whole mouth.
Two groups of doctors and researchers in 1940 Dcts Losh and Weisberger, Zaus and Teuscher found out that when a very low saliva secretion, has been observed it leads to extensive caries in man.
Sea Salt will provides organic minerals (see chapter on salt) and increase the production of saliva, which in turn will clean and preserve the teeth. Ref Rene Quinton (1912) author of : “Eau de mer milieu organique”.
You can get information on Rene QUINTON and his exceptional contribution to humanity on the WEB. Learning about his work is a must for any professional working in the field of health (see chapter on Rene Quinton).
Horsetail is valued for its health benefits due to a number of great minerals and other nutrients it contains, such as manganese, calcium, iron, flavonoids, caffeic acid esters, saponins, tannins, alkaloids, fatty acids, phytosterols, glycosides, phenolic acids, aconitic acid, and silica. Ref: homeremediesweb.com
Because of its content of silica, this plant is recommended when it is necessary for the body to repair bony tissues that are in not healthy condition, as a result of some trauma or because of their decalcification. Ref: herbwisdom.com
“Horsetail is known for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antioxidant, coagulant, demulcent (relieving inflamation), diuretic and astringent activity. Reportedly, it has been used in the treatment of a number of health conditions which include brittle bone, hair, teeth and nails, white spots on nails, gingivitis, inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth… Horsetail is also known to strengthen the body’s immune system” Ref: Moutain Rose Herbs.
Comfrey root is described as effective against tuberculosis, internal tumors and ulcers, and promotes the healing of bone fractures. Comfrey contains a special substance called allantoin, which is a cell proliferative. In other words, it makes cells grow faster. Dr. Kirschner.
Comfrey contains vitamins: A (28,000 IU per 100g), B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, E and minerals: calcium, phosphorus, potassium, chromium, cobalt, copper, magnesium, iron, manganese, sodium, boron, lead, sulphur, molybdenum and zinc.
Recorded history tells of comfrey’s use, since ancient times, for healing. Dioscorides, author of one of the oldest herbal texts, ‘Materia Medica’ of 50 AD, prescribed the plant to heal wounds and broken bones.
The genus name symphytum means to heal together, and for this use, it is renown: that it can assist the body to heal any part that is torn or broken, which also explains the reason for another common name, knitbone. Ref : How can I use HERBS in my daily life? By Isabel Shiphard.
In the U.K. the Henry Doubleday Research Association in Kent, was created in 1958 to study and promote the use of comfrey.
Carbonate Calcium from eggshell will be the best to be used in powder. ref John Christopher. It will be organic calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonates are considered moderately abrasive, less abrasive than precipitated silicas, but abrasive enough to provide good cleaning.
Cloves contains significant amounts of an active component called eugenol, which has made it the subject of numerous health studies, including studies on the prevention of toxicity from environmental pollutants like carbon tetrachloride, digestive tract cancers, and joint inflammation.
In the United States, eugenol extracts from clove have often been used in dentistry in conjunction with root canal therapy, temporary fillings, and general gum pain, since eugenol and other components of clove (including beta-caryophyllene) combine to make clove a mild anaesthetic as well as an anti-bacterial agent. For these beneficial effects, you’ll also find clove oil in some over-the-counter sore throat sprays and mouth washes.
Oak Bark is one of the strongest natural astringent (a substance that causes the contraction of body tissues) herbs available. It provides not only great astringent properties, but anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties as well.
Several Indian tribes used thin strips of the inner bark, placed them between the gum and lips, and left it there over night to heal sores of the gums and to tighten loose teeth
White oak bark also contains ample amounts of calcium, manganese, potassium and magnesium.
The active ingredients in oak bark are tannin and quercin. Quercin is similar in effect to salicin and is used along with bioflavinoids to strengthen the capillaries and veins. Ref : proliberty.com
It also contains zinc, magnesium, calcium and phosphorous, all of which are used to shrink tissues, such as swollen glands. Ref : Steve Tompson
From the above ingredients and from the practical application of work of the mentioned researchers I created three tooth powders.
The first one is inspired directly from :
Dr John Christopher is a world wide known herbalist who has developed a tooth powder that produce amazing results. This tooth powder has been used since the 60’s and testimonies of his efficiency come from all over the world.
Several persons originated touching testimonies about how this tooth powder saved their teeth from gum disease. In despair they had planned to have them pulled, but after using the powder their teeth stopped moving and were saved.
This formulas is used to help strengthen the gums (bleeding and pyorrhoea-type infections of the gums), and assist in tightening loose teeth. This type tooth powder will brighten the teeth’s luster and make for a healthier mouth.
For severe cases place this powder combination between the lips and gums (upper and lower) around entire tooth area and leave on all night, six nights a week (as well as brushing regularly) until improvement is evident. Then continue on with regular tooth brushing with this herbal food combination.
BIO-GUM (all ingredients are Wildcrafted on organic land and forests).
white oak bark
This is the original formula that created astonishing results every time it was used, with report after report that people had their gum healed and their teeth which were previously moving restored to full strength.
As Renee Caisse said : “If it works don’t change it”.
Renee Caisse (1888 – 1978) was a Canadian Nurse that discovered a natural herbal formula which was effective in cancer treatment.
Second and third tooth powder :
2. BIO – WHITE Lemon:
Calcium carbonate, Xylitol, Sea Salt, ginger* and Lemon Essential oils*.
This tooth powder will clean and refresh your month with a nice smell of Lemon.
BIO-WHITE Peppermint :
Calcium carbonate, Xylitol, Sea Salt, Thyme*, Sage*, Chamomille*, Rosemary*, Peppermint* and Peppermint Essential oils*.
This tooth powder has been designed to destroy the bacteria and refresh your month with mint.
The tooth powder 2 and 3,will increase the production of saliva and thus helps in nourishing the teeth. Plus it will gently whiten the teeth.
These tooth powders are available at :
firstname.lastname@example.org and in some shops like : Seasons in Forest Row, Harvest Home in Marsh Green, …
Extracts from the book “Children, adults and tooth” by Andre Delamare.
Pyorrhea is inappropriate nutrition. Dr P. R. Howe (1923) He proved that bacteria are not the cause of cavities. Ref : J. Am. Dent. Assn., Chicago,1923, X, 21.
Dr Melvin E Page (1963) researched the real causes of tooth decay and pyorrhoea, author of : “Your Body is Your Best Doctor”: “Pyorrhea is a form of arthritis ; a different nomenclature is used merely because of the location of the symptoms.”
Dental caries and osteomalacia (softening of bones in the jaw or in other part of the body) result from an insufficient level of combined calcium and phosphorus in the blood. Nutrition is chiefly responsible for adequate or in-adequate levels of these minerals.
Mrs. Adelle Davis (1954) states in “Let’s Eat Right to Keep Fit, “…the first sign of hypovitaminosis shows when gum bleeding occurs during brushing” and
“In the case of hypovitaminosis of C, gum start to be swollen, spongy and easily bleeding. The always present bacteria start to eat the dead cell of the gum and it happens frequently that infection and pyorrhoea start .”
Dr Walter H. Eddy, author of “The Vitamin Manual,” points out that symptoms of aging are in fact the symptoms of Scurvy: wrinkles, lack of skin elasticity, tooth loss and fragility of bones. All these are a lack or deficiency in vitamins C.
Dr Weston A Price, (1930) Dentist author of Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, states : “Gum disease is a small form of scurvy” and “All groups having a liberal supply of minerals, particularly phosphorus, and a liberal supply of fat-soluble activators (vitamins A and D), had 100 per cent immunity to dental caries.”.
In 1918 researchers Bunting and Rickert, discussing the permeability of enamel, concluded, “Enamel and dentine are porous … and admit the passage of salts and solvents… to the pulp, and blood…”
Dr. Mellanby’s research written by Sir Edward Mellanby: “Nutrition and disease” : “It is now possible to produce at will in animals teeth of all grades of structure – from perfect texture to the greatest degree of imperfection by making small variation in the food ingested.