My Herbs Blog
I first learned about tooth powder from Dr. Christopher, and The School of Natural Healing. I made a few batches of his formula, and gave it a try, but honestly- I was bothered by the "dirtiness" of my toothbrush and the sink.
Fast forward a number of years later, and out of necessity- I decided to give the tooth powder a try again, and decided to make up my own recipe. I was having some "early cavities" and one of my children had 2 definite cavities.
If you want to learn the REAL TRUTH about Tooth Decay and Cavities, and everything about bone health, read this book: Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel. This book, when I first read it- blew my mind. What I mean is that it shattered everything I thought I knew about mouth, gum care, and healthy teeth.
My previous notion was that you were lucky if you were born with nice straight teeth, and maybe you are lucky. However, I learned that there is a real and true nutritional dynamic behind strong, straight, healthy teeth. Like I said- this is a must read book if you want to get out of the dentists' office, and repair your teeth, or change your family's health for future generations. Diet is so important. Remember when you learned in school that sugar causes cavities. In some respects it does, but in Ramiel's book you will find that the real culprit is the modern, processed grain- which does more damage to our bones, and teeth than sugar.
In the above video- you can follow along as I show you what you will need to make your own tooth powder, and how I use it to brush my teeth. If you only want to read about it- I will give you my recipe. First though I want to elaborate a bit more as to why we needed this.
I am very much against invasive procedures, IF there are natural things that can be done to fix a problem. I most always give natural a try first- and it has worked for me 99.% of the time. I have one teeny cavity, and I honestly don't think it was needed. I do have a few spots that became suspect as I approach 40 years of age. Again- they didn't seem to be in dire need, and I wanted to do everything I could to strengthen my teeth.
Tooth powder works best in combination with a low grain diet. I follow a Paleo diet, for the most part, with Buckwheat the only "grain" that I consume. Every time I go off course, I see my health drop. Now- this type of diet might not be the best for you, but it works for me. I do believe that grains can be part of your diet, if they are processed in the OLD WAY with fermenting and sprouting. You would really need to do some research on this, and one good book is Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon.
I also employed Oil Pulling- which you can read about here: Real Life Oil Pulling: Avoid Crowns, Stop Infection & Bleeding Gums (deeprootsathome.com)
I do want to say that OIL PULLING alone will not get rid of cavities, or fill in enamel. It is great for helping with infection and cleaning up the gums, but from trial and error I know that multiple modalities are needed.
I also employed essential oils on the gums. I like Young Living Vitality Oils- Thieves in particular or Myrrh if it is of Therapeutic quality to put in your mouth. I would swab the affected area a few time a week, while also doing oil pulling and brushing with tooth powder, and swishing with my Black Walnut Tincture. (Found in my Etsy Store).
Getting back to the herbs you need for the tooth powder:
Yarrow Flower Powder
White Oak Bark Powder
Cinnamon Bark Powder
Slippery Elm Powder
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The recipe I use is equal parts of each powder. A part can be 1 teaspoon, 1 Tablespoon or even an ounce, or a 1/4 cup. I typically make a small batch at a time, and when I run out, make more. I keep this mixture in a Tupperware container in my bathroom. I like to use AUROMERE toothpaste on my toothbrush first. It is a delicious and super natural toothpaste with no soaping agents, Fluoride, or anything but goodness. I like to Cardamom- Fennel flavor best.
So I put some toothpaste on my brush, and then dip my brush in the powder, or sprinkle it on my brush and brush my teeth as normal. I will also kind of swish a little longer before spitting.
Ok- so I hope I sufficienty described how to make my tooth powder, and if you are kind of confused, watch my video above. The last thing I wanted to go over, and you will not find in my video above is my Black Walnut Tincture for swishing. I actually do have a video on making your own Black Walnut Tincture, so you could go watch that. https://youtu.be/6tVjuJdxS3U
What I have found, is that the Black Walnut tincture- when you swish a few times a day, really helps to add strength to the enamel of your teeth, along with the tooth powder. It is also good for parasites, and creepy crawlies, so that is a bonus!
You can find my tincture in my Etsy Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SheepHillHerbs
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