There is no denying that healthy teeth and gums are crucial when it comes to slowing down the aging process.
Science has shown for quite some time that bacteria and infection in the mouth causes inflammation which causes a drag on the entire immune system.
A weakened immune system , not only accelerates aging, but can lead to colds, the flu and even more dire situations such as heart disease and cancer.
Your teeth are connected to every organ in the body via the blood stream.
Dr. Reinhard Voll, the father of electrodermal screening, now referred to as electroacupuncture, estimates that 80% of all illness is related to decay in the mouth.
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Last week I attended The Longevity Now Conference in Anaheim, California. It was such an amazing event filled with revolutionary leaders in the field of anti aging.
Nadine Artemis, creator of Living Libations, a beauty line based on essential oils, and a true visionary in the field of health and beauty, gave an eye opening presentation on
How to achieve Healthy Teeth and Gums
One of the first things she pointed out:
More people than ever before in history go to the dentist, but the state of our teeth have continued to get worse and worse.
90% of all 60 year olds have 63% of their teeth either missing, filled or decayed, despite going to the dentist.
Clearly we are doing something wrong.
First off, we have been taught that sugar causes tooth decay and this is the reason for cavities. Well that is not 100% accurate. Both sugar and carbohydrates can damage the teeth and today’s Standard American Diet consists of both at every meal.
That is only part of the story. What we are not being taught is that the tooth can indeed heal itself.
What you eat effects how well your teeth heal themselves. A diet high in Vitamin D, Phosphorous and Calcium forming minerals Silica, and Magnesium enable the teeth to send odontoblasts to repair the damage teeth.
The best way to ensure that you are getting the right nutrition is to avoid processed foods, and eat a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, eggs, nuts and seeds, organic grass fed meat, chicken and wild fish.
The other issue is commercial toothpaste. Nadine says “if toothpaste is the magic cleaner for our teeth, then why is the incidence of cavities at an all time high?”
If your toothpaste says “harmful if swallowed” throw it out.
Yes many toothpastes contain harmful ingredients such as:
- Fluoride – has never been proven to prevent tooth decay and has been shown to lower IQ levels
Propylene glycol – a by product of oil production used in anti freeze
FD&C color pigments – tainted with heaving metals
Triclosan – a registered pesticide
Sodium Laurel Sulfate – Hormone and endocrine disrupter
And many moreNadine has some great tips to keep your teeth and gums health.
Floss with an essential oil
Pull off a long strand of dental floss. Take 1 drop of essential oil on your index finger.
I prefer essential oil of oregano for it’s antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, anti-inflammatory properites. I buy from Young Living Oils, or you can go to www.mountainroseherbs.com
Run the dental floss between your finger and thumb to coat with the oil.
This delivers the healing power of the essential oil to the hardest to reach areas of the mouth, the gum area between teeth.
Homemade Tooth Paste that prevents periodontal tooth disease
Mix equal parts aluminum free Baking Soda, such as Bob’s Red Mills brand with Sea salt, preferably the brand Real Salt, the purest sea salt because it is mined from 300 hundred feet underground and has not been exposed to pollution.
Baking soda’s natural alkalinity neutralizes bacterial acidity, decreases dental plaque, prevents dental carries through its buffering capacity, increases calcium uptake to the enamel, and neutralizes the effect of harmful metabolic acids.
Salt is an effective polishing agent and is significantly less abrasive than chalk and silica found in most commercial toothpastes.
Thousands of dentist and hygienists report that people who brush with the baking soda/sea salt mixture do NOT GET PERIODONTAL DISEASE.
Isn’t that amazing! Make your own tooth powder, save money, and avoid periodontal disease all together.
I have already made the switch and I saw a major improvement in my gums after the very first time. My teeth are whiter too!
Nadine has written the best book I have ever read on Dental Health.
Holistic Dental Care, The Complete Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums is full of information that you will never hear from your dentist. Why? It could literally put them out of business.
Don’t wait, get Nadine’s book and learn how to really take care of your teeth.
This is one of the most powerful anti aging strategies on the planet.