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What (if any) is your paleo tooth care regime?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 17, 2013 at 5:43 AM

Pre-paleo Mr.T was a pitiful fool! I had sensitive gums that would bleed for years, my gum line was receding and my teeth sometimes hurt! I had bad breath that I sometimes covered up by EATING toothpaste! Oh fluoride!

Since switching to paleo my oral health has greatly improved.

MY CURRENT PALEO TOOTH CARE REGIME IS:

I now brush with a pig fur bristled wooden brush twice a day. I floss with an organic silk tooth floss. I brush with a mix of olive oil and baking soda (gluten free) and occassionaly use a hydrogen peroxide/water mixture to gargle.

What is you paleo tooth care regime?

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on March 17, 2013
at 07:13 PM

Sad being how? Many people have had great success with it...

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at 03:53 PM

thank you for the sensible reply here. my paleo tooth care regime involves aquafresh and a fucking toothbrush. cause i stopped caring to this degree!

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You're still absorbing some fluoride through the lining of your mouth. It's not harmless. For getting rid of yellow, try brushing with turmeric: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffYTPtnA1yk

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I'm still trying to figure out if this is legit. Isn't that sad?

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on March 17, 2013
at 01:44 PM

I brush my teeth with soap chips and a very soft, flossing-type toothbrush. I don't use regular toothpaste because it contains glycerin which would give teeth a slick feel, but also attracts germs. There are many other possible bad ingredients in commercial toothpaste, and you can research this for yourself.

After rinsing several times with water, I swish a salt and mineral mixture in my mouth. This is to adjust the pH in my mouth. Even though the mouth is not the only origin of bad breath, this seems to help keep my breath fresh very well.

Another reason I don't like commercial toothpaste is the silica in it, which would scratch the crystalline structure of my teeth. I'd rather build up my teeth than erode them.

I also try to get enough calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus to keep my teeth healthy from the inside. I used information about this from a book by (or about) Weston A Price.

When I eat non-paleo foods, even though rarely, I find my gums bleeding and my teeth aching. Getting back on track heals these rather quickly.

Every once in a while I will rinse my mouth with hydrogen peroxide, and sometimes I use an oral irrigator with some hydrogen peroxide in the water. I'm unable to clearly define how I know when to do this, unless it's my body signaling me to do so.

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on March 17, 2013
at 12:33 PM

I use the preserved hide of an Aardvark to clean my teeth

Adb6852b4f2f42904da67708ffcd59f5

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on March 17, 2013
at 07:13 PM

Sad being how? Many people have had great success with it...

D400bbb1c5b3b874b8334a268c854c62

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on March 17, 2013
at 02:49 PM

I'm still trying to figure out if this is legit. Isn't that sad?

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on March 17, 2013
at 06:12 AM

Regular toothpaste.

Regular brush.

I figure I'm not swallowing any toothpaste, so I don't see the harm. I tried using baking soda and rinsing with hydrogen peroxide, but my teeth were nowhere near as clean and yellowed easily. I guess I prefer the artificial whiteness of my toothpastey teeth.

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on March 17, 2013
at 03:53 PM

thank you for the sensible reply here. my paleo tooth care regime involves aquafresh and a fucking toothbrush. cause i stopped caring to this degree!

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on March 17, 2013
at 03:28 PM

You're still absorbing some fluoride through the lining of your mouth. It's not harmless. For getting rid of yellow, try brushing with turmeric: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffYTPtnA1yk

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on March 17, 2013
at 10:58 AM

I brush with coconut oil, xylitol, and baking soda- my own mixture. Regular toothbrush. Once a day usually. I also floss when I remember...

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on March 17, 2013
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I mix up about 50% coconut oil with baking soda and to this, I add a few drops of mint oil and oregano oil. (Mint oil is extremely potent stuff, so you don't want a lot, the oregano oil kills off bacteria, you also don't want a lot.)

To whiten, I brush with a bit of turmeric powder and then rinse with water. Works great. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffYTPtnA1yk

Supplements are magnesium (maleate, glycinate, or threonate) and K2. Sometimes I dip my toothbrush in magnesium oil (though this stings a bit.)

Liquid coq10 in the form of ubiquinol can be used as a mouthwash after brushing, but swallow it when you're done - this helps heal gums.

Also, going very low carb most of the time helps control the bacteria that cause tooth decay/gum disease.

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on March 17, 2013
at 01:26 PM

Well, I do think modern man has made one significant contribution to oral health: the Rotadent. I'm an addict. Gives your teeth that smooth, just-left-the-dentist feeling, every time.

http://www.zila.com/rotadent/

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