Saturday, March 19, 2011

Tooth Decay Cont...

"My shiny teeth and me"
So, I've educated myself more about how tooth decay happens. This link proved to be very helpful:

I learned more in 2 hours online than all those visits to the dentist office! "Well, stay away from sugars." Well, most foods turn into sugars in your mouth, so what in the world are we supposed to do?

After reading that, my next question was "How do I keep my mouth at an alkalized PH?" since acidic environments keep bacteria feeling at home. It would make sense to use a mouthwash with a high PH, however most mouthwashes are just slightly alkaline. I plan to use a mixture of milk of magnesia with water and see how that goes. I'm also brushing my teeth with Eco-dent which is essentially flavoured baking soda. That should also help alkalize. I need to find a source of flouride, though.

Second, I asked "What can I do to help my teeth remineralize faster?" because I am going to slip up with the brushing and flossing every now and then. Of course, being diligent with your dental routine helps. Brushing, flossing, and mouth washing twice a day. I need to start taking my vitamins, of course. A lot of suggestions to take cod liver oil or a high vitamin butter that contains vitamin K2 and other fat solubles. I hate taking pills (I only take my vitamins to grow my hair), but for this experiment, I'll do it.

And now, I'm off to weave my hair up.


  1. Interesting post. The whole subject of tooth decay is one that has been of interest to me lately. One thing i've done is cut out fluoride toothpaste. Let me tell you my teeth feel so much better not that I don't use that poison in my mouth.

  2. Tooth decay will ruin your day with pain. You won't be in the mood to do anything. But once you visit your dentist, he or she will fix your tooth problems. Just follow what your dentist tells you. You can also limit yourself from eating sweets.

    Bradley Bedell


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