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The 30-day Natural White Teeth Challenge

Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 in Family Health, Food | 5 comments

Monday, I posted How Fluoride gets an “F” and Why I Stopped Using it and thought it would be great to do The 30-day Natural White Teeth Challenge in September. It has 30-days! So here is your shopping list: 1. Buy a non-fluoride based floss and toothpaste like the one I use or you can try Earthpaste 2. Get yourself a nice motorized toothbrush. Whichever one fits your budget 3. Baking soda and hydrogen pyroxide 4. Buy fresh produce, raw nuts, coconut oil to cook with and flax oil to take daily And oh, don’t forget to take a picture of your smile before Saturday. 😀 Here is what we are getting rid of in our diets: 1. No refined sugars, no juices, no soda (sugar is a major factor in tooth decay) 2. Use a straw when drinking acidic drinks such as coffee or teas Morning Dental Routine (upon waking) 1. Dip toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide 2. Sprinkle (or dip) baking soda on your toothbrush 3. Add a dab (pea size) of your fluoride free toothpaste 4. Brush gently in circular motions for 2 minutes 5. Scrape your tongue clean 6. Rinse with luke warm water (some will say luke warm salt water, but hey, I am a mom too, so want to keep it simple!) 7. Wait 10 minutes before eating or drinking anything Despite popular belief, brushing teeth after you eat wears away the enamel, so it is best to brush first thing in the morning before you eat your breakfast. This also removes all the bacteria and plaque that has built up while you have slept, which you don’t want in your system anyways. Evening Dental Routine: 1. Floss and don’t forget to get those way back molars 2. Dip your toothbrush in baking soda 3. Add a pea size amount of toothpaste 4. Brush gently in circular motions for 2 minutes 5. Swish with equal parts of water and hydrogen peroxide, usually 2 Tablespoons for 30-60 seconds (every other day) 6. Rinse with luke warm water. That is it. If you feel any burning sensation on your gums when swishing with hydrogen peroxide, then wait a few days and try again. The baking soda will taste a little off in your mouth, but once you begin brushing it will go away. I have been doing this a few days and love the clean feeling I am getting just by adding a little bit of baking soda. After 30-days take a picture to see the difference. If you have an upcoming event, some say to dip a Q-tip in hydrogen peroxide and wipe on each tooth after brushing. But if you are a busy mom like me, you want to be as efficient as possible, but you can make time before bed to do this. Disclaimer: This is not intended to treat or cure any dental health issues you may have. Please see your dentist for regular check-ups every six months and discuss any signs or treat possible dental disease. Free image courtesy...

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