Our teeth, are they important to our health? Here is a bunch of info and products that will help you get on the right track to a super healthy mouth and teeth.
My favorite Nadine Artemis on Teeth and Oral Health:
Our teeth play a very key role in the over all health of our entire body . This is the main way we get nutrients into our bodies. Healthy chemical free tooth paste is a critical addition to our daily routines.
Sonia and I are happy to partner with Redmond, a company that provides super healthy tooth paste.
What we left out of Earthpaste is just as important as what we put in. Earthpaste’s ingredients are all natural and from the Earth. No glycerin, no fluoride, no foaming agents, no artificial coloring. Earthpaste is simple: water, Redmond Clay, Real Salt, xylitol, and essential oils.
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Oil Pulling is also an amazing daily addition to tooth brushing and has many important health benefits – here is a very good video from one of our favorite Health Ambassadors Robyn Openshaw (The Green Smoothie Girl) – CLICK HERE
We love this tooth brush and it’s accessories etc…
Tongue Scrapers are another amazing tool we use to keep our teeth and mouths nice and clean, we love these!!
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More amazing info on Tongue Scrapping:
Considering the tongue is one of the body’s several detoxification paths, keeping it clean is just as important as brushing one’s teeth.
Using a tongue scraper is part of the daily routine that Ayurveda (the timeless ancient Indian science of life) has advised for over 5,000 years to remove toxic gunk, bacterias that cause tooth decay and bad breath, with results that are not those of folklore, but scientifically proven.
When you wake up in the morning, take a look at your tongue in the mirror. It’s one of the main diagnostic tools used in Ayurveda because it can tell you what’s going on with digestion even before any changes manifest in your bowels. If you notice a thick, excessive, unpleasant-tasting coating on your tongue, there is ama in your digestive tract – a poisonous residue of undigested food – showing that your digestion is abnormal or weak. Ayurveda considers amato be the beginning stage of any disease.
A thin, slightly white and moist coating is normal and indicates good digestion. Whether your tongue coating is normal or excessive, you should scrape off the toxins that normally accumulate after a night of sleep.
Removal of the gunk on your tongue is done with a special tongue scraper. It’s a V-shaped, thin metal tool that costs less than $10 and will literally last a lifetime. Though Ayurveda recommends a gold, silver or copper tongue scraper, depending on your prakriti (individual constitution), stainless steel is good for all constitutions and much more affordable.
Since we should be trying to eliminate plastic in general for all of its health and earth-harming impacts, plastic is not advised. Nor is a toothbrush recommended for this job. Brushing your tongue doesn’t have the same effect as a tongue scraper. It tends to relocate the bacteria or embed them in your toothbrush rather than remove them. Aggressively brushing your tongue can also irritate the taste buds. There’s really no substitute for a special tongue scraper.
Scrape your tongue every morning before brushing your teeth. Start from the back and slowly scrape it all the way to the tip, five to 10 times, removing as much toxic buildup as possible. The process takes less than 10 seconds.
The tongue harbors bacteria, plaque and oral debris that the tongue scraper clears away. Studies have shown that it reduces levels of streptococcus mutans and lactobacillus—bacteria known to cause tooth decay. Research has also demonstrated that it improves bad breath better than brushing the tongue with a toothbrush.
Scraping your tongue has powerful benefits beyond detoxification. By removing any gunk and phlegm, you’ll increase the power of your taste buds and improve your overall sense of taste.
Tongue scraping gently massages the internal organs that are linked to different areas of the tongue and stimulates digestion by activating the salivary glands.
Beyond the physical body, the tongue plays a role in the pranic body—the subtle body through which our vital energy flows. Many channels that carry energy (nadis) terminate in the tongue, such as the Saraswati nadi. It ends in the root of the tongue and is said to control speech and keep the abdominal organs disease-free. Using a tongue scraper stimulates such pranic channels.
You may not need to know the scientific and pranic effects behind the practice of tongue scraping to be convinced—the fresh and clean feeling it leaves can be motivation enough. Once you incorporate this practice into your daily routine, you’ll probably never go back to not using a tongue scraper. It’s cheap, quick and just as important to oral hygiene as brushing your teeth.
Source: Elephant Journal, Via Julie Bernieron Nov 17, 2013