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Is it really necessary to use toothpaste to brush your teeth? It kind of makes me sick.

By Anonymous October 4, 2009 - 9:00am
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I get really sick to my stomach each time I brush. My teeth are starting to look pretty bad. They hurt too.

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Hello Anon, Flouride is a sham. It actually does more damage to your teeth than good. It's been proven that flouride causes discoloring of the teeth weakening of the major joints (i.e. elbows, shoulders, knee's, hips) it dulls your sences and emotions. Also it lowers your IQ over time. My family and I use skip toothpaste altogether. Instead we opt to moisten our tooth brushes and dip the bristles in a small amount of baking soda. It offers the same polishing and cleaning abilities as tooth paste only without the mind dulling effects of flouride. BTW my son and daughter have used this method their entire lives and they have yet to have cavities. Every dental checkup goes great. So no there is no real need for tooth paste there are other options out there. BTW Flouride when swallowed causes severe stomach aches, and for some people they don't even have to swallow the tooth paste...just absorbing the flouride into your gums is enough for some people. I know because I too am one of those people.
Hope this helps.

December 11, 2012 - 5:50pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Thank you. I thought there was something wrong with me. I've tried every different brand of tooth paste, and I end up vomiting. It's embarrassing. I don't swallow it, it just happens. Hence, my teeth don't get as clean as they should. I'll try your method. I hope it works. Thank you for your input.

December 8, 2014 - 10:48pm
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Hi Anon

There are now many mouthwashes that are alcohol-free - you'll find them at the store under brands like Crest, Listermint, Oral B and SmartMouth.

Eating parsley is also a great breath freshener, as is tea tree oil and peppermint oil.

Baking soda on a toothbrush is also excellent and choosing foods like apples (also known as "nature's toothbrush"), raw carrots or celery are great for naturally taking plaque off the teeth, as well as removing bits of old food or bacteria causing bits and pieces that find their way into our teeth. Foods with less sugar and not of the sticky variety will be better for our teeth. And one more thing you can do after eating is simply fill your mouth with plain water, smash it around your mouth several times and spit it out. You'd be amazed what plain water and a bit of friction that do!

I hope this helps!

October 4, 2009 - 11:18am
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I think that mouthwash has alcohol, and I am a recovering alcoholic, so I cannot even think of that option. I will try to use water. Thanks

October 4, 2009 - 9:19am
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Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear that you are suffering from the pain you are describing. It is not necessary to use toothpaste to maintain healthy teeth. You could just use water. It is important to remove the plaque from your teeth and it is actually very easy to remove. You do not have to abrasively scrub your teeth as plaque is very soft and will easily rub off.

Do you use a soft toothbrush? As many Dentists confirm, utilizing a soft toothbrush is very important as Medium or Hard toothbrushes are very hard on your gums and will recede your gum lines faster.

Have you ever tried using mouthwash or does that tend to make you sick to your stomach? It may be the minty flavor that you dislike. There are other flavors on the market that you could try.

I hope this helps.

October 4, 2009 - 9:11am
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