It really started back in the 60s when my well-meaning parents enforced a regimen
of orthodontia on me to correct some crooked teeth and an habitual underbite (probably some
passive aggression on my part)... What got started was a grand haven for all sorts of
bacteria that could hang out in all the new hiding places, safely away from the violent and
deadly intrusions of a tooth brush. Compounding that with a bad case of what was called
"trench mouth" back in the day, Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis nowadays, which led
to a strep infection, and the trap for lifelong problems with this was laid.
didn't help matters any by being somewhat lackadaisical with my mouth care, and although I
did brush at least once daily, with my history, I should have been at least doubling that,
as well as thoroughly flossing, and using some sort of disinfectant.
Nonetheless, years rolled by and by the time I was over 40, the dentist was pointing out
a dying tooth and threatened teeth due to periodontal disease in X-rays. An extensive
"debraidment" was ordered, where the dentist basically rips up your gums to get at deep-
seated placque below the gum line, and that was a wakeup call for me.
dentist did say that given my history, I probably shouldn't have any teeth at all,
attributing my luck to a good diet and nutrition, which I always have made a priority.
It was around this time that I discovered the Therapeutic Tooth Gel developed by
Dr. Yury Kronn, and used it during the six weeks I was undergoing the debraidment. The
dentist was amazed by my quick recovery times, and I was, too, and became a convert.
After the product was no longer available, I delved into further research
. The theory behind it is that what basically must be done for
effective mouth care, is to get the teeth clean.
clean environment discourages bacterial growth, and thus keeps placque from building up
which would lead to gingivitis and periodontal disease. The Tooth Soap people go on to say
that commercial toothpastes have several things wrong them. One is that the glycerin used
in nearly all toothpastes has the effect of coating
the teeth and gums, essentially trapping
and viruses. Secondly, the "scrubbing agents" in the toothpastes wear away the precious
outer enamel of the teeth, making them more vulnerable to bacterial attack.
Coming from the Natural Healing school of thought, if you take away the stressors that are
the cause of the malady, the body will heal itself. In this case, they're saying that
toothpastes are the cause
of most tooth and gum
I decided to try it, and it was definitely different! The brown
glass jar I received contained shredded soap. Mild castile soap, actually, and you're
supposed to put a couple of shreds on your toothbrush and then go to work for a couple of
minutes scrubbing the crap off your teeth. Very quickly my mouth was full of suds, and
although the mint flavor cut the soapy taste a little, it was still pretty hard to take at
first. I found, though, after a few uses, that the taste subsided and I really looked
forward to how very clean
my teeth felt. They
looked clean, too, and some minor gum inflammation I had disappeared. I would highly
recommend checking out their
, and reading up on this theory. With your first order, they send along the
Tooth Soap book, "Perfect Prescription
," and it's quite an eye-opener.
I've also gotten great results with simplifying the dentifrice I use to brush with, breaking it down to just sea salt and baking soda. The salt collapses bacteria (the salt flash-dehydrates the bacteria's cells in the hypertonic environment), and the baking soda akalizes the acids created by bacterial activity, making the teeth and gums uninhabitable for bacteria. I brush after lunch and before bed for at least two minutes with the electric toothbrush.
TRY USING ENZYMES, TOO!