COVID FALLOUT: Mass decline in dentist visits causing uptick in oral decay issues, driving need for holistic self-care strategies
During and after the pandemic, people have become paranoid
about going to hospitals, doctors and dentist offices, and righteously so. Many of those settings spread disease, risk injury
and recommend "treatments" that put patients in harm's way, and most still require masks, vaccines or other 'safety' precautions to enter. Conventional (non-holistic) dentists are known to use mercury fillings, lots of x-rays that can cause brain tumors, and the germ-laden waiting rooms are like petri dishes for spreading Fauci Flu. So, millions of Americans have been avoiding the dentist
(and doctors in general) unless it is an emergency, and this means regular cleanings and preventative care has gone out the window.
Anyone avoiding the dentist for extended periods of time should be practicing techniques and strategies at home that maintain healthy teeth and gums
It's unreal how many people either do not use dental floss regularly or even at all. A tooth brush has no way of getting in between teeth, and food definitely gets stuck there, including sugar, that rots over time (turns into plaque) and causes major issues. Over time, this can lead to recessed gums, cavities, infected roots, tooth decay and gum disease. Regular flossing is vital and helps prevent these problems from developing.
It's important to learn how to floss properly, and teach children and teens who will avoid it if not trained and encouraged to do so. This regular flossing prevents plaque build up, especially for people who are avoiding regular dental cleanings.
Brushing teeth more than just once a day is also important. Many people just brush once in the morning or just once before going to bed, but this is not enough for maintaining healthy teeth and preventing long-term problems from developing, especially when avoiding dental visits. Brushing after each meal is recommended, and especially after eating foods containing sugar, or processed foods that stick to tooth enamel, like in between molars.
Holistic oral hygiene helps prevent plaque-induced gum disease, cavities, bacteria in the mouth, and inflammation
There are holistic methods
of oral and dental care that have been around for centuries, but many people don't know about them because conventional dentists don't share the knowledge, or don't know themselves. Oil pulling is a detoxifying technique recognized as beneficial by the NIH (National Institutes of Health), as it reduces the amount of bacteria in the mouth as well as prevents gum disease caused by plaque.
Simply swish a teaspoon of coconut oil around in your mouth for a few minutes a day and voila. Remember to spit it (don't swallow it) out in trash, not drains, as it can clog them up over time.
Ayurveda natural medicine talks about the benefits of tongue scraping, as it removes toxins and old, dead bacteria, helping with fresh breath and reducing toxins that could overwhelm your cleansing organs.
Your mouth has its own microbial environment and it's your job to protect the mucous membranes, and to keep your mouth healthy and free from harmful bacteria. Pollutants, rotting food, irritants, chemicals and an unbalanced diet can all contribute to bad breath, cavities and gum disease. Probiotics are known to restore healthy balance to that microbiome. You can also stay hydrated and rinse your mouth with water often to help with all of that.
Avoiding COVID masks and fluoride
A few good things come from avoiding the dentist. First off, if you don't wear a COVID mask all day, you are avoiding building up bad bacteria in the mouth, throat and lungs. The masks are bacteria traps and can lead to all kinds of decay in the mouth, not to mention bad breath. Did you know mouth bacteria is linked to aggressive colon cancer
Plus, nearly all conventional dentists worship fluoride and think it's wonderful for preventing tooth decay, but that's never been proven true. Plus, fluoride in toothpaste and tap water is linked to long-term health detriment, including cancer, calcification of the pineal gland, brittle bones and dementia, as well as lower IQ in children.
Tune your internet dial to NaturalMedicine.news
for more tips on how to use natural remedies for preventative medicine and for healing, without having to rush to the dentist or doctor for every little minor ailment (that would probably become major later).
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