Because the glycerine and toothpastes and flourinated water clearly aren't working. And flouride is a toxin that impairs your thyroid function and your pineal gland (circadian cycle) both of which affect your acne. And dental health affects your health.
The stuff below is from the top of my head because I can't find the data. But I will, and then edit. Because then what I want is a gathering of good practices that help your body function. Dry brushing, dental sticks and other alternatives, mineral tooth powders, alkalinizing habits (like chamomile tea at bedtime).
Your saliva contains the minerals to repair your teeth but today we do things that impair this ability.
Glycerine in toothpaste may coat teeth and prevent the minerals from getting to your teeth. Use a powder and or dry brush.
Acidic/acidifying foods erode enamel. Sugar is an acidifying 'food.'
Acidic environment increases the bacteria involved in tooth decay.
Dental plaque is the material that adheres to the teeth and consists of bacterial cells (mainly Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sanguinis), salivary polymers and bacterial extracellular products. Plaque is a biofilm on the surfaces of the teeth. This accumulation of microorganisms subject the teeth and gingival tissues to high concentrations of bacterial metabolites which results in dental disease.
Some important points found in the links above:
1) The biofilm/plaque begins to reform right after you are done brushing it off.
2) It consists of both beneficial as well as harmful bacteria. But our diet habits today tend to cause an overgrowth in the harmful bacteria that produce the acids that cause tooth decay.
Just like with your sebum, and your intestinal and skin flora, what you need to do is work with it, not against it. Trying to kill everything isn't the answer.
Avoiding/Flushing flouride - Flouride displaces iodine which means it impairs the thyroid. It also calcifies the pineal gland which is responsible for your circadian cycle, impairing it's ability to stimulate melatonin. And melatonin, in addition to being essential for sleep is an important anti-oxidant. And a melatonin deficiency has been found to damage brain function in many ways from lowering IQs to dementia.
Edited by alternativista, 07 July 2014 - 03:45 PM.