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.
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, 12 September 2013 - 03:26 PM.