Duncanís Powerful Natural Mouthwash, and Use of 1.5% Hydrogen Peroxide Mix)
EHow has a recipe for ďPowerful Natural Mouthwash.Ē My dentist Dr. Mike Senegal of Chicago, (a very enlightened man and a wonderful dentist) made an additional suggestion, to add Peppermint Essential Oil (which really suppresses acidic bacteria), He also extolled the use of dilute Hydrogen Peroxide: more on that later. (My recipe adds Peppermint Essential Oil, and increases the amount of Clove Peppermint Essential Oil.)
RECIPE: DUNCANíS POWERFUL NATURAL
1 Cup distilled or filtered or Spring Water
1 TBSP Xylitol [Research shows Xylitol inhibits tooth decay.]
1/2 TSP Baking Soda [An alkaline environment inhibits acidic decay-causing mouth bacteria]
1/4 to 1/2 TSP ground Sea Salt or pink Himalayan salt [This carries on the alkaline theme]
Shake Vigorously to Dissolve
3-4 Drops GSE [AKA Grapefruit Seed Extract; very good for mouth and tooth and gum health]
2-3 Drops Clove Essential Oil [Very good for mouth and tooth and gum health]
2-3 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil [Very good for discouraging bad mouth bacteria]
Shake Vigorously to Disperse
you can get the essential oils (including the Nutribiotic
brand GSE and the NOW Foods brand non-GMO Xylitol) from good health food stores
like Whole Foods, or from Amazon.com.
USING A 1.5% HYDROGEN PEROXIDE AND DUNCANíS POWERFUL NATURAL MOUTHWASH WITH FLOSSING AND BRUSHING TO MAINTAIN MOUTH AND TOOTH AND GUM HEALTH
THE BASIC IDEA:
Every 6 MONTHS, your teeth are perfect. (You just visited your dentist, and had your teeth completely and professionally scaled and cleaned, down to and below the gums.) What happens next? A sticky, sugary, acidic coating called plaque forms due to genetics and to foods containing sugar and starch that stay in the mouth in small amounts after eating. Over time the soft sticky plaque hardens into tartar. Daily brushing helps, but never removes it completely except in the very early stages. So, after 6 months, itís back to the dentist to get your teeth back to perfect.
Meanwhile, you may develop cavities and gum disease due to the plaque and tartar. Bad bacteria use the plaque and especially tartar as a hiding placeóonce safely under there they canít be touched by toothpaste or toothbrush or floss or mouthwash. Then they can begin their ďdrillingĒ operations in earnest. Further, colonies of plaque and tartar irritate the gums and cause them to pull away from your teeth, gradually exposing the soft unprotected roots of the teeth. Results include bleeding and inflamed and unhealthy gums, cavities, and, eventually, gum disease and dying teeth. (If you think cavities are bad, wait till you see what gum disease can do. Check out what it costs to have a tooth removed, or an implant, or gum surgery. YOU DONíT WANT TO GO THERE!)
So, DAILY, keep sticky plaque under control by cleaning your teeth a minimum of twice a day; once just before you go to bed (mouthwash, brush, floss, mouthwash) and second just after you wake in the morning (mouthwash, brush, floss, mouthwash). A third mouthwash and tooth brushing after lunch is also an excellent idea.
an oxidizer (1.5% hydrogen peroxide) into the mouth and onto the teeth and
gums. This will inhibit harmful bacteria and begin to create an alkaline
environment. Then, further encourage a bacteria-suppressing alkaline
environment in the mouth and on the teeth and gums with Duncanís Powerful
Natural Mouthwash. Follow this routine in the evening so that your nightís
sleep is not a time for plaque to colonize your teeth. Follow this routine in
the morning so that whatever nighttime colonization of plaque did develop is
HOW TO DO IT:
Combine use of Duncanís Powerful Natural Mouthwash with a 1.5% hydrogen peroxide mix. (Drugstore-bought Hydrogen Peroxide comes in at 3%; just mix it 1 to 1 with pure water per the directions on the label.)
After brushing and flossing at NIGHT, swish hydrogen peroxide mix vigorously for a minute, expel, rinse mouth 2-3 times with water. Then swish Duncanís Powerful Natural Mouthwash vigorously for as long as possible, expel (do NOT rinse). (Note: the best toothpaste Iíve ever found is Thieves Essential Oil Blend Dentarome Ultra.) Brush teeth carefully for 2 to 2 Ĺ minutes, expel, rinse (if not using Dentarome Ultra). Then swish Duncanís Powerful Natural Mouthwash vigorously for as long as possible, expel (do NOT rinse).
In the MORNING, swish 1 minute with the hydrogen peroxide mix, expel, rinse 2-3 times. Swish with Duncanís Powerful Natural Mouthwash for as long as possible, expel (do NOT rinse), then brush teeth for 2 to 2 Ĺ minutes, rinse (if not using Dentarome Ultra), then swish with Duncanís Powerful Natural Mouthwash for as long as possible, expel, do NOT rinse.
(Note: if you brush AFTER MEALS, swish with hydrogen peroxide for a minute, expel, rinse, swish with Duncanís Powerful Natural Mouthwash, expel but do NOT rinse, brush, then swish with Duncanís Powerful Natural Mouthwash for as long as possible, expel, do NOT rinse.)
††††††††† Does all of this flossing and brushing and swishing take time? Absolutely. But having happy healthy teeth and gums is worth itówe all want to live forever, and it wouldnít be half as much fun without teeth!
†*****Medicine Interaction Warning:***** If you take a cholesterol-fighting statin blood pressure medication with directions against eating grapefruit, you may want to consult your doctor before using the GSE (grapefruit seed oil) found in this recipe. (But since youíre not swallowing Duncanís Powerful Natural Mouthwash, perhaps itís not a problem. Also, GSE is VERY helpful for mouth/tooth/gum health.)