Charcoal is an effective tool to help clean and brighten teeth. It can be used by itself, mixed with other ingredients to create a toothpaste/powder or even combined with other things to create a natural homemade mouthwash.
When used properly and regularly, charcoal helps to lighten stains caused by many different products such as coffee, tea, wine, fruit juices and tobacco.
Charcoal is so effective because it adsorbs stain-causing materials like tannins found in things we eat and drink. Even better, it doesn’t adsorb the materials found in your tooth enamel, which keeps it safe. For this reason, activated charcoal is an ideal natural tooth whitener.
(from the Zen Charcoal manual that came with our coconut activated charcoal)
also learning to brush in intentional and thorough circles instead of all over the place without much attention.
Jaki Zinger wrote:Hi there! I have an abscess tooth and I'm wondering if this is worth buying and trying? It's probably going to be $50 with the exchange and shipping and I generally don't waste money. Has anyone actually healed an abscess using his methods? Is it worth a shot?? Please help! Thanks
Exactly, anything, that is good for infections will be good for the tooth infection as well. I have dvd, but I found his techniques a bit too involved -like making a large poulstice from prickly pear cactus, grinding it, tying it around your face near the tooth. There are simpler ways - take any strong antiviral/antibacterial plant and put it inside your mouth, between your gum and your tooth, and keep it there all the time, day and night, change it every few hours, and also take antibacterial herbs internally. Instead of the herb you can use clean clay, though that works just at night as in the day time saliva tends to dissolve the clay. You can use castor oil too as it pulls out stuff, but just on the outside of the check, not inside of the mouth. Then make sure you get enough minerals, which is easier said than done unless you have unlimited finances or can grow your own grass fed meat and dairy. Molasses have lots of minerals, take 2-6 tablespoons daily. I drink my with lots of water. Cod liver oil is great. Also alpha lipoic acid supplement, taken every few hours while infection is present is also great.
I am looking forward to experimenting with this, but early on, he says the horsetail that we should be using is Equisetum hyemale. This is commonly known as rough horsetail, scouring rush, scouringrush horsetail. There is an accompanying PDF that verifies this and says "important distinguishing feature is that it has a single upright stem".
The commercially available stuff all seems to be equisetum arvense, field horsetail or common horsetail. This form seems to be more prevalent in the northeast (where I am). Does anyone know if they are equivalent for dental purposes?
I watched the first 60 of 80 minutes online so far and there is an additional Q&A audio file that I didn't yet get to, so perhaps this is addressed later, but Doug seemed insistent that it should be a certain kind of horsetail, and hyemale is what he was recommending.