DIY disinfectant and home made tooth paste
I tried to make this video clip bit more entertaining.
Yesterday, Nanay was observing me while I was disinfecting zarah’s tooth brushes and making our home made tooth paste enough for the weekend. We both agreed that it looks weird and very unconventional and if Nanay do not have cancer, this will be out of my wildest imagination. What? Clay, baking soda and papaya powder for tooth paste.?? google “brushing teeth with papaya powder” and the search result will return Jason’s Natural whitening tooth paste, containing papaya/papain, which to me sounds “normal”, but it also returned a search result about Tiny Tim a weird singer song writer who brushed his teeth 6 times a day using papaya powder. However, if you google “brushing teeth with bentonite clay” or “brushing teeth with baking soda”, it will give you a search result of “normal” people brusing their teeth with natural ingredients.
Well, so, yeah am an unconventional mom. I used this home made tooth paste (combination of equal parts of baking soda, bentonite clay and papaya powder) on myself first, and it surely whitened my teeth after 2 weeks of using it 3x a week. It did not cause me harm, so I tried this on my daughter too, hoping to
1. neutralize the acids (via baking soda)
2. remove oral bacteria clinging to decayed teeth (papaya enzymes)
3. remineralize the teeth (bentonite clay)
4. killing oral bacteria left in the bristles of her tooth brushes (by soaking on alcohol (GIN/VODKA) and a bit of tea tree oil)
I only applied this home made tooth paste on the decayed teeth and used plain baking soda on the other teeth.
Result on teeth where I applied the home made tooth paste
1. cavities on 2 lower molars are now hard (it used to be very soft), that Zarah cannot eat properly and lost significant weight. She has regained her weight since I had her on this protocol.
2. the brown spots on 2 of upper teeth and another 2 on the lower teeth, seemed to have not gone further (decay seems to have halted)
VERdicT: I think I have to use the home made tooth paste not only on the decayed teeth but on all of her other teeth (to protect it). I do not use any strong chemical or anti bacterial herbs, as my daughter don’t like it. There are no scientific literature that supports my claim, but am hoping that the results of her Caries Risk Assessment (on 21 July) will prove that her carries are now halted or that the decay is no longer active. I also saw that the holes on her 4 teeth are much smaller now– probably biased view but I saw it is also seems to be “growing back”– new dentin/enamel.
Here is some of the other positive results (a happier and loving child!).Brushing Zarah’s teeth lying down and asking her to spit on clear transparent glass and letting her see the disgusting things coming out of her brushess every time I rinse it–clearly shows her that we must BRUSH her teeth to remove these aliens and that brushing must be done properly not in a hurried haphazard way. She complains about the smell of the papaya powder, initially, but when I added baking soda, she did not complain as much (the baking soda masked the smell of papaya powder. The home made toothpaste is brown and she initially complained about the color. Upon realizing that I will be firm enough to say that this is not something that she can avoid– she let down her guard and agreed to keep the concoction on her teeth for at least 3 minutes before I brush each and every teeth in gentle circular motion, paying attention to the brown spots.
1. oral hygiene is not enough to reverse or prevent tooth decay. oral hygiene can be done without harmful chemicals. it is time consuming to brush a child’s teeth, but it is also a form of bonding. Zarah has been kissing and hugging me and telling me she loves me, I bet this is her way of appreciating the time and effort I spent on her and her teeth. You cannot trust a 5 year old to clean every nook and cranny of her teeth, so parents have to do this until they are about 11 years old (and just do spot checking from then on).
2. we need to do a better job in improving her nutrition (less sugar and carbohydrates– more teeth building nutrients from high quality butter/ butter oil, Cod liver oil and fish/meat bones).
3. we will continue using the home made tooth paste , but will buy food grade clove or tea tree oil to add to it.
4. all the more reason not to fire our dentist and keep our dentist appointment.
5. Hulda Clark advices are not that hard to comply with after all (just do it one step, one day at a time. Using GIN/VODKA to disinfect hands, tooth brushes and other contact surfaces was Clark’s idea. She said isopropyl alcohol is bad… and the best alternative is GIN/VODKA or grain alcohol.
6. Alternative is becoming mainstream. If Tiny Tim was ridiculed for brushing teeeth with papaya powder during his time, I think his fans would have the last laugh now that many commercial toothpasters now also contain papaya powder or papain. Papacarie gel containing papain (papaya enzymes) has also been clinically tested to reduce drilling of teeth with caries.
7. A lot of people who tried alternative and later on have given up on alternative therapies , more than likely, have not done the protocol properly or without proper diagnosis (we still need conventional doctors for proper diagnosis– its just about finding the right doctor and the right diagnostic tool)– they have haphazardly took alternative protocols based on testimonials without finding out what it does to their body. And then later on, give up and say– alternative is QUACK! it does not work! and make general comments about alternative being ineffective. When in the truth is they have not done it properly. Or has done it with a narrow-minded approach, making absolute and unreasonable expectations.
8. You can take the alternative approach to treatment but do not fire or disrespect your doctor or dentist. You can reason with them without disrespecting them.
9. Treating cancer with alternative approach also benefits the whole family. Now we have learned to protect ourselves from harmful chemicals on commercial tooth pastes.
THINGS TO RESEaRCH, Prove or disprove
1. Bacteria (lactobacillus and streptococcus mutans) causes toothdecay versus demineralization causes tooth decay (germs versus terrain or is it about the rain causing the leak or the rust in the roof causing the leak)
Certain bacteria like lactobacillus is beneficial to our gut, if tooth decay is caused by lactobacillus then how about Zarah’s milk intake? Should I remove milk from her diet? How about her calcium needs? This really overwhelms me to the core. I have done my best to control the acids created by oral bacterial in her mouth, but it seems demineralization (the rust in the roof) is causing the decay on her other teeth. I hate to doubt my or Nanay’s ability to take care of Zarah. we have been cleaning her mouth religiously but it seems there is lot more to be done on her food and drink intake.
Tooth decay happens when our bodies are out of balance. Tooth decay is not caused primarily by germs or bacteria.
Tooth Decay occurs when we eat too many sweet and processed foods, and when we do not eat enough vitamins and minerals, particularly fat-soluble vitamins.
Is it true that Bacteria is nothing, terrain is everything? That bacteria cannot harm us if we have healthy bodies? So, we can stop obsessing about bacteria? and instead focus on nutrition. Most dentists focus on removing caries by drilling, scaling and extraction. But so few is focused on dealing with the root cause which is demineralization. A lot of research was done on a product called Recaldent (made of a combination of calcium and phosporous) to remineralize the teeth. But none of our dentists even asked us to consider remineralization (whether it is a commercial or a home made product). So many products made from hydrogen peroxide is applied by dentists to whiten teeth– why not use remineralization products to remineralize teeth? Why not use papaya enzymes instead of hydrogen peroxide to whiten teeth? Why not use papaya enzyme to remove bacteria sticking on decayed teeth instead of constantly drilling and scaling (specially for primary teeth – which children will lose anyway? Why not educate moms on Preventive Dentistry than waiting for them to come to you when decay has already set in. Why focused only on hygiene and not include nutrition on preventive dentistry?