Dental Care for Gum Disease and Tooth Decay

This is a quick list of natural tips for improving the health of your teeth and gums.

This list is by Dr. David J. Foreman, Herbal Pharmacist, who writes a monthly newsletter for the Vitamin Shoppe chain of stores. We actually buy all of our supplements there, other than a few we get from our chiropractor. You can find more of Dr. Foreman’s articles at www.VitaminShoppe.com, click on Health Info, then on Herbal Pharmacist.

  • CoQ10 at 50-60 mg per Day
  • Folic Acid 800 mcg per Day
  • Brush with Natural Tooth Paste such as Tom’s of Main, Jason, or Xlear
  • Rinse with a Natural Mouthwash such as Spry Oral Rinse by Xlear or Healthy Gums Daily Oral Rinse by Natural Dentist
  • Chew Gum Containing Xylitol
  • Floss Regularly
  • Drink Green or Black Tea as it May Inhibit Bacterial Growth
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2 Responses to “Dental Care for Gum Disease and Tooth Decay”

  1. Bill Warner Says:

    I use a Gripit Floss Holder to floss regularly so I don’t have to put my fingers into my mouth. You can see Gripits at http://www.gripit.biz. This habit combined with Vitimin C and Calcium supplements have kept my teeth and mouth healthy for 67 years.

  2. Juliet Pyles Says:

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