Toothpaste Recipe Without Fluoride

Tooth paste recipe home made without fluoride.

Hydrofluoric Acid is a waste product that accumulates after the manufacturing of chemical fertilizers and aluminum. These are two separate industries that produce fluorite toxic waste of which is difficult to dispose of.

Various Types of Fluoride

There are numerous types of fluoride minerals. The ones most used by commercial interest are fluorite and fluorapatite. Fluoride is naturally occurring in  water and foods. Seawater for example, averages 1.3 parts per million (ppm), or between 1.2 and 1.5 ppm.

Hydrofluoric acid is used on the largest scale, however there are many fluorides that pervade modern technology. Fluoride minerals are treated with sulfuric acid which is a corrosive used in drain cleaners, used in oil refining, and making phosphate fertilizer. It dehydrates, oxidizes and when mixed with fluoride, can dissolve glass.

Hexafluorosilicic acid is used to make artificial cryolite, the natural has been used up, to make aluminum and also for water fluoridation. The masses at the beginning of fluoride being dumped into drinking water, the masses were not thinking of fluorosilicic acid. Much of the fluoride added at water treatment plants is recovered from the scrubbing solution that scours toxins from smokestacks at phosphate fertilizer plants, a toxic waste product.

Homemade Coconut Oil Toothpaste

  • 2-3 Tbsp coconut oil (anti-bacterial)
  • 3 Tbsp baking soda (anti-bacterial)
  • 5-10 drops peppermint essential oil (or extract)
  • 1 packet Stevia natural sweetening (not a necessity)

Optional:

  • 1-2 tsp vegetable glycerin
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves or a few drops of clove oil (not garlic)
  • tea tree oil drops
  • cinnamon oil
  • lavender essential oil
  • oil of oregano (anti-bacterial)

Mix coconut oil, cloves and baking soda in a bowl and mash with a fork, or mortal and pestle, until blended. Add the peppermint essential oil or extract, Stevia and optional vegetable glycerin, etc., and continue to mash and stir until you’ve reached toothpaste consistency.

Transfer into a small jar and store in cool, dry place. May have to stir or gently shake on occasion before applying to toothbrush.

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sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluoride
http://www.crunchybetty.com

Portable Xray

A  new device in dental radiology:

handheld x-ray portable system
portable x-ray

A battery operated x-ray generator that charges in less than an hour, and according to the manufacturer, allows over 100 exposures per charge. Each battery is good for about 100 charges and the total weight of the device is a little over 8 pounds.

It includes a backscatter shield to protect against the backscattered radiation from the patient and any exposure caused from leakage backscatter is less than the federal and occupational limits. Two to four wall-mounted units can be replaced by this portable system, which costs $6,848.00.

Assistants and hygienists are able to remain with the patients during the x-ray process, and the film isn’t in a patient’s mouth for as long of a period of time. The adjustment of exposure time on the unit has added convenience and the overall time required for x-raying is less, however, the weight of the device can wear on certain individuals of whom may have back or neck issues.

The quality is comparable to the wall-mounted units, although this device isn’t without a few concerns:

  • Repairs are questionable, and whether it will remain available in the long run
  • If it were to fall or to be dropped, what type of problem would likely result.
  • It’s too top-heavy to rest on it’s battery and therefore requires a portable stand as a base.

Since the system seems to have more beneficial qualities than not, many dentist might be using this portable x-rayer soon and into the future. It might be best utilized, however, in remote and foreign clinics and disaster recovery situations.

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source: dental compare dot com