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Ancient Egyptians and Chinese used toothbrushes and toothpowders.


amominhim: I figure toothbrushes are a fairly new invention.

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Killimunati: Sometimes, I brush only once a day or not at all.

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ALKALIZINGKATIE: When I brush my teeth my gums feel like they are getting torn up from the brush. Is tooth brushing necessary if we are oil pulling? Does oil pulling pull the plaque off them?
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Babylonians, Ancient Greeks, Arabians, Indians, and other ancient civilizations also had variations of the toothbrush, often called a chew stick. According to the materials or herbs available various formulas of tooth powders were incorporated into the daily ritual to help cleanse the teeth and freshen breath. Miswak, lime tree twigs, orange tree twigs, Senna roots, dogwood twigs, licorice root and twigs, resinous substances, and cinnamon bark have been used to help oral hygiene. Looking at that list, we know that these plants have antimicrobal properties which aided the mouth's health struggle.

The Chinese are credited with the modern toothbrush's predecessor which was made of boar bristles set in a bone, silver, or ivory handle. Europeans adopted and modified the use of boar bristled toothbrushes with horsehair toothbrushes.

Boar bristles held bacteria, did not dry adequately, and often fell out of the brush.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toothbrushes


One year after duPont invented nylon in 1937, nylon bristled toothbrushes were marketed.

In Lt. Col. Rao's booklet, he reports, "According to Ayurveda texts 'OP is a daily hygiene habit which is both preventive and curative of diseases pertaining to mouth, teeth, gums, etc., and various other diseases'...OP will relieve your tooth pain, removes infection, stops further decay, reduces/eliminates sensitivity of teeth and fixes loose/shaky teeth."

//www.curezone.org/upload/PDF/Articles/OP_Booklet.pdf


During Dr. Karach's address to the All Ukranische-Union of the Oncologists (Specialists for Tumor diseases) and Bacteriologists, a part of the Academy of Sciences of UDSSR, he stressed, "After spitting the oil, the mouth has to be washed intensely with water several times and the teeth need to be cleansed with brush; also the sink, because the liquid contains big amounts of bacteria and harmful material."

//www.curezone.org/upload/PDF/Articles/PULLING_OIL_karacharticle.pdf


Now, according to Dr. Gerard Judd,

http://gerardjudd.com/goodteeth.htm

"Plaque, a poorly formed crystal stuck to the bottom of the enamel, is prevented and eventually removed by brushing with bar soap...
Glycerine in all tooth pastes is so sticky that it takes 27 washes to get it off. Teeth brushed with any toothpaste are coated with a film and CANNOT PROPERLY REENAMELIZE...
Tooth enamel (essentially calcium phosphate) reacts with all acids to form cavities (see any chemistry text dealing with solubilities). The proton of the acid pulls the phosphate right out of the enamel, and fast. By drinking a sip of water along with the acid during eating, the acid reacts chemically with water immediately to form hydronium ion and thus the enamel is saved...
Sugars (fructose, glucose and sucrose) were found in my laboratory studies to be unable to dissolve calcium phosphate to any extent, even in hot water solution...
Fluoride at very low levels destroys at least 66 out of 83 enzymes...
Fluoride in the gels used (inappropriately) to harden the enamel is extremely toxic at a concentration of 13,000 ppm (1.3%)...."

http://gerardjudd.com/summation.htm


Natural tooth cleansers used since ancient times have included clay, eggplant charcoal called dentie, salt, arrowroot powder, prickly ash bark, chalk, myrrh, fennel, cinnamon, pulverized brick, human urine, soap, various essential oils, etc.
 

 
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