by Living With Morgellons
This one goes in the “switch over” section. Most of you already use a non fluoridated toothpaste. I wanted to put this up real quick anyway. Like always I don’t like suggesting expensive things or suggesting people to run and buy lots of stuff. I really believe this is a great deal and most of us buy toothpaste already. Morgellons caused me a lot of problems with my teeth. Even causing me to have several pulled because they cracked at the root in teeth without cavities.
Oral hygiene is very important for both Morgellons and Lyme sufferers. I make my own mouthwash with various ingredients. Into a distilled water base I will add colloidal silver, drops of various essential oil or use a homemade tinctures of cinnamon, sage, and rosemary. Homemade tinctures are a bargain and I will write about that in a separate post because they are a huge bang for the buck, so E-Z to make, and you can use them for almost every facet of morgellons self care. Another thing to think about is swishing plain kefir or yogurt around in your mouth after you floss, brush and mouth wash (to repopulate the flora in your mouth). I learned about that from the ILADS site.
Vicco is an Ayurvedic toothpaste that taste great. For $4.50 you can get a tube and it is concentrated so it lasts longer then the other stuff. Plus it is designed to help teeth and gums. Even if your teeth and gums are fine it is probably a good idea to take fluoride out of the picture. Another option is to make your own toothpaste with a coconut oil base and various ingredients like baking soda and a few drops of cinnamon, peppermint and or clove oil. You can put it in one of those plastic picnic squeeze bottles. Even using plain baking soda it is a better choice then regular commercial toothpaste.
From the Vicco website:
“Vicco Toothpaste contains more than 20 herbal extracts. These herbal extracts are chosen for their beneficial effect on the teeth or the gums. Vicco is made from herbs, barks, roots and flowers, not from artificial chemicals. In fact, Vicco Toothpaste is formulated to include a number of extraordinary herbs which have a significant action on the gums. You can feel the tingle as you brush as the astringent, tightening action of the herbs go to work. Vicco Toothpaste includes the famous Ayurvedic herb called Vajradanti, which, when translated, means “diamond teeth.” It contains no artificial ingredients, no harsh abrasives, no fluoride.”
I found a place online where they sell it for $4.50. On amazon and other places it is more like $7.00. I would go for the $4.50 price (right!?)