Dental Work? This
interview will be
worth an hour of your time!
Dr. Robert O. Nara, D.D.S.
How to Become Dentally Self Sufficient
Dentally Self Sufficient Simple,
Easy Techniques to stay out of the
Dentist office Recorded Thursday,
December 3, 2009
Dentist and Author,
Dr. Robert Nara
says that the dental profession has the public pretty well boondoggled
into thinking that we have to
go to the dentist and get our teeth cleaned and checked
every six months and we've been 'conditioned' to believe
that, somehow or other, this has something to do with our having
healthy teeth and gums.
Dr. Nara: "In my
opinion the whole thing boils down to one simple
fact: The dental establishment is scared to
death that the public is going to realize that the
entire profession has been making a living by
repairing the results of a dis- ease they could have
been CURING all along!"
to hear about in this hour...
Teeth & Gums for LIFE!
doctor will tell
on dentistry and your own
Read 'Money by
Mouthful' & 'How to
by Dr. Robert O. Nara...
Welcome to the 'OraMedia Site for Dental Self-Sufficiency'
So, you want to make your own
toothpaste or tooth powder, eh? Well,
we have quite a few recipes here and on a few other pages...
let me tell you that this site is about oral health and how you can
preserve your good teeth by learning the truth about tooth decay, diet
and nutrition, the oral biology and so forth. You can also
about decayed teeth, sore or bleeding gums, the consequences of tooth
and gum diseases and how the body fights disease and what you can do to
may feel that by making your own paste or powder, you will be doing
yourself some good by taking a more natural approach to your oral
health. I would tend to agree with you - BUT, that is
only a PART of the story.
There are actually seven factors which have been outlined that will
you better understand why teeth and gums go bad in the first place and
what you can do
I want to do is take you beyond 'brush twice a day, avoid sweets and
see your dentist 3 times a year.' That's the mainstream
and that's why 9 out of ten adults (and a growing number of adolecents)
suffer from some degree of
periodontal (gum) disease. You will see how easy it is
adapt a hygiene routine that might just keep your teeth healthy for
life. I want to show you how you can save thousands of
dental bills over your lifetime (I'm sure that you have heard the
groanings of friends and family who have had to dig deep into their
pockets to afford dental treatment).
you know and understand the seven factors or principles for keeping
teeth healthy for life, then there should never be any reason why you
should not be able to avoid root canals, periodontal surgery, tooth
extractions, fillings, caps, crowns, bridges, etc., etc. Read
more about these seven factors here.
no problem. Scroll down and read the recipes and make
batch. You'll save a lot of money over commercial products by
doing so. Play with the ingredients and adjust them to
accommodate your likes and dislikes. Look at these formulas as
containing the fundamental ingredients.
if you want to know why you are helping yourself by 'making your own'
and what other steps you can take to help protect your teeth and gums
from pain, bleeding and decay - then go on over to this page and begin from
there. If you want to keep up with news on good oral health, subscribe to the OraMedia Newsletter
for Dental Sufficiency.
and if you are MOM, whether an urban mom or a homestead mom (dads too),
please read this four-part article
on raising kids with healthy teeth for life.
this site exists, in large part due to the work of Dr. Robert O. Nara,
a dentist who paid dearly for going public with a lot of this
information. Read his
story about the pitfalls and triumphs over going up against
the BIG GUNS (the dental profession).
Your Own Toothpaste
and Tooth Powder
Taken from the
Article; PENNYWISE TOOTH CLEANSERS by
Originally published in the January / February 1979 issue of THE
MOTHER EARTH NEWS
Gamble and Lever Brothers-and any number of other manufacturers-would
like us to believe that the only proper way to care for our teeth is
with expensive, highly flavored toothpastes that come in
non-biodegradable, throwaway, zinc-and-lead (Now plastic -ed.)
tubes. 'Tain't so!
effective, low-cost alternatives to that aromatic 'goo-in-a-tube' you
find on supermarket shelves. Our family has been making and using its
own toothpastes and powders for years... and we've enjoyed excellent
dental health, too. You and your clan can save a significant amount of
money-and at the same time keep your teeth and gums in good shape-by
kicking the Madison Avenue habit and choosing to
follow a few
THE MOST OF BRUSHING. The actual
mechanical brushing and flossing of your teeth and gums is much more
important than which (if any) cleaning agent is employed. Don't take
brushing lightly...go at it with a vengeance. Keep your Py-Co-Pay
whatever, relatively dry and scrub your teeth thoroughly for at least
two-and-a-half minutes, three times a day. Don't
waste whatever dentifrice you use ... in the long run, you and your
will be healthier.
POWDER. The dry dental powders
that currently seem to be out of vogue are fairly inexpensive and come
in refillable dispensers. The products are mostly made of chalk (a mild
abrasive), flavoring and a small amount of soap dust for cleansing
purposes. Just shake a nickel-sized amount into the palm of your hand,
dip a dampened brush into the substance and scrub your choppers
mix 3 parts baking soda (the cleanser and sweetener) with part salt
(the abrasive) and funnel the compound into a short small-mouthed
container such as a pop or beer bottle. You'll find that the creation
has a satisfying, different taste and leaves your mouth feeling very
fresh and soothed. If you'd like, add a
few drops of peppermint or wintergreen oil to the concoction - or mix
the home "brew" half-and-half with a commercial tooth powder - to give
the dentifrice a more pleasant flavor. More
OWN TOOTHPASTE. This formula is
simply an extension of the tooth powder recipe: To each half
homemade powder, add 3 teaspoons of glycerin,
10-20 drops of flavoring
(peppermint, wintergreen, anise, cinnamon or whatever) and 1 drop of
food coloring. Mix the ingredients thoroughly in a bowl and add just
enough water to make the concoction "tooth-pastey". Spoon the substance
into a small refillable plastic squeeze bottle or any container that
dispenses easily and won't leak. VoilÁ! Toothpaste!
A word on glycerin here...
of glycerin you add will control the "pastiness" of the cleanser and
obviously the type of flavoring will determine the taste. Both
ingredients are inexpensive and available at any drugstore. Your
neighborhood grocer, of course, can supply you with salt, food coloring
and baking soda.
toothpastes generally incorporate a slick, easy flowing combination of
chalk, soap, glycerin and flavorings. Your homemade creation won't be
as smooth...but I know you'll find it more satisfying, less wasteful
- above all - less expensive. You'll be able to make a year's supply of
toothpaste (for a family of four) at a total cost of around a buck and
a half (...maybe a little more by 2010 standards.
formulas I've outlined here have worked well for my family...but don't
be afraid to experiment and work up your own recipes.
experience and imagination can go a long way. See what you
can do to produce your own homemade million-dollar smiles...
Note: My daughter and I made some toothpaste
must say that if you decide to try it, you may have
to do some experimenting, as we did. I found that the glycerin called
in the recipe is not enough. We also cut back on the salt, and didn't
any food coloring. My daughter picked out some cinnamon extract instead
the mint flavoring, which I would've preferred. If you go with
use it sparingly!!!
went to three different drugstores before I found what I
needed. The last one, a local family pharmacy, had everything on the
shelves. The first two were chain stores.
have to say, brushing with our homemade toothpaste was an
experience, but I have never had my mouth feel fresher, and have that
last so long into the day (no, it wasn't just the cinnamon...). I spent
$7.00, and I feel that there is enough left over ingredients to last at
six months or more.
The previous note
was written back in 1997. Not too long ago, Dr. Paul Keyes
contributed a piece to the OraMedia site which lists (in order of
effectiveness) the best household ingredients which can be used in a
toothpaste or a tooth powder: http://mizar5.com/keyes.html
...I really feel like I
hit "pay-dirt" when I found out about OraMedia. I downloaded a lot of
your information and am pouring over it with great delight. I am very
focused on discovering every natural means for staying healthy and have
supported my health and that of friends and family with
for many years. I am also a compounder of natural health products and
have made many beneficial remedies by gleaning the wisdom of
learned people. The information on your site has
understanding what one can best do to keep teeth and gums
I plan to have one or more natural
health-oriented websites up
and running within a month or so, and as a service to my readers
I would like to include a link to OraMedia ( Mizar5.com ). Without
yours is the best dental information I have encountered on the
I wish you the best success for your site, for
providing a valuable resource for those, like me, who want to steer
clear of medical/dental intervention.
Keyes, a giant in the field of oral microbiology, submitted the next
common antimicrobial substances for cleaning
teeth and rinsing...
Common anti-microbial substances, ranked for effectiveness.
What are you brushing with? 'Make your own
toothpaste - Part 2:' Salt? Soap? Clorox®?
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can't thank you enough
for your website, information & help. I was aquainted
the site about 10 months ago and emailed you with questions, which you
graciously answered. I have a 5-yr-old son who has had many
problems with his teeth since he was 3, already had one tooth pulled
and had a spacer put in it's place, etc.
When we moved
I took him to a new
dentist, got x-rays and was told he
had 5 cavities - I wanted to cry. I've always been into
alternative health and really didn't understand why his teeth were so
bad. So I found your site and started implementing the
along with using energetic medicine and giving him more
I am glad to
say only one of the
5 cavities had to be filled (it was
very deep) and the others disappeared. I was so happy I
the dentist! The funny thing was she didn't ask me how I did
that, and I was soooo happy the cavities were gone that I didn't even
notice! She had seen the xrays from the first dentist that
me he had 5 cavities and now saw the new xrays that there were
none. PROOF!! In a span of 8-9 months.
wanted to write and
thank you for your help and say how great a work you are doing along
with a great website. I have since ordered some products for
husband who has very sensitive teeth and I am keeping up the good work
with my son.
you, Thank you for sending me on the quest to find out how to take the
best care of our teeth instead of visiting the dentist constantly.