WMM S1E6 - Oral Care and Teething

Show Notes:

Gut flora information - Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride

Teething:

Chamomile hydrosol (available at Mountain Rose Herbs and Plant Therapy)

Chamomile tea (no honey for children under 1)

NO using clove essential oils

NO essential oils in the mouth

Lavender and Chamomile essential oils dilute to .5 or 1% on the jawline

Can also use Catnip tea

Oral Hygiene:

Soft bristle brush

Regular floss versus floss sticks (you can use 100% silk floss available at Life Without Plastic)

Herbal Mouthwashes

Avoid glycerin in the mouth! Check your toothpaste

Oil Pulling

Tongue scraping (I use copper)

Tongue diagnosis

During Pregnancy:

Need for increased oral hygiene

Chronic gum disease and preterm deliveries

Rinsing with water after eating can be beneficial

Other:

Mechanotransduction and teeth including talking about the work on Dr Weston Price and his discoveries on this

Herbs Mentioned:

Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)

Plantain (Plantago spp)

Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

Myrrh gum (Commiphora myrrha) *tincture with high proof

Book mentioned: Dental Herbalism by Leslie Alexander and Linda Straub-Bruce

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