Basic Dental Health Survival Kit Supplies and Oil Pulling

There are a multitude of reasons why we all need to ensure proper dental health. No matter h high you think your pain threshold is, or isn’t. The pain you will endure due to a cavity, abscessed tooth, broken tooth, cracked tooth, or any of these that leads to an exposed live nerve encapsulated in your tooth. Truth me, even the biggest baddest guy you know, will be curled up in the corner crying like a little b***h with a skinned knee.

It really is that bad, you have almost no way to stop the pain, if you’re lucky you’ll be able to alleviate the pain, to a level that you can function. Shy of yanking the tooth, even then you’ll need to manage the pain until you get to a place, and into a position to be able to pull the tooth. In a S**t Hits the Fan type environment, you may be delegated to being the one who pulls your tooth. Here a few things you can pack in your Medical Kit.

Your DHSK [Dental Health Survival Kit] should have most if not all of these items.

  • Baking Soda – Handed down for generations as folk medicine, baking soda alone or combined with (sea) salt is/are recommended by a number of eminent health authors, incl. Dr. Hulda Regehr Clark, renegade dentist Dr. Robert Nara, psychic Edgar Cayce and physicist and healer Barbara Brennan. In fact, Dr. Paul H. Keyes D.D.S., clinical investigator at the National Institute of Dental Research, maintained that regular brushing with salt and/or [baking] soda absolutely prevents all destructive periodontal (gum) disease, and said that he had “never seen periodontal (gum) problems in patients who used salt or baking soda dentrifice with any degree of regularity”
  • Bentonite Clay – Sodium Bentonite, is a unique clay due to its ability to produce an “electrical charge” when hydrated. Upon contact with fluid, its electrical components change, giving it the ability to absorb toxins. Bentonite is known for its ability to absorb and remove toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals.
  • Calcium Powder – Gum disease has quickly become the main reason for tooth loss. Several studies have demonstrated that a calcium-restricted diet will produce bone loss, and that the first place for the bone loss to appear is in the alveolar bone [the bone that surrounds the teeth, where the teeth are embedded into the jaw and palate]. Studies also showed that rats on calcium-restricted diets lost alveolar bone, but that when calcium was restored to their diet, the alveolar bone repaired itself.
  • Clove OilEugenia Aromaticum, Rich in all-natural eugenol, a powerful antifungal, anesthetic, antibacterial and antiseptic healing compound, clove oil is renowned in traditional medicine as an effective treatment for toothaches. Clove Oil existed long before drug companies arrived on the scene, and people have been using it to treat oral pain for centuries. It’s still used today in some toothpastes and mouthwashes, but it has largely been replaced with chemicals that many people are trying to avoid.
  • Tea Tree OilMelaleuca Oil, is taken from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a plant native to Australia. It is a well-known natural disinfectant and has been used for years in the medical and dental professions as an effective antiseptic that is active against many bacteria, virus and fungi, including some that are resistant to antibiotics. However, it is not as effective as common day oral antibiotics, but in a SHTF situation, it will become the go-to for oral health antibiotics.
  • Dental floss options
    • Waxed or un-waxed Thread.
    • Embroidery floss.
    • Fishing line.
  • Pipe cleaners – 3mm or 4 mm sizes.
  • Essential Oils for Tooth Cleansing Paste flavoring:
    • Spearmint,
    • Cinnamon,
    • Wintergreen,
    • Peppermint
  • Stevia Powder – For sweetening toothpaste/tooth powder
  • Xylitol sweetener – For use in toothpaste/tooth powder recipes.Some studies show it’s a powerful ingredient for healthy teeth and gums.

What is oil pulling?

Basically oil pulling is just rinsing your mouth out with vegetable oil, just like you would with a mouthwash. Although oil pulling has its origins in Ayurvedic medicine, which dates back thousands of years, this modern version is relatively new, at least in the United States. Oil pulling as we know it today, was introduced in 1992 by a Ukrainian physician, Dr. F. Karach, who presented what he called a remarkable treatment at a conference of the all Ukranische-Union of the Oncologists (specialists for tumor diseases) and Bacteriologists, a part of the Academy of Sciences of UDSSR. His talk involved a super simple healing process for the human body which he called “oil pulling”. Just a few oils you can use for oil pulling in a SHTF situation:

  • Sunflower Oil (*most commonly used for oil pulling)
  • Sesame Seed Oil (*most commonly used for oil pulling)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Almond Oil

What are the Benefits? Dr. Karach claimed that oil pulling could assist with or even cure a variety of illnesses:

  • asthma,
  • allergies,
  • chronic fatigue,
  • digestive problems,
  • heart disease,
  • hormonal problems,
  • migraine headaches,
  • PMS,

The first thing that most people notice when they start oil pulling is an improvement in their oral health. Teeth become whiter, breath becomes fresher, and the tongue and gums take on a healthy pink color.  Even problems such as bleeding gums, tooth decay, and gum disease are greatly diminished or completely healed. It is also incredibly effective in reducing inflammation and healing oral infections.

  • induce loss of appetite, indirectly helping you lose weight

Our mouths are the home to billions of microorganisms. They produce waste products and it is these waste products and the germs itself that cause gum disease and dental caries and contribute to many other health problems.

The oil works by detoxifying or cleansing the body. As you move oil slowly in the mouth as in rinsing or swishing, this thoroughly mixes the oil with saliva. As the process continues, the oil gets thinner and white. If the oil is still yellow, it has not been pulled long enough. It is then spit from the mouth, and the mouth thoroughly rinsed. Toxins are pulled from the body the very first time you try it. One of the first sign of cleansing you will experience is an increased flow of mucous from your throat and sinuses. You may even have to expel the oil and clear the mucous from your throat before reaching a full 20 minutes. If that happens, simply take another spoonful of oil and continue until you’ve pulled for a total of 15-20 minutes. You may also gag or feel a little nausea and may even need to vomit as your body expels toxic waste. These symptoms will subside as your body becomes cleaner and you become more comfortable with oil pulling.

How is it done?

  • Dr. Karach’s method of oil pulling consists of swishing, not gargling, vegetable oil in the mouth. The oil is “worked” in the mouth by pushing, pulling, and drawing it through the teeth for a period of 15 to 20 minutes.
  • It is done one to three times a day on an empty stomach. The best time is in the morning before breakfast, but can be done before any meal. You may find it useful to have a reading material at hand so that you can do something else while oil pulling.
  • The used oil is discarded and the mouth rinsed out with normal tap water. The oil is never swallowed because it is loaded with bacteria, toxins, pus, and mucous.
  • Oil pulling should become a regular part of your daily routine, like brushing your teeth, just as losing weight is achieved through a healthy lifestyle, and not a one-time thing.

Why should I try oil pulling?Oil pulling is cheap, easy, relatively effortless, completely harmless, and reaps multiple health benefits. All you need is a bottle of vegetable oil and a bit of time, and you’re good to go. Although there are reports that doubt the credibility of this technique, you’ve got nothing to lose!

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DISCLAIMER: The information given and opinions voiced in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and does not replace medical advice or the practice of medicine. No provider-patient relationship, explicit or implied, exists between the publisher, authors and readers. As many of the strategies discussed here shall be less effective than proven present-day medications and technology, the author and publisher strongly urge their readers to seek modern and standard medical care with certified practitioners whenever and wherever it is available.

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