I talk a lot about Big Dental - because just like Big Pharma, Big Food, Big Cosmo - these “big” industries are slowly killing us. You may think - “Wow Trina, you’re so negative and overdramatic. How could my nice dentist be out to get me?” Here’s the truth - Big Dental has nothing to do with your “nice” dentist. It has to do with a broken system that cares more about profits than progress. With years of half-truths and blatant lies, what we now know as "dental health" is so ingrained that no one has bothered to question it.
And so, while your well-intentioned dentist may not be trying to harm you on purpose, the misinformed industry’s proliferation of lies and misinformation is in fact, negatively affecting your health. But that’s why you’re here. To learn the secrets your dentist WON’T tell you - maybe simply because he/she doesn’t know!
SECRET #1 - YOU CAN HEAL A CAVITY - AND IT DOESN’T INVOLVE FLUORIDE
If you have ever had a filling, you know that cavities suck. They’re painful, unsightly, and honestly, leave you feeling a little ashamed that you allowed your teeth to get one in the first place - which isn’t even your fault in the first place!
What your dentist won’t tell you is that the cavity can be reversed! And no, it has nothing to do with fluoride. A cavity is a sign of ongoing demineralization. Minerals give your teeth their hardness and strength, especially in the enamel. As the outer white layer of your teeth, enamel consists of 96% minerals and 4% protein and water.
And while it’s true that sugar, acid, and bacteria trigger tooth decay, it all has to do with demineralization. Which is why conventional toothpaste DOES NOT WORK in fact, it does just the opposite and leads you to having more cavities. To heal a cavity, you need to use a natural tooth powder formulated with ingredients that remineralize tooth enamel, nurture good bacteria, and balance oral pH.
It’s literally that simple. You CAN heal a cavity.
SECRET #2 - COMMERCIAL MOUTHWASH CAN ACTUALLY CAUSE CAVITIES (and a lot of other oral infections!)
If your dentist asks you to swish with a bright blue liquid during your treatment, politely decline. And consider getting another dentist.
It’s that serious...
“Oh, come on Trina! What can one swish of commercial mouthwash hurt?”
Here’s the truth - commercial mouthwash doesn’t distinguish between good and bad bacteria—it just wipes out everything. Alcohol-based and antibacterial mouthwash can produce what’s called a rebound effect. This essentially means there’s a switch from good bacteria to bad bacteria because all of the good bacteria is suddenly gone.
This affects everything from the health of your teeth and mouth to every organ in your body. You literally are affecting your microbiome by using commercial mouthwash.
Additionally, because commercial mouthwashes are very acidic, they eat away your tooth enamel which can lead to further decay.
STOP using commercial mouthwashes.
SECRET #3 - FLUORIDE IS TOXIC
It was once deemed a dental “miracle ingredient”. But that couldn’t be further from the truth.
You may have heard fluoride blocks your “third eye”. And while that sounds very “woo woo” and may have had you wondering if that was true (or even what is a “third eye”!) - there is a simple explanation for it that is based in science.
And it’s this…fluoride is a neurotoxin that affects the behavior of neurotransmitters in the brain and reduces energy essential to brain function. The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NAP) performed a comprehensive review of fluoride in 2006 to document fluoride’s neurotoxicity and neurobehavioral effects. NAP’s research noted that fluoride increases the production of free radicals in the brain, which in turn accelerates degeneration of healthy tissues and disrupts essential brain functions.
As a result, fluoride is linked to a number of severe complications that make it a documented danger to your body:
- Developmental impairments
- Entry of aluminum into the brain
- Higher risk of thyroid imbalance
- Nervous system degeneration
- Impaired pineal gland function
Which begs the question: why on earth are we using fluoride as a part of dental care at all? What other proof do we need to bust the fluoride myth? And the overarching question - why is Big Dental trying to poison us with fluoride in the first place???
Which brings me back to how we started this conversation. Am I being overly dramatic and negative? And my answer is, actually YES. Because these lies are still being taught and used in the dental industry, and many - millions of unsuspecting people still believe them.
So, let’s get angry. Let’s get dramatic. And let’s make sure more people know the truth about Big Dental and Big Cosmo. Because when you know better you do better. And boy, we sure could do better in this world.And do me (and yourself) a favor - tell people! It’s time for people like you and me - the truth seekers and rebels with a cause to help others not fall into the traps of the BIG industries.