thanks for everything you've mentioned.
Natural cure is a possibility. I am not denying that, but dentistry and medicine is real, we can't reject their usefulness.
Feeling the plaque? In addition to what you've said, I also see a lot of people saying that ''feeling the plaque''. How can we ''feel'' the plaque?? I really don't ''feel'' any plaque even I could see a lot of plaque accumulate before my last routine cleaning.
waterpik, I know about it but what is the advantages of it ? It looks like only water
I've obviously used medical professionals. I have fillings and my daughter has braces, but I personally haven't seen a dentist for any kind of treatment in 10 years. Went in to have my teeth looked at because I was having pain. Turns out, I had trigeminial neuralgia which caused pain in my jaw but was unrelated to my teeth. I got a clean bill of health from the dentist. My husband was a late comer. He thought I was crazy when I gave up regular oral hygeine (fluoride, etc) and dentist visits and yet his teeth decayed and mine did not. He has some other eating habits that I gave up and he continued to use fluoride. A couple of infections and missing teeth later, he has finally decided, maybe I'm not so nuts after all.
As to the waterpik, I was pretty sure it was all just useless too, but the program that my daughter participates in for her braces requires that I do certain things to ensure she doesn't lose her grant, so I went and bought the waterpik. I don't know how or why it works, but it does. Rinsing along the edges of the gums, reduced redness and inflammation and her gums stopped bleeding when she brushes.
My husband was a tough customer bringing him over to the "natural" side. LOL But he watched as I learned and applied what I learned. I've read 100s maybe 1000s of articles, dozens of books and spent countless hours on this forum and others discussing, reading and researching and then tried to put into practice everything I've learned as well as I can. Neither of my youngest children has ever had a single cavity or tooth infection. They are not regular brushers and they've only been to the dentist a couple of times. They also eat a very healthy diet. My eldest on the other hand, got regular checkups, didn't eat as well (I hadn't learned any of this yet.) and used fluoride and brushed regularly and she has all kinds of problems with her teeth. All of the generation before me (in my family) have false teeth save one. One gramma I had died with all of her teeth in pristine condition. She brushed, but she NEVER used fluoride. She was the only one.
Read about Weston A Price. Look at the pictures and see the research. You might be impressed.