March 19, 2017 2 min read

"Detox" is a commonly used word in today's society.  However, how many people think about detoxing their oral care routine as an addition to their overall detox?  Many people try a colon, liver or gallbladder detox or go on a gluten free, paleo, vegan, or raw vegan diet, but often times the products used for the most vascular area of their whole body are often overlooked.  When you grab your regular tube of toothpaste, look at the back of the box.  It says ''Warning: Keep out of the reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional assistance or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.''   Needless to say, if it has a "contact poison control if swallowed" why would you put that into your body.  The fluoride consumed through brushing, drinking, and even eating fluoridated foods stays in your body and accumulates in the pineal gland of the brain, the bones, and tissues. Therefore, it is important to remove as much fluoride from the body as possible to protect organ function, and your bones, teeth, and brain.  Eating tamarinds can help eliminate fluoride.  Also, increasing your iodine through natural sources such as seaweed, nori or kelp are helpful. Boron. a natural mineral that exists in food and the environment can be advantageous for eliminating unwanted fluoride buildup in your system.  Foods that contain a high amount of boron include almonds, avocados, dates, hazelnuts, prunes, and raisins.  Just remember the next time you do a detox, don't forget your oral care products!  Eliminate all chemicals, dyes, alcohol, fluoride, Poloxamer 407, polysorbate 80 (or 20) or anything unnatural in any way, shape or form and include Simply Silver Mouthwash, the natural remedy for a healthy mouth.  If you need recipes or some advice on how to do a detox through food, visit thehealthyapple.com/
Heather the Hygienist
Heather the Hygienist


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