Typical American Oral Regimen “Outmoded”
He notes that sodium lauryl sulfate and triclorsan, foaming agents in toothpaste, are possibly toxic, and alcohol dries the mouth, kills many “good” bacteria and has been linked to oral cancer.
While fluoride helps prevent tooth decay in children, it does not benefit adults, he adds. “Public drinking water is also fluoridated, so we are exposed to too high a level of this chemical. The EPA recently downgraded the suggested fluoride level because of complaints of fluoridosis.”
Gross recommends maintaining oral health by eating an alkaline diet high in fruits and vegetables, drinking more alkaline water and rinsing daily with Alka-White all-natural mouthwash, available as a portable effervescent tablet. He designed Alka-White to whiten teeth and buffer salivary acids and acidic erosion from certain foods.
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