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Dental Care Tips

Squirrel

Skilled Investigator
J. Randall -

I just heard your story about having an urgent dental problem, and I'd like to share a quick fix which has worked extremely well for me over my 79 years.

I'm a devotee of natural/herbal medicine, and I believe so far, naturals have given me a good decade of life beyond where I'd be without them.

One particularly effective herbal is olive leaf extract, which is more or less powdered olive tree leaves in capsules. The product I've had good luck with is the Natural Factors brand, widely available in health shops.

A doctor introduced me to olive leaf extract as an anti-bacterial and anti-viral medication.

When I have gum or tooth pain, I open up a capsule, and spread the powder generously around the painful area, and I do so when I can keep the powder thus spread undisturbed for a while, as in bed.

Excellent results.

I have no medical training, and naturally, all I can do is share my own experiences, but this product is approved as a supplement. Not particularly expensive.

For what it may be worth.

ADDENDUM: Although olive leaf has provided best long term results, over the years I've used other things which have given some short-term relief, such as:

- toothpaste
- vodka (alcohol)
- Ivory soap (no taste)
- baking soda
- bentonite clay (don't leave it on a very long time)
- activated charcoal (don't leave it on a very long time)

Those ideas may help when the condition is urgent and olive leaf will take some time to get.

-- Squirrel
 
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Randall

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
J. Randall -

I just heard your story about having an urgent dental problem, and I'd like to share a quick fix which has worked extremely well for me over my 79 years.

I'm a devotee of natural/herbal medicine, and I believe so far, naturals have given me a good decade of life beyond where I'd be without them.

One particularly effective herbal is olive leaf extract, which is more or less powdered olive tree leaves in capsules. The product I've had good luck with is the Natural Factors brand, widely available in health shops.

A doctor introduced me to olive leaf extract as an anti-bacterial and anti-viral medication.

When I have gum or tooth pain, I open up a capsule, and spread the powder generously around the painful area, and I do so when I can keep the powder thus spread undisturbed for a while, as in bed.

Excellent results.

I have no medical training, and naturally, all I can do is share my own experiences, but this product is approved as a supplement. Not particularly expensive.

For what it may be worth.

ADDENDUM: Although olive leaf has provided best long term results, over the years I've used other things which have given some short-term relief, such as:

- toothpaste
- vodka (alcohol)
- Ivory soap (no taste)
- baking soda
- bentonite clay (don't leave it on a very long time)
- activated charcoal (don't leave it on a very long time)

Those ideas may help when the condition is urgent and olive leaf will take some time to get.

-- Squirrel
Thanks so much for the suggestions. I've been using a similar strategy to get the problem settled down. I used Advil liquid gels plus some codeine to get through the worst of the pain and keep the inflammation down, while applying a combination of essential oils, hydrogen peroxide, Sensodyne repair toothpaste, and flouride booster. That in conjunction with a milder rinse, extra vitamin C, citrus bioflavinoids, and gum massages, seems to have cleared the immediate problem. At one point I also used some over-proof vodka as a rinse ( not consumption ). I'll definitely try adding the olive leaf extract to the mix. Ultimately I'll still need some dental work, but I'm hoping that it can now consist of a filling instead of an extraction.
 

Squirrel

Skilled Investigator
Thanks so much for the suggestions. I've been using a similar strategy to get the problem settled down. I used Advil liquid gels plus some codeine to get through the worst of the pain and keep the inflammation down, while applying a combination of essential oils, hydrogen peroxide, Sensodyne repair toothpaste, and flouride booster. That in conjunction with a milder rinse, extra vitamin C, citrus bioflavinoids, and gum massages, seems to have cleared the immediate problem. At one point I also used some over-proof vodka as a rinse ( not consumption ). I'll definitely try adding the olive leaf extract to the mix. Ultimately I'll still need some dental work, but I'm hoping that it can now consist of a filling instead of an extraction.

Believe it or not, in most cases, once the olive leaf settled down what seems to be infection, I have usually not needed dental follow-up.

Part of that may be due to a tip I've been using for the past two decades, that being that after brushing with toothpaste, a chemist (who had bad teeth before developing this tip) urged brushing again with Ivory soap, which has no taste.

Reason: Toothpaste is beneficial but leaves a glycerine film, which protects bacteria. A soap brushing clears away the glycerine. Not a single cavity here for two decades.

ADDENDUM: I've had good results using olive leaf to suppress, especially early in the cycle, colds and flu. Olive leaf is said to be anti-viral, and this experience suggests that may be the case.

-- Squirrel
 
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Squirrel

Skilled Investigator
Just wanted to update the suggestion to use olive leaf extract (powder, in capsules) to suppress dental pain. I'm not a doctor or dentist - what I post are my personal experiences and the results, not medical/dental advice.

Recently, I had a rather intense instance of pain in both my upper and lower left, rear jaw areas. This seemed to be an instance where a cold or flu bug had "settled" there and was causing trouble, based on symptoms elsewhere.

Smearing a mix of olive leaf powder and saliva on the area was NOT effective.

So I cut open a tea bag, and emptied the tea.

I poured the 500 mg contents of an olive leaf capsule (Natural Factors brand) into the tea bag, and rolled it into a small cylinder.

I inserted the olive-leaf bag against my upper left rear gum for maybe 3/4 of an hour, then moved it to my lower left rear gum for another 3/4 of an hour.

This time, the increased concentration of olive leaf powder against the painful areas, for an extended time period, did nullify the pain.

My other "cold or flu bug" symptoms continued, but a mix of anti-viral herbals (vitamin C multi-plant-form, Allimax (garlic allicin extract), oregano extract, and more olive leaf) has been effective against the general symptoms.

This experience report, again, shows a way to more intensively apply olive leaf powder in cases of increased dental pain.

-- Squirrel
 

Randall

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
Just wanted to update the suggestion to use olive leaf extract (powder, in capsules) to suppress dental pain. I'm not a doctor or dentist - what I post are my personal experiences and the results, not medical/dental advice.

Recently, I had a rather intense instance of pain in both my upper and lower left, rear jaw areas. This seemed to be an instance where a cold or flu bug had "settled" there and was causing trouble, based on symptoms elsewhere.

Smearing a mix of olive leaf powder and saliva on the area was NOT effective.

So I cut open a tea bag, and emptied the tea.

I poured the 500 mg contents of an olive leaf capsule (Natural Factors brand) into the tea bag, and rolled it into a small cylinder.

I inserted the olive-leaf bag against my upper left rear gum for maybe 3/4 of an hour, then moved it to my lower left rear gum for another 3/4 of an hour.

This time, the increased concentration of olive leaf powder against the painful areas, for an extended time period, did nullify the pain.

My other "cold or flu bug" symptoms continued, but a mix of anti-viral herbals (vitamin C multi-plant-form, Allimax (garlic allicin extract), oregano extract, and more olive leaf) has been effective against the general symptoms.

This experience report, again, shows a way to more intensively apply olive leaf powder in cases of increased dental pain.

-- Squirrel
Thank you for offering your formulas. I also use herbs, nutritional supplements, antibiotics, whatever seems to do the job. Things have settled down now, but I'm going to keep your recipes in my back pocket for future use. I have a feeling they will be useful.
 

aurobora

Paranormal Novice
It's cool that you have a medical degree, but if a person has toothache, it's better to go to the dentist. It's just that you don't work in your specialty, and you may have forgotten many details.
 

Squirrel

Skilled Investigator
It's cool that you have a medical degree, but if a person has toothache, it's better to go to the dentist. It's just that you don't work in your specialty, and you may have forgotten many details.
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What I have found happens consistently over some years is that stopping the symptoms of inflammation with an olive leaf suppository is permanent.

If the symptoms were to recur or not go away, I'd go to the dentist.

And as I posted above, I am NOT a doctor or dentist. I tried olive leaf on the advice of some doctors who, in separate presentations on the radio over a number of years, suggested olive leaf for both bacterial and viral infections.

However, I am a person who has tried non-prescription remedies, and I'm sharing my own experiences. What others do is entirely their choice.

-- Squirrel
 

Lilith

Paranormal Novice
When I had terrible pain in my teeth and tried such remedies, they did not help me. I asked for help from a doctor, and he said that I do not use the most effective means. The remedies you wrote were recommended to me by my sister. She has a medical degree, but when I had problems with my teeth, I turned to https://perfectasmile.com. My sister does not work in her specialty. She is not professional in many aspects, so I turned to specialists who have decent experience in this field. A person may have several educations, but he will not be considered a specialist who can give good advice without practice.
 

Squirrel

Skilled Investigator
Could you tell me some more information about it? Let’s talk in PM
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I think the quickest reply would be to link to the exact product which has given me excellent service, both with mouth inflammation and apparent viral (cold or flu-like) illnesses over the years:


The manufacturer's site. LINK TAKES YOU TO EXACT OLIVE LEAF PAGE.

Just to clarify, because I like to quickly end the progression of apparent viral illnesses soon after they manifest, I usually take, along with olive leaf, a medicinal oregano product Oregamax, and Allimax, a no-taste stabilized garlic extract capsule, a Progressive brand C-complex capsule (multiple natural forms, not just ascorbic acid) and naturally, vitamin D3.

That cocktail ends the apparent viral illness onset, for me, within an hour.

However, olive leaf, all by itself, say 4 times a day on the day of onset, has worked well too.

Again, I am NOT a doctor - I am sharing my personal experiences only. Others should do their own research and make their own decisions.

-- Squirrel
 
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