Taalibah`s Myrrh Toothpowder

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Myrrh-A-Cal Toothpowder
 100 % Natural & Organic Tooth Powder
 Halal
 Kosher
 Vegetarian
What is Gum Disease?
 In the broadest sense, the term gum disease--or periodontal disease-describes bacterial growth and production of factors that gradually destroy
the tissue surrounding and supporting the teeth. "Periodontal" means
"around the tooth."
 Gum disease begins with plaque, which is always forming on your teeth,
without you even knowing it. When it accumulates to excessive levels, it can
harden into a substance called tartar (calculus) in as little as 24 hours.
Tartar is so tightly bound to teeth that it can be removed only during a
professional cleaning.
 Gingivitis and periodontitis are the two main stages of gum disease. Each
stage is characterized by what a dentist sees and feels in your mouth, and
by what's happening under your gum line. Although gingivitis usually
precedes periodontitis, it's important to know that not all gingivitis
progresses to periodontitis.
 In the early stage of gingivitis, the gums can become red and swollen and
bleed easily, often during tooth brushing. Bleeding, although not always a
symptom of gingivitis, is a signal that your mouth is unhealthy and needs
attention. The gums may be irritated, but the teeth are still firmly planted in
their sockets. No bone or other tissue damage has occurred at this stage.
Although dental disease in America remains a serious public health
concern, recent developments indicate that the situation is far from
hopeless.
Signs and symtoms
 Periodontal disease may progress painlessly, producing few obvious signs,
even in the late stages of the disease. Then one day, on a visit to your
dentist, you might be told that you have chronic gum disease and that you
may be at increased risk of losing your teeth.
 Although the symptoms of periodontal disease often are subtle, the
condition is not entirely without warning signs. Certain symptoms may point
to some form of the disease. They include:
 gums that bleed during and after tooth brushing
 red, swollen or tender gums
 persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
 receding gums
 formation of deep pockets between teeth and gums
 loose or shifting teeth
 changes in the way teeth fit together on biting, or in the fit of partial
dentures.
Natural vs. Toxic Floride
 Another potential side effect of fluoride toothpaste has only recently
come to light. Research conducted in the 1990s from the US
pharmaceutical company Sepracor indicated that the levels of
fluoride in toothpaste may be sufficient to cause or contribute to
periodontal bone loss. Sepracor's finding is serious because
periodontal bone loss is the #1 cause of tooth loss among adults.
According to the scientists at Sepracor who conducted the study:
 "We have found that fluoride, in the concentration range in which it is
employed for the prevention of dental caries, stimulates the
production of prostaglandins and thereby exacerbates the
inflammatory response in gingivitis and periodontitis.... Thus, the
inclusion of fluoride in toothpastes and mouthwashes for the
purpose of inhibiting the development of caries [cavities] may,
at the same time, accelerate the process of chronic, destructive
periodontitis."
Why the Warning?
 One of the little-known facts about fluoride toothpaste, is that each tube of
toothpaste - even those specifically marketed for children - contains enough
fluoride to kill a child.
 As detailed below, most "Colgate for Kids" toothpastes - with flavors ranging
from bubble gum to watermelon - contain 143 milligrams (mg) of fluoride in
each tube. This dose of fluoride is more than double the dose (60 mg) that
could kill the average-weighing 2 year old child. It is also greater than the
dose capable of killing all average weighing children under the age of 9.
 Fortunately, however, toothpaste-induced fatalities have been rarely
reported in the US. In a review of Poison Center Control reports between
1989 and 1994, 12,571 reports were found from people who had ingested
excess toothpaste. Of these calls, 2 people - probably both children experienced "major medical outcomes", defined as "signs or symptoms that
are life-threatening or result in significant residual disability or disfigurement"
(SOURCE: Shulman 1997).
References:
 Akiniwa, K. (1997). Re-examination of acute toxicity of fluoride.
Fluoride 30: 89-104.
 Gessner BD, et al. (1994). Acute fluoride poisoning from a public
water system. New England Journal of Medicine 330:95-9.
 Levy SM, Guha-Chowdhury N. (1999). Total fluoride intake and
implications for dietary fluoride supplementation. Journal of Public
Health Dentistry 59: 211-23.
 Spak CJ, et al. (1990). Studies of human gastric mucosa after
application of 0.42% fluoride gel. Journal of Dental Research
69:426-9.
 Shulman JD, Wells LM. (1997). Acute fluoride toxicity from ingesting
home-use dental products in children, birth to 6 years of age.
Journal of Public Health Dentistry 57: 150-8.
 Whitford GM. (1987). Fluoride in dental products: safety
considerations. Journal of Dental Research 66: 1056-60.
Myrrh
 Astringent: Myrrh Essential Oil is an astringent.
It strengthens hold of gums on teeth, contracts
skin, muscles, intestines and other internal
organs. It also affirms grip of scalp on hair roots,
thereby preventing hair fall. One more serious
use of this property can be seen in stopping
bleeding, when this astringency makes the blood
vessels to contract and checks flow of blood.
Cinnamon
 Cinnamon has extremely high anti-oxidant activity, and the oil of cinnamon
has strong anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Cinnamon is also a
great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium. As a result, it has been
used as an effective home remedy for:
 Reducing blood sugar levels and treating Type 2 Diabetes.
 Lowering cholesterol.
 Aiding digestion.
 Treating diarrhea.
 Curing the common cold.
 Reducing arthritis pain.
 Boosting memory and cognitive function.
 Treating toothaches.
 Eliminating bad breath.
 Curing headaches and migraine pain.
Clove
 Dental Care: The most prominent use of clove oil is in
dental care. The germicidal properties of the oil make it
very effective for relieving dental pain, tooth ache, sore
gums and mouth ulcers. Clove oil contains the
compound eugenol, which has been used in dentistry
since numerous years. Gargles with diluted clove oil help
in easing the throat. The characteristic smell of clove oil
helps removing bad breath. As a result, clove oil is
added to numerous dental products and medications,
including, mouth washes, and tooth pastes. Dentists also
mix clove oil with zinc oxide and prepare a white filling
material as a temporary alternative to root canal.
Bicarbonate of soda
Bicarbonate of soda, commonly known as
baking soda, has long been used as a
cleaning agent, but it also possesses
remarkable health benefits. Bicarbonate of
soda raises the blood's pH, creating an
alkaline environment that fights infection
and disease.
Ginger
Ginger oil used for massage can help
relieve painful arthritis due to its antiinflammatory properties. Ginger is often
included in many herbal decongestants
and can help to minimise the symptoms
of respiratory conditions, colds and
allergies
Spearmint
 Spearmint is native to the Mediterranean region and was cultivated
throughout the Roman Empire. The Spearmint plant grows to about two
feet in height, with short, bright green leaves and small, compactly-arranged
flowers. Spearmint is easy to cultivate and grows well in most types of soil
and is, in fact, sometimes considered a weed in America. Today, Spearmint
is used for culinary purposes by people across the world. The leaf is used
as a flavoring in many dishes, candies and beverages, and it is also an
ingredient in cosmetics. Medicinally, Spearmint Leaf is similar to Peppermint
in action, though it is considered to be milder. For this reason, Spearmint
Leaf has traditionally been used in treating stomachaches in children. A
decoction of Spearmint Leaf was formerly gargled to prevent gum disease
and whiten the teeth, and it is still used in many toothpastes. Spearmint
Leaf is primarily used to relieve ailments of the digestive tract, including
indigestion, flatulence, vomiting, colic and hiccoughs. It has also been used
as a mild diuretic, anti-inflammatory, and as a fever reducer.
How does calcium Bentonite clay work?
 Bentonite clay carries a uniquely strong negative
ionic charge which causes it to `magnetically`
attract any substance with a positive ionic
charge (i.e., bacteria, toxins, metals, etc.). These
substances are both adsorbed (sticking to the
outside like Velcro) and absorbed (drawn inside)
by the clay molecules. Your body doesn`t digest
clay, so the clay passes through your system,
collecting the toxins, and removing them as the
clay is eliminated. It`s like a little internal vacuum
cleaner.
Calcium Citrate
 Calcium is a key mineral in the human body, necessary
for the normal growth and development of the skeleton
as well as for teeth, nerve, muscle and enzyme
functions. As the body’s calcium absorption capabilities
reduce with age, it is vital for older individuals to have a
sufficient calcium intake. Calcium requirements vary
throughout an individual’s life and for different population
groups. However, it is generally evident that a significant
proportion of the population in Western countries fails to
achieve the recommended calcium intakes. Poor dietary
habits are seen to be responsible for this situation,
especially when fast-food consumption dominates much
of the population’s menu.
Fine Sea Salt
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Used as a mineral rich, plaque and tartar remover
Stimulates circulation and digestion
Anti- bacterial, anti-fungal
Mild abrasive, dissolving properties
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