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Dental Hygiene
23 November 2011, 10:06,
Dental Hygiene
I forgot who wrote this, it could be from BP

I asked a dentist about this and he said that you could use a cotton ball (or presumably some equivalent) to thoroughly dry the tooth and fill the hole with super glue. Yes, that's right, superglue. He said you had to be careful, of course, not to swallow it and make sure your mouth stayed dry (fill areas around tooth with cotton balls). He said this would hold for no longer than one week but could be used in an emergency.

There are also some herbal helps for dental problems:

Balsam of Peru treats dry socket
Witch hazel decreases inflammation and irritation (the plant, not the astringent you buy at the store)
Allspice is an analgesic for tooth pain
Cloves is for toothache
Yarrow slows plaque formation and decreases gingivitis
Chitosin treats peridontits
Peppermint for a mouthwash
Bloodroot for antiplaque
Cranberry for peridontal disease
Guggul for gingivitis, pyorrhea, mouth ulcers
Elderberry or anise for toothaches
Castor for abscesses (not recommended unless you're an herbalist and know what you're dealing with)
Chaparral used as a mouthwash helps prevent tooth decay
Mallow for babies teething pain
Marigold decreases swelling of oral, pharyngeal mucosa
Caroline thistle for toothaches
Jamaican dogwood for dental pain
Celandine for toothaches, tooth extractions
Karaya gum can be used as a denture adhesive
Gotu Kola for peridontal disease

With all the wealth of information there is on preparedness, dental hygiene is one subject that is sorely lacking in useful information for the survivalist.

23 November 2011, 16:31,
RE: Dental Hygiene
I'd heard this but you would have to be really careful with it in the mouth. I'd avoid it if there was any alternative, even if that alternative was doing without treatment for a short time.

Emergency use only imo.
Skean Dhude
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. - Charles Darwin
23 November 2011, 17:14,
RE: Dental Hygiene
Thanks for this Norther Raider, You must have a fairly good knowledge of Herbal medicine as well as orthodox. I believe you have some knowledge of Homoeopathy as well. Kennethe Eames.

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