The Nature Doctor
Fresh Breath – naturally
Decades ago, when both toothpaste and mouthspray were unknown, it was customary to eat an apple before going to bed. People were convinced that this kept the gums and teeth healthy. It was probably the best and cheapest means of mouth hygiene, because the malic acid cleaned the teeth excellently and was beneficial to the mouth flora. Nowadays children take brushing their teeth for granted. But, although all kinds of antibiotic and chemical oral products are in use, tooth decay has increased so much that most children are affected.
Among many of the natives in Africa, Asia and America whom Alfred Vogel visited he never saw a toothbrush, but still saw excellent teeth, as long as they kept away from western influence. As soon as they adopted the European eating habits their favourable condition changed. However, this does not mean that we can do without tooth and mouth hygiene.
But if our efforts in this regard are to be successful, we must first avoid refined and enriched items, changing over to natural foods. The body will then receive the necessary minerals and vital substances from the food. This will not only help the teeth to healthy growth, but will contribute to keeping them this way.
In view of the modern problem of calcium deficiency, Vogel also advised taking Urticalcin as a supplement.
Vogel felt that toothpaste and mouthspray with chemical additives should not be used, because the salivary glands would absorb them and strong chemicals were detrimental to the entire body. This was not the case with natural herbal products, of which there were sufficient to provide thorough and healthy mouth hygiene.
A herbal mouthspray is very useful for mouth bacteria. In East Africa Alfred Vogel discovered a little flower belonging to the Spilanthes family. It looks like the centre of a chamomile flower. The natives chew it to maintain proper mouth bacteria. It also works on all kinds of fungi and harmful bacteria that can cause unpleasant complaints yet is safe to use.
Wanting to make the benefits of this little African herb available to others, Vogel decided to add an extract from it to the popular mouthspray, known as Dentaforce. This made it even more effective for oral hygiene. Other ingredients of the mouthspray are the refreshing essential oils of mint and anise which, along with the anti-inflammatory sage extract, sanicle and pimpernel root, that soothe irritated sensitive mucous membranes, make this a healthful spray to use throughout the day.