The so-called “traditional medicine” probably will always have their apologists, because it is a bright bait for the unenlightened mind, and in the mass consciousness has a romantic touch of antiquity, allegedly persecuted traditions and the like. It is close to conspiracy theories and belief in miracles.
Despite the development of science and technology, including in dentistry, many people still show interest in the things taken correctly called “alternative methods.”
However, with regard to the RAID, our expertise lies solely dental. But the fact that some, instead of using a quality paste, I am still fighting with them using traditional methods – is worthy of discussion.
LIKE BRUSHING YOUR TEETH WITH SALT?
Still modern dentistry meet came from the middle ages questions on the topic of hygiene of the oral cavity. This is not surprising, because salt toothbrush was actually used in different countries and at different times, but still then, dentistry was still on a “primitive” or, at best, a medieval level of development.
At the end of the XVII century the Dutch scientist Leeuwenhoek invented the microscope. Through his lens he saw microbes, including on the surface of human teeth. The experiments showed that microorganisms are at odds with sodium chloride, and so with the light hand of a scientist brushing your teeth with salt entered into the everyday life of Europeans.
Long before the salt solution to the teeth and just evaporated sea salt used by the inhabitants of Asia. Of course, the level of hygiene that prevailed since the beginning of our era, before the Enlightenment, virtually around the globe, this measure has borne fruit.
DOES THIS MEAN THAT TODAY YOU SHOULD USE SALT FOR YOUR TEETH INSTEAD OF TOOTHPASTE?
No way! The reason is simple: sodium chloride, as a solid crystal in a dry form, has a pronounced abrasive properties. This means that brushing your teeth with salt is equivalent to as if you can handle them fine with a file. Of course, plaque and maybe even a stone can be removed this way, but along with them, and micron layers of tooth enamel. And this is a real trauma for the tooth, although the first and very discreet. However, it leads to the accelerated development of caries and causes far more harm than you think.
The same applies to the salt solution, however, its harmfulness is has more chemical impacts than mechanical.
Therefore, if suddenly you thought, and not to try to apply with your next cleaning salt for your teeth, drop the idea. Believe me, it is much wiser to consult with a dentist and choose a good toothpaste. In addition, modern medicine today copes with Tartar and a touch softer and more correct methods than brushing your teeth with salt. In particular by ultrasound. Contact the clinic, and the specialist will tell you more about it.
Don’t sacrifice health in favor of myths and outdated concepts. In it and all salt of a competent self-care.