Give me your old wive's tales about dental health, please.
June 4, 2012 9:20 AM Subscribe
Please share your wingnut advice about healthy teeth and gums.
posted by The corpse in the library to health & fitness (32 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
I'm so good to my teeth. I floss, I brush, I use fluoride rinse, I'm addicted to Gum soft-picks, I don't drink soda, I rarely eat potato chips, I go to the dentist every six months. Yet my gums are receding and I still need to get fillings all the freaking time.
I'm doing -- and am going to continue to do -- all the conventional stuff for good dental health, but I'm wondering if there are any less-standard things I could be doing. Do you have any oral hygiene tips that are less well-known?
Should I massage my gums with birch leaves? Did your grandmother carry a nail in her pocket to keep cavities away? Anecdotes are very welcome.