Why this is a post I never thought I’d write

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*It’s rather coincidental, yet so perfectly aligned, that I would feel led to write this post the same week that Jessica’s thoughtful post on such a similar topic went up. I think the message is coming through loud and clear… “grace, always grace”, for all our weaknesses and imperfections and frailty and unanswered questions.* I feel grateful I brought a sweater. The air conditioning chills my feet, bare skin exposed in flip flops. Distracted, I page through a House & Home magazine, once in a while […]

Homemade Clay Toothpaste

Homemade clay toothpaste recipe

Cleaning your teeth with dirt sounds pretty oxymoronic, right? You might be surprised to know that clay toothpaste actually leaves your teeth feeling very clean. One of the things I like best about it is that it doesn’t contain glycerin, which doesn’t clean but actually coats your teeth. This coating, while it may sound like a good thing, prevents teeth from being able to remineralize and can actually weaken teeth over time. Many of us have gotten off of conventional brands of toothpaste and switched […]

Holistic Dental Care: Looking at the Causes and Prevention of Cavities

Written by Cara, Contributing Writer Have a baby, lose a tooth. Unfortunately so far that adage has been true for me! After the removal of my second back molar, I knew that had better get on top of the real cause of tooth decay so that I could prevent further loss in myself, and take preventative measures for my children. I’ll share what I’ve decided to do in our family. In addition, you can see the other posts I’ve done on holistic dentistry on my […]

Natural Sugars Can Still Cause Tooth Decay

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Brushing a child’s teeth – twice daily?  Doesn’t always happen when you’re a busy mama. Flossing that same child’s teeth daily?  Only for the most conscientious of mothers! So when does falling a little short on your child’s dental hygiene really make the difference between a sticker and a cheap toy ring vs. tears and a $1,000 pediatric dental bill? For us, the latter (no, 1,000 bucks is NOT an exaggeration) took place because of a simple drinking habit our toddler had.  Weaning at 15 […]