In December, 2001, we announced the amazing results that customers were reporting by combining the effects of AO III Herbal Toothpaste with Calcium Sulfate as an after-care mouthwash. We, ourselves, had used it, noting that it had such a thorough cleaning effect that you when finished using the two together, it felt like you'd just come back from the dentist.
The use of natural compounds that comprise a "mild" escharotic to make a dentifrice was not new. One of my mentors, Dr. Russell Jordan, a co-founder of Vipont Pharmaceutical, knew years earlier that zinc chloride / bloodroot combinations were far more effective in preventing gum disease than toothpaste formulas on the market -- then or now. (U.S. Patents providing formulae for the effective treatment of gingivitis using this combination include No. 4,160,821 (1978) and No. 4,335,110 (1980)
With this knowledge in hand, we introduced our own dentifrice in the first edition of the Ashwin (Oct. 2001), followed with the announcement of the AO III / H3O combination. (Our formula contains 1% pure bloodroot -- not the alkaloid extract, sanguinarine, which was found to cause oral lesions -- a claim we found to be dubious, but observed in our formulary work, nonetheless. It is our incidental observation that whole herbs normally work better than concentrated, isolated ingredients derived therefrom . . . which is, in part, a cornerstone of modern pharmacology.)
Over the years, we've watched as it has become nearly impossible to obtain "clean" formulas. In fact, since the purchase of Vipont Pharmaceutical by Colgate years ago, the formula has been revised more than once -- but still, not without the addition of the flouride.
Since our introduction of Lugol's in 2000, we have warned about effects of 'halogen displacement' -- but even more evidence has come out about the harmful effects of flouride consumption. Flouride has a host of toxicological effects and according to the Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products is "more poisonous than lead and just slightly less poisonous than arsenic." (It's inclusion into nearly all commercially available dentifrice products can be explained by reading the lead article in September, 2009 Ashwin -- more to the point here, see YouTube Video, The Dangers of Fluoride & Water Fluoridation(11:00).)
The result is an experience of "cleaner teeth" and fresh breath. By simply passing your tongue over your teeth, you will notice that your teeth "feel" extraordinarily clean -- much like the way your teeth feel after having visited the dentist.
Directions for Use
The new, updated version of Alpha Omega III Herbal Toothpaste comes in a plastic jar -- as shown above. (It has been reformulated to be more effective and better tasting.) To use, simply dip the bristle-end of your toothpaste into the jar, sufficient to lightly coat -- and then brush as you normally would with any other toothpaste. Immediately, you will notice that our toothpaste is more astringent compared to other teeth cleaning aids now on the market. In addition to brushing the teeth, we recommend that you brush the top and base of the tongue, gums, and inside of the cheeks.
For those who find brushing with AO III Herbal Toothpaste "too medicinal," we recommend that you brush with our product twice a week . . . and use ordinarily Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate) as your regular "after meal" teeth-cleaning aid during the rest of the week.
Calcium carbonate, sorbitol, Amazon Salve with Nuwais (zinc chloride USP, chapparal [Larrea maxicata and/or Larrea divericata], glycerine, nuwais, bloodroot (sanguinaria canadensis)], and stevia (extract of Stevia rebaudiana L.).