The most important aspect of tooth-care is diet. It's no secret that candy and sugar are the leading causes of cavities, aside from actually taking care of your teeth and gums. A diet rich in natural foods or a diet similar to those of our hunter-gathering ancestors (The Paleo Diet), who typically lived their lives without tooth decay or problems, will help curb any teeth problems you might already have.
However, there are other methods besides diet that help keep your teeth clean, plaque free, and cavity free, such as the twig toothbrush method. The idea is pretty simple; collect a twig from a tree and use it as a brush. No toothpaste is ever needed, as all the healing properties you might need are already included in your "brush!" These twigs help to stimulate blood circulation as well as tighten and cleanse your gum tissue. Depending on which tree you gather your twigs from, you'll receive a lot of other health benefits as well. Some of the best trees to get your twigs from, all of which will provide a dosage of Vitamin C which is vital to maintaining a healthy mouth, are bay, eucalyptus, fir, juniper, and oak.
Beyond your brush, there are certain foods that help your gums and teeth, such as Licorice root, which helps to prevents cavities, reduces the presence of plaque, and is also an antibacterial.
If all else fails, grab an apple! Removing stains from teeth, whitening teeth as you eat, and reducing plaque build up, apples work as a toothbrush and toothbrush do.
Called by some, "The Natural Toothbrush."
They say only take care of the teeth you want to keep, or some phrase similar to that. This is true. You only get two sets that you grew yourself, and chances are if you are reading this you are on your second, so take care of them!
– Miranda Vivian