I’ve been hearing a lot lately about tooth re-mineralization, how it can reverse cavities and even heal them without having to go to the dentist.
That’s right. Read this mom’s testimony about how she healed her son’s cavity.
The original idea of healing cavities as opposed to drilling them out comes from Dr. Weston A. Price, DDS. He was a dentist back in the 20’s and 30’s and discovered that cavities come from nutritional deficiencies and once those are corrected, the cavity heals itself.
He has a book on it called Nutrition and Physical Degeneration that I’m planning on reading- I haven’t read it yet but the subject is fascinating.
Not having health insurance; this is of some interest to our family since we don’t really have the funds for paying for the dentist. My son has cavities in his molars, and I’d really love to heal them without having to go to the dentist.
I studied up on the subject and decided to purchase some Fermented Cod Liver Oil/ Butter Oil Blend and also make some Re-Mineralizing Tooth Powder.
Dr. Price found that the combination of butter oil and fermented cod liver oil worked best to replenish nutrition needed for healthy teeth. Let me tell you, it doesn’t taste good. But it works, and it’s less expensive than going to the dentist!
The idea behind the tooth powder is to replace minerals back into the teeth that are lost over time. Bentonite clay is a great mineral resource, and it binds toxins together to remove them from your body. You can also take it internally, but be warned: it’s a laxative as well!
Using Bentonite clay in your tooth powder leaves your teeth feeling super squeaky clean, way cleaner than using just baking soda and salt, which is what I was using before. My teeth also look whiter than they did, and they stay clean-feeling all day long as opposed to just a few minutes. It’s a cosmetic grade clay that I also use in my face wash, it gently exfoliates and leaves your face feeling really soft.
I found this recipe for the tooth powder at Frugally Sustainable– an awesome website chock full of frugal, sustainable goodness. I seriously visit Andrea’s site all the time, she has such great articles! There’s more information over there about tooth re-mineralization as well- just click on the link.
Here is my version of the recipe:
(I didn’t have any essential oils, so I just skipped using them.)
4 Tbsp. Bentonite Clay
1 Tbsp Baking Soda
1 Tbsp. Myrrh Gum Powder
1/8 tsp Ground Cloves
1/8 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
2 packets of Stevia in the Raw (optional)
Mix everything together in a small jar, and sprinkle a little bit onto your tooth brush. We used WAY too much the first time and our mouths were SUPER clay-y. Not cool. So just a tiny bit goes a long way.
This recipe makes about 4 oz, which will last a very long time. All four of us in our family use it and I imagine it will last us several months, since you use such a small amount each time you brush your teeth. The kids like it, it tastes nice and clove-y and leaves your mouth feeling nice and clean. We’re still getting used to the lack of minty- freshness, but if you wanted to, I imagine you could add peppermint oil to remedy that.
You can get the clay and myrrh gum powder at Mt. Rose Herbs– it’s pretty affordable and they have great customer service and such a variety of wonderful products! (I don’t get any money for saying that- it’s just true!)
Since we’ve begun using the tooth powder and the cod liver oil, I have noticed that all of our teeth look whiter and I think my son’s cavities may be getting smaller- it hasn’t been that long, so I can’t be sure. If they are, you will hear about it!! 🙂 What do you use for toothpaste? Have you ever thought of using tooth powder, or do you use a different recipe? I’d love to hear about it!
P.S. None of the links in the post are affiliate links- I haven’t gotten to that point yet in blogging. They’re just links to where you can buy the ingredients for the powder, if you want to. 🙂