I think that you can heal your teeth yourself, but to do it I think that you will have to be religious about making it happen. Here is a list of the items that are discussed below:
- Eggshells, organic (blend into shakes, etc.)
- Diatomaceous Earth (blend into shakes, etc.)
- MSM (supplement)
- Fat-Soluble Vitamins (A, D, E, and K)
- Comfrey Root (swishing)
- Colloidal Silver (spray, and/or swishing)
- Cayenne Pepper (swishing, gargling)
- Essential Oils (cinnamon and birch)
- Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda (“toothpaste”)
- Turmeric (“toothpaste” ingredient and whitener)
- Activated Coconut Charcoal (“toothpaste” ingredient and whitener)
- Fresh Strawberries (whitener, as needed)
- Bloodroot, for plaque removal (use periodically – do not swallow!)
The excellent article, How to Heal Cavities Naturally, says that Dr. Weston’s research indicates cavities are caused by mineral deficiency, a deficiency in the fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) or the fats needed to absorb them, and by nutrients not being readily bio-available, and/or failure of your digestive system (Eat Okra!) to absorb them. Your teeth need fats. Imagine that!
From Natural News:
Regrowing your teeth is simple. You’ll (basically) need two things: comfrey root and organic eggshells. Eggshells are used because they contain 27 minerals and loads of calcium, so they contain the ideal building materials to regrow your teeth. In fact, the composition of eggshells is very similar to the composition of our teeth and bones. Comfrey root is used because it accelerates bone, teeth and tissue growth. In fact, another name for comfrey root is knitbone, primarily because of its ability to knit – or regrow – bone together so quickly.
When you’re regrowing your teeth, aim to eat one organic eggshell each day. Blending your shells into fresh fruit smoothies is a great way to consume them because blending breaks them into tiny particles that are easily consumed. Smoothies with bananas are ideal because the banana will keep the shell particles suspended instead of allowing them to sink to the bottom of your glass. After cracking the egg, just boil your shells in water for five minutes to kill any pathogens before use.
While you’re re-mineralizing and adding plenty of calcium to your body with eggshells, you’ll also want to use comfrey root on your teeth and gums. Either fresh or dried comfrey root (quality is important with herbs) will do the trick, but if it’s dried, boil the root lightly for ten minutes to rehydrate it. Then, blend a square inch of the root with a few tablespoons of water to make a liquid – and swish the liquid in your mouth and between your teeth for about 20 minutes. When you’re finished, just spit it out.
Using comfrey in this manner is best done once a day, and you’ll likely see progress within a few weeks. Many cavities can be completely regrown within a month or two with regular use. The best part is: you can heal your teeth without leaving toxic metals or hormone disruptors in your mouth for the rest of your life.
As a note, comfrey root can be a little hard on your liver so if you have liver problems, you’ll want to avoid using comfrey. After your teeth have regrown, you’ll also want to end the use of comfrey so as not to over do it. [link to www.naturalnews.com]
Comfrey is controversial, due to its borderline toxicity. Check that out before you decide to use it, or how you want to use it.
I have also heard of using sunflower or coconut oil to swish between your teeth like described above. This is called “oil pulling” and is said to be very effective. I tried it a little, but it’s too tedious for me! If I were to do it, though, I would add a few drops of cinnamon oil and birch oil (a little more on them, below). Actually, here is a link to some suggested essential oils to use for that. And I would of course add some drops of cayenne tincture. I do periodically swish a tincture of bloodroot, though. It is described below. Very effective in removing plaque! You don’t want to swallow it, though. Like Comfrey, it is also toxic.
Healing your teeth is a race between your body’s regenerative powers and the bacteria that lay down plaque on your teeth and then live in it excreting enamel-dissolving acids. So you can’t go at this half-assed and expect good results.
But the good news is, if you want to take control of your oral hygiene, you can! I myself have had a small cavity disappear that the dentist was going to drill, and I wasn’t trying all that hard. I’ll have to say, though, that I’m pretty healthy generally – due to my escape from the food and pharma industry years ago – and in my opinion it’s your immune system that gets this done.
Speaking of the immune system, having a healthy balance of micro-organisms in your gut should be considered part of your dental regime. According to Dr. Mercola, in tests (or he did it himself, I forget), eating fermented vegetables (live-culture pickles, sauerkraut, or even live-culture vinegar with the mother I think would do it) was said to reduce plaque by 50%. The fermented veggies leave friendly bacteria in the mouth, which attack and suppress the tooth-degrading bacteria, so making your pickled vegetable the last thing you eat wouldn’t be a bad idea. In my opinion combining this benefit with the benefits of cayenne peppers should be very powerful. You can do this by pickling cayenne peppers (put them in live unfiltered vinegar and wait) and eating them regularly. Mercola also says that swishing with coconut oil 30 minutes twice a day (that’s a lot!) reduced plaque by another 30 percent.
Also, if you really need to repair some damage, take a hard look at feeding your immune system with the glyconutrients recipe as well! I would also use colloidal silver (discussed more below), as I remember reading years ago that silver facilitates rebuilding bone. You can make your own very cheaply using electrolysis (joaqin, below in the comments, says that you should only use distilled water for this!).
So since tooth-eating bacteria live in plaque, you want a way to remove it. Bloodroot is effective for this, but be advised it has some toxicity so you don’t want to swallow it. Use it periodically, not daily. Get the chopped root, not the powder. This will be stronger and fresher. You make a tincture from it by letting it soak in alcohol. Add some cayenne to it to make it more effective. Do a search for a recipe. Just rinse your mouth with it, swishing it between the teeth and such, for at least a minute. Then gargle with clean water after, and brush. I brush with peroxide and baking soda. So be advised, plaque! Your days are over! (My Mr. Natural self can not recommend Plax! While Plax gets 5 stars on Amazon for removing plaque, it contains sodium lauryl sulfate which is really bad stuff. Some of that and whatever other dangerous chemicals Plax may contain will absorb through your mouth tissues.) I wouldn’t use either bloodroot or Plax daily, but periodically for a few days or a week and then give it a rest. You can check your teeth to see if you need to go a round by rinsing the mouth with a few drops of food coloring in 2 oz of water to temporarily stain the plaque on your teeth. Then look in the mirror. Aarghh!
None of the above is whitening. I am a coffee drinker and have found the Mentadent tooth whitening system to be effective. They probably all are. But I tried the strawberries, peroxide, and baking soda mentioned below, and it worked!
1.) Use chicken eggshells (organic). grind them up in a herbal/spice potter, drink with water, or blend them with bananas as a smoothie. drink once a day. (As an alternative and probable upgrade – this is my idea from reading Dr. West’s outstanding Health Alert newsletter: a person could take two products by Standard Process, called Calcifood Powder, and Biost.)
2.) Find or buy (good quality) wild comfrey. Clean and mash the fresh root and chew for 20 minutes a day (watch your favorite tv show/read a book/surf the net/exercise while doing so) and spit out, rinse (or brush) with hydrogen peroxide/baking soda mix (not necessary but it helps and cleans teeth. I brush with these and get very little plaque build-up, but it doesn’t whiten. To whiten, mix mashed up fresh strawberry with baking soda. Put the paste on your teeth and leave it on for two minutes! I have tried just brushing my front teeth with fresh strawberry after brushing with peroxide and baking soda and I was surprised that my teeth whitened very quickly!)
3.) Do 1.) and 2.) for several weeks/a couple of months. Your cavities will fill in, cusps will rebuild, cracked teeth will heal and rotted teeth will; while not be top tier, will fill in and heal.
“Avoid sugar and alcohol during this time period. Your teeth will thank you very much.” (Oh, is that all? No sugar, meaning also breads and pastries? But for the stalwart and/or those in serious need, check out the SC Diet and Saturated Fats and Body Ecology and the Weston Price Foundation. Weston Price is particularly valuable on healing your teeth.
Here is a video showing how to whiten your teeth using baking soda and lemon. However when I tried this, I wasn’t overly impressed. It worked some, but as I remember it strawberries worked much better:
Okay, now there is another whitening method using turmeric. Having experimented with this, my results are positive! It does whiten, but more importantly it is excellent for the health of your teeth and gums. It actually made me want to brush my gums, not my teeth, but my gums. So I did. Of course I brushed my teeth, too.
- Turmeric is fat-soluble, so adding something like coconut oil to make a paste should help it work. The coconut oil by forming the powder into a paste definitely helps prevent staining countertops and sinks!
- Turmeric stains! Watch your counters, the sink, and your skin and beard that you don’t stain them. You could spit in a cup and then flush that down the toilet…
- Black pepper helps turmeric absorb. I don’t know what that would do in a toothpaste. Fresh ground would be the way to go, though, if you use it.
Coconut Charcoal turns out to be an effective tooth-whitener and is good for the teeth and gums. Also has other uses. I plan to add it to my toothpaste.
Baking Soda not only great in a toothpaste but is powerfully good for your body in many ways, especially when used with magnesium, according to Dr. Mark Sircus. That is another topic, but a person could add some calcium/magnesium powder to their toothpaste.
And speaking of adding, my actual preferred toothpaste would probably be a paste made with baking soda, calcium/magnesium, turmeric, and strawberry, in a coconut oil base; squirting a little standard dilution peroxide into my mouth before starting. When I added coconut oil and turmeric to my baking soda brushing, this was the first and only “toothpaste” I’ve ever used that actually made me want to brush my gums as well as my teeth. Massaging your gums has to be a great way to stimulate the blood flow into your teeth to feed them and carry off wastes. Visit 5 Toothpaste Recipes.
Speaking of blood flow is finally my segway into suggesting cayenne pepper for the health of your teeth, gums, mouth, sinuses, and throat (besides consuming it for the health of the rest of your body). Cayenne is a superfood. Among other things it will stimulate and equalize bloodflow and quicken the blood to carry off toxins. This has obvious application to healing your teeth. Also, Cayenne is an imperative if you are struggling with gum disease.
If I were trying to heal cavities or something, in addition brushing as described above, I would drink 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of cayenne powder in a little water and swishing my mouth with it twice a day, and I would swish and gargle with colloidal silver, and carry a sprayer of colloidal silver with me during the day, spraying and/or swishing my mouth with it regularly. How could I afford colliodal silver? Buy or put together a kit and make it. You just set up some water (Joaquin, in the comments below, says to make this with distilled water only and no salt) and put a couple of silver wires in it. Then you plug a converter into the wall socket and connect it’s output wires to the two silver wires (don’t let them touch each other) for (hm. I don’t know exactly how long without salt). The DC output from the converter carries silver ions into the water as it passes electric current between the two silver wires. The kit has alligator clips to attach the silver probes (wires) that submerge in the water. In the kit everything is supplied, with instructions, and it’s really simple to do. Colloidal silver is one of the 7 health wonders of the world in my opinion. Don’t believe the scare stories about it.
You can also supplement with a few products that greatly enhance the body’s ability to rebuild bone and joints (think osteoporosis here, too): Calcifood Powder, Calcium Lactate Powder, and Biost, all by Standard Process; and Blue Ice fermented Cod liver oil. You can get these from Health Alert (I highly recommend the newsletter as well!). Also take food grade diatomaceous earth which is both really cheap and really valuable.
And new technologies are coming along to allow you to grow your own replacement teeth and a toothpaste that fills cavities.
If you have gum infections, you can apply oil of Oregano to your gums with great effect, says Dr. Russ Newman! … and bonus really, really, awful taste, too, says I! So go ahead and add cayenne pepper to it.
The practice of Minimalist Dentistry confirms a lot of the above.
Oh, yes! I must mention the power of garlic! I had a tooth abscess a few years ago while I was traveling and it got very bad. Finally once I got home the pain was all over from my shoulder up to the top of my head and I became afraid of it so I went to the dentist thinking that, as had been done years ago when I was in college, he would drill a hole in the tooth to relieve the pressure and the pain would be instantly gone. No-o-o. they can’t do that anymore. He confirmed I had an abscess and sent me to the pharmacy with a penicillin prescription, and told me that after the infection subsided I should have a root canal bad idea). Well my wife had just shown me a convincing documentary on the use of garlic for tooth pain and so I didn’t fill the prescription and went home to use the Russian Penicillin (garlic) instead.
I put a thin sliver of raw garlic in my mouth between the cheek and the gum and kept it there. I extracted garlic juice, diluted it and put drops in my ear. I ate some garlic. I was also using cayenne pepper already and whatever natural immune-boosting products I was using in those days. This was about noon.
By supper time I was getting better fast and knew that I would sleep that night for the first time in several days. I kept up the regime for several days until the tooth was completely healed. I reeked of garlic and the slices of raw garlic burned the inside of my cheek a little bit, but it was worth it!
Then I made my only mistake. A week or so later I went and had the root canal done (Caveat: I don’t mean to say that I should have done nothing. Something had to be done – either extraction or healing to the point that the tooth never flared up again). The root canal has been ok, but can act up from time to time. But root canals are said to be a really bad idea as it turns out. Bacteria live in a root canal tooth like in a crack house as a sort of chronic condition since the tooth is dead and the body can’t get in to clean things up. These bacteria morph into crack addict types and become a threat to your general health. You can read about it here. It’s pretty scary. Things like cancer and heart attack are mentioned. Anyway, that’s another story and my point right now is to testify to what can be done with, say, garlic, cayenne pepper, and colloidal silver to stop tooth pain at its source when it occurs by bringing about actual healing of the cause.
For healing the abscess, if I had had known what I know now I would have added cinnamon and birch oils to my cure. Check out this testimony:
My married son had an abscessed tooth, and the dentist said he would have to have a root canal done. Knowing how bad root canals are, he called me to see what I’d suggest him to do, and I suggested that he apply Plague Defense on the gum next to the tooth and diluted on the jaw. He put some drops on a cotton ball and packed it next to the tooth. The infection cleared up but then erupted again, and this cycle happened at least three times. Each time he’d start the protocol again. I read about your Enhance Tooth Suds, and why the Birch was added, so I suggested that he use the Plague Defense and then apply Birch to help drive it in. This worked! The infection was resolved and his tooth is fine. (Hopewell Essential Oils)
Thanks for reading, and I hope it helps! Please leave your comments below.
And what about Prepper tooth care for after a nuclear attack or major natural disaster?
My wife is using a “tooth and gum” herbal product by Dr. Schultz and says it really helped a tooth that was hurting when she chewed.). The products and tools below look excellent, too:
Visit Weston Price on Dentistry.
(Please, after you try something and get some kind of results, come back and post about it!)