I went into the dentist today for a 6month routine cleaning. To find that I have 2 deep cavities, very upsetting.. I mentioned to the dentist that I use an all natural toothpaste without Fluoride. He was aware of the controversy against the toxic chemical. But insisted I must use fluoride toothpaste to slow or stop the cavities, or else risk more filings, possibly a root canal! I take very good care of my teeth and floss daily.. I about to give in and use the high Fluoride toothpaste just out of desperation..
Please inform me on what you know about this predicament I am in.
peter - i am australian - we use the term bicarb - baking soda and baking power are american terms - both of these are chemically made and are not natural.
dont know where you got your science degree from ? kellogs cornflakes maybe ? but baking soda aka bicarbonate of soda aka bicarb that you purchase off the self from your grocery store does contain aluminium - you can search out aluminium free bicarb usually stocked at heath shops here - either way the baking soda aka bicarb is a course crude artificial man made chemical thats nasty stuff to mouth tissue.
if you are a elegant raw vegan 801010 low fat and instead a animal & refine foods consumer there is not need for you to use a course chemical in your mouth daily.
I should also mention comfrey, like someone mentioned above. Also known as "knitbone," the root contains a compound that can mend bones.
However, be advised that ingesting it is a bad idea as it is toxic to the liver in large, repeated doses.
Some people make an infusion or a tea with 2tbps of comfrey root and 1 cup of water. They swish for 15-20 minutes, spit, and rinse.
Of course, as with all herbal "remedies," they are unnecessary except in the emergency. Generally, following an 811 diet and much of the advice already posted here will result in remineralization.
Don't eat dates and let them sit on your teeth for hours! Common sense.
Or you can chew a piece of leaf and hold the leaf/juices in your mouth(near your cavities) for a few minutes and then spit it out and rinse..
thanks I am going to look for the that!
Check out the new toothpastes with Novamin, "calcium sodium phosphosilicate. NovaMin delivers silica and ionic calcium, phosphorus, and sodium, which are necessary for bone and tooth mineralization."
I think this is the best one with Novamin http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Collins-Restore-Toothpaste-4-Ounce/dp/B001... The reviews say they healed cavities with it so that's nice
On fluoride, I'm not convinced either way. The only thing I know is that it's a pretty dumb thing to do putting it drinking water. But toothpaste is a bit different since you spit it out.
try Coral White, it's a natural fluoride and glycerin free toothpaste
I stay away from it. I have had a number of fillings and losts teeth (mostly due to amalgam fillings - mercury) and my tooth rejecting it by creating an abscess underneath it. I finally have all my amalgams out but I have always avoided flouride and flouridated water due to:
1. Taste issues (I grew up on rain water and the only additives were those things that weren't cleaned out of our rain water tank)
2. The literature, fluoride effects so much more than your teeth. It creates brittle bones, gets into your glands including the master gland the pituitary turning it to stone (they say it calcifies but that term is a bit misleading).
3. It's a toxin, there are NO dietary requirements for fluoride in our bodies, it was used by the Germans in Concentration camps to pacify their prisoners and to sterilize them. So what is it's true purpose in our toothpaste ? I really doubt it's to protect you.
Thanks I wasn't aware of that! How do you know if you've had a mercury filling? Im not sure what mine where made of in the past..
Is is silver? If yes its mercury(mixed with other metals). Watch this:
they call it amalgam or silver fillings to try and avoid the word mercury which every ones knows is highly toxic. They avoid the fact that the amalgam of metals is close to 50% mercury, thus they should just be honest and call them mercury fillings.
Do those teeth really look healthy?
flouride aint gonna help.