The questions and comments are rolling in at a fast and furious rate regarding the recent articleMore Photographic Proof That Cavities Heal.
In particular, readers are interested to know exactly what natural toothpaste was used by Kristin S., the Mom who took the dramatic photos of her son’s healing cavities.
I emailed Kristin about this and she graciously sent me the recipe she used.
It is important to note that the toothpaste itself was not responsible for the improvement in the cavities shown in Kristin’s photos. It was the dietary changes she made that made the big difference.
However, when the diet is right, a natural toothpaste that facilitates the remineralization process can definitely help!
So if you’ve got your dietary ducks in order, then worry about using the proper natural toothpaste. But, if the diet isn’t right, no toothpaste, natural or not, will help resolve the situation.
Before I give the recipe for Kristin’s natural toothpaste, here is a brief summary of the changes she made to her son’s diet in order to arrest and heal his cavities.
In Kristin’s own words:
My son had just turned 3 years old when we took him in for his first dental exam. They told us he had a stain on his front tooth (which they scraped off and it has not returned) and a tiny cavity that they wanted him to come back a different day for to be filled with an amalgam.
We scheduled the appointment even though I was very hesitant. I already knew about healing teeth and decided to give it a try. He has a 6 month dental check up coming up next month and I’m anxious to know what they say. Unfortunately we go to a “mainstream” dental office so I bet they will be beside themselves.
How I healed his tooth: We were already a paleo family so it wasn’t like we had to cut out grains/processed foods etc. unfortunately he did consume a lot of dried fruits, nuts and Larabars and fruit leathers as quick snacks on the go.
I was unaware of the high sugar and phytic acid contents of these foods. so we quickly eliminated them. I began to read Ramiel Nagal’s Cure Tooth Decay book and learned a lot!!
We introduced raw milk and cheese, fermented cod liver oil/butter oil blend, cell salts, milk kefir, bone broths which is hard to get him to drink, smoothies with cream/raw egg yolks/crushed egg shells/great lakes gelatin/trace mineral drops, butter from grassfed cows, free-range eggs, grass-fed/pastured meats and organ meats hidden in to meals.
I cut out all fruit with the exception of 1 serving of berries or cooked granny smith apples in coconut oil (he was a very very big fruit eater). It only took about a week for him to get use to his new diet.
This summary is fantastic and hopefully an eye opener for those who really seek to resolve persistent cavity problems in their home.
Now, onto the natural toothpaste that Kristin used in conjunction with Traditional Diet to resolve her son’s cavity issues.
Hang on just a second ….
What if you have no desire to make your own natural toothpaste? You are just too busy and one more thing to make is just too much?
In that case, I would suggest the natural toothpaste gel from my friends at OraWellness who make a very high quality, remineralizing tooth gel. Find them here.
Natural Toothpaste for Healing Cavities
Adapted from The Wellness Mama’s Squeezable Toothpaste Recipe.
6 Tablespoons of virgin coconut oil or red palm oil (where to find)
1 Tbl baking soda (cheapest brand is fine … all baking soda is already aluminum free)
5 Tbl calcium carbonate (where to find)
1-2 Tbl bentonite clay (where to find)
20-30 drops of peppermint essential oil
5-10 drops of lemon essential oil
30 drops of trace minerals (where to find)
Filtered water as needed
Mix all the ingredients well and store in a glass jar. If the mixture is too hard or thick, add a few splashes of filtered water to achieve desired consistency.
Brush teeth twice a day with this natural toothpaste. Before bedtime brushing, add one drop of Lugol’s Iodine to the toothbrush.
Follow protocol to achieve desired results but be sure to consult with a dentist, preferably holistic, to ensure that teeth are healthy and any problem with cavities is truly improving and not worsening.