Preventing and treating cavities doesn’t just have to be done at the dentist. There are non-intrusive ways to care for your teeth.
About eight months ago, when my daughter turned three, I took her to the dentist for her first checkup. At that time I had already seen some dark spots on some of the lower back teeth, despite both my careful attention to her diet and her love of brushing her teeth (she would brush them about five to eight times a day!). The dentist confirmed that Lila, my daughter, had a brown spot on two molars, due to deep groves that she genetically had, allowing food to get stuck there easily. The dentist also told me that the only way to prevent them from turning into cavities was to use fluoride – both in her toothpaste and either in water or through a supplement.
Of course, I was not buying into the fluoride suggestion. I did take action though. I reread things I had come across on healing cavities naturally (I have these linked at the end of this post). Then, I added more coconut oil to her diet, introduced cod liver oil (put on toast with jelly) and ghee – I’d cook with it or put on toast. In addition, Lila did her own version of oil pulling whenever she saw me doing it. I also changed her toothpaste. We had been using Tom’s of Maine, but it’s not so natural and has some ingredients that I believe actually added to the spots. Instead, I switched to Happy Teeth Toothpaste. We went back to the dentist six months later and …. the brown spots were GONE!!!
For Adults: HAPPY TEETH TOOTHPOWDER – Cavity Fighting Toothpowder
- Organic Arrowroot Powder- used for thousands of years for overall mouth wellness
- Organic Erythritol- natural cavity fighter & sweetens tooth powder
- Organic Plantain Powder- tightens tissues and is soothing.
- Organic Peppermint Powder- antibacterial provides relief and relaxation.
- Organic Aloe Vera Powder-known for its ability to heal and to soothe
- Organic Dandelion Powder: helps to detox & heal, soothing
- Organic Cinnamon Powder- Freshens breath and prevents tooth and gum disintegration. Great for the immune system.
- Organic Menthol: great for breath freshening & antibacterial
- Organic Licorice Root- breath freshening, good for the entire system & tooth vitality
- Aluminum-Free Baking Soda- whitens & freshens
- Organic Essential Oils of Peppermint, Tea Tree & Spearmint- breath freshening & oral vitality
Toothpowder is the original form of toothpaste. This particular one is especially good for healing gingivitis, pyorrhea, and other tooth and gum problems. It also might assist in tightening loose teeth. It’s excellent for normal brushing and can replace toothpastes.
My husband laughs at me because every time I brush my teeth with the powder, I go on and on about how my mouth has never felt cleaner. A little bit of herbal tooth powder goes a long way towards a refreshing and revitalizing tooth cleaner. This FOUR ounce by volume jar of toothpowder contains AT LEAST a 6 month supply of tooth powder for one person. That’s only $3.33/month! (And I realize this sounds like a sales pitch, but I want my message to be clear – it rocks!)
For kids, I use the Happy Teeth Toothpaste.
Preventing Tooth Decay: http://www.mommypotamus.com/can-a-weston-a-price-diet-reverse-tooth-decay/
Reversing Tooth Decay: http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2009/03/reversing-tooth-decay.html
How Egg Shells Can Help Heal Cavities: http://www.lahealthyliving.com/1/post/2013/04/eggshells-calcium-rich-food.html
Many people also recommend a book based on Dr. Weston Price’s diet for preventing cavities: Cure Tooth Decay
Author’s Note: I do make a percentage from the sales of the toothpastes and power through the links. I joined the Poofy team after recommending their products for 5 years unaffiliated. It made sense to join an amazing team that puts out 100% organic and safe products. They are what they say, unlike so many other companies saying they are green or organic, when they are not. I share them because I love them first and foremost. Thank you for supporting Raising Natural Kids with your purchase.