Re-Grow Tooth Enamel

Sep 09, 2016

If you want to regrow tooth enamel naturally, there are a few natural remedies that may help you remineralize your teeth to improve their appearance and strength. Dental enamel is the extremely hard outer layer of the tooth. It is generally said not to regrow, though studies are now beginning to question the absolute truth of this dental claim. However, the right nutrition and supplements can help you restore the minerals that make up dental enamel, such as calcium and phosphorus, that your teeth need to be healthy and strong.

Years of use, dental infections, cavities, acidic foods, coffee, tea, cigarettes, and other irritants can damage teeth, leaving them weak and unattractive. If you can improve your oral care practices and reduce the number of destructive influences on your teeth, you can begin to restore some of your mouth's original dental health.

Natural Remedies: Supplemental calcium and phosphorus can provide the teeth with the minerals they need. Vitamin D in particular, but also vitamins C and K2 likewise encourage re-mineralization of teeth. Additionally, black walnut tincture is said to help repair dental enamel.

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Multiple Remedies22014-02-17
Vitamin C, Boron02012-10-23
Water Supply02012-09-08

Alternative Dental Care  

Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 12/06/2012

Hi EC friends, I am posting a link to hear Daniel Vitalis, whom I have had the great pleasure of hearing speak several times. I have learned so much from this amazing individual. Once again, this pertains to tooth health but Daniel covers so much when it comes to health. He loves to challenge the status quo. I love him for that! I really hope you are taking advantage of these audio interviews. They are so chock full of educational information for our health.

Best to everyone, Lisa

Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 12/04/2012

Hi Everyone, Once again I have another audio interview with Dr. Lina Garcia who believes it is time to reform the standard procedures of dentistry. She has a practice without antibiotics, root canals, fluoride treatments or mercury fillings. She's even Dr. Mercola's dentist! I know so many of us are always trying to learn about alternative ways to take care of our mouth health. Hope you had the chance to listen to the last one I posted of Dr. Hal Huggins. It was really great!

Here's the link for the newest one:

Best of health to all! Lisa


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Posted by Citygirl27 (Richardson, Tx, Usa) on 06/17/2012
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An apple truly is nature's tootbrush. Eating an apple whole is best, but an apple you slice yourself is fine. Leave the peel on. What I saw when I did this was not my imagination. You will notice your teeth are cleaner after one, and whiter after 2-3, and more. Just eat the apple normally, raw/uncooked. Not the commercially prepared, treated, prepackaged apple slices, use a fresh apple.

Replied by E'dit
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Hi :), You're right. For ten years I noticed my teeth are immediately white after a few bites of apples. I'm getting the best from natural foods and fruits. Plus, apples are an energy boost for me. I eat them after breakfast or after dinner when I know I will doing many chores or projects just to stay awake. Apples work! Have fun in life! E'dit

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If you eat an apple instead of brushing multiple issues will cause you to loose said teeth. Teeth decay due to acids and sugars. Both of which are contained in an apple. Now lets just say you are smart enough to follow the apple with something basic. Nothing completely dissolves the biofilm that sits on the tooth. This film is a combination of acid producing bacteria, a sticky lattice, and minerals like calcium and fluorides that become sharp to you underlying gingiva or pink tissue and the bone beneath. This agitation causes an inflammatory response from the underlying tissue that destroys bone and then causes further areas of teeth that are more prone to decay or causes loss of teeth due to the tooth no longer having proper bone support. Brushing with an apple may been acceptable when people didn't have proper brushing techniques or materials, but even then those people lost teeth at high rates and early ages. But, good luck

Avoid Commercial Toothpaste  

Posted by Carly (Seattle, Wa - Usa) on 08/07/2012

Hi. I have many old (as in more than 8) large mercury fillings.

After much reading I have found out that these mercury fillings expand and contract in a persons mouth (due to eating hot and cold foods, icy drinks, pressure from chewing and grinding teeth at night, etc.)

Over time this resulted in the breaking off of tooth material around the filling. This has been my experience, anyway.

I despise going to the dentist. I had some very bad dental experiences as a child. I finally went to a decent dentist last month and had x-rays and a consult. (I finally found a dentist that refuses to put mercury into people! How awesome is that?! )

Anyway - after one decade of not having my teeth cleaned (I had been in to my old dentist for two broken off pieces of teeth and two huge mercury fillings however). Anyway, I digress.... after one decade = I had three small cavities, and my gums are all good!

I am a 51 year old woman, and I do floss 2x a day.

Since those three cavities were found last month I have been reading like mad on how to remineralize teeth, and have decided that commercial toothpastes are not the way to go.

I decided to start using baking soda instead of my regular toothpaste only after much, much reading. I know some people believe in bar soap.... Sorry, I cannot stand the taste of bar soap, that would put me over the edge into barfing land.

It has been approx. three weeks since I started using baking soda to clean my teeth and tongue. I noticed right away that my teeth don't get that "furry" feeling like they used to with toothpaste! It is like the toothpaste left a film on my teeth that actually GREW things! (I used to use a sentitive teeth type toothpaste).

I simply cannot believe how awesome my teeth feel now as compared to before. I waited these few weeks to be sure I wouldn't develop sensitivity or something. I have not. The key is to make sure your toothbrush is a soft brush (NOT MEDIUM) and that it is super wet when you put the BS on it. If the BS is too dry then it is too abrasive on your teeth... Kind of like you are sanding them.... the brush needs to be wet.

I am going in for a dental cleaning at the end of this month, and am hoping those three small cavities are gone by then. If not... Oh well. No more mercury will be going in this body at least.

Oh, and re gum health - I honestly believe that my good gums are due to flossing daily, taking Co-Q10 at 100mg a day and Vitamin C at 1,000 a day. Possibly the Magnesium, Boron, and K2 I take as well.

Dental issues are so horrid. I just wanted to share that commercial toothpaste is garbage, (MO) that I now TOTALLY believe that it attracts bacteria to the teeth.

Thank you again Earth Clinic - For providing such a great site for all of us to share our thoughts, ideas, and findings.... There is not one other site on the internet that even comes CLOSE to being as helpful as this awesome place is! :-)

Replied by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa

Hi Carly, I'm so excited to see that you have really embraced a new mouth healthcare protocol. It's funny because I am 55, hadn't been to the dentist in over 5 years and had been using this type of protocol for the past 2 years. I had absolutely no cavities. I change up between, baking soda, sea salt and Dr. Bronner's liquid castile soap w/ peppermint.

Just wondering if some of the info you used was from Nadine Artemis' video I had posted? I remember Meg was very excited about this as well.

Congratulations once again! Lisa

Replied by Carly
Seattle, Wa - Usa

Hi Lisa, and thank you! The video you shared from Nadine Artimis came after I had already changed my tooth care regimin... however - it truly reaffirmend for me that this IS the way to go to care for teeth.

I am totally sold on not using commercial toothpaste ever again. I will look into the Dr. Bronner's liquid castile / peppermint soap. Heck, even if I can't handle the taste.... I can still use it as a soap!

Congratulations on 5 years and no cavities! I am hoping five years from now I can say the same! ;)

Replied by Meg
Kansas City, Mo

Hi Lisa, Yes, I am still excited about all the information and videos re gum/teeth health you have posted, and I am sure I will resolve my painless abscess and gum issues eventually. Thanks also for the sodium thiosulphate website... I have been using some from the pet store but the brand you are using appears to be much purer.

Once my adrenal/digestive issues are resolved (I am ever hopeful! ) and I have more internal and physical energy, I am sure my gums will also heal more quickly and throw off the infection. All we can do is keep trying and I am so grateful for all the advice on this site and to you and others so willing to share your experiences. I am going to look up your link to chaga mushrooms next as they seem to be the 'in' thing for the immune system according to David Wolfe et al. Thanks again for your kindness. Meg

Replied by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa

Hi Meg, I'm so glad the posts have helped you! Glad to hear the sodium thiosulfate post sent you in the right direction. You mentioned you have adrenal/ digestive issues. Did you ever check out the body ecology site that I often refer to? There are a lot of great articles to read that are very helpful, delicious recipes to restore digestion and adrenal health and video too. It's not just for candida, which could be misleading because that's when I usually mention that site. I have used so much of Donna Gates advice because it is so valuable. I had to rebuild my adrenals too and used information from all my favorites. Along with her info, I used David Wolfe, Truth Calkins and Ron Teeguarden. You should check out 8 Immortals on Dragon Herbs which is what I take. At least read about it. It is an amazing Chinese herb formula and I can't believe how I feel from it! Chaga is David Wolfe's favorite Chinese herb but this formula has herbs to build the jing (restore the adrenals).

It's great to see your willingness to keep learning! I love that! Best to you, Lisa

Replied by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa

Hi Carly, Well, I'd say give the liquid peppermint/castile a go. You mostly taste the peppermint. When I first heard about using bar soap to brush your teeth I just couldn't bring myself to do it! Then it occurred to me that I should just use the liquid soap since I already use it in the shower! It's made with all organic oils too- coconut, hemp, jojoba, olive and peppermint.

One other person I wanted to bring to your attention since you're interested in health and holistic dentistry is Weston Price. Have you ever heard of him? I learned of him about 3 years ago when I was at a talk by Daniel Vitalis. He started as a dentist and then shifted his attention to nutrition because he saw a direct correlation between it and teeth. You might want to google him to learn what he had to say. I have learned a lot from his wisdom and incorporate much of what he recommends dietarily in addition to my alternative mouth care.

Best to you, Lisa

Replied by Meg
Kansas City, Mo

Hi Lisa, Thanks so much for your latest tip. I had been listening to Ron Teeguarden re mushrooms today and also Truth Calkins, but always end up somewhat confused about which herb to take with so much information as I feel as though I need them all (smile), so your recommendation is perfect timing! I also ordered some chaga and rehmannia to make tea from mountainroseherbs.

I am almost 71 years young now and have been dealing with the adrenal/digestive/immune issues on and off for 20 years now, and have always been health-conscious and I am so grateful for all the latest and greatest information on how to restore ones health. I use body-ecology dietary advice too.

I noticed in another email you are a dancer and was wondering if you know if it is possible to restore ones muscle tone with correct exercise once ones adrenal/endocrine system has been restored to the best balance possible. I don't believe in aging for the sake of aging, and I feel that one should be able to be mentally and physically healthy for as long as possible, God willing, if one is willing to work hard at restoring ones health and remain a useful member of society. I am willing, and I must have some good karma at last to be receiving all this vital information from you and other people on this site.

Meanwhile, I am zapping away (smile). My best wishes to you and all who are working on their various issues. Meg

Replied by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa

Hi Meg, So good to hear that the advice on 8 Immortals came in a timely manner. I know if you use it, you will feel the difference! And you ordered rehmannia! Perfect for restoring the adrenals/ kidneys. Did you see this video of David Wolfe and Truth making an Adrenal Health Tonic? Here's the link:

As for restoring muscle tone, absolutely you can do that! I would say the big difference though is to take it at an easier pace than when one is still very young. Also, recovery time is a lot longer! When I was teaching Pilates I would help a lot of women achieve muscle tone at every age. Maybe you've seen some of my posts on EC to a woman who asked about Pilates for her outer thighs. Pilates is one of the best forms of exercise out there and there are so many exercises and variations depending on your level that it can work for everyone. And I agree with you as far as the aging process goes. You should check out "The Baby Boomer Diet" book which covers all sorts of topics on anti- aging.

Anyway, I love being able to share information and I'm glad when it enhances someone's life! Here's to health and life, Lisa

Baking Soda  

Posted by Virginia (Lindale, Texas) on 04/16/2015

Just wanted to let people know that baking soda seems to be an excellent choice for stopping tooth decay. You can make a paste with it using coconut oil, adding maybe peppermint, and pearl powder for mineralizing teeth/bones. I read somewhere that ancient people would use pearls as teeth fillings and that due to their biology being close to ours, it mended/blended with the tooth.

Black Walnut  

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Posted by A (NY, US) on 09/18/2014

The black walnuts are just about ready, so I am preparing to make some black walnut tincture. I just reread the post from Mama to Many on the 'how to, ' and was you peel the hulls or just put the whole thing in...nut and all?

An update...I have been using it for one of my sons and I am pleased and amazed to see his problem teeth remineralizing! Very neat!

Mama to Many...I hope that you and your family are all doing better now, and thanks for writing up some things we can do if we get the virus. It was very helpful, and good to have on hand! Thanks!

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Dear A in NY,

When I made mine last summer I just plunked the whole nuts, hulls and all into the jar. They float. I can't remember if I did anything to keep them submerged. You may want to dunk them daily. I don't think with the alcohol they would mold if they were sticking out the top, but dunking them in daily would help.

So excited to hear that black walnut has been helping your son!

Enjoy your tincturing!!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Sandhya

Namaste Mama to Many,

I am so grateful to you that you post very good home remedies. Here my question is where can I get Black Walnut. Are they available in shop for sale?

Replied by Sandy
Naperville, Il

Dear Mama to Many,

Can you please tell me remedy for following:

My lower jaw incisors tooth roots are exposed. I am having tingling sensation and lot of discomfort and little pain. One of the tooth is also little loose. I just noitce yday. Normally whenever the season is changing I get this tingling sensation in my lower incisors and suddenly I see the roots expoxed. After some days it becomes normal. Meanwhiel I keep applying tea tree oil and some herbal tooth powder or neem leaves powder. But this time the discomfort is more and it has been long time and also the one tooth is bit loose.

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Dear Sandhya,

The whole black walnuts with the green outer fruit would not be available for sale. You may be able to find someone locally who would have some; this is the time of year they fall from the trees.

You should be able to find black walnut tincture in a health food store or online. I am partial to the brand Herbpharm for my store bought tinctures.

~Mama to Many~

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Dear Sandy,

What you are doing for your teeth sounds good.

Have you tried oil pulling? (I would use organic sesame oil for the mouth issues.)

You might also try a cod liver oil supplement, internally.

Also, internally, use high quality foods from a variety of food groups. Avoid refined foods and sugars. Avoid soda pop.

Do try the black walnut tincture added to water and swished in the mouth and swallowed.

I made my husband a tooth powder with 1/2 black walnut powder and 1/2 baking soda (or maybe I used diatomaceous earth and not baking soda?). He used it twice a day to brush his sensitive teeth and it helped him pretty quickly. A pinch of clove powder in the mix will also help with pain.

Check out this page for lots of ideas, too.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Sandy
Naperville, Il

Thanks a tonne. Yes I bought readymade black walnut tincture from Fruitful Yield. I read somewhere that I should be also taking Cal+Mag supplements. I took one dose yday and I could feel the difference immediately. Tingling stopped and hence the discomfort also. Now I will make the tooth powder with your receipe. Is it ok, that if I just swish the tinture and spit it out? Will it still work? Any remedy for loose tooth?

Replied by Sandy
Naperville, Il

Dear Mama to Many,

Thanks a lot. I am blessed to find EC, you and many others on this site.

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Dear Sandy,

The first thing I would try for the loose teeth is oil pulling with a quality sesame oil. That and high quality nutrition.

I think you will have benefit from the black walnut swishing even without swallowing it, thought there is benefit in taking it internally as well, unless it disagrees with you.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by April
Nashville, Tn
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I bought green hull black walnut extra strength tincture to swish in mouth to help regrow enamel per this blog but one time stained my whole mouth! Is this going to discolor permanently? And will it work if I don't swallow, because I'm breastfeeding and my research shows may not be safe?... Thanks for any help!

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Please tell me from where I can get black walnut tincture in Pakistan or in Masqat.

Posted by Mohammed (Birmingham, U.K.) on 04/26/2008
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black walnut juglans nigra can help re grow tooth enamel and also praying to god (the one who gave you life and teeth in the first place) can be beneficial.

EC: "Juglans nigra, commonly known as black walnut or American walnut, is a tree species native to eastern North America. It grows mostly alongside rivers, from southern Ontario, Canada west to southeast South Dakota, south to Georgia, northern Florida and southwest to central Texas."'

Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
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Mohammed from Birmingham, U K -4/26/08 Are you re-enameling your teeth by eating the black walnut kernels as food - if not what part are you using and how?

Replied by Cindy
Cochrane, Wi, usa

could you give more information on using black walnut for tooth enamel? thank you

Replied by Heidinelson621
Bend, Or, Usa
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I want to confirm that black walnut does indeed re-grow tooth enamel. My daughter, who has cerebral palsy, had several of her adult teeth come in with almost no enamel on them (due to large amounts of medications given to her at a young age). We have been worried sick about this and I was convinced that she would end up having some major dental work done.

About three weeks ago I remembered reading somewhere that black walnut can help with tooth enamel, so bought a bottle of "Black Walnut ~fresh green hulls" tincture and began giving her a dropperful in her morning tea and also a dropperful in her afternoon beverage whenever I remembered to. Last week while brushing her teeth I suddenly noticed that her teeth were very white with little discoloration! Others noticed it as well.

Today she had a checkup with a pediatric dentist and he proclaimed her to have excellent enamel and no cavities! I am thrilled with this outcome and want to let everyone know that this cure really works.

Replied by Sissy Vasquez
Warren, Mi

where can I get this black walnut at here in michigan to take to fix my enamel on my teeth and do you know if it matters what age you are? by the way im 31.

Replied by Sarasam
Kent, Wa, Usa

Hey how are we to take this? I've been adding in water for 4 weeks now and my teeth has not changed

Replied by Sophie
Los Angeles, California

Can your teeth grow back with this "black walnut" if you have crowns and no tooth?

Thanks in advance :)

Replied by Jessica
Oakville, Washington. Usa
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To everyone wondering about how to use Black Walnut. I am a mother of 5 and have had some dental problems not only with my own teeth but my husband and children as well. There are so many reasons to use Black Walnut tincture for your all around health but I will only adress its tooth repair qualities here. First adults should start out by adding two droppers full to aprox. 4 tablespoons of water (enough to swish in your mouth) and swish in your mouth for at least one minute after brushing. Do not spit the solution out, swallow it because it not only works externally but mainly internally. Do this three times a day for at least two weeks, or until you see some benefits. Then I recommened taking a dropper full once a day or so to maintain a healthy balance.

All of our cavities were completely healed including my husband's wisdom tooth that was black and cracked in half. It will not grow new teeth but it will stop new decay and heal the cavities.

Remember that good health starts with a good attitude and healthy diet. Read Nourishing Traditions it is an eye opener!

Replied by Wongoblly
San Diego, Ca, Us
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Hi all, Yea it's working and I'm still using it probably for six more months or longer to re grow my teeth enamel. I read the above posts and thought I'd try it... Back story, from 1999 to 2000 my dentist had me use a bleaching kit at home. The directions said to bleach ONE hour a day but he said to use it EIGHT hours a day. After a year or two & several kits & bleaching a few times a year my teeth got darker and darker by the end of 2000. The white was almost completely gone. He said the teeth demineralized.. I've been taking BWO for about a month. In the first three days my teeth began to shine. Then areas starting to gradually fill in. I think at this rate and because of the damage done including some decay on some edges it's going to take 6 months or longer to complete.

My concern is the toxicity of BWO (juglans nigra). After searching on the web it seems BWO is toxic and should be taken on a limited basis but I'm not sure about that. Currently using a dropper full twice day a day. I'd probably go for 5 years if that's what it takes to re grow my enamel.

Does anyone know if I can take BWO for long periods (I'm over 60)?

Thank you.

Replied by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia

I think if you want to re-grow your tooth enamel you first need to stop using normal toothpaste. It puts a film on the teeth which inhibit the teeth from remineralising.

Sea salt is excellent for brushing your teeth with (I put some in a little water to dissolve it). Sea salt will kill the bacteria that causes decay. I then use some Bicarb soda in a little water and brush with it. Sea salt has trace minerals in it which is good for the teeth. I also swish around with sea salt in the mouth.

Replied by Wongoblly
San Diego, Ca, Us

Greetings Debbie, I stopped all flouride in late December. I totally agree with you. I started usng a certain tooth powder that the company name starts with uncle and they're out of Washington state. All natural with no baddy ingredients in there. I also ordered there tooth remineralization powder from another vender which was much cheaper than the manufacturer. I'll put sea salt on my list to try. thanks.

Still need to know if my toes are going to fall off, just kidding, from prolonged BWO use.

Replied by Wongoblly
San Diego, Ca, Us

I'm currently using Dr ________'s which seems to be the most purist and green right out of the bottle. They all work but much of the time I doubled the dose on the darker previous ones. The others I tried were dark dark green and blackish. From a website it advises that BWO loses half its potency when it darkens. I finished off 3 bottles since early January of the lesser quality and now I started Dr ____ bottle. For safety I use about a 3rd to half dose compared to the others.

Hope this is helpful. BWO is pretty awesome but still concerned about long term use.

Replied by Ingupo
Blackburn, Lancashire, UK

Hi Wongoblly, What quantity was in one bottle? I've finished just about 1/3 of 8oz bottle, but my small cavities still haven't started to shrink or teeth to shine. I swish my teeth with dropper full of Black Walnut tincture and small amount of water 2 sometimes 3 times a day for about a month now.

It would be interesting to know how long it took for others to overgrow cavities, so I wouldn't lose my hope.

I've also heard, that if oil is taken simultaneously with vegetables, then vitamins absorbes much better. Maybe I should try to take BW tincture with an oil?

Replied by Delphine
San Francisco, Ca, Usa
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Don't just swish the tincture, swallow it as well. As Jessica said above, it mainly works internally.

Replied by Ingupo
Darwen, Lancashire, Uk

Yes, I swallowed it.

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San Diego, Ca, US
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Hi Ingupo from Blackburn, Lancashire, UK and EC. I haven't been back for a while.

----- to answer your q Ingupo Sun Harvest bottle size was 1ounce & Dr Clark's bottle size was 2 ounces.

My original BW was Sun Harvest from Sprouts here in San Diego. That's the one I got my shiny teeth from the first three days. Went thru 3 bottles of that then went to DR C's BW. I also experimented and tried raw milk with Dr Clark's BW tincture. I made sure I had a glass or two of the raw milk per day and just a little warm water with a dropper full of BW. I didn't take them at the same time. For a test I switched around to raw milk with BW for a week then went back to just BW for a week. Then I just had raw milk for a couple of days without BW. BW & raw milk seemed to work the best taken the same day. After I went thru about 2 bottles of Dr C's BW it seemed to stop working. I wasn't getting any more re-mineralization/ whitening in the dark areas & a tiny dent in my tooth stopped filling in. At about that time I got a little scared because I was loading myself with all kinds of herbs and remedies and wasn't sure so I stopped just about everything. My body functions changed when I went to the restroom. Stools went completely black for weeks so I got scared and stopped everything. I will start up again soon probably with just the Sun Harvest BW then depending on results I may add raw milk. If I get no results then I'll try DR C's BW again. I still want this to work but I got very discouraged a few months back especially with such a good start. I will post again.

I've been on and off brushing and rinsing with Celtic Sea Salt. Also I'm using the Celtic Sea Salt in a nose irrigator too. :)

Replied by Alexa
New York

I had read the posts about using black walnut tincture for helping to remineralize teeth. I was wondering if anyone knows if taking it in capsule form works as well, or if you get better results with the liquid? If the liquid is the better option...does anyone know if it can be bought in larger quantities? I have a rather large family and 4 oz. bottles is the largest I have seen it in...and I don't think that would last very long at all! Thanks!

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Tennessee, Usa

Dear Alexa,

I am sorry to take so long to respond. I have been out of town for almost two weeks with very little internet access until now.

My family has used black walnut tincture and we have used capsules. We did heal a child's cavity with the tincture (diluted and swished in the mouth before swallowing.)

I believe that I have read that taking it as a tea or in capsules can help, though perhaps the effect is not as strong. I will check the reference when I return home and let you know.

If you are not dealing with a tooth issue that needs immediate attention, perhaps you could use the powder for now and in the summer, make your own black walnut tincture. (If you can find someone with a black walnut tree.) I was able to make a half a gallon of it last summer for the price of the vodka I used to tincture it. I appreciate the cost issue!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Alexa
Ny, US

Dear Mama to many,

Thank you so much for the info, and helpful advice. (I think that I will buy a "small" bottle for my son that is having the most problem, and have my others take the capsules or powder...and see if it seems to help.) My parents live nearby and they have several black walnut trees, so I am sure that I can make the tincture...but I don't know how. Is it possible for you to give me the "recipe?" Thank you so much! (Also do you think that it is safe to take the black walnut tincture while breastfeeding?)

Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Tennessee, Usa

Dear Alexa,

Sorry to take so long to get back to you. I have been out of town an unusual amount the last 6 weeks!

I made my black walnut tincture by putting as many freshly fallen black walnuts (still in the green hulls) as will fit into a gallon glass jar and covered it with vodka. I strained out the walnuts after 6 weeks. (Keep in a dark place.) This is how a friend makes hers. Rachel Weaver says it is better to use the walnuts to make a tincture after the husks have turned black.

Rachel Weaver has a whole chapter on using black walnut in her book, "Be Your Own Doctor." She has found a tea made with black walnut powder to work as well for teeth (and drunk) as swishing the tincture in a little water.

Regarding using Black Walnut while breastfeeding...I found no contraindications in Rachel Weaver's book or in Philip Fritchy's book. (Two of my favorite herbalists.) Neither seemed to consider it contraindicated in pregnancy. One website said not to use it for purging/cleansing in pregnancy. Other lists of herbs contraindicated in pregnancy do not include it. I have used black walnut internally while breastfeeding, with no noticed ill effect on me or my baby.

Let us know how it works out for your family!

~Mama to Many~

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Dear Mama to many,

Sorry it took me so long to computer was having trouble. Thank you so much for the "how to" in making the black walnut tincture! I'm looking forward to making it...but now for the waiting part! I know that it really won't be long before summer comes (and then goes again), but we had snow flurries in the air today, so that can make summer seem further away than what it actually is! I ordered some black walnut tincture to get started on my one son, and it should be in tomorrow. I'll post again with the results...I'm hopeful that it will work. Thanks again for the help!


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With respect to healing cavities- this past summer my dental checkup showed 7 cavities, 1 of which was found under an existing crown. I postponed my appointment to have them fixed several times, and 6 months later I had a full mouth xray showing no cavities anywhere. Since I take many herbs and barks and tinctures, it is hard to say exactly whether it was one thing or the combination of many things that did the trick. Mainly I believe most beneficial in the mix were urine pulling twice a day (10 minutes minimum with urine instead of oil), and swishing and pulling with xylitol (from birch) after eating, as often as possible - half to one teaspoon 2 to 5 or 6 times a day. This is not a chore as the xylitol is sweet tasting and almost like eating a dessert. I swallow after swishing.

Also I have several dead teeth in my mouth and have been advised to have root canals or to have them pulled, for several years now, by several dentists. As my mouth seems to be stable despite serious gum recession, with all gum issues nevertheless seemingly under control, I have as yet not acceded to this advice. This path is obviously risky, not recommended of course, the fear being that at some point as I grow older (currently I am 70 plus) my immune system may not be able to keep the infection contained as it apparently is doing at the moment. I'm warned that: 'of course it will undoubtedly be a Sunday night of a major holiday weekend when my face blows up with infection out of control."

I have in fact had a few of these blowups and tooth throbbings over the past years that I have brought under control with - UT for the original blowup (upper left), and niacin (1000 mg.) at night for 3 or 4 nights for the throbbing (lower left.) My current dentists are a bit surprised that my xrays seem to show the infections and bone loss under my teeth and in my jaw mostly stable, and in some cases even improving (based on my latest cavitat exam.) We all view my situation as an experiment of one, wherein whichever directionI determine to follow, it is fraught with risk.

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Hope, Bc. Canada

Hello, Jake from Chicago ---- glad to read your post.

I have been oil pulling for over three years now and also do urine pulling and keeping urine in mouth at night. I also do urine swishing in between. I have successfully contained one dead tooth and healed two tooth abcesses, once with celtic salt pack and just now with DMSO. I plan on DMSO / water swishing twice a day to keep my mouth well. Gums are receeding but firm and pink. I have all but one teeth yet.

For whitening I use seven drops of MMS for two minutes with four oz water which helps every time. My inspiration came from Paradise Now, online which has valuable information for those that want to keep their teeth. I want to keep it this way and am grateful for all the info on EC that led to it. As a senior, I do not have to go into debt to satisfy the financial demands of the dental community and avoid their lethal poisonings.

Namaste, Om

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Hi Om and Jake,

I have read about the benefits of urine pulling but am concerned about following it due to the fact that I have mercury fillings in my mouth. Have you any idea if its safe to do with fillings?



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Hope, Bc. Canada

Greenglow from Denver --- I e-mailed the webmaster of PARADIE NOW from where I have much inspiration and she checked into it, saying the amount excreted would be extremely minimal, to relax. I have mercury fillings but rather I act than sit back and see a drama unfold. Sofar all is well. Silver, celtic salt, DMSO, UT #1, all help to keep the mouth stable. Neem is also a good natural to include in the regimen. Will this help? Namaste, Om

Replied by Greenglo
Denver, CO

Hi Om, Thanks for the clarifications. I have to say that I really enjoy your posts. Thank you once again for the quick response. G

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Hi Om and Greenglo,

I imagine urine pulling is at least as safe as any oil pulling, but amalgams I personally consider more potentially bodily disruptive even than dead teeth or root canals. In my view, (I of course hope I am right and the dental profession is wrong) my immune system may be able to confine the infection and keep it from producing uncontrollable damage.

Amalgam however I see continually feeding disruption into the bodily functions. I believe my own considerable health issues over the past 5 years stem from the break down of one of my amalgam fillings. Afterwards even with the replacement of all (many) amalgam fillings, I suffered what I believe were mercury and other metal complications, some I think from the removals as well. Do not take this step lightly if you decide to have them removed. Even many so called holistic dentists are less than careful or accurate in what they are doing.

Under each mercury filling btw was decay. These fillings, I was disappointed to discover, expand and contract and over the years provide cover for, and hide infection that feeds into the body. My current view is to have any amalgam filling removed if possible. Best to you both.

Promising areas to investigate might be serrapeptase, and also glutathione precursors (also believed to be beneficial for the liver) NAC with R-ALA and Vitamin C.

Best of luck to you both.

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Hope, Bc. Canada

Hi, Jake from Chicago, I am in agreement with every point you make. But as with me, I will never indebt myself to professional groups as I am nobody's slave. They live by society but hold it to ransom, doing untold harm. I have been a victim of medical malpractice several times. Even though I have steered away from them mostly, I have noted the arrogance and erosion of common human values by these professional/scientific communities which have taken us to where we are now, to MEDI-SIN.

The good news is: these conditions and practices will disappear in the very near future. Already institutions exist that use state of the art equipment and unconditional love and respect without financial remuneration. It is FREE for all. Highest quality and expertise. This is a thorn in the eye of the powers that be right now. Believe it or not: accountability is a reality and to be reckoned with.

This where I stand and I have enough self confidence to carry on in the face of ever increasing obstacles.

Thank you for your post and God bless you. Namaste, Om

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WONGOBILY: My Nutrition Almanac lists black walnut as one of the natural remedies for parasites. We probably eat things throughout the day that will feed these critters so I don't think a daily dropper or two is going to make your toes fall off!! I've just started using the tincture because an x-ray revealed some decay on the tooth structure under a crown. I also had a root canal and have a gold post. To have a core build-up is more than I can afford and will have to put it on a charge so I hope taking this BW will heal. BTW I am over 60.

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Does anyone know whether taking Black Walnut twice a day can affect bowels? It seems like the products of my elimination have changed since I have been taking it. In addition, I bent over today to pick up the vacuum and pulled something on my lower left side. I am in so much pain I can't bend over. Since the BW is supposed to harden tooth enamel, could it have also contributed to a bowel obstruction by binding with food? I tried to take it an hour from eating anything but I did forget a couple of times.

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Dear Kt,

Herbalist Philip Fritchey, in his book, Practical Herbalism, has a section on Black Walnut. He lists it as having a laxative effect. He also lists it as an herb to use for constipation (because of its laxative effect) but also for diarrhea (because of its astringent effect.)

Rachel Weaver, herbalist, mentions its effectiveness at ridding the body of microbes and parasites in her book, Be your Own Doctor. I wonder if this would be the cause of a change in the stool.

I did once see a naturopath that felt that Black Walnut was hard on the system and did not think one should use it regularly. At the same time, I have never heard of this caution anywhere else.

Hope this information will help you figure out what is going on. I am sorry you are having trouble. Let us know how it all turns out.

~Mama to Many~

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Dear MtM, Thank you for letting me know what the NP felt. I had seen another post, maybe it is in this thread, about using two droppers full twice a day to start. I don't know how many days I did that but I didn't have a good feeling about it so I cut back. The expense is also a factor. I think my metabolism is so slow I don't always feel the effects of things in a timely manner.

Thank you for all your information. I have been in the process of trying to be my own doctor for a couple of years. I had read about BW and parasites in my nutrition almanac. My problem is intussusception but it has gone on so long it may never heal properly.

I feel it's similar to someone losing a lot of weight and having excess skin. My colon/rectum and even small intestines have been "telescoped" so long I have a lot of excess bowel that fills up. The remedies below were helping so much until I started the BW.

I just finished posting to someone with a constipation problem. I have found help with the dry mustard, turmeric, ginger and ACV with the mother. NOW THIS!

Then I thought maybe I drank the BW too close to taking some turmeric. I really feel the combination of different foods and supplements have an effect, especially now that GMO's are in everything.

It's painful to sit here and type this so it has to be done piecemeal. My elimination has to be done piecemeal, also. I need to spend more time in the oval office.

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Dear Kt,

It does sound like the Black Walnut could be causing your trouble. Perhaps it isn't suitable for someone with the health situation you describe. It is interesting how not everyone handles foods, herbs, medicines the same way. I assume you have taken turmeric for a while? My understanding is that is can be constipating, though we have not seen such in our family.

If you were taking the Black Walnut for tooth remineralization, you could use what you have left just in your mouth. We have put just a dropperful into a cup with a little water and swished for 30 seconds or so. We then swallow, but your could spit it out and still have some benefit to the teeth. Of course, if you were taking it as an anti-parasitic, this wouldn't help.

Your explanation of your intussusception was helpful. Thanks for taking the time to explain it and for sharing what you are learning!

Hope you feel well soon!

~Mama to Many~

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Sunnyvale, Ca

Hi, I'm going to try the Black Walnut Fresh Green Hulls Tincture to remineralize and hopefully whiten my teeth. I tried it today, but didn't swish... only swallowed. I was too scared to swish with it because the tincture liquid is so dark- almost black! I was concerned it might stain my teeth and make them look even darker than they already do! Anyone tried this and found that it does or doesn't stain their teeth? And is it really necessary to swish it at all? Thanks

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Dear Meeya,

We have not had trouble with Black Walnut staining teeth. We had a preschooler with a cavity who did the swish and swallow thing for a month or two and had no staining. We put a dropperful into maybe an ounce of water. It did heal the cavity.

I have done the swish and swallow with Black Walnut (again, a dropper in an ounce or so of water) and did not have staining from it. I wasn't very consistent about it.

You may have to experiment for whether or not the swishing is needed for you. I read about a man who found the tea to work the best for him, so no swishing. (But perhaps the tea was contacting the teeth when he drank it.)

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Lauren
Queens, Ny

Hi Meeya...I used to use black walnut to make my teeth stronger but then I started hearing a lot of people saying that it can cause cancer. I was wondering if you or anyone on EC has heard this as well. I have stopped using it since. Just thought I should pass it on. Would love to hear your comments.

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Hi Meeya, I've only been using the BW since the latter part of May. I swish and swallow. I have not noticed my teeth getting stained from it. I have already noticed enamel filling in at my gum line (lower central and lateral) where the gum has receded. One tooth has a small cavity starting that appears to be healing. You could also OP with some coconut oil.

Replied by Meeya
Sunnyvale, Ca

Hi Mama to Many and Kt, thanks for sharing with me. That's exciting that enamel and cavities are filling in! Since you all didn't notice any staining, I went ahead and did a 60 second swish this morning before swallowing. I plan on swishing once in the morning first thing, and then again later in the day between meals. Does anyone know if 2 dropperfuls of the tincture per day are enough, or do I need 4 dropperfuls total per day? I'm 34 years old, 125 lbs, female (and breastfeeding a 15 month old).

Hi Lauren, I have not heard of BW causing cancer. Everything I've read about it says it is a strong fungicidal / anti-parasitic / anti-candida herb. My understanding is that BW is quite potent and medicinal and therefore shouldn't be used long term, versus an herb that is considered nutritive (having a high nutrient content making it more like a food than a medicine) like stinging nettle, for example. I plan on only using the BW long enough to fill in some cavities and gain some more enamel. I think after 2-3 months I will stop taking it regardless.

I like Lauren's idea of swishing with coconut oil and plan on doing that on a regular basis. I'm also drinking a 3-5 cups per day of oatstraw and/ or nettle infusion, and taking fermented cod liver oil and high vitamin butter oil (about 1 tsp /day of each), in addition to eating a healthy, whole foods diet with plenty of vegetables, and avoiding all processed foods, GMOs, corn, soy, dairy, sugar, and gluten.

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Dear Meeya, I only used two droppers full for a few days. When Mama to Many shared that a NP thought it could be hard on the system, I cut back to one dropper full in the morning and one before I go to bed. It is so expensive, I may start taking only one before I go to bed so it has all night to work.

I would be cautious about taking more than one dropper full a day if I were breast feeding. I haven't reviewed everything here again but maybe Mama to Many could better advise you. It was she that said a NP thought BW could be hard on your system.

Replied by Mama To Many Donate


Dear Meeya,

I have not found anything that would indicate that Black Walnut is contra-indicated during breastfeeding. My favorite sources do not caution against it as they do with some herbs. (Philip Fritchey, Rachel Weaver, Mountain Rose Herbs.)

We have used a natural wormer for our goats that has black walnut in it. It is considered safe for animals which are pregnant and lactating.

Personally, it seems to me that, unless the Black Walnut disagrees with you in some way, it may well be healthy even for the breastfeeding child (through the mom taking it). It is a natural source of iodine, which is often low in American diets. But that is just my opinion.

Rachel Weaver recommends 2 droppersful in some water 4 times a day if you are trying to heal cavities. It you want to continue as you are, at once a day, it may just take longer to accomplish what you are trying to accomplish.

As a side note on Black Walnut...Black Walnut is toxic to horses. But I recently read that it is not actually the Black Walnut that is toxic, but some type of mold that can grow on the Black Walnut that is toxic to horses.

Let us know how it goes for you!

~Mama to Many~

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When I took two droppers full of black walnut twice a day for several days, my stool changed. Without going into detail, I'm full of adhesions due to multiple surgeries so elimination is not "normal" for me. Maybe it was too much for my system all at once or maybe I ate something that was not compatible with it. When I saw MtM's remark by a NP I could understand and reduced my consumption. Things seem to be back to what is normal for me.

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I feel like this is a "DUH" moment for me. Right on the bottle of Black Walnut it clearly states "Caution: Not for long-term use of more than six weeks, followed by a two-week break." The suggested use is two to four times a day so that may make a difference. When I was becoming aware of the hidden sources of MSG I was advised to be careful of "extracts" or any other product that is a consequence of manufacture.

Replied by Kt

Dear Mama to Many--I just posted some paragraphs with questions about making the BW tincture myself and just lost it all.

I wondered if I cannot fill a gallon jar could I use a smaller one, making sure the walnuts were covered with vodka for six weeks? I also asked about the lid...plastic or metal?

I have to put them somewhere to dry because the squirrels are taking them. I forget what else I asked...I'm too tired to think now so I'll try again tomorrow.

Thank you in advance for your help.


Replied by Mama to Many Donate


Good morning, Kt!

Yes, you should be able to use any jar that the black walnuts (still in the hull) will fit into. I have used plastic or metal lids when making tinctures. Usually the tincture isn't in contact with the lid, so I don't worry about which one I use.

Good reminder...we have lots of Black Walnuts falling and I ought to be making tincture! :)

Have a great day!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Kt

Hi Mama to Many,

I think I'm too late collecting the BW this year. I can't believe how fast they disappeared. I've not been able to get out much.

I read your post about your father taking niacin for Alzheimer's, so I thought I would mention to you I saw an article about turmeric being found to dissolve the amyloid plaque in the brains of lab animals. I know it has helped my memory and hearing. It has been used in studies and you may find reports at

You can have it sprinkled on his food with some ginger without it being taken as another form of medication. I use them both on all my food, even in my oatmeal.

Were you aware of Penzeys Spices? They will ship free for orders of $30 or more. I cannot buy that much at a time but thought you'd like to know. KT

Replied by Mama to Many Donate


Dear Kt,

Thanks for sharing about turmeric and ginger. That is a great idea. I had not heard about that benefit of turmeric, but I think turmeric is amazing so I should not be surprised!

Also, I am not familiar with that spice company but always appreciate a good tip on sources for such things!

Thanks for taking time to write and share!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Kt

Hi again Mama to Many, I wanted to share with you when I was going to purchase more turmeric and ginger I found out the store had closed for remodeling. Because I was on their mailing list I was supposed to have received notice in the mail prior to Aug. 4th announcing this. I called the 800 number to express my disappointment because I was running out of what I had and they were not going to reopen until September. They offered to rush me what I needed even though it was not $30 worth and not charge me shipping. I finally received notice of the closing on the 11th. I called to apologize for my expression of was the fault of our ever dependable postal service! When I asked if I could share their 800 no. she gave me a link because they are nationwide. You may check them out at

Replied by Jo

How much would you recommend for a child dosage? Thanks! :)


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Posted by Penny (Great Falls, MT) on 01/27/2009
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I decided to try borax powder half & half mix with baking soda as a tooth powder, and am very pleased with it. I had been using sea salt & baking soda half & half previously. The borax makes my teeth & mouth feel really clean, and has helped with my candida problem also.

Replied by Donna
Tallahassee, Fl

Where did you get the Borax? Is it the same as the laundry detergent? Thanks...

Replied by Anonymous
Philadelphia, Pa

yes it is. not boraxo (as this is mixed with soap) laundry borax is pure sodium tetraborate or should be.

Replied by Obeybunny
Santa Ana, California, United States Of America

The box of Borax I have says on the back that it should not be taken internally and that if you get any in your mouth or eyes, you should call the doctor immediately.

Is borax safer to put in your mouth than the box says it is or do I have a bad brand? After reading your post on using borax with baking soda as a toothpaste, I went into my garage looking for some. But when my dad found out what I was going to use the borax for, he took it away from me and hid it elsewhere in the house.

So... does the borax you use have the same warning label or is there a food grade version out there? Thank you.

Replied by Tyler
Belgrade, Mt

Did you by chance mean mean Boran that I can believe helping your teeth because Boran has been shown to help bone strength in studies with animals.

Replied by Ingupo
Blackburn, Lancashire, Uk

Hi, I would like to know if borax actually does something besides just making teeth feel clean. Does it make enamel stronger and/or whiter? Does it help to overgrow cavities? Doesn't it wear off enamel instead? What kind of chemical process happens with teeth when borax gets on them? And doesn't baking soda wear off enamel eventually?

Replied by Ronnie
Santa Barbara, Ca

NAY on your teeth! The mechanical action of brushing borax on your teeth cannot be good for enamel. It's abrasive, therefore very bad for enamel. Rub it between your fingers, you'll see what I mean.

Baking soda is not abrasive, and I use that with Dr. B______s liquid soap. I've found that using the soap in a small squeeze bottle at 50/50 with water keeps the bottle opening from clogging. I haven't had a cavity in many years.

If you want to use boron (that's what is in borax) boil boric acid in distilled water to dissolve the crystals (as for eye wash), but the amount to ingest is very small. You could use that with baking soda, but I think Dr. B______s is the better way to go.

Agreed on the uselessness of commercial toothpaste, you can actually feel that scum in your mouth after brushing. Furthermore, if it has flouride, it displaces iodine in the body, and you are ingesting the flouride even if you don't swallow. Stick to natural.

Replied by 123
Junction, Texas

Use dissolved borax (not dry) for tooth brushing. Kills bacterial infections, and kills fungal infections. Dissolve borax powder in small glass of hot/warm water. Use in bathing, tooth brushing, and laundery to help reduce candida, and other fungal infections/infestations.

Replied by Janice
Toronto, Ontario

I used a bit of Borax at the front door for ants, and it was completely burning my eyes at the other side of the house so much I had to vacuum it up at 3am. DO NOT USE BORAX in your mouth PLEASE!

Replied by Joyce
Lansdowne, Pa

Janice, Did you use Borax or Boric acid. There is a difference. We use boric acid to get rid of insects and borax in our laundry.

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Sojouring America

Greetings in the name of the Messiah, Jesus Christ: Peace.

I have been inspired to write today on an issue that has been bothering me quite a bit the last period of time of recent.

I have a tooth pain in my lower jaw and I don't know what is causing it but it has been bothering me on and off for several years. In the past I have made and used clove extract in Alcohol, cloves soaked in Extra Virgin Olive Oil to alleviate the pain.

In the last week I have gradually been noticing that my sleep is being affected, I must not be entering into REM sleep, or perhaps deep Delta wave sleep, I am not certain which), and this dawned on me because I have felt less alert recently during day light hours.

And about 2 nights ago I realized that I had a faint throbbing in my lower jaw and now am certain that it is causing my sleep disruption.

Now, after having read a number of posts here, I had a brain storm which I have tried. First of all I have settled in my mind that I believe that God did not make junk when he made me, two (2) that the teeth can be re-mineralise and three (3) that this problem can be solved using things in my possession already.

So, going on the above stated theories I have done the following:

In a 12 ounce glass canning jar

I added two (2) teaspoons of Azomite which is a clay mined in Utah the has many many trace minerals;

two (2) I added two (2) teaspoons of ground dry turmeric powder;

(3) I added three (3) teaspoons of DMSO and finally I added a few droppers full of extract of turmeric ( made from turmeric powder soaked in alcohol).

And four (4)I filled the rest of the jar with distilled water

"the protocol" I am going to use now:

What I am going to do is take a teaspoon of this multiple times and swish it around in my mouth, and I probably ought to swallow the solution ( there is nothing in it that would cause injury and I already drink DMSO, I eat turmeric, I drink distilled water, and I also consume turmeric extract).

[Azomite is another example of a God made thing that could likely be very beneficial to the health of men and women but is not currently approved; yet, like DMSO, Azomite is fully approved and encouraged for animals. I guess it is up to the man or the woman to decide for themselves whether or not Azomite is a good idea. ]

I have gathered together some information on Azomite for my readers at my site and put a bit of information to get them familiar with this God made dust. (God used dust to make Adam so perhaps he used Azomite and perhaps God was standing in Utah, could explain why the Mormons made their headquarters in Utah, LOL).

God willing, I will let my readers know what has happened with this experiment I am doing and I will return here to post the results. Thank you, my dear Reader.

Replied by Man
Sojouring America

I am not certain about this "protocol" that I made up yet. It is 3:09 AM and I seem to have trouble relaxing. I may have consumed too much of the blend I made through out the day. I think it is the Azomite I have swallowed too much of because I have had this same experience after drinking Azomite in water too in the past. So. Hold off on this until further. I wouldn't swallow this. I am now just going to use it as a mouth wash several times a day and see if this goes away. It seems to me that the solvent DMSO would help make the trace minerals more available to the teeth, though. Until further notice, please use your own due diligence.

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Posted by Andrea C (Wales) on 08/14/2014

The Weston Price Diet regarding Teeth.

There was one thing which really stand's out in my mind about Weston price's work about 'Physical degeneration and nutrition'.

The one running ribbon through out all his research regarding 'Teeth' and 'Primitive diet's' is this 'NONE OF THEM BRUSHED THEIR TEETH' yet. they all had perfect teeth and rarely any decay if any?

Where ever they lived and regardless of the fact that different races, 'Tribes ' all ate different diet's although pure non adulterated food's no one ever brushed their teeth.

And I never had tooth problem's until like every other mug I went for the 'twice a day and floss'.

Now I got gum problems as well as teeth ruined by a rouge dentist who purposely drilled and filled absolutely perfect teeth.

And neither do I believe that 'plaque' is in anyway related to teeth problem's or gum issues. I know more people got these problems from tooth brushing (myself included) and the old floss routine.

And what's the 'Big selling point' for Dental hygiene?


I fear we been caught up yet again in mass paranoia perpetrated lie's all for money?

My Brother who hardly ever brushed his teeth for year's and NEVER went near a Dentist has got perfect teeth and nothing wrong with them? AND...he's not the only one that neglected Tooth brushing etc and got great teeth.

I know lot's of people that don't eat junk and have good food habit's, don't brush their teeth and got NO Dental issues at all?

BEHOLD!!! The 'Missing link!! ' I will eat s**t if I'm wrong!!! Go check it out yourself amongst the people you know.

And even a Dentist will admit brushing too hard, too often, or the wrong texture tooth brush will erode the enamel off your teeth?

Love Andrea C xxxxx


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Posted by Erin (Naperville, Il) on 06/22/2011
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For the last year, I've been experiencing frequent sensitivity in my teeth. At first, I thought it was my morning lemon juice and water so I cut that out, but I still had it. Then I switched to a toothpaste made for sensitive teeth and while that helped a lot, it didn't eradicate it. The only time I had any relief was when I took ibuprofen. Finally, one day, my husband came home from his annual physical and said he was in great shape except that the doctor said he should start taking a daily calcium pill because people over 50 start losing calcium. That's when it hit me. I remembered the old Wonder bread commercials from when I was little... "12 vitamins and minerals for strong bones and teeth! " or something like that.

I went out and bought a bottle of calcium pills and began taking 1000 mg. A day. In no time, my tooth sensitivity was gone! I stopped using the special toothpaste and went back to my morning lemon juice and water and still no tooth sensitivity. It's been about four months now and it hasn't returned. All I have to do is take my daily calcium pills and I'm fine!

Replied by Msk27
Clinton, Massachusetts

Just to let you know the body can only absorbs 500 mg of calcuim at a time.

Replied by Davea0511
Elkton, Md

Eek - lemon juice will eat your enamel. Lots of studies proving that. Also your calcium supplement is probably only working because it has magnesium, zinc and Vit D in it. Calcium will actually make your situation worse if it does not contain those things in with it.

Replied by Janice
Toronto, Ontario

Next time I see Calcium I'll get it - story is quite interesting. I've read that Vitamin K2 also builds enamel, which goes with Vitamin D which some say should be taken with Vitamin D anyway!

But I've started oil pulling every morning 4 days now with Sunflower Oil 1 tbsp. Swish in mouth for 15-20 minutes if possible, spit out and rinse with salt water and brush teeth.... it seems to be helping somewhat.

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Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 11/23/2011

I watched an interesting youtube video yesterday whereby a girl who had two small cavities started swishing her mouth with colloidal silver. Her cavities seemed to stop. It does make sense in that if cavities are caused by bacteria in your mouth, the colloidal silver will kill that bacteria. She also added silica and msm to her diet as well.

It got me thinking that oil pulling with coconut oil would probably work as well because it is also anti bacterial. I am sure a diluted iodine would work as well.

I say this because my son seems to have a small cavity in a tooth. I am going to start brushing his teeth with coconut oil and see how it progresses. tooth decay colloidal silve&docid=1326245282223&mid=A9CDA24A3276D955C855A9CDA24A3276D955C855&FORM=VIRE1

Replied by Citygirl27
Richardson, Tx, Usa

I've heard that people with a seizure history are supposed to avoid colloidal silver. I have no idea why, maybe it has something to do with reacting with electrolytes or something? Is this true or hogwash? I personally have had no seizures for 30 years and no meds for 20. No doc or insurance coverage now.

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Posted by Obeybunny (Santa Ana, California, United States Of America) on 12/19/2011
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I heard that one of the reasons a person gets cavities, it is most likely due to deficiency of silica in your diet, poor overall nutrition, and prolonged mistreatment of your teeth by eating enamel dissolving foods (like carbonated soda pop)

These are the two things I've researched online.

Method 1: Obtain more silica in your diet by consuming a particular species of Horsetail. The Latin name is Equisetumhyemale. It is an upright, non branching species of horsetail that kind of looks like skinny dark green bamboo. All aerial parts of the plant are edible. You do not want the species that has small branchings at each joint because that species is mildly toxic. You want to eat horsetail because has the most silica of any edible plant in the natural world.

Horsetail powder can be purchased at organic grocery stores (like Mothers) or online. Horsetail plants can be purchased at most plant nurseries. If you can't afford either, check to see if some of your neighbors or parks have horsetail plants growing in their front yards as they are a common decorative plant (but please, no stealing).

Method 2: Obtain more nutrition. Remember that indigenous tribes eating indigenous foods have had nearly always perfect teeth and almost supper human health by modern American standards, and that their health declined substantially when they start eating a more Western diet. (There are a lot of Native Americans alive today who have horrible teeth who had ancestors who had beautiful, cavity free teeth. The Native Americans who live on reservations who are sent food from the government that is based on the food pyramid tend to have all the same problems as the rest ofAmerica, such as obesity and terrible teeth)

What you need to do is avoid all processed foods, and instead eat nutrient dense foods such as chicken eggs, goose eggs, dandelions, wheat grass juice, and sprouts. Cordyceps and garlic are also good foods to add to your diet. Eggs should appear to have a dark orange yoke, not a yellow one (yellow yoked eggs are practically anemic. Yolk color has nothing to do with breed of chicken). Sometimes the best way to make sure you are getting the absolute best food is to grow it yourself (I had no idea carrots were naturally sweet until I started growing them in my backyard. I have eaten carrots at least once a week for every week of my life and eating a sweet carrot was a complete shock to me when I did so for the first time at the age of 21).


Good luck. Don't drink soda pop.

Replied by Stav
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Horsetail should be used with special care. Before using horsetail (Equisetum arvense) one should conduct research on how to use the plant safely. People with various health conditions (heart conditions, blood circulation conditions and more) should not use horsetail at all.

Horsetail should not be used for a prolonged amount of time. Horsetail contains nicotine and an anti-nutrient which reduces the amount of potassium in the body and the amount of vitamin B1.

Horsetail has many more potential side effects, and therefore one should research before using it.

There are other plants with a high silica content such as oatstraw and bamboo.

Replied by Maria
Gippsland, Australia

Stav, it has been reported that the nicotine content is less than 1 ppm (1 part per million), there is another report that it contains nicotine when grown in contaminated soil.

I have not seen any evidence that it contains an anti-nutrient that reduces potassium. As it contains potassium those on medications that have to have a low potassium diet would usually not be advised to take it. It does work as a diruretic for some and just like any prescribed diuretic it can cause loss of potassium with prolonged use. You are right that it should not be taken on an ongoing basis without breaks.

Replied by Maria
Gippsland, Australia

It can contain thiaminase which is an anti-nutrient to b-1. Have you seen any confirmed cases of this as I can't find them. What I have found is that it is now thought this could happen based on some cattle who ate large amounts over a period of time. So if it is taken as a silica supplement (as in caps/tabs) everyday then maybe it would be best to check that it has had the thiaminase removed..t

People who have the conditions you mentioned should always check what they take, but I don't see why everyone with these two conditions can never take this herb. It has long been used to increase blood circulation particuly to the scalp. I also personally know people who have/do use this herb as an herb tea who have heart conditions.

I and others I know have taken this herb with great success, but we have only taken it for varying periods never on a daily basis year in year out. Also mostly as a tea.

Eliminate Glycerin  

Posted by Angela (Seattle, Wa) on 08/03/2011

My recommendation to re-grow enamel is to brush your teeth with a powder or natural dental fibers that do not contain any glycerine. In the past when I've been using glycerine toothpaste, particurly the natural brands that do not have fluoride, I have begun to notice some dark spots on my front teeth. From reading a blog on the subject, I suspect that glycerine coats the teeth and prevents them from remineralizing overnight. The dark spots - my guess - are places where the enamel is wearing away and/or stains are taking root.

Once I start using the dental fibers only for a few nights, my teeth go back to looking clean and white.

I have even had success by following up a foamy toothpaste brush with a second brush of only dental fibers.

I am curious to hear anyone else's experience on this. Here is the link that gave me the idea about glycerine.

Replied by Julia
Gaithersburg, Maryland

Can you please describe what are "dental fibers" as opposed to tooth powder? also, what you mean by following up a "foamy toothpaste brush" with dental fibers -- are you referring to brushing first with a "natural" fluoride-free toothpaste containing glycerin, and then removing the residue (from glycerin?) with the "dental fibers?" Thank you. (I posted separately on 8/7/11 with concerns about my tooth enamel visibly eroding after switching to a natural toothpaste as well as trying some other remedies; not sure the cause of the sudden enamel erosion but I want to stop/repair it). Thanks so much.

Replied by Man
Sojouring America

Thank you Angela for that information on glycerine. I am now going to elimate that from my oral tinctures. Now that you have put that into my mind I am wondering if it is not exacerbating my tooth pain that I am currently experiencing. I have been using glycerine in my tinctures for several years and I like it but, if it is causing and or making worse my tooth pain I am not going to use it any more. Thank you.

Eliminate Glycerin, Black Walnut Tincture  

Posted by Mary (St. Petersburg, Florida, Usa) on 02/25/2012

Last year I bit down hard on a peanut and broke one of my molars in half right down through the root. It became abscessed and I had no choice but to have it removed. Other than this unfortunate event I have always had good teeth. I was 46 years old before I had my first cavity. So you can see that teeth have been a non-issue for me for a long time.

Since I went to the dentist to have my abscessed tooth removed three months ago, she found 4 or 5 cavities plus gum disease. This is very disturbing since I have been very good about flossing. Particularly careful since I was walking around for a while with a broken tooth in my mouth. I found it strange that I was doing all that I was supposed to do but my mouth was worse instead of better.

Since then of course I have been researching teeth. Several sources said that commercial toothpaste is bad because it has glycerin in it. Glycerin leaves a film on your teeth. This film prevents "remineralization" of the teeth. I never heard of such a thing. Apparently the saliva is full of minerals and will deposit those minerals in the microscopic holes and pits in the surface of the teeth caused by sugar or whatever. This remineralization is a normal process that prevents the holes from becoming bigger and then becoming cavities. It did not surprize me that the body had a way of fixing teeth if allowed to do so.

SO, with that being said, I stopped using toothpaste and started using baking soda to brush and H2O2 to rinse. I can report to you that one of the cavities is completely GONE. It was in a tooth next to the one that was removed so I could see it in the mirror. GONE. Looked at the tooth just today. The others may be healing as well but I can't see them. They are on the top.

This is one of those things they blame on "age". In fact they said that to me at the dentist's office. Since they couldn't blame smoking or lack of oral hygiene. You do all the "right" things but your condition is WORSE. To that I say Bull____. It has nothing to do with age. The system is in place for teeth to repair themselves but the "right" things get in the way of the process. Then you get to spend money at the dentist.

To be fair, I want to also report that I read the comments on Black Walnut tincture for tooth decay. I have been using it twice a day. Two droppers full in a small amount of water enough to swish and then swallow. This could well be what turned the tide for me in addition to the good oral hygiene noted above. I will continue the Black Walnut.

This is one of my victories that came straight from the EarthClinic members.

As a side note, I told my son yesterday how I used commercial toothpaste to clean the tarnish off my rings. He said if it can clean metal he might not want it in his mouth. Smart boy.

Thanks to those who write in here and share their knowledge.


Replied by G
Nyc, Ny

What brand of Black Walnut Tincture do you use? I found a couple, but they list "vegetable glycerin" as an ingredient. Also found that you are supposed to start out with 1 drop as it can cause a laxative effect. Have you had any such effects with your taking 2 droppers full twice a day? Also, do you do this following the HP rinse after brushing? Thanks in advance.

Replied by Mary
St. Petersburg, Florida, Usa

Hi G, I used the Black Walnut tincture from the organic store packaged in the dropper bottle. I am new at herbal stuff so I did not pay much attention to brand since I would not know if one was better than another. There is some glycerin in the mix, which concerned me a bit as well when I read the label but it must be a negligible amount. The mix is not oily at all but rather has a medicine/alcohol base type of smell.

I used the Black Walnut AFTER the brushing/rinsing routine so that the Black Walnut could be exposed to the teeth as long as possible without being rinsed away. I read the section called "Tooth enamel erosion" listed under ailments here on EC to get started. Many people on this website suggest starting a new protocol with the least amount and building up the dose a little each day to avoid diarrhea and allow your system to make the adjustment to the new substance. Please start off gently to find out what works best for you.

Also want to add that I have added magnesium supplement to my diet. Many sources explain that the American diet has plenty of calcium but is seriously low on magnesium. Calcium is good but it can't do much without magnesium. The two work together. So those with adequate calcium intake are confused as to why they have problems with bones and teeth. It is because calcium cannot be carried into the cells properly without adequate magnesium. Please make a serious assessment of your nutrition and adjust your intake if needed. This will give your teeth and the Black Walnut something to work with to make the repairs. Mary

Replied by M
Provo, Utah

Hi Mary! Did the dentist mention how big or deep your cavities were? I have heard that cavities that are still in the enamel layer of the tooth can remineralize, but once they reach the dentin layer they normally don't. I don't know if that has any truth to it, but I thought I would ask.

I have several cavities that are fairly large that I am currently trying to regrow following your advice. Just trying to find out if there is any hope left for me, or if I should just go get them filled. Thanks so much!

Replied by Timh Donate

Louisville, Ky, Usa

Recently I have suffered severe tooth loss due to chronic infections and apparent tape worm cyst in the jaw. Am now gargling 5% H2O2 twice daily. Yesterday I got desperate as I could actually feel my teeth aching and put 4 drops trace mineral concentrate in a gulp of filtered water and held it in my mouth for about 30 min. Repeated treatment before retiring. Aching seems to have abated substantially as of this writing.

Replied by Mary
Melb, Vic

be damn careful with hydrogen peroxide, I have damaged enamel, after listening to bad advise and using a slightly stronger than 3% hydrogen peroxide.

i would be very careful with hydrogen peroxide.

i would use oils like teatree or oregano, or the like, or even a colodial silver, but not hydrogen peroxide, exect maybe at 1% at very low concentration, for very small amoutn of time.


Replied by Annakabana
Perth , Wa

Hi Mary, just want to add my thanks for YOUR post. I really related, with the only difference being our ages. I also love your reply to the Dentist. Thank you for that piece of humour!!! I'm going to start myself and my children on these methods, and goodbye toothpastes!!! Yippee. Thank God (or perhaps nature!! ) for natural remedies. And this site! :)


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Posted by Angel (Hawaii) on 09/02/2015
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Hi there, I started drinking Horsetail herb tea about 3 weeks ago cause it's supposed to be good for bones. I noticed a huge improvement in two front teeth. They had previously looked almost see through and dark due to lot's of lemons. I was amazed when they started filling in. It's the only thing I've done different. There is some good info out there regarding Horsetail and how it helps bones, teeth, collagen, ect.