Re-Grow Tooth Enamel

Last Modified on Sep 18, 2014

Remedies Needed   0  0   

Posted by Julia (Gaithersburg, Maryland) on 08/07/2011

Hi, I think I am noticing that my tooth enamel is starting to wear away just this past week... I have a "rough patch" (can feel it with my tongue and fingernail) not due to plaque at the tip of one of my lower incisors. Never had this before. For general health and wellbeing, I have been experimenting with multiple remedies, ACV with baking soda (through straw, rinsing mouth afterwards) for about a month (which definitely gives me more energy), Vitamin C ascorbate (also mixed as a powder with baking soda and rinsing afterwards). We have fluoridated water here. And for years, I just used conventional toothpaste without realizing. I switched to a "natural" fluoride-free toothpaste which contains glycerin... Now I just read somewhere that glycerin can cause enamel to wear away so I am hoping brushing with just baking soda and rinsing with sea salt will help. And... I tried oil pulling for the first time two days again (now I am beset with head and neck pain).

Anyway, my main question has to do with my teeth. I am very concerned about my enamel and do not want it eroding from any of these remedies. Do any of you have knowledge of what I maybe should stop doing, or should try instead? I want to know how to safely clean my teeth (I already have very healthy teeth, by the way, with no discoloration/spots. I don't want to ruin them, though. I am 48 years old and I have about 7 amalgam fillings on molars that have been in my mouth since I was a child).

Should I not do oil pulling since I have these fillings? (I cannot afford to have them removed right now). I also heard that some people have their fillings fall OUT with oil pulling -- is that a risk of oil pulling?

And especially, what do I do about the enamel on my teeth. Above all, I want healthy teeth and gums, and especially the teeth that show at the front of my mouth! I want to know how to clean my teeth (what kind of toothpaste, etc. what to avoid since I don't want to go back to fluoride toothpaste), and can the enamel be restored?

Thank you.

Stains   0  0   

Posted by Anonymosaurus Rex ( Somewhere, Alone, Listening To Radiohead) on 08/28/2012

I have tried this and it has worked for my horribly two-toned teeth. I thought that I had suffered from minor dental fluorosis or a high fever when my adult teeth were half-formed, thus causing the bottom part of my teeth to be white while the top half to be quite yellow. I'm not certain, but I do suspect it was fluorosis as there is some mottling on the white parts of my teeth.

Many years ago I had tried professional whitening from a dentist which did make a small change, the dentist forgot to mention that it may cause permanent sensitivity which it has :( but there was a minor change in the whiteness of my teeth.

I found a post on crunchybetty's blog about whitening your teeth with activated charcoal, and I'm glad to say that it has greatly improved my stained teeth. This was more effective than the professional whitening, much cheaper, and I didn't have any side effects (apart from looking like I have a zombie-mouth while doing the treatment). My teeth still aren't perfectly white, but they are much better.

Here's what to do:

- Take a photo of your teeth before you do this for the first time. You won't believe the change it makes after the first treatment.

- Buy food grade activated charcoal (This might come in powder, capsule or tablet form. Bust open the capsules to get the powder out, or grind the tablet until it has become a fine powder.)

- Add a small amount of water to a few teaspoons of the powder to make a paste and ensure that the powder is well dissolved (you don't want to breathe in a lungful of this stuff)

- Put a small amount (1/2 tsp) of the paste in your mouth and swish it around your teeth well

- Spit out any excess

- Hold the paste in the front of your mouth for at least 5 mins, then rinse well.

- Do this once a day for a week for best results.

Warning: Activated charcoal adsorbs toxins from your body as well as medication and possibly nutrients too. If you are on medication, you need to ensure that you aren't swallowing the charcoal and it may be necessary to speak to your doctor before doing this.

I suspect that this would work best for people who have tea, coffee or cigarette stained teeth. You can do this every now and then for maintenance, or you could try adding some charcoal to your toothpaste if you wish, just make sure that it isn't so much that it abrades the enamel on your teeth. Less is more in this case!

Posted by Jennifer (Sunrise, Fl, Usa) on 11/16/2011

I enjoy tea, red wine, and coffee several times a week - but I don't enjoy the stains they leave behind. Here is my daily regimen that has not only helped me to get beautifully white teeth, but also has greatly improved my oral and overall health and has almost completely cured my gum disease:

- Oil pulling - this is the most effective teeth whitening solution I've found, and it does absolutely no damage to the enamel of your teeth. I swish with a tablespoonful of unrefined sesame oil every morning. I saw results just after 2 days!

- Silica-based toothpaste - Who says you need to use industrial, SLS-based toothpastes to get white teeth? Natural toothpastes that contain silica are powerful teeth whiteners.

- 3% hydrogen peroxide and sea salt rinse - After oil pulling and brushing, I mix a solution of 1/2 or less HP with 1/2 or more water, and then add a pinch of sea salt. Rinse for about 2 or 3 minutes, then spit.

- Flossing - an absolute essential to get the stains out from in between your teeth, and for gum health. While everyone should strive for daily flossing, even 2-3 times a week would be beneficial.

Hope this helps! Stay healthy and beautiful :)

Posted by L J
Los Angeles, California USA
4 Posts
Jennifer, HI I heard I believe it might have been on this site that oil pulling can take the metal out of the teeth, say like dental fillings. Yikes so I stopped oiling pulling after I read that because I was having dental problems. Have you had any problems like this?

xoxo L J

Vitamin C, Boron   0  0   

Posted by Waymore (Motown, Ca/ Usa) on 10/23/2012

Two critical factors are needed to produce new cells, and to initiate growth and repair of collagen. The entire body is made of collagen! Its connective tissue "glue" is what holds us together. These two factors are Vit. C and Boron. Without them, wounds don't heal, cells don't repair, teeth get loose, and calcium is taken from the bones and teeth. With them, receeding gums heal, teeth re-enamel, and calcium goes where it should and not where it shouldn't (i.e. ) calcifying the pineal gland, brain, heart, and arteries). On this last point, lactoferrin similarly directs iron out of where it shouldn't be, and to where it should be. Hope this is what does the trick! --T.

Water Supply   0  0   

Posted by Budd49 (Saskatoon, Sask Canada) on 09/08/2012

Hi, just a note to anyone suffering from thinning teeth. Check the water your are drinking for sodium fluoride as it will THIN your teeth.

Xylitol   2  2   

Posted by Dennis (Byhalia, Ms) on 02/05/2011

[YEA]  I healed my teeth by lightly brushing two or three times per day with Pure Xylitol (not the mouth rinse). Buy the "packets"like sugar comes in.

Xylito is extracted from birch trees (wood grain alcohol) but you will think it is sugar (but it is not sugar! )"taste Great"too!
When I can't brush I even pour on tounge and crunch the granules up in between my teeth and swish the product throughly around and between my teeth for about three or four minutes then spit.

In the AM and PM simply pour the packet in palm of hand dip a "dry" tooth brush in the xylitol power and brush.
(no water needed)A flood of natural saliva will kick in and do the work!

Warning: Xylitol is safe for humans but is highly toxic to our pets. This has to do with their liver function.

No kidding I have found that xylitol will erase small cavitys and will stop a large cavity in it's tracks allowing the dental hole to actually fill itself naturally to a great extent and repair itself to a large degree in a very short time span.

I have also found any large decay that might be left behind stops growing immediately and becomes hard and useful for chewing again.

PS: You will also immediately notice a pinker tounge and fresher breath the very next morning you awake.

$60 bucks or so will currently buy a years supply of pure xylito in small paper packets (just like sugar on a resturant table is packed. )
And for me $60 is cheaper than a dental bill and drill any day.

Stick with it because xylitol begins working day one by stripping (all) of the tarter away from teeth. Therefore the bacteria that feed on that tarter have no way to grow. This means there is no acid left behind on the tooth enamel which is what causes a cavity to form in the first place! (whitens too with out harming enamel)

Posted by Stacy
San Diego, Ca
Dennis (or anyone! ) how long have you used the xylitol to restore your enamel (or cavities). I've been looking for something for my kids teeth. I don't know why all the kids seem to have yellow teeth! My kids don't eat excess of sweets, don't drink soda or juice. I'm wondering if this xylitol could help (they use Tom's of Main no flouride toothpaste that has a little in it... But mybe other ingredients are worsening?)
Posted by Pam
Casper, Wy. USA
[YEA]   My kids teeth were a problem, too. With yellowing and cavities. We found a company on line that sells a full line of products. We get tooth paste, mouth wash, gum and mints with xylitol. The kids teeth have improved greatly with the xylitol. I know that I can't list the product name but if you e mail me I will be hapy to give it to you.
Posted by Clarity
Los Angeles, California, Usa
8 Posts
Intersted in receiving the company's name you order xylitol. Thanks Clara
Posted by Stacy
San Diego, Ca
Hi Pam, I couldn't figure out how to email you :-/ I'm wondering if the products that you used were "Spry" (I think that's the name... ) how long did you use them before you noticed a difference for your kids? Do you use ALL those products for your little ones? Moutwash and all? And did you notice the yellowing go away? Enamel look thicker???
Thanks SO much!
Posted by Pam
Wy, U.s.a.
Hi, I think the website is The product name if I am allowed to post it is Epic. All the products contain xylitol and no fluoride. I think it was about 10 days to 2 weeks and I started to notice a big difference in their teeth and breath. They use the toothpaste, gum, and mouthwash.
Posted by Missy
You could also try Swanson Vitamins for the loose granuales..... They don't offer a fluoride free toothpaste... Make sure when buying this that the ingredients are from Birchwood... Natural... not corn based and NOT GMO.
Posted by Anonamous
Spokane, Wa
Wouldn't the granuals be abrasive to your teeth?
Posted by Sharon
Leicester, England United Kingdom
Has someone wrote to miss y from southern california to warn her about coral calcium that its poisonous?
Posted by Mommy Kmalik
Philadelphia, Pa
The xylitol on the above mentioned site is derived from corn. So does that make it impure or harmful? My daughter's dentist told me yeasterday that she wants to put my 2 year old under general anesthesia to fill two cavities and put a crown on top of the bigger one. I am in a frenzy trying to look for an alternative to this treatment.
Posted by Vandu
Silver Spring, Md
6 Posts
[NAY]   I've been trying Dennis's suggestion of dry brushing with xylitol ( I got the brand NOW), and over the past two weeks, I feel there has been even more enamel loss. I dont know if it's because of the xylitol, or because of me grinding my teeth more. Ever since I started breastfeeding (now almost 7 weeks), my teeth seem to be losing enamel rapidly. during pregnancy my teeth and gums were great. and postpartum my gums are still strong and pink.. But I did find three receding gums and dentist says it's due to teeth clenching or grinding. I think he said the teeth grinding is also causing enamel loss. I'm not getting as much sleep and I find myself waking up with my jaws clenched. so I dont know if it's that I'm doing this more (due to stress), or if it was the xylitol, but my teeth have lost more enamal in just the past two weeks.

I'm going to stop the xylitol and go back to dry brushing with salt and a drop of neem oil. I dont know what else to do.

Posted by A.j.
Honolulu, Hawaii
You could try wearing a plastic mouth guard that athelets wear. They are also for teeth grinders. You can order it on line or buy it at your local drug store. I read it somewhere on the internet that you can boil it, then bite on it so that it can mold to your teeth.
Posted by Missy
The first mouth guard I purchased was from the dental health aisle... $18. (I know dentists charge a lot more) Since then, I have found them in the sporting goods section for . 98 cents. They come in youth or adult size, and have the directions on the package of how to fit them to your mouth. I bought the youth size and wear it on my bottom teeth as this seems to feel less "bulky".
Posted by Lisa
Vancouver, Wa
[NAY]   I tried using the xylitol granules... I ended up getting 3 small cavities in some teeth. I'm trying the spry toothpaste now... Hopefully it will be better. It didn't whiten my teeth either... Been using the toothpaste for about 1 month... used the granules for about 3 months.
Posted by Sharon
Wesley Chapel, Florida
39 Posts
If you guys check in the toothache relief section, you will find an excellent bit of info on brushing your teeth with bar soap. l have used bar soap for over a year now with much success.
Posted by Vandu
Silver Spring, Md
6 Posts
UPDATE: I read Cure Tooth Decay, by Ramiel Nagel, and was able to regrow my teeth enamel by

1) stopping the oatmeal. Three days later I noticed more enamel!

2) adding more bone broths to my diet. I actually see a difference, esp with fish bone broth.

3) limiting chocolate, improperly prepared whole grains (which is almost all), sugary foods, nuts, beans, and coffee. I have these foods occasionally but if too much, I notice teeth sensitvity. I also don't eat too much super sweet fruit. most things like berries, granny smith, grapefruit. etc.

4) other foods that have been a helpful part of my diet are grassfed dairy, and pastured eggs and meat.

Posted by Letitia
Lamoure, North Dakota
Not long ago we got the flu. Immediately after, 3 of our family had teeth that decayed within several days. I bit on something and my tooth cracked down into the root and abcessed. Instead of going to the dentist, I fasted. Taking nothing but water to eat or drink, the pain subsided, I did use clove oil in the tooth to help with the pain the first day. The second day there was no pain except when I bit on the tooth. After fasting for four days, the abcess was gone. I have been using baking soda and salt to brush with and putting comfrey root and myrrh into the cavity and am happy with the results. I eat and chew on the tooth with no problems and the cavity seems to be filling in. Thank-you to everyone who writes in. I think I might also try the black walnut tincture.
Posted by Mdf
Vancouver, Bc
There is a good blog that tackles the topic of nutrition and tooth decay and what you can add to your diet to help remineralize teeth. Sort of like Cure Tooth Decay's info on Weston Price diet, etc..

Talks alot about studies on vitamin D and calcium and vitamin K2, too.


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