My husband had a molar that was bothering him. It as not at the gum line and was bothered by hot and cold and flossing. From past experience, he knew it was a cavity. I mixed him up a batch of Black Walnut Tooth Powder. He used this twice a day instead of toothpaste. Now, about six months later, he realizes that it doesn't bother him at all! It was helpful right away but it took a while for a complete cure. When we used Black Walnut tincture for a cavity on a four year old, it healed up in weeks not months. But kids do tend to heal faster.
Tooth Powder Recipe:
- 1 Tablespoon Black Walnut Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
- 1 Tablespoon Diatomaceous Earth
- 10 drops essential oil (I used orange for him as he does not like peppermint)
- 4 drops Stevia Extract (optional, but helpful)
This could be made without the Diatomaceous Earth. Just use 1 1/2 Tablespoons each of baking soda and black walnut powder. It will be saltier this way, though. Another option is to substitute Bentonite Clay for the Diatomaceous Earth. I am not settled in my mind if this would be okay if you already have fillings in your mouth because of the Bentonite's effect on mercury.
~Mama to Many~
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
(Faithville , Us)
Hello there, I've 2 cavities in my mouth, determined to try to save the teeth. Comfrey leaves are starting to grow in the garden...thinking of making a poltice with comfrey, clove and frankincense essentional oil, 1 drop at night time..any thoughts or suggestions ...oil pulling too...or will that loosen the tooth more?
I am adding to my comment here a new tip for teeth renewal. Comfrey is also called knit bone. Dr. Christopher has some creams with it in it and you can put it on the skin near the mouth ( I do a lot at bedtime) and then during that timeframe also put some eggshells from farmed eggs in your mouth ( flour consistency ground up stage). My teeth have been splitting off and a couple had half the tooth break away even in the root area. My composite fillings fell out and I am letting my teeth heal instead of renewing the dental work. They have black parts that are now collecting white material back onto them like specks of white enamel. I pick food out of the holes with toothpick with clove oil on the tip. I also started rinsing after food with water with pinch of borax and epson salt....very little and then spit out and then more eggshells to remineralize.
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My fiancee tried everything for her cavity but nothing worked. It was beneath a filling so hard to clean it. She felt she might have to remove the tooth. I gave her a 1:3 dilution of dmso water (tastes terrible! ) And she rinsed her mouth with it vigorously. After just a few minutes her pain was reduced. After a few weeks of use, her cavity was totally gone.
I have been using iodine to cure cavities for about 40 years. It works great. Organic iodine from the health food store is probably best but I've mostly used the ordinary stuff from the drugstore.
If you have active cavities and perhaps toothache as well, put 10 or 12 drops in a small amount of warm water (about a mouthful) and swish it around your mouth for 30 seconds or so. Then spit it out. You will notice most of the colour is gone. Do this many times throughout the day.
Soon your toothache will stop and you'll see recalcification on your teeth. Don't stop using the iodine but you will find you can cut back a lot. I usually now use a couple of drops twice a week.
If you have big cavities you should get them fixed when you can afford it. Otherwise, if you forget your iodine for a couple of weeks the cavities will start to bother you again.
I had a dentist remark that I had "many small cavities that have healed over" which surprised him.
I did this iodine treatment for about 25 years, then stopped for years to see what would happen (no problems) and have now started again once a week, two drops.
Don't swallow the iodine and water mixture! Spit it out! Don't stop using it unless you get large cavities fixed!
The only new cavity I've had in more than 40 years is one that was deep inside a gum. I guess the iodine couldn't reach it.
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A friend who takes high dose melatonin every night recently mentioned to me that she discovered that she had a new cavity forming on the side of one of her teeth.
She uses melatonin that dissolves in your mouth, so she decided to place melatonin at the site of the cavity with her tongue each night when she went to bed. She told me that within two months, the cavity was very significantly reduced in size, so she will continue to repeat this process until it is completely gone. She also told me she had an area of gum that was sore, so she told me she applied melatonin to the area of the sore gum, and she said the pain was gone in two days. This second aspect she is reporting does have studies to support that melatonin is healthful for the gums.
I was aware that melatonin is good for the health of the oral cavity, but I was not aware that it could reverse a relatively new cavity. When I looked at studies regarding melatonin and oral health, I found that melatonin is noted for use against or as a preventative for gum disease, but no mention as a cavity fighter. Here is a typical study discussing multiple health benefits of melatonin for the oral cavity, including bone regeneration, but teeth are not actually the same as bone :
Here are some relevant quotes from the study :
' Oral cavity is affected by a number of conditions such as periodontitis, mucositis, cancers, and cytotoxicity from various drugs or biomaterials. Research has suggested that melatonin is effective in treating the aforementioned pathologies. Furthermore, melatonin has been observed to enhance osseointegration and bone regeneration. '
' Topical administration of melatonin has a positive effect on periodontal health and osseointegration. Furthermore, melatonin is particularly effective in improving the periodontal parameters of diabetic patients with periodontitis. Melatonin exerts a regenerative effect on periodontal bone and may be incorporated into of periodontal scaffolds. The cytotoxic effect of various drugs and dental materials may be countered by the antioxidant properties of melatonin. Topical administration of melatonin promotes the healing of tooth extraction sockets and may also impede the progression of oral cancer. '
As you can see from this study, melatonin offers many benefits to help maintain oral health, but the repair of new cavities is a new one to me.
This works nicely! I swished a tablespoon of coconut oil around my mouth for ten minutes and now two cavities in a molar are now cleaned out. There is none of the black gunk left in the molar. Now that it is clean my tooth can heal hopefully.
I had previously brushed and brushed repeatedly and that black bacterial gunk just wouldn't budge.
(Los Angeles, California)
My father practiced dentistry for well over 50 years in New Orleans, La. He took great delight in encouraging nutritional dentistry. The patients saliva sample was sent to a State of La. lab, which then forwarded their PH reading back to him. Today, PH strips do a faster job, and probably just as good.
My dad recommended elimination of all sweets, except for fruit and vegetables; plus rinsing the mouth after eating anything.
I've always had cavities until I read Rami Nagel's book. May he rest in peace. Raw milk, cod liver oil, no sugar... My dentist said I had no cavities, age over 35.
For 10+ years I have been able to avoid getting the cavities I used to get. For 10 years I kept buying Xylitol by the pound, added it to my food, 2 heaping tablespoons, twice a day, every day. But, no, I have never brushed my teeth with it.
Then, in the last 12 months, I switched to Erythritol, which - according to scientific research - is even better than Xylitol, for the prevention of cavities.
The only drawback is the price; prices have gone up 200% in the last two years.
I hope someone can use this!