A year ago we took the kid’s to the dentist for the first time and Elijah had 5 cavities to my surprise. This is a kid that hardly eats candy and has a great diet. We supplement well and despite excellent oral hygiene he still had cavities. The dentist explained it wasn’t anything we were doing wrong that he unfortunately has my bad teeth genes. It was heartbreaking. Through my life I have had so many cavities and fillings and don’t want my kids to have the same fate. We don’t use flouride due to it’s neurotoxic effects, so anything like that is off the table. When I got home I did a lot of research into healing his teeth and immediately started him on a new tooth regimen. Now that Evelyn is 22 months old I started her on it as well.
This was the post I wrote up after his dentist visit. I have gotten a lot of questions about what we use so I thought I would put it all here!
The supplements I am listing is to help strengthen the enamel and help prevent and even reverse decay. There are a lot of thoughts as to how genetics, diet, and lack of minerals lead to decay and cavities. When the dentist asked about Elijah’s diet and I told her how we eat she was stumped on that piece of it.
I want to share a book I’d highly recommend if you are in the same boat, “Cure Tooth Decay Cavities” by Ramiel Nagel.
✅ We’ve implemented a mineralizing toothpaste to help strengthen the enamel on the teeth. There are several options out there, but this is the one we are trying and loving it! I love that it hydroxyapatite. Hydroxyapatite is a naturally occurring mineral that makes up 97% of our tooth enamel and has been scientifically-proven to strengthen and protect your teeth without fluoride. While Hydroxyapatite is not as well-known in the US, it’s been the gold standard in Japan for over 40 years. www.risewell.com
✅ I also ordered a prebiotic toothpaste to help counteract the bacteria in the mouth causing the cavities. We will alternate between the two toothpastes. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0749J1PT5/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
✅ We started a specific probiotic for mouth health. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MVX0MKW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
✅ Fermented cod liver oil was also begun. It also helps with remineralizing cavities. A word of warning. This says chocolate but it is very strong fish flavored. I mix it with peanut butter and Elijah eats it, but it still tastes like fish to me. I would need it hidden better! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074PLQR9X/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
✅ Minerals have also been started to supplement. https://www.amazon.com/Tropical-Oasis-Minerals-essential-Absorption/dp/B000FV8ML8/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&ref=yo_pop_d_yo_pop_d_pd_t2
He is already on a general multivitamin as well as extra vitamin D, which we will continue.
If you have any questions, let me know!