June 2021 was a bad month for my son’s front teeth. First one cracked in half, which I can only guess could happen when his brother’s elbow popped him in the mouth, though he fell on concrete with his mouth earlier in the year and that might be the moment it started. Just a couple days after his right front tooth cracked, the left one did too when he faceplanted on the rim of a small trampoline. Since I had to stay home with my other kid, my husband took him to an emergency dentist.
What’d I use to get my family on track? Read through to the end…
Dental Remineralization Progress
I will keep a running update of the biggest improvements as I can catch them on camera…
Gum Recession Improved
I thought this was just fabulous. Oil pulling by itself helped reduce sensitivity after about 4 days, but Dragon’s Blood drops (linked below) began an improvement process that impressed me quickly within 1-2 days. The 19 days apart is from when I started fulvic minerals and when I decided to check in. The tooth with recession in this photo is a baby tooth that never replaced, so it was a relief to see it doing better.
The tooth discoloration in the bottom photo is from putting a drop on the recession, the drops are dark reddish. There’s also a minor pit in the second tooth from the right in the picture that appears less. I also can see overall less gum inflammation!
Toddler progress (coming as soon as I can get him to hold still lol)
What’d I use?
- Coral nano silver toothpaste
- Fulvic minerals
- Bone/hydroxyapatite supplement
- Dragon’s Blood drops
- Saccharomyces boulardii probiotic
- Vitamin D3+K2
- Biochemical Cell Salts (not pictured)
- Daletu toothbrush
- Bambo Earth pure silk eco floss (not pictured)
The schedule for them I follow is to just incorporate as much as possible, at personal tolerance and, as always, I start low and slow when I begin anything. Brushing teeth isn’t Aubby’s favorite thing, which can make it difficult to take care of her teeth well because of how she clamps her mouth shut. My son really dislikes a thorough brushing, but I’ve had to do that and then I can let him fiddle with the brush himself.
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Why that regimen?
I’ve mentioned before how it is I comb through support group subject matter for the most useful information: what reoccurs most frequently, and how effective? There is a long list of other recommendations that I’ve noted to myself, but the items I use are the ones that work for my kids, focused on gut integrity to encourage healing from the inside.
In the remineralization group, I saw a lot of recommendations for How to Remineralize Teeth Naturally & Reverse Tooth Decay by Wellness Mama, and the primary dental literature used was a toss-up between the book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration (Weston Price, 8th ed, 2009) and the book Cure Tooth Decay: Heal And Prevent Cavities With Nutrition – Limit And Avoid Dental Surgery and Fluoride (Ramiel Nigel, 2nd ed, 2010). Another major tool recommended with great results for many is Bliss Energetics tooth putty.
Reasoning, briefly, for the tools themselves that I’ve selected: Coral nano silver toothpaste because it has natural ingredients my corn intolerant children can use, and it leaves a really clean feeling; fulvic minerals to help rebuild mineral stores and encourage mineral uptake, to detox, as anti-parasitic, and has proven useful for rebalancing the body; bone/hydroxyapatite supplement to rebuild bone integrity; Dragon’s Blood drops to improve gum recession; Saccharomyces boulardii probiotic made a huge difference in arresting decay due to, I presume, “reduction of the resistant strains of streptococci, Enterobacteriaceae and Candida“; vitamin D3+K2 to help rebuild dental integrity; and Biochemical Cell Salt pellets (in particular: #’s 1, 2, 4, 12) by I&E Organics Apothecary (not pictured) to help remineralize.
Additional tools I want to try includes Cina 30c homeopathic and other supplements for parasite cleansing and see if any of that makes a difference… just something else that keeps coming up in the support groups I follow. And magnesium (Elgar K. Magnesium: A Review of Clinical Use and Efficacy. Nutr Med Rev. 2021; 1 (1): 1-20) since I’ve already been working on potassium, and magnesium helps with absorption of vitamin D and calcium.
This part, I don’t do for my kids, though I’ll help them floss as they allow and are entertained. And yes, I basically do this “backwards” because it makes more sense to me to clean the crannies after as much bacteria as possible has already been cleaned out. — A couple other things I do is floss with 00 to get any remaining gunk out of my teeth, and then oil pull with a couple more drops of the Dragon’s Blood drops to “finish off” my own regimen in a way my mouth feels good and “rinses” everything.
Gentle Soft Bristle Toothbrush — I don’t think I have enough good things to say about the Daletu brand toothbrush. I already like that it’s mostly made of bamboo, so will be easy on the environment when it’s time to replace, and of course BPA-free is a must.
I got out a new brush for myself so I’d know how it felt. I barely felt myself brushing, which is a weird sensation. It felt more like… polishing. I didn’t have any problem getting the scum off my gums and every other surface.
Past that, I liked how my kid responded to it. My toddler was almost violent about refusing to have his teeth brushed. Completely understandable, considering the state of his teeth and inevitable sensitivity. But using this ultra-soft bristle toothbrush took the fight out of him due to far less pain.