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So a couple weeks ago I noticed a good size cavity on the gum line,it had already made a small whole and was black. I kinda freaked because I dont have dental insurance since my dh just got laid off in may. So my google research told me about xylitol. Its a sweetener but has been proven to help reduce and reverse tooth decay. I though why not try! So I went to a whole foods store here and got me some spry xylitol gum I chewed 6 pieces a day..lol 2 after breakfast 2 after lunch and 2 after dinner. Plus it said to not use any store bought toothpaste because they prevent the teeth from remineralizing. I used plax mouthwash once a day and brushed with a baking soda peroxide toothpaste(was store bought but I hadnt gone to whole foods yet). I know it was the xylitol gum though that helped because my teeth felt great after chewing it! My jaw started getting sore so im switching to spry xylitol toothpaste.lol. My cavity is now a very small light brown hole!! Its amazing! Oh and I did try brushing with an organic bar soap for a couple days but couldnt stand the taste..lol.. They say that helps teeth remineralize too. So far im getting good results from xylitol! Of course dentists say its impossible...lol
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by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 1:36 AM
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mp3mom
by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Wow, that's great! Thanks for sharing!

mnmo3bb
by Bronze Member on Sep. 20, 2012 at 7:38 PM
Aw good to know :) sucks that it's in the tooth paste I buy.

Quoting LuvMySavage:

Love the toothpaste recipe, excluding the glycerine. Glycerine actually impairs the ability for your teeth to remineralize because it leaves a filmy coat on them.



Quoting mnmo3bb:

Fermented Cod Liver oil is another good thing to look into. It helps make our teeth stronger from the inside. 

Thieves essential oil, coconut oil, baking soda and glycerin is a good toothpaste recipe. I agree about not using over the counter tooth paste. I get a pretty good one from Trader Joe's and might make my own some day. I use Xylitol gum or rinse with baking soda water with Thieves and either make any tooth pain I have go away :) 

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LuvMySavage
by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 9:00 PM
Yes, it often is. That's why I make my own.

Quoting mnmo3bb:

Aw good to know :) sucks that it's in the tooth paste I buy.



Quoting LuvMySavage:

Love the toothpaste recipe, excluding the glycerine. Glycerine actually impairs the ability for your teeth to remineralize because it leaves a filmy coat on them.





Quoting mnmo3bb:

Fermented Cod Liver oil is another good thing to look into. It helps make our teeth stronger from the inside. 

Thieves essential oil, coconut oil, baking soda and glycerin is a good toothpaste recipe. I agree about not using over the counter tooth paste. I get a pretty good one from Trader Joe's and might make my own some day. I use Xylitol gum or rinse with baking soda water with Thieves and either make any tooth pain I have go away :) 

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chrisnjoesmom
by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 11:33 PM

That is fascinating!

reneawesley
by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 11:50 PM
Glad it's working.
MunchiesMom324
by Member on Sep. 20, 2012 at 11:57 PM

interesting....

LostTheSlipper
by Member on Sep. 21, 2012 at 2:43 AM


Quoting calimom1123:

So a couple weeks ago I noticed a good size cavity on the gum line,it had already made a small whole and was black. I kinda freaked because I dont have dental insurance since my dh just got laid off in may. So my google research told me about xylitol. Its a sweetener but has been proven to help reduce and reverse tooth decay. I though why not try! So I went to a whole foods store here and got me some spry xylitol gum I chewed 6 pieces a day..lol 2 after breakfast 2 after lunch and 2 after dinner. Plus it said to not use any store bought toothpaste because they prevent the teeth from remineralizing. I used plax mouthwash once a day and brushed with a baking soda peroxide toothpaste(was store bought but I hadnt gone to whole foods yet). I know it was the xylitol gum though that helped because my teeth felt great after chewing it! My jaw started getting sore so im switching to spry xylitol toothpaste.lol. My cavity is now a very small light brown hole!! Its amazing! Oh and I did try brushing with an organic bar soap for a couple days but couldnt stand the taste..lol.. They say that helps teeth remineralize too. So far im getting good results from xylitol! Of course dentists say its impossible...lol

What is that?


I think there's a book about dental health.

Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition

Not sure where you're getting your information (care to share?) but this book might be interesting for you also.

cmorris1200
by Silver Member on Sep. 21, 2012 at 7:14 AM

Very cool.  I have to look into it.  I do a baking soda recipe once a week.  It is 1 tsp of baking soda to 8oz of water.

e-doolittle
by Kelly on Sep. 21, 2012 at 8:12 AM
That is amazing!
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LostTheSlipper
by Member on Sep. 22, 2012 at 10:17 PM

I did it. I brushed my teeth with soap. The taste is...well....soapy, but my teeth do feel pretty clean.


Oh, I used http://www.drbronner.com/DBMS/LS.htm  I used the almond because someone said it was better than the peppermint. I forget why though.

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