Remineralizing Homemade Toothpaste Recipe For Children
How to Remineralize Teeth Naturally- Part 1
What if I told you that my mother, in 32 years, never took great care of her teeth and never flossed. Yet, she was 40 years old and had perfect teeth and no cavities. How did she do it? I asked her about it. She said that her mother, my grandmother, never took care of her children’s teeth. And consequently, neither did my mother insisted on oral hygiene to her kids–yeah, that means my siblings and I. She never brushed our teeth and we never learned the discipline. Obviously, she didn’t see it as important. She is a very clean woman, but as she puts it, “I was never so insistent or religious about brushing your teeth as children, as I see you and your sister are with your kids.”
I confess that I never flossed my teeth until I was about 25 years old! I didn’t even know what flossing was! I started brushing my teeth when I was about 13 years old. My brushing was also a quick once a day brush. On top of that I never went to the dentist until I was 25. I made an appointment because I got married and I first learned about this thing called “dental insurance” that my dear husband informed me about that we had. I still thought that you would use the dental insurance only if you had problems with your teeth. But at my first visit, they told me to come back in six months. ”What for”, I asked, “you said I have very healthy teeth?”
“To keep healthy clean teeth you need to come back every six months for the rest of your life,” explained the dentist.
“Oh, OK” I scheduled my next appointment.
Within a year I had my first cavity, at 26 years old. Remember that I had never really taken care of my teeth or visited a dentist in my life. The dentist was amazed at my teeth the first visit. She asked me what I did, since that was my first visit ever. I, too was surprised by her question. ”What do you mean, what do I do? Nothing, ” I simply shrugged.
Now, also my mother suffers from tooth decay. What changed? Diet. My mother was raised in a ranch eating whole foods, drinking lots of raw milk, cream, butter, soft cheeses and the like. Of course, all her food was homemade. When she married, unfortunately, my father insisted on her drinking pasteurized milk, but she hated it. Then, she immigrated to the United States at age 32 and I was 11 years old. The good reserves of vitamins, minerals wore off as the intake greatly decreased.
Recently, my husband had a bad tooth that had been hurting. He began drinking raw milk and taking some cod liver oil. He didn’t do it diligently but in a few months, the tooth began to heal. The pain went away. I had heard of people healing tooth decay naturally. So we began to lean about it because we had a 5 year old who had two cavities. I had tried to brush her teeth daily; never ate candy and ate pretty healthy. What happened? Then, we read the book by Dr. Ramiel Nagel, Cure Tooth Decay. I discovered that our diet was very deficient of vital nutrients by omitting important foods from our diet like certain oils, raw dairy products and calcium rich foods.
In his book, Dr. Nagel points out Dr. Price’s research of the indigenous people around the world who had perfect teeth. How did they do it? Just like in my family’s, the answer was in their diet. After much research and study, doctors found out that these groups of people around the world had these three components in their diet that the western diet lacks:
- The presence of enough minerals in the diet.
- The presence of enough fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) in the diet.
- How bio-available these nutrients are and how well the body is absorbing them. They found that this is largely influenced by the presence of Phytic Acid in the diet.
The conclusion was that by optimizing these minerals and vitamins and controlling the intake of Phytic Acid, which is largely present in grains, seeds, legumes, and nuts, that the body would be able to reverse cavities by remineralizing the teeth. I thought this made sense. But just in case not everyone agrees, I want to disclose that I am not a dentist, nor am I telling anyone not to visit your dentist for your regular teeth cleaning. In fact, there are many dentists out there who are now teaching their clients how to remineralize their teeth
More on a healthy diet to heal tooth decay in our next post This post is supposed to be on a toothpaste recipe that our Little Homemakers In Training put together. So, without further due, here you go.
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