Homeopathic Treatment for Cavities

by Sarah Natural Remedies, Oral HealthComments: 50

homeopathic treatment for cavities

By Joette Calabrese, Classical Homeopath, HMC, CCH, RSHom

Editor’s Note:  Prevention and cure of cavities is based on diet as discovered, researched, and documented by Dr. Weston A. Price, DDS. In certain instances, homeopathic treatment can provide valuable assistance to the healing journey but cannot be viewed as a substitute for a nourishing, Traditional Diet.

The quality of the teeth represents the status of the bone structure of the body. Therefore it’s important that the teeth be sound. If they are, the bones will be sound, too. Sometimes, parents are concerned when their child’s teeth show frequent and large cavities in spite of a decent diet. This is rare when children are raised on raw milk, but it can occur in children who have certain predisposing genetics.

In this case, deep acting constitutional remedies would be in order; however, if the caries are not of a particularly worrisome level, much can be done to remedy the problem with homeopathic treatment at home.
It generally takes a good amount of time, however, Calc phos 6x and Calc fluor 12x homeopathic treatment taken three times daily, for many months has been shown to strengthen and aid in the growth of teeth in children.

These two remedies make a great homeopathic treatment in combination since Calc phos “is concerned with formation of bone and teeth and is an important remedy for children”; Calc fluor “is found in the surface of bones and in the enamel of teeth.” These remedies are specific for growth as well, and it’s not uncommon to see children who have problems with their teeth display other growth issues, too.

When my children were growing, I had them take Calc phos and Calc fluor on a daily basis for years in spite of the fact that they were raised on raw milk. During these years, it appeared that two of our boys’ teeth were growing in a crooked fashion. In fact, I’m sure that if we hadn’t chosen our holistic dentist, we would have been pressured into putting braces on their teeth.

Instead, I believed that as they grew, their teeth would grow and straighten accordingly. And that’s exactly what happened. Our boys have fine, strong and straight teeth without the “aid” of orthodontia. We saved ourselves not only thousands of dollars, but allowed their bodies to complete the work of bone alignment on their own.

A simple technique for administering this homeopathic treatment is to add them directly to jugs of milk. In one gallon of milk, add 10 pills of each, stir and the job is complete. As your children ingest their milk throughout the day, they’ll get these two remedies in each sip.

If, despite your efforts, dental caries sneak in, Philip Wander, founding member and chairman of the British Homeopathic Dental Association, recommends applying liberal amounts of Plantago tincture (sources) directly on the cavity using a cotton ball. This can be done temporarily until necessary and professional dental care is employed (2).

About the Author

This is an excerpt from Joette’s book, “How to Raise a Drug Free Family”, which she uses to teach a webinar course for parents.

If you yearn to learn, contact Joette Calabrese at HomeopathyWorks.net for a free, 15 minute SKYPE or phone session and find out if homeopathy is a good fit for you and your family’s lifestyle strategy. For a download of our new, printer-friendly First Aid Chart, go to www.homeopathyworks.net and find it in the “Free Downloads and Articles” box. Don’t forget to check out all the information on Joette’s upcoming system designed for moms. Just click Yearn to Learn.


The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice.  The reader is encouraged to make independent inquires and to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare provider.

Sources and Related Information

 1 Chapman, J.B. The Biochemic Handbook. St. Louis, Missouri: Formur, Inc. Publishers. 1994.12-13

2http://www.britishhomeopathic.org/hh_article_bank/conditions_a_to_e/dental_homeopathy_autumn2004.html; 11/3/201

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Comments (50)

  • Nicole

    Hi, my daughter is 6 and despite our diet she still has trouble with cavities. Where do you buy your brand? How often should I give them to her? I don’t think I’ll be adding it to the jug of milk. Any other suggestions. Any information is much appreciated!! Thank you

    April 20th, 2016 1:34 am Reply
  • Heather

    I have wondered about the Calc. Fluor and how that differs from (or is the same as) fluoride as we know it in toothpaste, etc. We avoid fluoride when possible and have a reverse osmosis filter because it is even in our city water. I read a similar article over a year ago and while we did purchase and use the Calc. Phos., I couldn’t get a straight answer on the Calc. Fluor., so I didn’t buy/use that. Not sure if they have to go hand in hand, but the fluoride is a huge issue. Would love to have further information about the Calc. Fluor.

    September 1st, 2014 2:45 pm Reply
    • Manu

      In homeopathic medicines , the original substance has been diluted to very high degrees.
      Therefore, there is no danger of actually ingesting any Fluorine from Calc Fluor 6X homeopathic/biochemic taclets.

      April 23rd, 2015 7:11 am Reply
    • Abdul Q.

      Calc flour is not the same as the sodium fluoride, what you have in toothpaste is sodium fluoride which is harmful.

      June 13th, 2016 4:28 pm Reply
    • Ryan

      Sodium fluoride not good calcium fluoride good

      July 5th, 2016 12:26 pm Reply
  • Mimi

    There is one thing I don´t understand. Homoepathic remedies contain nothing except of sugar. How can sugar prevent cavities?
    By the way if the cavities in your child´s mouth really come from lacking minerals would it not be better to give them real supplements instead of sugar pills?

    August 30th, 2014 3:58 am Reply
    • manu

      Dear Mimi,
      Homeopathic medications are not just sugar pills.
      They are made by infusing sugar pills with liquid formulations of the required homeopathic medicinal tincture.
      Therefore, while all homeopathic medicines may appear the same, the fact is that they ARE different, and will act differently, depending on the actual medicine used to make them.

      April 23rd, 2015 7:08 am Reply
  • megan

    I started take calc phos 30x for heal pain. I have notice that when I have something cold it no longer hurts my teeth! i take bioplasma as well. calc phos has helped big time with my 2 yr olds growth spruts. no long wakes crying at the top of her lungs. now to get her to drink raw cows milk now that we have a source for it. I do almond bcus of casein issue i hope to uproot soon. she drank that before we had raw source. hard to get them to change at this age.

    August 28th, 2014 2:00 pm Reply
  • lori

    Along with the editor’s note of eating a traditional diet, I would encourage you to please stress with your readers the necessity of the mechanical removal of plaque on a twice daily basis. This benefits the soft tissue (gums) as well as the hard.

    August 28th, 2014 1:23 pm Reply
    • Jeanette

      The ingredient in this remedy – calcium fluoride – is a naturally occurring mineral as opposed to sodium fluoride which is the nasty stuff found in some water supplies and various things like rat poison, etc. Calc. Fluor. is safe.

      September 26th, 2014 1:55 pm Reply
  • jes1776

    Just wondering about the Cal/fluor12 x….is this a fluoride solution? Isn’t fluoride a no-no? Why then would this article recommend it?

    August 28th, 2014 11:27 am Reply
  • The Healthy Home Economist via Facebook

    Homeopathy is nontoxic and it works. What more could you want?

    August 28th, 2014 8:57 am Reply
  • Laurie

    I have been using these two cell salts for 2 years and I am 55. My teeth and gums have improved alot and the heels of my feet are as smooth as a baby’s bottom (well almost). They use to have deep cracks and I would have to peel away the skin. Also my right knee no longer gives my any grief.

    It takes awhile like she said. I am so glad I persevered. I will always take them as long as I can get them.

    August 27th, 2014 11:18 pm Reply
  • Rachael Maree via Facebook

    how do i get these??? just from the health food store.. sorry if someone else has asked!!

    August 27th, 2014 11:03 pm Reply
  • Angela Holden-Davies via Facebook

    What would be good for adults???

    August 27th, 2014 6:19 pm Reply
  • Mamatha Balasubramanian via Facebook

    Can we use the 30C potencies instead of 6X and 12X?

    August 27th, 2014 4:22 pm Reply
  • Kristin Kosel via Facebook

    Homeopathy is wonderful, safe and it works. Homeopathy is our first line of defense against all acute and constitutional issues and my family is happy, and healthy as a result.

    August 27th, 2014 1:13 pm Reply
  • Stefany Robert via Facebook

    Thanks! Going to try this. My dd is 5 (had been on raw milk for 4 years, prior to that exclusively breastfed), but still struggling with cavities. We do clo, Weston price, etc….I am beyond frustrated. Will try both of these cell salts

    August 27th, 2014 11:36 am Reply
  • DaveandFannie Troyer via Facebook

    Be careful with homeopathy stuff, they’re way of making their products does not make sense in any form or way. Please research more on this if you’re interested in knowing. It’s far too much for me to post in a comment. Dr. Nolan Byler wrote a book in this and the info is rather disturbing, but I was glad to know.

    August 27th, 2014 11:21 am Reply
  • Jennifer Lake via Facebook

    Does this help with existing cavities or just help strengthen them to prevent more?

    August 27th, 2014 10:56 am Reply
  • Kristin Cusamano via Facebook

    This is intetesting! My son was born with club foot deformity of the feet and legs and also has had many cavities early on…I wonder if there is a connection. My daughter has never had one cavity and they were given the same diet.

    August 27th, 2014 10:46 am Reply
  • emily

    Will these pills work for adults as well?

    September 27th, 2012 3:44 pm Reply
  • Alicia

    Would the 3x daily be the 4 tablets as directed on the bottle , or is it just one tablet 3x daily.

    March 10th, 2012 5:40 pm Reply
    • Laurie

      It is 4 tablets 3x daily.

      August 27th, 2014 11:19 pm Reply
  • Denise Robinson (@MyHolisticChef) (@MyHolisticChef)

    Cavities Benefit from Homeopathy http://t.co/27ORbCPS

    January 25th, 2012 7:29 am Reply
  • Crystal Levin via Facebook

    Thank you I am going to try this one at my home 😀 we have a son who no matter what had just icky teeth

    November 17th, 2011 11:02 am Reply
  • AlCola Twigg via Facebook

    Kendra, if your kids are old enough to swallow capsules, you can put fclo in them. I order the plain liquid and encapsulate them for my 6, 4 and 2 yo kids.

    November 15th, 2011 6:02 pm Reply
    • Amy

      How do you get your 2 year old to take capsules? I’m doing the fermented cod liver oil and It’s terrible to get her to take it

      April 6th, 2015 4:37 pm Reply
  • A Taylor

    Belladonna isn’t in every remedy. It’s for sure in teething remedies, though. They were pulled from the shelves and are now back out, safely.

    Belladonna actually is pretty awesome, as far as homeopathy goes.

    November 15th, 2011 8:30 am Reply
  • backpainwiki (@backpainwiki)

    Cavities Benefit from Homeopathy – The Healthy Home Economist http://t.co/eHRoOiYw

    November 15th, 2011 8:29 am Reply
  • Julie

    I am also wondering about the Calc Flor 12. I am having trouble finding that particular one but I am seeing playing of other CF formulas. Does it need to be the 12 or will something else work? Thanks

    November 15th, 2011 2:34 am Reply
    • Ksenia

      I have the same question, I wish someone would answer.

      July 23rd, 2012 1:07 am Reply
  • Kendra Tucker via Facebook

    Adrienne, Do they taste much different than the adult versions? My kid hates the cinnamon, is not a fan of the orange skate liver oil… what to do! Thanks for this Post HHE, the battle continues…

    November 15th, 2011 12:48 am Reply
  • Sarah Zarling

    Hey, there. I was just curious about something. I have used this brand in the past for their teething tablets on my daughter from a previous marriage. I wanted to use them again on my new son with my new husband because I thought they worked very well. He is a very untrusting man in the system, and doesn’t like to involve doctors or medicine or intervention unless absolutely necessary. In fact, I never thought that way until he came along, and it was his influence that actually led me to discover your site and believe in things like no vaccinations and healthy, natural diet, among other things. Anyway, when I was at the pharmacy ready to pick up the tablets, he had done some reading, and discouraged me from getting the tablets because he read that they included an ingredient called bella donna, which caused serious reactions in some children. I was wondering what, if anything you knew about this, and also, if this ingredient is included in these tablets in your article as well. Thank you.

    November 15th, 2011 1:15 am Reply
    • Leslie

      The Hyland’s teething tablets were taken off the shelf and replaced with good stuff. They are back on the market and I use them with my children.

      August 27th, 2014 10:44 pm Reply
  • A Taylor

    Wondering if there’s a specific reason it needs to be 6x and 12x potencies? If I’m treating a localized, specific condition, would the 30c remedy be more appropriate?

    November 14th, 2011 10:02 pm Reply
  • Adrienne Percy via Facebook

    Jennifer- we ordered a FANTASTIC kid-friendly blend of cod liver oil and high vitamin butter oil in chocolate and cinnamon flavours at the WAPF Wise Traditions conference. We talk about it in a video we’ll be posting on our YouTube channel in about 20 mins. http://www.youtube.com/user/DomesticDivaCanada?feature=mhee

    November 14th, 2011 9:29 pm Reply
    • Nicole

      I can’t find the video. What is the brand?

      April 20th, 2016 1:37 am Reply
  • Nicki Bradley via Facebook

    Ummmm, was just on your site looking this up!! Have toothache :(

    November 14th, 2011 9:20 pm Reply
  • Kati Miller via Facebook

    Don’t eat grains! That will help heal cavities and prevent them! :)

    November 14th, 2011 9:20 pm Reply
  • Jennifer Bergerman via Facebook

    Interesting to me cuz I’m trying to heal my daughter’s cavity AND she has AVN due to treatment for hip dysplasia. I cant see how I could get her to take cod liver oil but Id like to.

    November 14th, 2011 9:14 pm Reply
  • susan v.

    i know this is directed towards preventing cavities in children, wondering if the same advice goes for adults?

    November 14th, 2011 8:38 pm Reply
  • Magda

    I wonder about taking remedies daily for such a long time… would that work for everyone? I was taught (by a classically trained homeopath) to take symptoms and then choose a remedy, that one remedy may not work for all. But that may only be true for acute situations, not chronic conditions. Is that right?? I didn’t see whether Joette is classically trained or not…. I’ll check out her site. I have a cavity in the works right now and I can’t do butter oil just yet so I’m looking into other stuff to try and save my tooth.

    November 14th, 2011 10:20 am Reply
    • Monica

      I think most everyone could benefit from homeopathy. We see a classical homeopath and she is really helping our family. I don’t have serious health issues, but I have so much more energy and less sugar cravings since I started seeing her. My son has seen huge results with his autoimmune disorder using homeopathy.
      The way she did it was to match up his personality along with the symptoms (physical and emotional) he was having. That means that few people would have the same remedy. Then the remedy is taken and it encourages the body to heal itself from whatever issues it is having. Diet and good quality supplements are a great help along with this.

      November 14th, 2011 6:41 pm Reply
    • Cynthia

      Cell salts are not the same as remedies. Remedies are to be redosed only when symptoms return. Cell salts work differently.

      November 14th, 2011 10:57 pm Reply
  • Avivah @ Oceans of Joy

    I bought homeopathic cell salts a while ago, and have been very irregular about giving them. I like the idea of adding them to their milk (though we recently moved somewhere when I haven’t yet found a raw milk source), and am encouraged that though your boys’ teeth were crooked, they straightened up with time.

    How old were your boys? I’ve always heard that the window to help the teeth straighten naturally is 3 years old, and would love to hear that there’s hope after that, as my four year old has closely spaced teeth that I’m concerned will be crooked as his adult teeth come in.

    November 14th, 2011 3:29 am Reply
  • Monica

    I love homeopathy! Between the GAPS diet and homeopathy my son is seeing no symptoms of his rheumatoid arthritis!! The GAPS diet helped a ton, but it wasn’t quite enough for him. Homeopathy really helped to calm down his over reactive immune system. We also really love the cell salts. I’m still amazed at all the things cell salts are good for; stopping hiccups, headaches, indigestion, muscle cramps, colds, fever…

    November 14th, 2011 1:22 am Reply
    • SJ

      Monica what did you use for his RA?

      June 2nd, 2012 12:31 pm Reply
  • Christine

    I thought homeopathics are meant to be taken away from any food or drink (aside from water)…
    what do you think? We used to give my son calc phos and calc fluor when he was 2ish and we discovered he had infant caries. My daughter, now, on the other hand…it’s so hard to get her to take anything (I manage the clo, but she refuses take any remedies otherwise…), so the prospect of dissolving them in the milk is encouraging.

    November 13th, 2011 10:17 pm Reply
  • A.B.

    Thank you Joette! I must admit that I have been wary of homeopathy as I have met a couple of homeopathy enthusiasts who seem to downplay nutrition in lieu of their favorite remedies. You, however, give a balanced view on how to use the two synergistically. Thanks so much!

    November 13th, 2011 8:42 pm Reply

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