Photographic Proof That Cavities Heal

by Sarah Oral HealthComments: 191

Pit-and-Fissure-Caries-GIFThe compelling article written by Dr. Judene Smith DDS recently about how cavities heal really brought out the conventional dentists in droves! It has been awhile since I had to delete so many nasty, insulting, even threatening comments from a single blog post!

A sad testament indeed to how closed-minded and condescending a large portion of the dental community can be even toward one of its own.

The truth is that cavities can heal and the vehement denial by conventional dentists who react in a defensive manner (as if they have all the answers) does not change this fact one iota.

To drive another nail in the coffin of the notion that cavities must be filled and can’t remineralize and heal on their own, I am presenting a series of photographs sent to me by Rami Nagel, author of the paradigm shattering book Cure Tooth Decay.

The photos are of an 18 month old child from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Rikki, the boy’s mother, took these photos as her son’s cavities remineralized over a period of 8 weeks after commencing a dietary program which included supplementing with fermented cod liver oil and high vitamin butter oil.  It is important to note that regular cod liver oil will not produce the same spectacular results you see in these photos.

The sad truth is that when a parent brings in a child with significant tooth decay, toxic, IQ lowering fluoride treatments, drilling/filling or even crowns and root canals are recommended on baby teeth!  These treatments which can be incredibly expensive are not necessary as in a majority of cases, children’s teeth will quickly remineralize with dietary intervention. Adult teeth with cavities will heal in similar fashion as long as they have never been drilled or compromised by dental treatments in the past.

What Did This Child Eat That Caused These Cavities?

Possibly the most shocking thing about this story is that this toddler was not eating a junk food diet when these cavities formed.  He was still breastfeeding and eating an all-organic diet.  His favorite foods consisted of graham crackers and flaxseed bread.  He also was fond of organic granola bars which he ate regularly.

The problem with store bought whole grain products is that they are high in anti-nutrients like phytic acid that block mineral absorption. These foods are not a good choice for regular consumption by growing children.

Rikki’s son also ate fruits and vegetables and organic eggs although his mother avoided butter and milk thinking they were bad for him. After reading Cure Tooth Decay, she realized that butter and milk from grassfed cows are very healing and strengthening for teeth and bones. Grassfed dairy also counteracts some (but not all) of the negative effects of the toxins and anti-nutrients in processed grain products from the store.

Foods That Healed this Child’s Teeth

Rikki implemented 4 major changes to her son’s diet in order to achieve the results you see below.

  1. She cut out grains and sugars. This reduced the mineral depletion from the commercial grains and sugar.
  2. She started giving him Green Pasture’s Royal Blend (a combination product of blended fermented cod liver oil and butter oil) which gave her son the needed fat-soluble vitamins to remineralize his teeth.
  3. Her son now gets raw milk and raw milk cheese regularly along with fermented vegetables like pickles.
  4. Their family now uses butter liberally, and Rikki makes homemade broths and soups from pasture raised chicken.

Unfortunately, the earliest picture is of the teeth after 1 week on the new dietary protocol described in Cure Tooth Decay.  There wasn’t a control picture available of what the cavities looked like before any changes were made. Even still, the visual healing that takes place is compelling and should give every parent hope that cavity problems can be dealt with at home with simple dietary changes in the majority of cases.

Will these dietary interventions be easy? Most definitely not if a conventional diet is being followed. For those already eating a whole foods based diet in their home, the changes are much easier to accomplish. Far and away the most difficult change to implement for cavity prone children especially if they attend school is eliminating the processed grain based foods.

What do you think of these photos?  Do they finally put to bed the repeated denials from conventional dentists that cavities don’t heal and must be filled?

*These photographs were used with Mr. Nagel’s permission (source).

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Additional Information

How I Healed My Child’s Cavity

Toddler’s Severe Tooth Decay Halted in 5 Days

Resolving Periodontal Problems with Bone Broth

Coconut Oil Stops Strep Bacteria from Damaging Tooth Enamel

Avoiding Root Canals with Diet Alone

Could the Cause of Your Illness Be Right Under Your Nose?

Picture Credit

Comments (191)

  • Neesa

    The pictures are a cavity forming she caught it before it turned in to a whole so every one saying this isn’t one it is

    May 31st, 2016 3:02 pm Reply
  • Tauni

    So I have some teeth with tiny cavities forming. I’m sure Quitting sugar is #1 (also very difficult since I work at a gluten free bakery!) what will happen to my teeth that have fillings now?? (wish I would have know about this before getting a bunch of fillings!! Also green pastures is a good brand of cod liver oil right? I have a tub of it mixed with butter oil but I can’t make myself or children take it!! I gag!! I’ll get pills…anyways..will my fillings come out of my teeth? Or hurt because they can’t heal over??

    April 9th, 2016 2:26 am Reply
  • Britanny Walton

    My parents have insisted we eat only food that is found on a farm.All my life I’ve never had anything processed or sugar .My greatgrandmother was the oldest living person on this diet,and she grew a complete set of teeth at age 92.Sadly we lost her a year later.But she had a great smile.I am almost 18 and have never had a cavity.I see the rest of my family going to the dentist almost monthly to have something drilled.My immediate family has never had this problem.

    February 11th, 2016 1:35 am Reply
    • SK

      “she grew a complete set of teeth at age 92” Do you mean she grew a set of new adult teeth at age 92? :O please elaborate and tell us what you saw. Did your family take picture of her growing teeth?

      March 25th, 2016 3:43 am Reply
  • Correy

    Im glad your sons tooth GOT BETTER, but didnt Reverse a cavity like this post originally said. Look up the definition of a tooth cavity. Its a HOLE in the tooth. Your son had a lil plaugue and you were able to clean it up -_-

    January 2nd, 2016 8:19 pm Reply
    • Nancy

      I would say the teeth were decaying at the base of the teeth; that happened to our first child 23 years ago… and she had to have short stubby teeth as they did root canals to save them due to me not knowing any better…
      you could actually put your fingernail right into the tooth at the gum line… seemed to have got that way overnight… they said she was born without the enamel on her top teeth and her molars so as soon as she had any other food or drink than breastmilk, her teeth rapidly decayed… she has been GF since she was 6.5 years old! and all of a sudden, after about 1 year Gluten Free, no more cavities!!!

      January 23rd, 2016 2:32 pm Reply
  • Alllex

    Wonder if they had X-rays taken after. Sometimes decay is so subtle that it’s not visible to the naked eye but can be seen on X-rays. Just because the teeth appear different doesn’t necessarily mean the decay is gone.

    August 13th, 2015 9:40 pm Reply
  • SF

    Does anyone have any ideas on what kinds of foods to give a four year old on the “no grains, no sugar” diet? To make matters more complicated, she has a dairy allergy (though we are looking into raw dairy). I’m stuck for recipes, so any help would be much appreciated!

    August 11th, 2015 1:13 am Reply
    • Amy Lynn

      Well, I would first look into a vegan diet. I almost died a decade ago, was losing weight so fast, no doctor could find out why, was in constant abdominal (“pain” is not a strong enough word, I guess “distress”). I wish i could remember when I figured out that it was dairy causing my pain and inability to eat. I also became completely unable to digest red meat around the same time.

      In 2014, many of my symptoms came back and it was so scary. I am a baker and when looking to make non-dairy desserts, ran into a lot of yummy looking vegan recipes, so I had a lot of great info and I ate my last pain-causing meal on 14 May, 2014. The next day, I was 100% plant based.
      *When you look for foods free of dairy – which human bodies do not need – if you look at recipes or pre-packaged foods that say VEGAN on them It makes things so much easier. But I am still a careful label reader.
      I’m not a preachy vegan :) But I have learned a lot during many years of illness, I just pray & hope all the time that some good can come out of this for others.
      Gluten-free is very available at supermarkets and restaurants, so that might be a place to look also. I have been amazed and delighted what people far smarter than I can do with rice and nuts (be sure your daughter is OK with nuts, if not, stick to dairy subs that are made with rice, coconut, etc)

      I eat a LOT of lentils, my go-to meal is lentils (just from a can at the regular grocery store!), whole grain rice and I buy a bag of mixed mushrooms, then mix it all up, add garlic and salt, you can be really creative with lentils and Mushrooms as they – like soy which I am allergic to but works fine for others – pick up the flavors around them.

      The grain part is the trickiest, I would recommend spending a lot of time looking for recipes from vegan and gluten-free Bloggers, spend a bit of time at a Health Food store near you… I see that butter is a part of this re-mineralization, but if there is a dairy allergy, I don’t know how to make that work, unfortunately.

      As for sugar, there are a lot of natural sweeteners, but try just doing no sugar for a while, it is not of course a nutrient we need :) But I have friends who use so many cool things to sweeten a cup of tea (I have a cup of “Tension Tamer” tea (Celestial Seasonings) next to me, and I am a southern girl so tonight, I am trying stevia.

      The cool thing about going through these things now – needing a special diet – is that we find we are NOT alone. I hate that others suffer. But when we help one another, it’s a good thing, and there are a LOT of good resources!! Oh, how did i forget this… your local library should have cook-books for “special needs”, so that is worth checking out if you have time!!

      I hope that helps, I can only imagine how overwhelming this must all seem. When people say to me, “Wow, how impressive that you just stopped eating ALL of this stuff ‘cold turkey’!” But it took a while to get to that point and it helped that I was already a decade into not eating any dairy or red meat. Let me know if I can help, hopefully I can find my way back here! :) Good thoughts and hope for you and your daughter!!

      September 3rd, 2015 2:58 am Reply
      • chingon

        The vegan diet made my teeth decay. Not only that it caused 2 of molars to fraction in half. I went to a zero carb all meat diet and slowly but surely my teeth are remineralizing and turning a little whiter.

        I’d suggest reading a book called “fiber menace” it’ll touch upon your abdominal pains. When I was a vegan and hung around lots of vegan people/gurus and restaurant owners they all had one thing in common. They were all compulsive liars in the sense were they had to convince themselves what they were doing was healthy even though they’re teeth were falling off, gallbladders were being removed do to low fat diet, hormones were off balance which makes them moody and angry as hell e.t.c….Not saying thats what you are at all, this is what i’ve observed being immersed in that culture for about 6 years.

        September 24th, 2015 12:51 am Reply
        • Lana

          Hahah Your funny I have been a vegan for 25 years! I’m not a compulsive liar and I don’t have cavities, or any health issues at all. Just because you couldn’t hang doesn’t mean you should bash others.

          Most vegans don’t do it for “health” anyway its because we don’t want to harm a living animal that feels and thinks just like the average dog and cat.

          October 25th, 2015 9:27 am Reply
          • Cindy

            I agree. I’m also a 25 year long vegan who still has her teeth and hair! lol!!! Greens are the key to health. Sprouting your grains will get rid of the phytic acid for your teeth. Avoid sugar like the plague! Give your teeth a chance to heal :)

            March 15th, 2016 1:32 pm
          • Sarah

            You can thank your mother for your teeth. Not your diet. Most people who go vegan have tremendous problems with teeth within 5 years. If they don’t it’s because Mom was super healthy when she was pregnant with you and you ate meat and other nutrient dense animal foods as a growing child.

            March 15th, 2016 4:45 pm
    • Greg

      Raw milk may not be a problem because the raw milk will often protect against allergies. I believe it is evil for the FDA to so fiercely regulate the distribution of raw milk.

      November 16th, 2015 12:41 am Reply
  • Some Dude in Cali

    The day I stopped brushing my teeth completely is when I stopped having dental problems. My dentist really had a hard time accepting this, but has accepted the fact that I do not brush or floss but have extremely healthy teeth.

    July 13th, 2015 5:59 pm Reply
    • amy lynn

      Cali Dude, I do have one question, what do you do when food gets caught in your teeth? Maybe you are just really young, I noticed “Stuff Gets Stuck In Teeth” was a weird/funny when shared with friends when we turned 30. :)

      Thanks in advance!

      September 3rd, 2015 3:16 am Reply
  • kylie

    Can you chew Spry chewing gum when you’re on this diet?

    July 10th, 2015 12:37 pm Reply
  • Meagan

    I’m afraid my son may be getting a cavity. He is on a mostly AIP diet with me and cannot eat dairy because he is allergic. He’s also allergic to eggs. He does eat fruit, but no grains and no juices. I recently started giving him fermented cod liver oil, but cannot do any of the blends since they contain dairy. Do you have any recommendations without any butter or milk?

    April 15th, 2015 10:03 pm Reply
    • marc

      I have milk allergy with a few tips.

      my research has pointed me towards…

      1.cows with less of the allergy causing “casine” (milk protein) .
      Note- not all casine is the same, less allergy causing the closer the cow is to natural conditions. a great example is in the Hindu Culture, they treat cows as family members, the casine is very close to the undomesticated ansystor with about 90% non-allergy causing Casine & 10% allergy causing “casine”

      Casine Types – Casine is a protien, Protein is made of diffiernt amino acids grouped together, allergy causing caseine contains the amino acid “histadine” while non alergy causing Casine has the amino acid “proline”

      allergy causing casine (BCM7 – Beta Caso-morphine) – has opoid recepter cell activity when it is broken down intestinally, called “poly-morphism”

      2. Raw Milk, unlike Pasturized. Raw milk has the probiotic (enzyme) “Lactase”.
      Lactase assists in the break down of the sugar lactose.

      Note- high quality milk from cows in Pristine conditions, having less contact with their excretions… food pathogens like “ecoli” are promoted with waste contamination.

      differenct from a few cows graizing on a large grass pasture

      April 24th, 2015 12:34 am Reply
    • Lori

      Look for grass fed cows with A2-A2 beta casine for your raw milk.

      July 8th, 2015 5:45 pm Reply
  • lauren

    Help! I had several fillings done before I found out about healing naturally! They were deep and ended up touching the nerve/root in some places. I am having more pain and the dentist said I need a root canal. I am making big adjustments in my diet and doing salt switching and oil pulls as well as taking homeopathic nerve pain supplements. Is there something I can do to settle the nerves in my damaged/filled teeth down so that I can stop having cold/hot/sweet/hard pain and avoid the root canal?? Thanks for any help!!

    April 10th, 2015 12:11 am Reply
    • Christopher

      I’m so sorry to hear this Lauren! It’s possible the fillings are such that you’ll need this kind of intervention, but then again, perhaps not. I think that if you switch to a radically healthy diet with ample mineralization of your bones and teeth: fermented cod liver oil, raw milk or butter, daily green smoothie, and avoid processed sugar, oatmeal and anything you think might inhibit this program of healing (do a search for heal tooth decay, a lot of the suggestions corroborate, so it’s pretty easy to get a sense of what to eat), you just might find you no longer have the pain, and any issues are healing and improving. I believe you were meant not to feel this pain, and that the body can heal itself with a little time and nutrition. Please avoid any factory farmed meat and dairy; they will only degrade your condition further. I think oil pulling daily is wonderful. I do it. I wish you the best of luck. Trust your intuition on what you read and please get the cod liver oil and raw milk, butter or kefir. I think fermented is best on the cod liver oil. BlueMountainIce is a good grand. Good luck!

      April 11th, 2015 2:43 pm Reply
  • Rebecca

    I’m definitely open-minded about alternative methods of cavity treatment, but I’m a bit skeptical about these particular photos. I’m wondering why the cavity would have remineralized, but not the white lesions on the other teeth? Doesn’t make sense to me.

    March 24th, 2015 11:13 am Reply
    • SDL

      I’m wondering if the white lesions had more to do with floridosis and whether they consume flouridated water.

      July 7th, 2015 6:13 pm Reply
  • Randall Teunis

    Could someone please provide a shopping list they use (personally or guide from a different side) to get the most recommended course for remineralization.

    March 14th, 2015 2:04 pm Reply
  • Pearlene Utley

    how do you make ur kids take the oil pills? do you pour the into food or ?? Need to know before buying.
    many thanks

    March 10th, 2015 4:00 pm Reply
    • cheri

      the oil comes in liquid or pill form. Put the liquid on their food if they will not willingly swallow pills, it doesn’t taste bad..Hiding it in scrambled pastured eggs works fine..If they won’t eat, make them sit there until they do..Can’t let the inmates run the asylum 😉

      July 9th, 2015 6:05 pm Reply
  • Summer

    I spent this last week in extreme pain from a decaying molar. I was so close to seeing a dentist, and this was a deep cavity, pain that was growing increasingly electric. Laying down and exercise were the only activities that stopped the pain, but standing and sitting were excruciating to the point where my only solution to escape the most severe pain was to throw myself on the floor and violently kick my legs (to simulate exercise and laying down–it worked fast). It was a tiresome few days of little sleep.

    I think it was day 3 of the ordeal that, throughout the day, the only thing I ate was 8 oz of RAW liver and several cups of RAW, whole milk, stopping all coffee consumption. I did not eat anything else in order to maximize the effect. The tooth pain subsided to half of what it was in roughly 12 hours from the first couple oz of liver, where I was finally able to sit up with just an annoying, mildly painful throb, but it wasn’t debilitating. It didn’t force me to exercise or lay down. 4 days later, there is no tooth pain whatsoever, and the giant cavity is not as soft as it was mere days ago.

    Therapeutic doses of raw liver, raw, grass fed, whole milk are really the only things you need. It’s nothing complicated, and I did this with conventional calf liver–much less potent stuff than organic, grass-finished beef liver. And honestly? The easiest way to eat raw liver is to cut it up in chunks you can swallow whole, put a piece on your tongue, and drink it down with the milk. You will hardly even notice the texture or flavor, but you will taste the milk. I can personally handle the liver straight. If you are in extreme pain, this route is rather tempting and I highly encourage you to do the same.

    I didn’t want to lose my tooth. I have so many damaged teeth from childhood dental work that has fallen out, and if that painful molar was extracted, I would never be able to chew, again. If a dentist were to fill that tooth, then it would only be a matter of time before the filling comes out and I end up unable to chew, anyway. Getting root canals are why I will not get my missing fillings restored. I don’t want dead teeth in my mouth.

    March 9th, 2015 11:51 am Reply
    • Summer

      Oh, another comment reminded me. I forgot to mention that, in order to remineralize my tooth, I did not brush my teeth with any pastes at all for this process, and it’s been weeks since I had used any glycerine-containing toothpastes (I only use glycerine-containing toothpastes once or twice a year), and I did coconut oil pulling feverishly each time the pain flared up. The oil pulling actually grew too painful, but it only temporarily reduced the pain the first two days before being an outright irritant.

      It’s important to mention that glycerine in your toothpaste blocks remineralization. It coats your teeth and does not come off for between 25-30 brushings.

      March 9th, 2015 12:04 pm Reply
      • Summer

        Just updating my progress, but a nice benefit to having the major cavity healed up is that not only have two smaller cavities hardened with a clear covering, but my teeth are all no longer cold sensitive, and that includes a broken-to-the-gum-line tooth, which is caused by the missing dental work that I mentioned. It broke out of structural instability from that point, and the parts that are exposed have never touched a filling. Previously, that tooth could touch nothing hot or cold without me chewing with my tongue and roof of my mouth.

        The other tooth has not responded to the therapy, and it’s history is that one massive mercury filling fell out about 2 years ago, and another, bigger mercury filling on it recently fell out. The tooth has not broken from structural weakness, unlike the other. I don’t expect it to respond, either, but this tooth is why I cannot chew on my left side, not unless I want to be greeted with instant, extreme electric pain for about a week.

        I’m holding onto that tooth with the hopes that I can get the means to grow it back.

        March 13th, 2015 12:52 am Reply
        • MessiahMews

          Look up Exogen LIPUS device which is a bone stimulating device used for bone regrowth.


          March 14th, 2015 5:08 pm Reply
          • Summer

            Oh, wow, thank you! I never knew about the Exogen device. Oh, my. I’m excited enough to cry. I hope it works. I developed TMJ from favoring one side. I cannot thank you enough.

            March 18th, 2015 4:18 am
  • Jamie

    I have a 2 year old son and his teeth grew in decayed-looking, yellow, jagged, etc. I didn’t understand why this happened because we try to eat healthy most of the time and aren’t quick to using antibiotics. When we took him to the dentist he said that my son has enamel hypoplasia and we should take him to the nearby children’s specialty hospital to have caps put on at least 6 of his teeth under anesthesia. I want to do the best for my son, but I don’t want to put him through a procedure if it’s unnecessary. Now, from what I’ve read about cavities healing through diet and proper supplements and natural toothpaste, wouldn’t the same apply in my son’s case? I just haven’t read anything about healing enamel hypoplasia, so I was wondering if you know if this diet can help him?

    February 20th, 2015 4:46 pm Reply
    • shir

      Cell salts can help- calc phos and calc fluor expecially.

      July 7th, 2015 2:17 pm Reply
    • chris

      I wonder if your son’s problem might be from fluoridated water…

      July 12th, 2015 5:05 pm Reply
    • Mike

      take him to the dental specialist right away, before he has swelling, infection and pain …this will not heal …end of story

      August 9th, 2015 8:33 pm Reply
  • katie

    Can you eat fruits during this process

    February 19th, 2015 6:01 pm Reply
    • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      Not advised.

      February 19th, 2015 6:24 pm Reply
      • Kaite

        Even for teenager? And what about farmer market bought fruits

        March 1st, 2015 10:38 am Reply
  • Anne

    What should you do if you can’t get raw milk? Any substitutes?

    February 13th, 2015 12:43 pm Reply
  • Anne

    Okay, according to my dentist, I have a very minute sized cavity growing on the outside of my right molar tooth. I’ve never had cavities before and this was very alarming to me when I learned this.

    So I’m implementing a plan to try and heal this cavity before if pierces all the way through the enamel. by using Fermented Cod Liver Oil and Butter Oil Blend, Oil pulling with Coconut oil, and brushing my teeth with a glycerin and fluoride free tooth paste known as Earthpaste, and my diet already already doesn’t consume grains and I NEVER eat processed sugars from foods or drinks, but I can’t get my hands on raw milk in my state, since it’s illegal for human consumption, so I guess I have to stick with diet that consumes pasteurized milk and other grassfed meats. Do you think I can see results within 3 weeks of this and are there any improvements to this plan you’d like to suggest?

    February 12th, 2015 5:42 pm Reply
    • Al

      This was the other main supplement that Dr. Price and the Drs. Mellanby found was extremely supportive of dental healing. In the study they did, cavities healed even when diet wasn’t changed if Vitamin D was optimized and the best healing occurred when diet was optimized and Vitamin D was added. ~ Wellness Mama

      February 14th, 2015 2:35 am Reply
      • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

        No, the diet was changed. And, there weren’t any GMOs and chemicals or gut destroying antibiotics in the picture yet either.

        February 14th, 2015 2:37 pm Reply
        • Al

          I agree with you 110%, it’s just saying that the best results came when both were optimized but to say healing didn’t occur at all especially for small cavities is a lot to assume.

          February 14th, 2015 4:18 pm Reply
    • Becca

      Bio-dent from Standard Process, 18 a day, will replace the calcium need.

      February 22nd, 2015 10:04 pm Reply
    • Jenny

      Earthpaste I believe has some naturally occurring toxic stuff. I will have to look it up again but if it’s the one with mud from Salt Lake area I would be cautious and read up on the dangers of it.

      July 21st, 2016 12:36 am Reply
  • Halli

    I have a cavity in one of my upper teeth and I want to try oil pulling to help it heal. I have been getting ‘stress cavities’ ever since I started college. I have to wait for the oil to arrive though, and am afraid the tooth will get worse while I wait and possibly be damaged further before the oil has a chance to work. What can I do to start healing my tooth in the meantime with limited access to holistic ingredients ?

    February 10th, 2015 11:55 pm Reply
  • Lia

    Can you remineralize your teeth after getting a filling by removing the filling and following this particular diet?

    February 9th, 2015 12:59 am Reply
    • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      No, absolutely not. Once a tooth has been drilled, it cannot be healed with diet.

      February 9th, 2015 9:06 am Reply
      • Lia

        Will taking the fermented cod liver oil and butter oil blend along with pasteurized milk yield the same results? Along with minimizing grains and sugars?

        February 12th, 2015 4:09 pm Reply
        • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist


          February 12th, 2015 5:21 pm Reply
          • Lia

            I was reading the story about the mother who healed her child’s cavity just by making her son eat FCLO/BO blend along with his normal diet and a little change to his breakfast and that cavity healed. Is it not suffice to say that FCLO/BO blend promotes calcium and phosphorus uptake from any food, despite them not being products such as raw milk but pasteurized milk or even decent vegetables.

            February 13th, 2015 12:06 am
          • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

            That Mom would be me (that story is on this blog) and my son was never consuming pasteurized dairy and his diet was traditional already … eating a conventional American diet with pasteurized milk and expecting the fermented cod liver oil and butter oil to heal the cavity when the rest of the diet is subpar is expecting too much.

            February 13th, 2015 9:35 am
      • Alma

        In her book, Cancer Winner, Jacquie Davison’s fillings popped out and her cavities filled in while she was on the Gerson diet for cancer. Hers is a wonderful testimonial as to what can be accomplished when nutrition is optimized.

        April 21st, 2016 3:33 am Reply
  • Lindale

    I never knew remineralizing really works. My cavity was worse when I got it to the dentist, Dr. Gupta, Mount Royal Dental Clinic in Burlington, and I had no option other than to pull it. Cavities to what level can be fixed using remineralizing?

    February 3rd, 2015 6:50 am Reply
  • Longsnowsm

    If people will go out and look at the research done by Dr Weston Price they will see there is no secret “formula”. At the time he did his research the available nutrients that were common were Cod Liver Oil, and pastured dairy… Today these are not common. If you go out and price the cod liver oil and the butter products they recommend they are very expensive… Let me clue you in on a little secret. The X Factor as Dr Price called it is vitamin K, it is the missing secret ingredient…. You want to do this on a budget then go get some vitamin A(just get a good multivitamin), vitamin K(recommend K2), and vitamin D3. You get those and you will get the same results without the “exotic” butter oil and cod liver supplements that are mentioned here.

    The idea it to make this accessible to normal every day people. If you have a family and everyone is taking these products it can get expensive. So do some searching and you will find what I say is true. Remineralize your bones, clean out your arteries, remineralize your teeth… Too many benefits to list if you dig into it.

    Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin D

    Thats your secret formula… Check it out… And of course follow the other recommendations in getting rid of grains and carbs… They strip your body of minerals and much much more.

    December 19th, 2014 5:40 pm Reply
    • Erin

      As I’m on a budget, I can’t afford the fermented cod liver and butter oil. Instead, I’ve been taking D3, a Super K2 complex supplement (has K1, MK-4 and MK-7) and regular Norwegian cod liver oil. I’ve also been consuming grass-fed cow milk/yogurt, bone broth and raw milk cheese along with eggs, veggies, etc.

      You think that would work just as well as the high-priced FCLO/BO combo?

      January 18th, 2015 9:43 pm Reply
      • pam


        i heard that Gouda cheese has the highest K2.
        + it tastes good.
        so may work better for those who are lactose intolerance. (i like Beemster Vlaaskas best so yummy)

        November 5th, 2015 4:28 pm Reply
  • E

    I’ve been remineralizing small cavities in my wisdom teeth, which are really packed in there and hard to brush properly every five years or so since they came in (in my 40s now). I didn’t know about grains, CLO or raw milk. I used raw garlic, held on the spot. It would burn the heck out of my cheek, but it also killed whatever was growing on my teeth/gums. Also used slightly chewed cloves held in the same way. Sometimes I would use an herbal tooth powder made into a pack to hold in place for a while as well. I had never had a cavity in baby or adult teeth, so perhaps I already had good tooth mineral status? After having a baby in my late 30s and doing extended breastfeeding, I got a cavity back there that I was not able to heal and had to have filled. I had many signs of mineral deficiency at that point and all of my teeth were somewhat transparent on the ends. When my body recovered, I never had another cavity and I’m fairly confident I could heal it myself again if I did. My dog unfortunately ate my Healing Tooth Decay book before I could read it. I don’t know if he advocates antibacterial substances in addition to minerals, but I think both are very important.

    December 18th, 2014 12:50 pm Reply
  • Amanda

    I had a bunch of cavities forming on cracked teeth.(which were all cracked from when they removed my braces). After a year of taking the fermented cod oil and butter oil, and changing my diet, my dentist said it was very impressive how small the cavities got. He expected that they would eventually need drilling but now they are gone! I just wish something could be done about the cracks. Oh well. I’m gonna keep up this regimine so they don’t ever need drilling! Yay!

    December 17th, 2014 5:22 pm Reply
  • Kristen

    will regular cod liver oil not help at all then? I don’t have access to FCLO with butter oil

    December 11th, 2014 5:00 am Reply
    • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      Not as well by a longshot.

      December 11th, 2014 6:59 am Reply
    • Andrea Jones

      You can get FCLO at Green Pastures!~

      December 17th, 2014 2:01 pm Reply
  • pam

    any idea about growing back receding gum?

    if teeth can heal, why not gum?

    October 11th, 2014 1:09 am Reply
    • Becca Weaver

      Yes, your gums can heal also. First, when brushing, be gentle. Second, you can purchase Cyruta-Plus by Standard Process from any chiropractor. Take 18/day. Things aren’t going to heal in just a few months, and you will get sick of taking them, but your gums will get better over a period of time.

      December 1st, 2014 10:05 am Reply
    • Jan Gordon

      I healed mine by changing from a regular toothbrush to a Phillips Sonicare toothbrush. The receding gums are usually caused from brushing too vigorously, and when you get in a hurry, it is not always easy to not transfer the tension of needing to hurry away from the brush. I avoided this with the Sonicare, because to get a proper brushing with the Sonicare, you have to place the toothbrush at an angle to your teeth toward your gums, not applying much pressure. The brush does an outstanding job on your teeth. I swear by mine If you don’t want one, then as suggested, brush slowly and gently.

      December 11th, 2014 9:22 am Reply
    • Joni M Nicodemus

      Neem bark & neem oil. Works great mix the 2 small amount rub, massage on gum area a,m P.m. for a week or 2 & be blessed. Dr. Bob Marshall sells , promotes this!

      December 11th, 2014 11:47 pm Reply
  • Liz

    My 4 year old daughter loves her raw milk, butter etc, so I was very surprised to see she had a black mark on the back of one of her molars. She was complaining that it hurt a lot too.

    I made a dentist appointment for 2 weeks time, figuring that I would know by then if it was too late to be helped or not.

    Then I gave her the following every day:
    FCLO/BO blend
    Small drink of bone broth
    Glass of raw milk
    Cup of calendula tea (anti bacterial)

    I also had her do oil pulling with coconut oil for 5 minutes each day.

    The first change was that the gums around the problem tooth turned back to a healthy light pink (they were a little red and swollen).

    Then after only FIVE days, my husband and I could see that the ‘tooth sore’ (as my daughter described it haha) was lightening and shrinking.

    After only ten days it was gone!

    I am aware this might seem unbelievable to some, but it is the truth. I am very grateful to blogs such as these as without them I would never have known this would be possible.

    Oh and on day 4, my daughter had a birthday party to attend and went to town on lollies, cake etc and the supplements still worked (although I obviously wouldn’t recommend this part!)

    June 25th, 2014 10:46 pm Reply
    • elena

      I am very happy for you! If only I can do the same for my two little ones who have cracked teeth and all:(

      How much of the Fermented cod liver oil and butter oil did you give?

      God Bless

      June 30th, 2014 12:28 am Reply
      • Liz

        elena – it was only about 1/4-1/3 tsp/day. I don’t know what the recommended dosage is, but I don’t think little ones need a lot for it to work.

        Good luck and God bless you too.

        July 1st, 2014 12:00 am Reply
  • Nedra

    I am not surprised at the nasty comments; you threatened the teaching and livelihood of dentists. I believe in the holistic approach to anything that involves the body and have regular conversations to defend my position with most traditional physicians. They have not learned it so its not valid to them instead of expanding their minds and be open. I heard it take the medical establishment 15 years to accept a new way of thinking in the medical field. That is far too long to hold on to a belief long past its effectiveness. I believe all things have a cure since our bodies are programed to heal itself naturally. I am glad that we have the ability through the Internet to do the research for ourselves to expand our personal knowledge.

    June 25th, 2014 1:47 pm Reply
  • Frankie

    While on the subject of teeth, I just want to add another wrinkle to the discussion. Crooked teeth are a sign of the lack of essential minerals. If you want straight teeth, you should be taking essential minerals, preferably liquid and definitely plant-sourced.

    Mothers don’t usually have enough minerals in their bodies to naturally pass them on to their infants in the womb or when they breast feed. Once the minerals are depleted that they do, or did have, they must be replaced through supplementation since there are no longer enough minerals in the fresh food. (It’s been lost in the soil thanks to Monsanto and mass farming, so it’s lost in the crop as well).

    It’s why vegetarians and vegans need protein through meat. Sorry, veggie people, but it’s true. Eventually, you will notice your protein has slipped badly, and you may have to go elsewhere for it. BTW. If you already have crooked teeth, unlike cavities, there doesn’t seem to be a solution short of a trip to the orthodontist, but your small children, before getting their final teeth, can be helped.

    June 4th, 2014 2:47 pm Reply
  • Vectorgraph

    Denise Minger has a story on how she healed her mouth.

    She is also quite well known as being among the writers that have dissected The China Study.
    She has an excellent book about how the science of nutrition lost its way.

    She guest blogged about her teeth here
    Links to her other material is there.

    May 31st, 2014 6:21 pm Reply
  • Patrick

    Organic graham crackers? Is that even possible lol?

    May 26th, 2014 5:43 pm Reply
  • nicola

    Very interested but would like to know an alternative for a child who is highly allergic to cows milk and fish. Thanks

    May 25th, 2014 7:46 pm Reply
    • Melina

      I am allergic to all commercial dairy (even organic) that is pasteurized, homogenized and factory farmed in unhealthy ways. However, I do wonderful on raw, organic 100% grass fed kefir. Dairy from breeds that produce A2 casein can also be an improvement as well, even though this is not always easy to find. Personally, I have found that the most important keys are how the cows are cared for and that the milk is raw and cultured properly. As for allergies to fish it is pretty rare that someone is allergic to all fish and again factory farming methods for raising fish also create fish that people can react poorly to so it may be worth trying truly quality fish sources- Green pastures does fit that requirement.

      May 27th, 2014 10:26 pm Reply
  • Pauline

    The human body is well equiped to heal itself, if we cut ourselves it heals, if we break a bone it knits back together, if we have a brain injury another part of the brain often can take over those damaged aspects… why is it so hard for people to believe that a simple cavity can heal it’s self! As long as there is a blood supply to whatever part of our anatomy you what to consider, there is a means for it to heal. Only such things as meniscus injuries where there isn’t sufficient nutrients going there or rupured discs is the body unable to repair itself. Now I’m not talking about diseases that’s a whole differnt thing, I’m taking injuries.

    May 25th, 2014 5:25 pm Reply
    • Katie

      Ok, if you cut yourself, you heal – with scar tissue. The only component of the human body that heals without scar tissue is the bone. And there are are many reasons why healing may be prolonged. You can’t cure everything with diet and you can’t rely on your food products being exactly what you think they are, especially if they are produced/processed/manufactured by someone making a profit. Not all medical professionals/dentists are bad, and not all medical intervention is bad. Many a child has died because of a parent’s refusal to to accept help from someone who doesn’t rely on something labeled organic or raw. I’m not knocking that some of these things reverse a bacterial process that modern convention takes a different approach to, I’m just saying don’t accept pseudo-science of any kind. If the doctor/dentist’s advice doesn’t make sense to you, don’t hesitate to argue. But apply that same healthy skepticism to some of this alternative stuff as well.

      December 18th, 2014 6:55 pm Reply
    • JP

      It’s been a while since I’ve taken a human anatomy course but I’m pretty sure enamel DOES NOT have a blood supply. Once broken down too much through decay, drilling, trauma, etc no amount of fermented Cod Liver Oil is going to bring it back. Teeth are very unlike many of the body parts you mentioned above. The properties of enamel aren’t seen anywhere else in the body…

      -your friendly dentist

      July 7th, 2015 7:15 pm Reply
  • Of Goats and Greens

    This is actually pretty cool, and worth further investigation. I hope it is true, because it would certainly be useful for cases of those pinpoint cavities. Vitamin D is another suggestion, I’d think.

    May 25th, 2014 10:41 am Reply
  • benjamin beem

    how do you get raw milk if you can’t raise yer own cow?

    May 24th, 2014 7:52 pm Reply
  • adam milne

    It is of my opinion without any actual data/test results/studies that ozone treatment grows teeth back into the original shape/size…no pain.easy.

    May 24th, 2014 7:14 pm Reply
  • Lisa Frisch via Facebook

    Sorry to burst any bubbles but I’m not buying this at all. The photo’s are poor and suspect to say the least . There is NO PROOF shown here.
    Please tell me how the decay on the lateral is “allegedly” cured but the decalcififation on the central incisor remains unaffected. After all, it’s merely an earlier stage of the decay process.
    Please folks. Start cleaning your child’s teeth as soon as they pop into their head. Especially prior to putting them to bed and give them NOTHING BUT WATER at night and dont be mislead into thinking that “organic” products wont cause decay.
    Be very cautious about new claims/theories. There is usually someone behind it trying to make a buck

    May 24th, 2014 5:45 am Reply
    • Melina

      These kinds of recommendations are based on the masterful work of Dr. Weston A. Price. Please read his masterpiece of a book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration before dismissing this way of healing. Ramiel Nagel’s book is an excellent resource as well. I used to have a cavity that remineralized through doing a similar approach. It also helped heal serious illness. Traditional wisdom is the best way to go and Food used as medicine properly is AMAZING. Doubters always think it is too good to be true…Also, no one is suggesting to stop doing proper oral care (brushing, flossing, etc.), but that alone will do nothing to heal or even prevent cavities.

      May 27th, 2014 10:34 pm Reply
      • Melina

        Oh and I forgot to mention this is not based on new information! This is based on ancient indigenous wisdom, which you would know if you had read his book.

        May 27th, 2014 11:07 pm Reply
        • Gerda Meyer

          PH- level in the mouth changes negativ by for example sugar, what demineralizing.

          May 30th, 2014 10:33 am Reply
      • Gerda Meyer

        Totally agree!

        May 30th, 2014 10:31 am Reply
  • Jeff Simpson via Facebook

    Sugar free diet ISN’T a calorie free diet. The caloric content of a food, regardless of whether its from the most organic item out there OR the most processed item out there, as it goes through the natural digestive process is what fuels the bacterial acid production. Frankly this is why when I talk tooth decay with my patients I no longer say things like “sugar containing” or “sugary foods/ drinks” but just simply CALORIE containing foods and drinks.

    As for the sedation issue. Well frankly for the vast majority of children, regardless of their age, with modern technology in restorative techniques and anesthesia, sedation is very rarely needed. It’s all about if and how one chooses to implement modern, science driven technology into ones office. A hard tissue dental laser can easily and painless quickly remove grossly decayed tooth structure and have some remineralization effects on slightly decayed tooth structure to painlessly, without any sedation eliminate all decay and not leave a chronic, latent infection (since that’s all that arrested decay that has spread through the tooth’s enamel really is). I know in my own kids, no infection in their teeth vs. a latent infection is far more appealing. Then again with 4 years of doctoral level training specifically in dental medicine, 2 years post post graduate dental training, and 15 years of private practice experience diagnosing, treating, reassessing various treatment modalities and making changes to them based on science, technological and materials advances and seeing first hand in literally 1000’s of teeth in 1000’s of children’s mouths over that time, what do I know??

    May 23rd, 2014 8:33 pm Reply
    • Bob K

      Good point, what do you know? As in how much testing have you done to support or disprove this article? I am looking for a way to improve my teeth and am interested in what can be done. At age 65 I am developing cavities and all the “old school” Docs want to drill for gold (theirs). I am not in favor of spending thousands to save a tooth for 5 or 6 years with a root canal. What are some of your alternative cost effective methods?

      May 25th, 2014 10:00 am Reply
  • Jeff Simpson via Facebook

    Susan West – it’s simple. I know my kids didn’t come with an “owners manual” and I’m pretty sure that’s not an analomy. If I want to know something about them health wise, I seek out an “expert” (pediatrician, pediatric specialist, etc) who has years of evidence based science involved in their training and knowledge base. Just like when something isn’t working properly with my car, I seek out a certified mechanic who has extensive training in how my car works

    Dental decay in kids is a touchy subject with parents often since it IS in 99.9% of the time (a few very rare genetic disease situations excluded) attributable to what diet a parent allows their child to have (dental caries {the clinical name for decay} is all about the triad of diet + bacteria + time that I previously mentioned). Parents all too often, even after the decay triad is explained in easy to understand terminology, will reply to myself, or my hygienists with something akin to “my child must have soft teeth” which along with the other lay public’s that wisdom teeth errupting cause crowding of front teeth are the 2 biggest dental fallacies out there. This overall is a societal problem where almost nothing “bad” that happens is a result of one’s own doing.

    If your child truly has a cavitated lesion, unless it is in a tooth that should naturally exfoliate within a few months, you are realistically risking a situation that can occur in the developing permanent tooth below the baby tooth called “turner’s tooth” which adversely affects the developing enamel of the permanent tooth, a tooth that realistically in this day and age short of unforseen dental trauma, be in your child’s mouth for their lifetime.

    Dental decay, when explained properly IS a simple process, and is simple to prevent with diet awareness, proper oral hygiene and often some simple basic preventative dental awareness. If folks in my profession either don’t explain this or capitulate to parents often insistence on the notion that its not of their doing, then we are at fault

    May 23rd, 2014 6:26 pm Reply
    • Christine

      The problem with evidence-based medicine is that it’s inherently biased based on cost. RCT’s and observational studies cost a lot of money – if a product doesn’t have the possibility of profit, people have no real incentive to do the studies to prove it is effective. So, while evidence-based medicine is great where it exists, natural remedies shouldn’t be discounted simply because there is a lack of evidence for their use – only if they are harmful or proven ineffective.

      September 23rd, 2014 12:25 pm Reply
  • Canuckette

    My dentist has noticed a similar phenomenon in my dental health. I am a healthy 40+ woman. I started following many of the recommendations of the WAPF over a year or so ago: bone broths, soaked/sprouted grains, sourdough bread, unpasteurized dairy products, grass-fed meats, and no sugar. At a dental checkup almost a year ago, my dentist noticed a small cavity that she said seemed to be remineralizing, so she left it alone. Then, at my most recent checkup a few months ago, the cavity was gone. I told her about the work of WAP and she was interested, so I sent her a link. I’m hoping that she looked into it…

    May 23rd, 2014 9:52 am Reply
    • Bill Leach

      Good for you! I suspect that she will since she was not adverse to the idea that your tooth was remineralizing!

      June 6th, 2014 7:58 pm Reply
  • Jeff Simpson via Facebook

    Susan West Olvera – decay in exclusively breast fed children is very easy to explain scientifically – tooth decay needs 3 things to happen #1 – the bacteria streptococcus mutans, which for most kids is transferred to them in the saliva of their mothers (or other parents/relatives/etc) when they kiss their child or wipe their lips/face after the adult has licked their fingers to per moisten them to help remove the debris on the child’s face – it is usually via genetic analysis of the bacteria a parent who “infects” their child with this decay producing bacteria. #2 you need time – tooth decay takes a long period of time to happen – it doesn’t just get to the point where it needs to be addressed “overnight”. #3 you need frequent exposure to calorie containing foods and/or liquids – breast milk has calories – those calories are the “fuel source” for the bacteria to break down and ferment into acid which is then released into the mouth – its basic biology and chemistry

    May 23rd, 2014 9:31 am Reply
  • Chelsea Nicholas via Facebook

    Yeah I agree with a lot of these people who ate suspicious of this. Full on caries don’t heal. Decalcification can. Any dentist will tell you that. Looks like decalcification to me. Plus that child still had quite a bit on the other teeth as well. I understand people trying to be all natural but in the mist of trying to prove conventional medicine wrong they can harm their kids. Also.. Fluoride doesn’t lower IQ. Fluoride is a natural chemical. Its usually found in higher levels in natural well water than city water. City water is just regulated. Don’t blame that on kids getting dumber. That’s society.

    May 23rd, 2014 6:10 am Reply
    • naturelover

      Nice try. Now explain the difference between calcium fluoride and sodium fluoride, and then tell people which is of nature and which is one of the most toxic concoctions not to occur naturally, and tell them which one of these is added to our water, and then say fluoride is harmless. Yes, society has dumbed down, but why?

      May 25th, 2014 11:29 pm Reply
  • jj jj

    Also raw milk is daangerous for toddlers, gosh

    May 23rd, 2014 3:35 am Reply
    • Jen

      I seriously hope that was sarcasm. Two of my kids have been drinking raw milk since they started to wean, the other two have been on it for 5 years. They have NEVER gotten sick from it EVER. Also, the older two who are in public school, have had a LOT less sick days since we started raw milk. I hope you don’t consider good health in a child dangerous.

      June 12th, 2014 10:29 am Reply
      • kristy

        Im sorry to have to tell you Jen, but unfortunately just last week in Australia a little 3yo boy died and a number of other people became very sick after drinking contaminated raw milk from a reputable dairy. There is ALWAYS a risk of bacteria in raw milk. Most adult guts can handle it, but most small children cannot. For me and my family, it is just not worth the risk.

        December 17th, 2014 7:40 am Reply
        • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

          There were no pathogens found in the raw milk … it is all media and government speculation purposely designed to scare the public. That child and the other children involved could just as easily have gotten the gastroenteritis from fast food or some other food. There has been no direct connection made to the raw milk he drank! It is so easy to scam people with a media report isn’t it? Sad.

          December 17th, 2014 9:14 am Reply
  • Lori Chenoweth via Facebook

    Any options for kids who can’t eat dairy such as milk and cheese?

    May 23rd, 2014 2:23 am Reply
    • sb

      Most kids that can’t have dairy CAN have raw dairy. What kind of a reaction does your child have from dairy?

      May 24th, 2014 11:32 pm Reply
    • D

      Carrot juice

      May 25th, 2014 7:19 am Reply
  • jj jj

    granola bars are bad for teeth, its half sugar in it, so if thats what you call not causing cavities its just wrong.

    May 23rd, 2014 2:07 am Reply
  • Jama Harris via Facebook

    How do you reverse a cavity in young kids?

    May 23rd, 2014 12:26 am Reply
  • Andrew Tong via Facebook

    Yes. SMALL cavities can heal!

    May 23rd, 2014 12:00 am Reply
  • Rachel

    I healed three of my son’s four cavities by using the approach in Rami’s book. After six months, they had not grown any bigger, and after a year, they were completely gone. The dentist was amazed.

    May 22nd, 2014 11:13 pm Reply
  • Kelly Dawn Johnson via Facebook

    Very interesting!

    May 22nd, 2014 10:50 pm Reply
  • Jamie

    I’m a pediatric dental hygienist for many years now. I am a firm believer that diet can produce cavities and it can also prevent them. My main concern with these pictures is that they are showing demineralization on the facial surface of the upper front teeth. Demineralization differs in a huge way from a huge cavity. If there are pictures of a huge DO cavity needing a stainless steal crown that was remineralized please post. I believe these pictures are accurate but I think the words “healing a cavity with diet” is false. I hope parents will not neglect there children’s teeth because of this article.

    May 22nd, 2014 5:05 pm Reply
  • Jill Tanzi via Facebook

    Sorry, does not prove anything. You would need to run a scientific study. It is not even clear if the first pic is decay or just erosion. You have no idea what you are talking about.

    May 22nd, 2014 5:02 pm Reply
  • Christina Owens via Facebook

    The firey red gingiva doesn’t look so good though

    May 22nd, 2014 4:31 pm Reply
  • Leah McCullough

    We did the Cure Tooth Decay suggestions for my 4 year old son. Our dentist also did ozone treatments on the affected teeth. He hasn’t remineralized yet but the decay has completely halted and he doesn’t need fillings! Yay!

    May 22nd, 2014 3:28 pm Reply
  • Brittnay Rene Rigdon via Facebook

    Wow that’s amazing!!

    May 22nd, 2014 1:47 pm Reply
  • Angela Kang

    Consumers Beware. The typical comments and feedback received from medical and dental professionals who prefer to keep their patients ignorant and fearful (not the good ones) usually contain one or more of the underlying messages:

    1. You’re too stupid to help yourself with your medical condition, you need me to save you. (hand over your power to me tactic)
    2. If you try to do something on your own to improve your own health and it does not involve pharmaceutical drugs, surgery or a vaccine, you will die or hurt yourself because anything natural is not proven and therefore dangerous. (fear tactic)
    3. Natural medicine is unproven. (ignorance tactic)
    4. And if none of these work, then it’s your own fault, or in the case of children, it’s the parents’ fault that you or the child is in this sorry state in the first place and you need me to fix it. (blame and guilt tactic, hand over your power tactic).
    I have heard these tactics too many times. Teeth re-mineralization through nutritional means, outlined in Rami’s book worked for me, my 3 year old and my husband. If you really need proof for yourself, I would encourage anyone to try it. Angela

    May 22nd, 2014 1:47 pm Reply
    • Melina

      Exactly Angela! Love it! Take back your power people!

      May 27th, 2014 10:41 pm Reply
    • Foxylibrarian

      Under their ‘care’, 1 in 6 US children has a disability or chronic illness. And this was a statistic from a Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine article in 2002, so it’s probably more like 1 in 4 in 2014. And they are aghast that there is a revolution and parents are taking matters into their own hands… file:///Users/crmsanders/Downloads/PTM0602%20(2).pdf

      June 12th, 2014 12:00 pm Reply
  • Sara Reimold Birth Doula via Facebook

    Rob Crampton I had that kind of suspicion but have been told by several dentists that this wasn’t possible. :/ he actually fell twice in one day on those teeth. I was amazed that the teeth seemed okay immediately afterwards. I almost would have preferred that they just fell out or died to this slow decline.

    May 22nd, 2014 12:56 pm Reply
  • Susan West Olvera via Facebook

    Here’s a link to a wonderful and supportive discussion based group that uses CTD principles. A lot of support and understanding here.

    May 22nd, 2014 12:51 pm Reply
  • Susan West Olvera via Facebook

    My son’s teeth remineralized in some areas and halted in others. Many many small children with tooth decay have a mother who was diagnosed with a Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy and the teeth don’t properly calcify in utero. It’s also common for children to have a leaky gut and/or candida ( new research on candida ). Once those issues are addressed, the body takes care of itself. My son had a deeper brown cavity on a bottom on year molar that is now white with healthy enamel, albeit the hole remains. Other areas of decay have arrested, confirmed at our dental check-up. In my opinion functional pain-free teeth that have brown spots on them do not negate putting a small child under dangerous sedation for what is essentially cosmetic work.

    May 22nd, 2014 12:45 pm Reply
  • Dawn Johns via Facebook

    well thats hopeful and insightful!

    May 22nd, 2014 12:43 pm Reply
  • Catherine Camiolo via Facebook

    I might not have the right eye for this but I don’t see much of a difference. I would be curious to see 6-8 months from now. I do believe, though, that healing cavities naturally is definitely possible.

    May 22nd, 2014 12:04 pm Reply
  • TJ

    Why did the gums get so red?

    May 22nd, 2014 2:36 am Reply
    • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      Flash on the camera was used for some of the photos I’m thinking.

      May 22nd, 2014 7:33 am Reply
  • Mirian Wong via Facebook

    Not sure I can see any difference in the before and after picture. Can a sensitive porous tooth be remineralized, or just cavities?

    May 22nd, 2014 2:09 am Reply
  • Matt Stone

    Joey Lott just wrote an awesome book about how he remineralized his own teeth–even filling in large cavities completely. He didn’t use the same approach as Rami, but followed many similar fundamentals.

    May 22nd, 2014 12:50 am Reply
  • Sharon

    I’ve only heard of and seen pictures of this healing occurring in children. I tried healing my own and it didn’t work. I’d like to see some examples of healed cavities in adults.

    May 21st, 2014 10:39 pm Reply
  • iamalighthouse

    What would you suggest doing when your state has outlawed raw milk?

    May 21st, 2014 10:04 pm Reply
    • Lynda Brown

      Fine a raw dairy that will sell for pet consumption. …after all I am my favorite pet. the milk will be labeled that way..

      June 24th, 2014 12:54 am Reply
  • Keri Hessel via Facebook

    It is working for me, I had a shallow cavity on my wisdom tooth and it is remineralizing. So for all those who are trying to tell me it’s impossible, I believe my own eyes. :)

    May 21st, 2014 8:10 pm Reply
  • Josella

    The ADA and the dental profession would prefer no one knows that cavities heal. The Dental Industry would rather keep everyone IN THE DARK about this HEALING. It may even be true that they are ignorant of this, because their business is drill, fill, bill ….. so perhaps their text books do not mention the possibility of a cavity healing. Follow the MONEY $$$$$ is the reason.

    May 21st, 2014 6:42 pm Reply
    • ToothFairy

      To the dental profession, enamel remineralization is nothing new. Depending on the depth of the demineralized area, you can brush/floss/use xylitol/ MI Paste and/or ICON-DMG/ change dietary habits&limit snacking/drink water instead of sodas, etc. Cavity formation is a fairly slow process and demineralization is simply a fist step so with small lesions, dentists have the luxury of informing patient, educating them&giving them 6-12months to implement changes& then following up to see if there is any improvement or lesion has gotten larger. However, this only works with intact enamel surface&lesions not involving dentin. For example, in the photo you can see the tooth to the right having white chalky appearance right next to the gumline. That is deminerilized enamel.
      All bets are off once the cavity has formed and passed the point of no return. To tell a person with a large cavity to go home and swish with coconut oil would be equally negligent as telling a person with a gunshot wound to put Neosporin on it.
      Personally, I find it funny that it’s easier to get an 18month old child to take fermented cod liver oil than it is to just brush after breastfeeding.

      May 21st, 2014 11:38 pm Reply
      • dLamb

        My husband had a black cavity that fell out and filled in. The enamal was gone, now it’s back.

        May 22nd, 2014 8:09 am Reply
      • Claudia

        Breastfeeding works like raw milk, in the sense that it is healing for teeth. So why would you recommend brushing after breastfeeding? The article clearly states that the cavity was due to a high grain consumption of the child. Also, during breastfeeding the nippple will reach the back of the throat, making almost all the milk go straight down to the throat.

        May 22nd, 2014 4:54 pm Reply
        • ToothFairy

          Breast milk (while being impressively packed with nutrients, minerals, vitamins, Mom’s antibodies etc) is still just milk: mostly water with some fat, sugar (called lactose)&little bit of protein dissolved in it. Bacteria in baby’s mouth break down lactose into glucose and then into lactic acid. Let s say you just had a glass of milk: how does your mouth taste 30min later? Sour? That would be lactic acid.
          As far as grains ….sure, starch is broken down to glucose in the mouth. However, you would see cavities on back teeth (where most of chewing of solid food takes place) and not solely on front surface of front teeth. Location suggests pooling of the milk. Now, we can say baby is actively sucking (milk bypassing teeth), but they also may be dozing off and some of the milk will stay in the mouth. No Mom can guarantee there is no milk in the baby’s mouth after breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is highly beneficial to both Mom and baby but perhaps Mom can just give baby a sip of water (or caffeine-free chamomile tea) afterwards and/or wipe the front teeth with moist gauze/ use a small rubbery toothbrush that fits onto your finger and clean the teeth.

          May 23rd, 2014 1:10 am Reply
          • Bill Leach

            You really need to go to the Weston A. Price foundation website so that you can learn something useful about raw milk Also, a little dryer but quite informative is NIH article on raw milk:

            Compared to homogenized and pasteurized milk, raw milk is a nutritional powerhouse.

            June 6th, 2014 8:19 pm
      • Jamie

        I agree!!!!

        May 22nd, 2014 5:09 pm Reply
  • Jillian Stewart via Facebook

    Vitamin K2 in grass fed butter and dairy products.

    May 21st, 2014 6:21 pm Reply
  • Terri

    My son has a very big cavity on one of the lower back teeth. 2 months or more ago I started giving him homeopathics 3 times a day. I can see where the tooth has remineralized. Is the cavity all gone? No. But, I do not feel like I have to take him in to get it filled because the inflammation is gone and there is no more decaying and it is slowly getting smaller. I am trying to not be an over excited mother and exaggerate, so I am being very cautious about it all, but I can honestly see a difference in the color of the tooth where the tooth stops and the remineralization starts. My son eats sugar, bread, takes his FCLO sporadically and even misses once in a while in taking the homeopathics. I believe teeth can remineralize…..

    May 21st, 2014 4:33 pm Reply
    • SoCalGT

      Terri, what remedies and potencies are you using for your son’s teeth?

      May 22nd, 2014 3:17 am Reply
    • Staci

      Terri, which homeopathics did you use?

      May 25th, 2014 12:45 pm Reply
  • Abigail Praise via Facebook

    Living Libations oils have done what our dentist thinks are miracles.

    May 21st, 2014 3:44 pm Reply
    • susan ivey

      abigail, where do you buy your living libations oils? thanks.

      May 21st, 2014 8:33 pm Reply
      • Natalie

        Living Libations oral care products are the best!!!

        May 22nd, 2014 12:42 pm Reply
  • James Spencer Tagliarini via Facebook

    O.K. Sarah…. I watched your video and read some more of the materials presented on this topic…. I will agree that caries is uncommon in traditional diets because simple sugars prevalent in processed food and modern diets contribute to more acidic plaque and more decay. BUT.. the pictures in this article ARE BOGUS… and the PROOF is right in the photo. There is early decay on the tooth to the right…. and it is completely unchanged in all the photo’s… how is it that the treatment caused such a profound effect on tooth D with NO EFFECT on tooth E?

    May 21st, 2014 2:58 pm Reply
  • Marne Herzer via Facebook

    Why is it so hard for people to believe that what you put in your body affects EVERYTHING???!!! Yes, even your teeth…

    May 21st, 2014 2:51 pm Reply
  • Sara Reimold Birth Doula via Facebook

    Jeff Simpson it’s not that simple. It can’t be. My daughter brushes once a day MAYBE, her younger brother gets his teeth (he has cavities in the front 4) 4 times a day, low sugar diet, and lots of other dietary interventions. Yet his cavities are still progressing, although very slowly. I feel that a bad fall/ injury to the teeth is related, yet you say that it’s only bacteria.

    May 21st, 2014 2:38 pm Reply
  • Sara Reimold Birth Doula via Facebook

    Wish it were always this simple of a solution :/

    May 21st, 2014 2:33 pm Reply
  • Broseph P Joseph via Facebook

    I’m not seeing that much of a change here. Someone want to chime on what they are seeing?

    May 21st, 2014 2:24 pm Reply
  • Jill

    It’s true. Cavities heal with good nutrition. My neighbor and her children had terrible dental problems until they implemented the Cure Tooth Decay protocol. Her kids had cavities begin to fill in and discoloration from enamel breakdown reverse. My husband asked an elderly, retired dentist he knows about it and he told him that, yes, indeed, he too has seen it happen and that in his day he actually learned about tooth decay reversal in dental school! It used to be common knowledge, but sadly, the truth doesn’t make a lot of money for the dental industry.

    May 21st, 2014 1:54 pm Reply
  • Elisa

    My daughter was diagnosed with a cavity which devastated me. I read the book “Cure tooth Decay” and doubled her FCLO intake. When the dentist diagnose her, she scared me that if I do not “fix” the cavity, it will advance very quickly due to the thin layer of dentin that toddlers have (she is 4 years old). No mention of healing of course….Yet, I wanted to wait a bit and research what is going on.
    3 months later we went for a check-up on the cavity, and another dentist from the same practice saw her. He said that she definitely does not need any treatment on her “beginning of a cavity” (that’s what he called what the other dentist diagnosed with a clear cavity). When the initial dentist saw my daughter another 3 months later (6 months after the initial diagnostic), she said that “the cavity has been arrested due to good diet”. I was like “Huh???Why did you not mention this before? That this is even possible?” She said that her “cavity” is not brown & soft but black and hard, and much smaller…practically there is no more cavity there. I was on cloud nine of course….
    I am not sure what the pictures show, but even Nagel says that when cavities heal they become black and hard. The baby in the pictures show white in place of the slightly brown sport. Maybe this is happening to babies???? I don’t know. All I know is that my daughter does not have a cavity anymore, at least nothing that needs any treatment, and her teeth got better due to high FCLO doses. We do not do the blend as it is disgusting, but she happily takes a liquid oil and eats lots of butter from grass-fed cows every day. She still eats grains, mostly white bread from an artisan bakery (that uses old fashion fermentation methods).

    May 21st, 2014 1:45 pm Reply
    • Kelly

      Elisa, my 5 year old daughter has a cavity. In fact I had her to the dentist today and he attempted “laughing gas” and she resisted it to the point of his stopping and suggesting her coming back after taking a valium! I came home to re-look up the info I had found on the FCLO and we’re going to try that before taking her back to the dentist. How much of the FCLO did you give to your daugher?

      Thank you for your time!

      November 18th, 2014 1:26 pm Reply
  • James Spencer Tagliarini via Facebook

    If you follow the links to the root story they are trying to sell you a book claiming bacteria don’t cause decay.
    I wouldn’t stop brushing!
    PS. If the cause is not plaque… Then why is the decay at the gum line in the exact region where plaque accumulates? News flash… Healthy home economist reports world is flat after all… Pay no attention to any conflicting evidence.

    May 21st, 2014 1:18 pm Reply
  • Jeff Simpson via Facebook

    It’s really quite simple decay wise. Speaking as a licensed dentist here. Decay is caused by naturally occurring bacteria in your mouth. When you eat or drink any item that is calorie containing, those calories (essentially simple sugars at their most basic molecular level) are broken down by the bacteria, who then release acid in your mouth as their “waste product” for about 30 minutes after you’re done ingesting the caloric items. That acid will then “eat” away at your tooth structure. You body via a remineralization process can fix the acid affected tooth structure up to a certain point. If you expose your teeth to the effects of the acid at a quantity and frequency that is greater than your body can “fix” you get tooth decay. It’s that simple. Decay is all about the frequency at which you expose your teeth to caloric items, NOT the type of food or liquid (raw vs. organic vs processed) that you consume

    May 21st, 2014 1:06 pm Reply
    • Gabrielle

      Right, which I think is the (or even A cause since I do still feel that poor diet is a big part of the problem obviously) cause of decay no matter what that book says. It makes sense that acidic bacteria and bacteria by-products will eat through enamel. But what about re-mineralization? Does it exist and is it possible? There’s so much conflicting evidence and personally, I don’t trust photos any more than I do anything else because they can always be photoshopped. I use the program myself for graphics work!

      So as a dentist, tell us what you learned about that in your textbooks?

      May 22nd, 2014 12:35 am Reply
    • watchmom3

      No offense Jeff..but, when you say that you are speaking as a licensed dentist, I trust you less. I do not mean any disrespect, but my father in law was a dentist and my cousin is a dentist, and there is an incredible amount of information that they are completely unaware of..I think we are living in a time when knowledge is abounding and every day we find out more…as long as no one tries to block that flow of information, then we can all learn. I have 30 yrs in medical, and the best doctor I ever knew was an oncologist who looked me in the eye, while discussing my Dad’s cancer battle, and said, “You KNOW, that it is just my best, educated GUESS.” I will always be grateful for that, as no one knows all the answers and it takes guts, if you are a professional, to admit it. Just be OPEN..that is all we need to do. Truth stand alone and doesn’t need anyone to bolster it.

      May 22nd, 2014 10:34 am Reply
    • Melina

      Sad that all these dentists clearly have never read the best book on the subject by the greatest dentist that ever lived (in my humble opinion that is), Dr. Weston A. Price. Please read his book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration and you will be surprised by how ignorant you are.

      May 27th, 2014 10:53 pm Reply
  • TeresaD

    I am so grateful for articles relating to remineralizing your teeth! I do have two questions regarding this topic. 1. Am I just out of luck if I have had dental work done? I wish I would have learned this a year ago, because since then I have had three root canals! 2. I have found a local place that sells organic, non-gmo wheat and grains. Does anyone know if these products are more healthy for me, or should I still cut out grains altogether? THANK YOU!

    May 21st, 2014 1:01 pm Reply
    • Gabrielle

      I’d just skip the grains if you can do it right away. Otherwise, wean yourself off of grains with the organic non-gmo stuff until your body can handle getting away from most of them all together. We try to just eat some rice and some oats and other than the occasional handful of barley in a soup, we leave well enough alone. We’re lucky to have a great gluten free bakery nearby that makes awesome ‘paleo’ type bread from coconut and almond flours.

      I remember when we tried to go totally cold turkey to cut grains and white starch like potatoes out of our diet overnight I started getting the shakes and I couldn’t function or stay awake to the point that I finally drove to a DRIVE THRU and grabbed a thing of fries and shoved all of them in my mouth before I got home. I felt like I was going to die. lol. I didn’t realise at the time that I’m a mixed type leaning toward carb type a little. My body needs more carbohydrates than my husband and son do.

      May 22nd, 2014 12:41 am Reply
  • Tony Freeman via Facebook

    Apple Dental Care

    May 21st, 2014 12:36 pm Reply
  • Ingrid

    Wonderful proof. I can understand why the orthodox community were outraged. They are taught that this is not possible, by people with vested interests.
    The good news is that many are waking up and I trust it will soon gain enough momentum that nothing will stop it.

    May 21st, 2014 12:24 pm Reply
  • Amanda Case via Facebook

    I oil pull it doesn’t effect my crowns or my fillings.

    May 21st, 2014 12:18 pm Reply
  • James Spencer Tagliarini via Facebook

    It sure looks like the tooth was unchanged in the first 3 images and then restored by a dentist with a tooth colored resin. As a dentist I do remineralize early decay… But these pictures are well beyond remineralization to the point of regeneration…. I find that hard to believe without an act of god.

    May 21st, 2014 12:08 pm Reply
  • Mary

    I had really hoped there was something to this. I had heard about this story and the book for some time, but the before and after photos are not convincing to me. I don’t know what is “remineralizing” – the teeth are still translucent at the edges and to my eye the enamel looks the same. I would like to see more photos if there are others that feel that they have had good results.

    May 21st, 2014 12:07 pm Reply
  • Alison Woodward Vellinga via Facebook

    I’ve been on fermented cod liver oil before for quite a while with no changes to my teeth. I was also drinking raw milk and butter at the same time….

    May 21st, 2014 12:05 pm Reply
  • Alison Woodward Vellinga via Facebook

    Its not the fact that it effects your fillings. It leaches more mercury into your system and I definitely don’t want that while nursing my little one!

    May 21st, 2014 12:04 pm Reply
  • Alaina Lashbrook via Facebook

    Green pastures factor x mineral butter and cod liver oil will (possibly) be the thing that helps a bunch. I don’t change much of my diet but take this everyday and feel a big difference

    May 21st, 2014 12:04 pm Reply
  • William Kirchner via Facebook

    They look the same to me. A little cleaner as if he brushed, but other than that the same before and after.

    May 21st, 2014 11:56 am Reply
  • megan

    woo who!!! i hear also that cell salt can help with this. or prevent all together even.

    May 21st, 2014 11:41 am Reply
  • Wondering

    how much of the green pastures supplement is it necessary to consume? how often? once per day/more?

    May 21st, 2014 11:36 am Reply
  • June

    I have no photographic evidence but I have an area of decay in a molar that is almost healed by taking 1/2 teaspoon Blue Ice Fermented Butter and Cold Liver Oil every day for over two years now. It’s still not completely healed but the area of decay is shrinking and the pain has almost gone. Now and again the pain has been unbearable but it hardly ever troubles me now. I’ll be 73 in a couple of weeks which is probably why it has taken so long. I also think it has been repaired before by a conventional dentist.several years ago. You couldn’t let a child suffer any pain but I found it quite doable as an adult..

    May 21st, 2014 11:24 am Reply
  • Tracey Stirling

    Thank you for these fabulous articles! I have one question that I haven’t been able to find the answer too. If my family is taking plain Fermented Cod Liver Oil and consuming lots of butter as opposed to taking the butter oil blend is this as good or good enough?

    May 21st, 2014 11:22 am Reply
  • Sara Pierce Koonce via Facebook

    I’ve never heard of oil pulling messing with existing fillings?

    May 21st, 2014 11:20 am Reply
  • Alison Woodward Vellinga via Facebook

    I don’t get it…I’ve tried many of the suggestions and nothing has worked for me….stumped and frustrated! The only thing I can think of is I still have 2 amalgams but I can’t do anything about it right now because I’m nursing my 7 month old. I’m just worried my teeth will get worse by the time I’m done nursing. Is there anything I should take to keep that from happening? I can’t oil pull either because of my fillings.

    May 21st, 2014 11:16 am Reply
  • Stephanie Sanders via Facebook

    I really wish I knew about this earlier :(

    May 21st, 2014 11:09 am Reply
  • Linore Burkard

    I would have liked to have seen what the dentists had to say if they refuted this. It’s a shame you had to delete their comments. I’m assuming there were actual expletives in them; otherwise, are you not just removing differing viewpoints? Thanks for posting.

    May 21st, 2014 10:57 am Reply
  • Barb h

    Any suggestions on how to remineralize teeth when your toddler has a dairy allergy and cannot have raw milk or butter?

    May 21st, 2014 10:40 am Reply
  • Sarah

    Hi Sarah, I was wondering if you know if the cavity pictured goes through to the dentin?


    May 21st, 2014 9:20 am Reply
  • k

    Wow!! Just amazing! So comforting to know there is hope for the so-called hereditary “soft teeth”.

    May 21st, 2014 9:10 am Reply
  • Angela Kang

    I am extremely disappointed, but not surprised, at the blatant attacks, threats and accusations that occurs when anyone expresses an opinion that is different from the popular dogma that is prescribed by the dental and medical communities. To those dental and medical practitioners who deny patients the right to know and to be informed, shame on you. You are not only doing the public deliberate harm, but you are discrediting yourselves and your profession. Teeth can and do re-mineralize. It’s not rocket science. Sadly, there is a growing public opinion of distrust against the medical and dental professions that is self-inflicted by the profession. Good luck and I wish you well.

    May 21st, 2014 7:18 am Reply
  • Dr John Kanca

    We ask for proof, not photoshopped images. That means a study under controlled conditions to verify the claims. All the oil pulling in the literature is sesame oil. There is absolutely nothing about fermented cod liver oil. If this is as miraculous as claimed verification should be a truly simple matter.

    Your dentist will know who I am.

    BTW, your readers should know that oil pulling can be associated with lipoid pneumonia. That could be a nasty surprise for them given your endorsement of the process

    May 21st, 2014 7:08 am Reply
    • Gabrielle

      I personally feel like oil pulling is a crock, but I did want to point out that I think you’ve confused the purpose of the FCLO here. It’s meant as a nutritional supplement that is fully ingested. I know that it has personally helped my family with other health problems, including balancing hormones and improving our moods. Anecdotal, but that’s evidence enough for us.

      As for the re-mineralization? I’m keeping an open mind about it and if I personally see results then that would be proof enough for me. Fortunately, none of our children have ever had cavities (even the 13 year old I can’t get to ever brush his teeth) so I have nothing to test with at this point. Their diet fluctuates between pretty good and not the best depending on how busy we are so I can’t say it’s that. I can say it’s probably a combination of no soda, rarely any juice, and no toothpaste ever. Baking soda or water is it for us.

      As for the photos, well, I don’t believe them because those can be photoshopped. I would want to see this with my own eyes.

      May 22nd, 2014 12:51 am Reply
    • Dana

      There are remineralizing toothpastes available now in conventional dentists’ offices. My dentist offers it and she is NOT a new-age-woo-woo health nut.

      My daughter had a very small cavity on a tooth when she went in once for an x-ray. The next time she got an x-ray it was gone.

      It’s kind of a given that enamel sometimes wears away, especially if you have a lot of roughage in your diet, but dentin is not ever supposed to soften up. If it does, it’s not getting enough minerals and yes, that can be reversed. The only thing you can’t do is grow back your enamel. Once it’s gone, that’s it.

      And you would know all that if dental school were anything but a drug-pushing enterprise. I’m half-tempted to call you a quack, but that would be harsh.

      Teeth have fluid circulating in them too, in the dentin. This is at least partially mediated by the influence of the parotid saliva glands. Also known science, go look it up. The higher the circulation rate, the less likely you are to suffer tooth decay. Insulin levels affect how the parotid glands work, which in turn can affect that circulation rate–a very likely candidate to explain the link between tooth decay and diabetes.

      Don’t expect you to know all *that*, but again, go look it up.

      December 17th, 2014 2:46 pm Reply
  • Dr John Kanca

    Why didn’t the white spots heal? Those are early cavities as well. How did she get a single carious lesion to heal and nothing else?

    BTW, Had Mom simply cleaned the child’s teeth every day this would not have even developed. A front tooth is the absolute easiest place in the mouth to clean.

    Your dentist will know who I am.

    May 21st, 2014 6:45 am Reply
    • Dana

      You can have absolutely filthy teeth and never get a cavity. Dental caries are symptoms of malnutrition, even on a mild level. Teeth are living organs and can break down in the face of inadequate nutrition just like anything else.

      December 17th, 2014 2:48 pm Reply
  • Brandi

    I am currently doing all these things for breatfeeding my twins, but will the bone broth, taking butter oil fermented cod liver oil blend, eating butter and milk and eggs from grass fed cows/chicken re mineralized my teeth? I have metal wires in my jaw bone due to having corrective jaw surgery while I was a teen. I also have mercury silver fillings and some crowns (white) in the molars. I have not had my teeth cleaned by a dentist since early 2012 because I was pregnant and now nursing. I stopped using regular toothpaste and now brush with alum free baking soda and water pick along with clove or peppermint young living oils. I also sometimes oil pull with coconut oil. Does anyone know if the metal in my mouth prevents my teeth from re mineralizing? Thank you!

    May 20th, 2014 11:49 pm Reply
    • Dana

      The way remineralizing works is you have to still have the tooth material present. If it’s been drilled away, it will be difficult to impossible to fill back in through natural processes. A cavity is not always a hole; sometimes it’s just a soft spot in the tooth, which is one reason the dentist has to use a drill. Those soft spots are where remineralization most often occurs.

      I wouldn’t worry about making the fillings go away at this point. Just take better care of yourself, which it sounds like you’re already working on, and prevent any *future* decay.

      December 17th, 2014 2:50 pm Reply
  • buse

    that is absolute BS

    May 20th, 2014 11:05 pm Reply
    • Melina

      Please do more research before you dismiss this topic like I have mentioned to several other skeptics.

      May 27th, 2014 10:59 pm Reply

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