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).
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About the Author
“How to Raise a Drug Free Family”, which she uses to teach a webinar course for parents.The article above is an excerpt from Joette Calabrese’s book,
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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.
1. Chapman, J.B. The Biochemic Handbook. St. Louis, Missouri: Formur, Inc. Publishers. 1994.12-13
Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Sarah was awarded Activist of the Year at the International Wise Traditions Conference in 2010.
Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Economics from Furman University and a Master’s degree in Government (Financial Management) from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mother to three healthy children, blogger, and best-selling author, she writes about the practical application of Traditional Diet and evidence-based wellness within the modern household. Her work has been featured by USA Today, The New York Times, National Review, ABC, NBC, and many others.