By Jodie Meschuk, Contributing Writer
It took many years for the light bulb to go off and change my set of beliefs in regard to dental medicine. You see, I was riddled with cavities my whole life and felt crippling fear when faced with invasive procedures. Knowledge of holistic care was just not a part of my vocabulary, I went about my business of using highly toxic toothpaste and flooding my body with chemicals that starved me of true health. It was not until our son was diagnosed with autism, that I woke up! I became aware of the untruths marketing geniuses sell on commercials and print on tubes of toothpaste. We are all told the incredible lie about fluoride helping our teeth to remain cavity free, when in turn, it is the exact opposite.
The kicker for me? Learning that a contributing factor to my sons autism was from toxic dental fillings and procedures done to supposedly make my teeth healthier. And more fluoride was pushed onto me each time.
We can take care of our children’s teeth and provide a lifetime of strong dental care without the use of mainstream toxic ingredients, period!
A Brief Lesson in Fluoride
Fluoride is not an essential nutrient. No disease, not even tooth decay, is caused by a “fluoride deficiency.”(NRC 1993; Institute of Medicine 1997, NRC 2006). Not a single biological process has been shown to require fluoride. On the contrary, there is extensive evidence that fluoride can interfere with many important biological processes. Fluoride interferes with numerous enzymes (Waldbott, 1978). In combination with aluminum, fluoride interferes with G-proteins (Bigay 1985, 1987). Such interactions give aluminum-fluoride complexes the potential to interfere with signals from growth factors, hormones and neurotransmitters (Strunecka & Patocka 1999; Li 2003). More and more studies indicate that fluoride can interfere with biochemistry in fundamental ways (Barbier 2010).
NIH-funded study on individual fluoride ingestion and tooth decay found no significant correlation. A multi-million dollar, U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded study found no significant relationship between tooth decay and fluoride intake among children.
Fluoride may cause non-IQ neurotoxic effects. Reduced IQ is not the only neurotoxic effect that may result from fluoride exposure. At least three human studies have reported an association between fluoride exposure and impaired visual-spatial organization.
So…why are we using this incredibly dangerous ingredient every day? Its time to fight back and educate your dentist on the use of natural ways to strengthen the teeth and even have potential to reverse the signs of cavities.
Why are we believing lies that fluoride will help our children’s teeth stay healthy?
Why We Use Homeopathic Cell Salts
According to Healing Teeth Naturally, the use of homeopathic remedies is “a very valuable energetic modality and an important additional dental healing avenue. Homeopathy can strengthen, detoxify and help heal teeth and gums. The following contains several examples of its application such as, abscesses, gangrene, cavities, and root infections.” It is important to note that homeopathic remedies are typically patient specific, not disease specific, so two patients with the same disease may be prescribed two completely different homeopathic remedies to address the same disease. To read more about the dental use of “tissue salts, or cell salts, and for a list of antidotes to homeopathic remedies, click HERE.
Cell salts were discovered by Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler, a German doctor, in the late 1800s. He discovered 12 mineral salts in the ash residue of human cells. He theorized that many diseases and maladies were actually caused by mineral imbalances within the body (a lack of these necessary minerals), and the body would be brought back into balance by using these cell salts over a period of time.
These 12 minerals are essential to our bodies. They are given in homeopathic form and work at the cellular level (“cell” salts). They are absorbed by your mucous membranes and not the digestive system, which is often faulty and has trouble with absorption.
Calcium Phos 6X – bone health, gives solidity to bones and assists in building strong teeth.
Calcium Fluor 6X – assists with improving enamel of teeth and strengthening bones.
This strengthens the tooth enamel so it is helpful for children who get cavities easily, also it is helpful for sensitive teeth, both chronically and acutely, sensitivity after eating pineapple or a lot of citrus or fruits. Teeth that come in rotten, crooked, deformed. You can give it to children between the ages of 1 – 7 the new teeth will come in better and better. This remedy along with calc phos can fix the metabolic problems in children. The remedy is often taken for periods of 3 to 6 months. Excellent for the elderly and young children.
Magnesium Phos 6X – bone development & quick pain relief associated with toothaches.
Silica 6X – assists in building strong connective tissue to support deficient assimilation..
Other Natural Approaches to Consider
Oral acid can be a large cause of all cavities, regardless of any other factors – it is interesting to note that brushing really isn’t a critical factor in preventing tooth decay. It is all about managing the bacteria. Bacteria can’t survive in an alkaline environment, so if you wish to target something and be effective, kill the bad bacteria.
Drinking xylitol water can be very effective. A good practice is every time after you eat or up to 4-5 times a day.
It doesn’t take much to ensure your children’s teeth remain strong and healthy. Ultimately you will save mucho dinero on dental bills plus their brains will remain toxin free.