I now know from watching my Willow (a 6 yr old chocolate lab) that you can heal cavities and remineralize teeth. She developed cavities several months ago (December or January?). When I first noticed the black dots, I searched around the net for an appropriate supplement. I found Dental Essentials. She was on it for 30 days, with no visible improvement. I then gave her dolemite powder, bonemeal, diatomaceous earth, vitamin d and k. The cavities and demineralization on her back upper molars did not improve. I then started her on bone solid for 3 months and she developed diarrhea. Still no improvement on her teeth and the cavities just got larger. I then started giving her Dr. Christophers Calcium Formula. (I am lucky enough to have his book "School of Natural Healing" that has all of his formulas -- my mom bought it in the 80's and gave it to me). Since he also talked of alfalfa, I bought that too. She has now been getting a ice teaspoon full of the calcium formula and alfalfa for around 3 months now. At this point, I also changed her diet a bit. She was getting eggs, cottage cheese and canned fish (salmon or mackerel) for breakfast. She now gets the kibble by the folks who do the frozen raw patties -- Natures Variety and a couple of eggs for breakfast. For dinner she gets some frozen medalions and kibble or Natures Variety canned. The brown patches have gone as her teeth remineralized. One tooth has just a slight bit of a light tan area. The cavities are healing and filling in.
Three months ago, Willow would not play frisbee, would not play catch and would not play with the blue handled ball in the yard. I guess it just hurt too much. Now she chases the frisbee, brings the blue handled ball to the deck for us to fling and she brings us her tug rope for us to tug with her. Oh, she now wants ice to crunch on too. She loves to crunch on melted ice and would not for months and months, she'd just spit it out if you offered ice to her. Now she's asking for melted ice again (we give her ice from our ice water glasses).
I am over the moon that I finally found something to heal her teeth and thrilled that I'm able to share this with everyone.
Yes it is the same guy, but a slightly different formula. If you compare the two ingredients, you'll see what I mean. I bought that initially to give to her until my bulk herbs came in and then switched over. Since Dr. Christopher has died, his children now run the company and have changed many of his formulas. The old traditionalists feel not for the better. The capsules do not contain comfrey. And comfrey encourages bones to knit, muscle and tissue to heal. To my thinking, comfrey also encourages the healing of teeth, too.
I know that Wombat's comfrey root salve keeps the work calluses on my husband's hands knit together so they don't crack and bleed. He keeps roughing them up, so they don't disappear, but just to have them not break open is a blessing.
Here I am....
I recently learned I have 21 areas of dental decay; many around fillings that have leaked or fell out. My estimated cost of dental services is almost $10,000.
I wonder if this may be related to tooth whitening products....
I am researching tooth remineralization in an effort to develop a plan to heal as many teeth as possible.
I am curious if anyone has any documented experience (diagnosed and confirmed by a dentist) as to the size of cavities and how long it took to heal.
I am guessing this process could take 6 months or longer but am hoping to see results on my 6 months visit.
I am giving her about 2 teaspoons. The alfalfa powder is from NOW. Be sure to get organic alfalfa as there is Genetically-Modified-Organisms alfalfa now. Vitamin D is important too. If you levels aren't optimal, you should take 5,000iu-10,000iu D3 daily.