They ship to Canada, yay.
Do any of you use bulk xylitol in food/baking, instead of sugar? Or is it mainly to get it ON your teeth, in your mouth?
Now dogs should not get Xylitol, especially Toy breeds, it can be toxic to them; and possibly cats, I'm not sure about that. But there are lots of other human food stuff that is also toxic to animals.
One other thing I forgot to mention that is important to know. I kept going back to our wonderful dentist because I was so sure that her teeth we wearing down to the root. They were getting so short due to a lack of enamel...they would chip. Well, they are very short and no where near the root. So, they look weird to me but are not hurting her.(the other dentist wanted to get he in immediately...surgery at 18 months old...no way!!!) So, once I realized this, I knew I had time to work with all of the things the other posters posted. You have time...don't stress too much.
I have to apologize for not being on this forum for so long. I'm sorry for any questions to me that i did not get.
My daughter is now 6 years old (18 months when we found decay). We did go to Dr. Chris Krammer in Middleton, WI about 4-5 times. We did the whole mouth 1X then specific teeth the rest of the times. We stopped going about 2 years ago as he kept telling us that there was no more decay occurring.
She has lost all but one of the bad teeth.......whew! We made it with no crowns, fillings or caps.
The procedures got expensive but it was worth it. I will do it all over again if I have to with my son.
I just bought some of the toothpaste for DD, some for us, some gum for us and the berry "mints" for DD at The Big Carrot on the Danforth in Toronto.
I bought the xlear brands. But they have at least a half dozen brands of xylitol toothpaste and 2 brands of gum there.
Hi there? How long did you stay at the first dose before reducing?
Spry products are available in Vancouver - at Choices and Whole Foods. We use the infant tooth gel.
Should I be using 6x or 30x to help heal a decay issue? My 14 month old has mild decay on 3 teeth and moderate on 1 but it seems to be progressing quickly. I bought a brand called Martin and Pleasance which is called 'Kidz minerals strong bones and teeth" it has Calc Fluor 6x, Calc Phos 6x, Mag Phos 6x and Silica 6x. I give it to her 4 times a day dissolved in a bit of water. Should I be upping the dose or using 30 x?
Any other tips? Dentist wants to fill her teeth or PULL one if it doesn't stop!
Since we started using a Xylitol toothpaste called Squigle Tooth Builder toothpaste, my 7 year old Son hasn't had a cavity for 3 years now. He had one cavity when he was 4 years old when we were just using plain water to brush with. And, my 4 year old Daughter has never had a cavity yet (but we haven't used anything but water to brush her teeth so far). We are going to start her on the Squigle Tooth Builder toothpaste now. The toothpaste is fluoride-free and has a zero toxin rating. Here is where we buy it from http://www.homesteadmarket.com/product/266/xylitol_toothpaste
Also, DON'T EVER USE A SPINNING TOOTHBRUSH because it made my enamel too thin and caused me to get extremely sensitive teeth. My dentist also said that you can skip the polishing
(the part right after cleaning where they use that spinning brush and use a gritty toothpaste), because he was taught in dental school that polishing is not mandatory, it's just optional.
Skipping the polishing will preserve enamel along with using the Dr. Collins toothbrushes for kids and adults. Using this softer toothbrush, toothpaste & skipping the dentist polishing has made my sensitive teeth not sensitive anymore, also because the Squigle Tooth Builder toothpaste also plugs up those little tubules holes that lead straight to the nerve, plugging them up with calcite. So it is good for kids and adults with cavities and enamel problems.
Here is where I get the toothbrushes for kids & adults.
Wishing you the best & Good Luck!
Thank you :)
I'm so glad to have found this thread. I just noticed (and was horrified by it) that my DD's tooth has some decay. I am willing to try natural remedies. I think the OP mentioned she found her dentist through the Mothering board. Is there a list of dentists somewhere on here? Please help! Thanks. :)
Great tips :) Thanks.
Ok so I'm confused:
I read on some posts that xylitol is GOOD for the teeth then others that say it's safety isn't proven and has shown to be toxic????
Is the CALC FLUOR the same as flouride? What makes them different? Thanks.
Is Silicea the same as Silica?
Also, I have seen most of the salts in 6x, not 30x, it was mentioned that its best to start with 30x. What happens if you start with the 6x?
Also, I have seen the Hylands brand in salts as well as the elixir, which one is better?
The elixirs has a set of 12 salts, would all of them help as well? Or is it over kill?