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post #61 of 68
What do the arrested cavities look like? My dd has 5 cavities- 1 was on the back molar and was a black dot, which is what prompted me to take her back to a different dentist. The frost said she could see nothing but some enamel erosion. I have been following WP diet and no sugar or grains. The cavity is now an orange color. Could this be good or bad? I have no idea if I am doing the right thing. We have an appointment at the end of January to begin the $2000 worth of dental procedures to fix this but I really wanted to try this first. Any encouragement or advice about the orange color?
post #62 of 68
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Originally Posted by GISDiva View Post

 I had to look it up too:

 

http://mi-paste.com/about.php

Do both versions of the MI paste have fluoride? Thanks :)

post #63 of 68

It has been great reading theses forums to know that I am not the only one (or the youngest!!)  I just found out yesterday that my 29 month old has some pretty lovely decay on his front four teeth.  I am 6 months pregnant with our second child and I am sure you can imagine how emotional it was for my.  My poor baby, what have I done to him!!  We go along thinking that we are doing all the right things and then something like this happens......  Thankfully we spent our first night without nursing and it really went well, he is old enough that I could explain to him why we needed to be careful and that we can continue to nurse before and after nap times. 

 

I have loved reading all the different ways to treat the decay, and I am excited to try.  My mother is a dental hygienist..... so her and her dentist of coarse attacked the night-time nursing (which I am not convinced that isn't the cause), and said start giving him fluoridated water.  I am not going to give him internal fluoride as I don't like the negative research I have done, but I am thinking about trying the MI Paste.  I like the cod liver oil, cell salts, I had someone recommend Evora probiotic supplements for the mouth, aloe vera, and of coarse the change of diet.  Dried fruit seems to be the kicker, as well as juices and fruits.  He loves his fruit, pastas, breads, it will be hard to make the change, but I am excited for the opportunity to expand his diet.  

 

I heard a lot about raw milk.  Is any raw milk okay?  Should I stay away from nut milks? I know someone had said no grains, what if they are soaks appropriately (quinoa??)  I also am guessing that most raw recipes would be fine since the nuts and seeds are typically soaked overnight? 

post #64 of 68
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Originally Posted by Sam Deputy View Post

It has been great reading theses forums to know that I am not the only one (or the youngest!!)  I just found out yesterday that my 29 month old has some pretty lovely decay on his front four teeth.  I am 6 months pregnant with our second child and I am sure you can imagine how emotional it was for my.  My poor baby, what have I done to him!!  We go along thinking that we are doing all the right things and then something like this happens......  Thankfully we spent our first night without nursing and it really went well, he is old enough that I could explain to him why we needed to be careful and that we can continue to nurse before and after nap times. 

 

I have loved reading all the different ways to treat the decay, and I am excited to try.  My mother is a dental hygienist..... so her and her dentist of coarse attacked the night-time nursing (which I am not convinced that isn't the cause), and said start giving him fluoridated water.  I am not going to give him internal fluoride as I don't like the negative research I have done, but I am thinking about trying the MI Paste.  I like the cod liver oil, cell salts, I had someone recommend Evora probiotic supplements for the mouth, aloe vera, and of coarse the change of diet.  Dried fruit seems to be the kicker, as well as juices and fruits.  He loves his fruit, pastas, breads, it will be hard to make the change, but I am excited for the opportunity to expand his diet.  

 

I heard a lot about raw milk.  Is any raw milk okay?  Should I stay away from nut milks? I know someone had said no grains, what if they are soaks appropriately (quinoa??)  I also am guessing that most raw recipes would be fine since the nuts and seeds are typically soaked overnight? 

 

 

Hi,

 

 

I never heard of aloe vera  for teeth, do you use it to brush with or do you drink it?

Or what exactly?

 

By the way, I have a cousin, she has breast fed all of her children for 4 to 6 years each one,

and that includes night time breastfeeding, they did not have any dental problems. I have

heard from other people as well. Breast milk is not the issue. I think it is due to other factors,

sodas, fruit, dried fruit, juices, candies, sweets, etc. Another factor I think is rinsing with water after eating something, and once done, brushing your teeth. And of course flossing.

 

Thanks :)

post #65 of 68

http://aloeverav.com/?p=271 here is an example of what I found on aloe vera. 

 

Both my midwife and my doula did express that night nursing for long periods of time will cause some pooling around the front teeth.  I know with my next child that I will be very conscious about making sure that my child unlatches and swallows after nursing to sleep.  It is just to much of a coincidence that it is the same four as the bottle fed syndrome...  I have a friend in Cali who had to have her little boy get caps on the top four and all molars!  They had found that he had deficient saliva when he slept, which makes more sense that all the teeth were affected.  I am waiting to take him back to the dentist next week to see if the change in diet and added supplements have seemed to make any difference.  I, wanting to be optimistic, think it looks better.... We will see

post #66 of 68
Hey everyone,

I am writing for some moral help as I don't feel like i am coping so well right now. My Daughter has tooth decay. We too have always been on an organic diet with no processed foods and refined sugars. We co sleep and breastfeed, and night feed :-)

Brown lines appeared at the top of the front four teeth when she was 2 and we have been firefighting for a year now. They have now gone black and are chipping. I literally have sleepless nights. What have I done to my bubba ? What can I do to stop the, from decaying further ? I feel like a wicked Mother but I even dread her smiling because I care what others think. I know this is crazy, and I actually sent myself off to a holistic thearpist today to calm my anxiety.

We have started tissue salts, raw milk, and fermented cod liver oil. Fingers crossed this will halt the decay and strenthen them.

We have been advised that healozone wont work as the damage is too extensive and that extraction is the only way forward. At the other extreme a holistic demtist said leave them alone and just do the western price protocol.

Only problem with the western price stuff is it is friggin hard constantly telling a three year old she cant have this and cant have that even though other kids are eating it. I worry that this might have an emotional impact.

Gosh this is hard.

Kind regards and respect to all you wonderful mothers who are dealing with this too,

Victoria
post #67 of 68

It is nice to know that I am not alone.  I know when I first found out, I was in hysterics!  I still don't know how I feel about it but my doula, midwife, and friends always know exactly what to say. You are a good mother for caring and for changing.  I still don't know if night nursing is what was the cause, and I plan to take more precaution with my upcoming child.  But if you would have known, would you have stopped nursing your child??  I know I wouldn't have traded our special times together for anything.  Isaac still nurses, maybe once a day once every other day, and I plan to tandem nurse with our next child that's due in two months.  Weaning him from night nursing has been an absolute blessing, we both sleep much better.

 

I am heading to another pedodontist appointment this week.  His teeth seemed as though the decay may have been if not halted slowed considerably.  I totally understand having to tell him no all the time when others are eating it (like his papa...)  He is such an amazing little boy, he has never given my much argument and really seems to understand that it is for the health of his teeth.  He is been totally free of grains, dried fruit, any sweetener (minus honey on occasion), raw goat milk from our own goat, been religiously taking cell salts, oral probiotics, had an issue with cod liver oil for a while, but I found a lemon flavored cod liver oil that I mix in with applesauce and he LOVES it.  We have been on this diet for a month and a half now, and I don't know, there is more I could do.  Just started making bone broth, and could eliminate fruit but that would be the hardest thing for us. 

 

I have a friend that just spent $5000 on dental work for her son, I don't know if I am prepared for that.....  My other friend just have to have teeth pulled on her 8 year old because the decay from the baby teeth had spread to the permanent teeth....  So hard to know what to do 

post #68 of 68

This thread has been a wonderful starting point for me. My son is 22 months old, and I've noticed decay for sure on his molars and now on one of his top front teeth. We see a dentist in a few days, and will know more then. Like all of you, I don't want to see him put under GA, and would like to try and halt/reverse the decay by other means. 

 

Many of you mention taking carbs out of your child's diet. I've read that tooth decay can be a symptom of celiac disease. Did you stop the gluten because of a positive diagnosis of celiac, or simply as a precaution? I've been doing some looking around the internet, but that can be overwhelming...could anyone recommend a book or article you found particularly helpful on this matter?

 

Thanks so much for sharing your stories...

 

Tara

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