I'm just joining the conversation now with a 3.5 year old with early signs of decay, confirmed by trusted dentist, in the top 2 front teeth, where they meet.
Our routine - brushing with fluoride and flossing with a xylitol floss 2x/day, sesame oil swish and spit after flossing, swishing with water after snacks and meals, CLO, raw milk, bone broth, vit D drops, xylitol spray, and a teesy dab of fluoride on the decay at bedtime, and a relatively primal diet - eliminating processed grains is the biggest challenge, but we have at least moved on to sprouted grains. Zero processed sugar, almost zero "unprocessed" sweeteners, and even light on the whole fruits.
Would certainly be open to the clay, just not sure if he'd accept it, and I know he'd wake if I applied it after sleep.
Definitely interested in the alkalinizing stuff from uncleharry's - my son is really into swishing, and hates mint, so the unflavored one might go over fine.
Koalamom and others who answered "yes" to the Housewife's question about did you see healing, my sciencey brain needs to ask a follow up question. Did your trusted dentists agree that healing/ remineralization had occurred?
Cell salts question - can these be found without sweetener</strong> - I guess it's usually lactose with homeopathics? I just don't see the value of adding more sweets to his taste buds, never mind the teeth.
And what is up with all the dental-shame??? Husband and I are both struggling with it right now too and I see from your posts that we are not alone. I wonder why we're all so vulnerable to the self-judging feelings in this area... Don't want to hijack, just curious (and suffering.)