sigh...back again. After 1/2 his tooth turned brown and fell out, (following 5 cavities in one dental visit), my son now has a black line on the edges of the filling that was just done 1-2 months ago. This is while we're working hard to improve his nutrition, doing FCLO, raw/pastured butter, eggs, raw yogurt, homeopathics (calc phos), and using Toothsoap. So depressing after all this work and money spent. I don't know what to try next- I don't want to keep spending money on all the supplements if it's not going to help, yet I'm afraid not to do it all and have the decay get even worse. I just don't understand this- no one else in our family has teeth like this, he is incredibly healthy in every other way, and breastfed thru preschool age!
What is the next best thing to FCLO? The kids truly hate it, make a huge fuss when it's time to take it, and take 1/2 hr or more to choke it down, so we are only getting to do it about 1-2x a week. It doesn't matter what I mix it with, and they won't take it off a spoon or quickly with a chaser. They will happily take other forms of Vit D or EFA's and are actually begging me to get them again- is it worthwhile to buy carlson's or nordic naturals, even if they're not fermented? I don't want to waste my money on expensive supplements if they're not the correct form to do any good.
Or should we forget the Vit D/A/oil suppls and just focus on diet? He won't eat any vegetables, but will do eggs, raw dairy, pastured/grass fed meats.
Still have to look into cell salts- haven't yet gotten to look up whether homeopathic calc phos is something different from cell salts!
Has anyone heard of or tried painting the mouth with betadine to kill the cavity-causing bacteria? Or a peroxide/water rinse after brushing? Both have been suggested to me by healthcare providers.
Metasequoia: "I feel like we shouldn't have to go to these lengths! I mean, biologically, it seems wrong that we need to spend SO much time and go to such lengths for healthy teeth/gums. If we have gotten to the place of excellent nutrition (taking minerals to make up for what's no longer there in the soil), then shouldn't our teeth/gums eventually be resilient to decay?"
YES! My thoughts exactly! It shouldn't be THIS difficult, complicated, and expensive just to maintain biologically normal teeth, once our diets are corrected and providing the right nutrients.