I am aware the teeth can and do reminerlize themselves regularly, of course, and of the importance of diet and ph balance of the mouth in this process.
We differ strongly on the fluoride issue, as you already know
, so I will simply beg to differ on that aspect.
The issue I was really aiming at is the process of remineralization of already decayed teeth; healing of cavities via the topical application of naturally occurring minerals and ph balancing ingredients and proper diet(which also contributes to mineral availability and ph balance of the mouth/body in general.)
This was what this dentist claimed to have pioneeered, and his creditials and research certainly seemed to back him up. I am curious to see more, as the conventional wisdom in the field seems to be that once decay has occurred, drilling and filling are the only alternatives.
From what I have been able to learn thus far, calcium is important(but in a particular state), as well as phosphorus and a few others. And of course, maintaining the proper ph levels(baking soda is perhaps best suited for this topically) which inhibits the growth of damaging organisms. There are toothpastes out there which contain both "free" calcium and baking soda, but I have yet to find any which contain all the ingredients he indicated were required for remineralization of already decayed/eroded teeth.
I will try to locate some info on this guy again.
Thanks again for your post. Anyone else know anything on this? Kim