I’ve been using MI Paste for my 12 mo dd for about 1.5 months now and it appears to have slowed or halted her decay (looks like brown chips out of ends of top front teeth, that extends higher up the back side of the teeth. Gumline on the front side is looking okay. I also believe she may have an enamel defect from a high fever in pregnancy 3rd trimester). I’ve had recommendations for MI Paste from dental professionals as well as MDC Mamas success stories – so it does appear to be very effective. HOWEVER, I had a closer look at the ingredients, which are as follows
CPP-ACP (Casein phosphopeptide – Amorphous Calcium Phosphate. Aka “Recaldent”)
CMC-NA (no idea what this is!)
Propylene Glycol (isn’t that antifreeze?!!???)
Flavouring (no idea what that’s supposed to mean)
I’ve also been lurking on the curing cavities with nutrition discussions and believe nutrition is, of course, very important. We can’t get raw dairy in our area other than cheese made with unpasteurized milk (Jerseyland organics – Gouda), nor can I find butter oil or cod liver oil that hasn’t been processed with vitamins re-added. (if anyone knows how to get it by mail in Canada pls. let me know!) However, I’m not convinced that nutrition ALONE will solve our dental problems anyway.
Also heard xylitol is a proven PREVENTATIVE product, but not sure how it works once you have cavities.
So – the MI paste scares me, but so does the prospect of dd’s teeth rotting off, causing her pain and needing dental work (which carries risk in and of itself too).How do you balance those risks?
Would you continue using the MI Paste (it does seem effective)? Why or why not? If not, then what would you do?
I’m especially grateful for any references to research, or personal success stories in actually halting/healing cavities.
Thanks in advance!