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DS is 19 mos olds and breastfed at least 3 times a day and through the night. He is vegan and drinks filtered, but flouridated water. We brush his teeth twice a day, but without toothpaste. His teeth have always been perfect but just today I noticed some discoloration between the two to fronts starting at the gumline and upon flossing and brushing at the spot discovered that it looks like the beginning of a cavity.<br><br>
I think at this stage it can be reversed with flouride treatment, but I'm afraid to use flouride on his teeth. What should I do? Would night weaning help?
 

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Read the curing cavities with nutrition thread here on this forum. Also read about Dr. Weston A. Price's extensive research that concluded cavities are a result of nutritional deficiency. Dr. Price travelled the world to study the link between diets and dental health. He found children in a remote village in the Swiss Alps that never brushed their teeth (and they were covered with green slime!) yet had no cavities. They ate a diet of mostly raw dairy, butter, cheese, rye bread and a lamb 1-2 x's a week. Some of the people from this same village that had moved into cities and had abandoned the traditional diet for a modern diet (white flour, sugar, etc) had rampant tooth decay when they had previously had none. Dr. Price found this pattern repeated over and over all across the world. The traditional diets were different of course but they all had one thing in common - they were high in fat soluable vitamins A, D and K. Fat soluable is the key word here - only vitamins found in animal fat are fat soluable. I know you and your son are vegan but if you have an open mind, you might want to read Dr. Price's book for yourself. Its available online since its not copyrighted anymore here:<br><br><a href="http://journeytoforever.org/farm_library/price/pricetoc.html" target="_blank">http://journeytoforever.org/farm_lib.../pricetoc.html</a>
 

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I am not against nutrition, but at this stage of the game you NEED something that will stop the cavity quickly. Go to <a href="http://www.zellies.com" target="_blank">www.zellies.com</a> it is an excellent website written by a pediatric/general dentist.<br><br>
My son had early childhood caries [we are vegetarians] at the age of two and was scheduled to go to the dentist for major surgery in August of last year [2007]. My mom found zellies.com among others and contacted Dr. Ellie who then gave us advice on how to care for my son's teeth.<br><br>
At his last check-up his dentist said let's "wait and see".<br><br>
So, go ahead and look into nutrition, but in the meantime read the info on zellies.com and use Xylitol. The granular is 1 tsp = 4 grams, cheapest, and easiest to apply. Mix the 1 tsp with 1 TBSP water, stir, put on your baby's teeth. Don't let him eat or drink anything for about 1/2 hour after - I generally do my son's teeth before nap and right before bed [when my mom cares for him she does the same].<br><br>
It is also fabulous for adult teeth, I should know because I'm using it. At my last checkup my dentist and hygienist both commented on how clean my teeth were and absolutely no cavities. The only thing I had changed was using Xylitol toothpaste and using the little candies and gum. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">So, go ahead and look into nutrition, but in the meantime read the info on zellies.com and use Xylitol. The granular is 1 tsp = 4 grams, cheapest, and easiest to apply. Mix the 1 tsp with 1 TBSP water, stir, put on your baby's teeth. Don't let him eat or drink anything for about 1/2 hour after - I generally do my son's teeth before nap and right before bed [when my mom cares for him she does the same].<br><br>
It is also fabulous for adult teeth, I should know because I'm using it. At my last checkup my dentist and hygienist both commented on how clean my teeth were and absolutely no cavities. The only thing I had changed was using Xylitol toothpaste and using the little candies and gum. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"></div>
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Do you use just the xylitol as toothpaste or do you use anything else? I'm trying to figure out if I get the granulars and just use that if that will be enough..
 

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Our 21 mo dd has developed many cavities. We are hoping to get HealOzone treatment to stop the decay. We are also using MI paste once a day, Spry xylitol mints several times per day, brushing with water once a day, avoiding cariogenic foods. We are looking into Udo's probiotic lozenges for the mouth. We are also using cod liver oil and shifting towards the diet described in the book Nourishing Traditions. We are trying to find food grade hydrogen peroxide to disinfect the mouths of everyone else in the family. If these things aren't familiar to you, I suggest googling and reading through the big threads in this subforum. Good luck and sorry you've joined the club.
 

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THANK YOU FOR THIS!!!<br><br>
I noticed recently that ds has a cavity... and I was shocked...<br>
unfortunately dh and I have terrible teeth... so genetics are completely against him... and I need to find someway to reverse this!<br><br>
anyway I didnt think until today that I should check MDC... you ladies are so smart <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"><br><br>
thank you
 

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I found them on Amazon.com!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">were do you buy the spry mints and or toothpaste? Thanks! I cant seem to find a place that I have heard of to buy it...</div>
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Hi, at this time we, my mom and I, just the granular Xylitol and Infant gel by SPRY on my son's teeth.<br><br>
I use SPRY Xylitol toothpaste myself. My son says it is too hot - the taste is mint.<br><br>
However, we have also been changing his diet, because in the long run when his adult teeth come in we want them to be the strongest they can be.
 
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