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Hi everyone<br><br>
My poor little DD 3.5 years has some minor tooth cavities and discolouration that we have managed to just about contain with careful nutrition, homeopathy and regular brushing. Last time at the dentist he recommended Tooth Mousse. I bought 2 packs in a hurry only later did I read the ingredients list and of course found amongst other things phosphoric acid (isn't that the thing in [email protected]@ that is so harmful?), saccharin, and plenty of methyls, butyls and propyls. And of course our familiar friend propylene glycol. So haven't given her that as we do not feed her foods containing such chemicals and cannot see how this can be good for her.<br><br>
So I have heard about Tooth Soap and just have a couple questions, as Tooth Soap sounds like a much more wholesome product. Does anyone know if the two products are designed to do the same thing i.e. bio-available calcium and phosphate?<br><br>
I give her calc phos 6x once a day and funnily enough we ran out about 3 weeks ago and 2 days ago I noticed another tiny black pinprick on her molar, which I am so upset about <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
There is a source of raw milk around here, and so would that perform the same function as the calc phos and the tooth mousse/tooth soap or do I need to continue to address this from all possible angles?<br><br>
She is still breastfed but I have just nightweaned her about 3-4 weeks ago and the thought also crossed my mind that perhaps the lack of nightfeeding might have resulted in another cavity?<br><br>
And a very long shot but if anyone knows of a holistic dentist here in SE Queensland Aus, I'd be very happy if you could PM me.<br><br>
Sorry this has now turned out longer than I planned but thanks in advance for any wisdom on this one.<br><br>
Vanessa
 

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No Tooth Soap doesn't contain minerals, the idea is to clean teeth thoroughly without glycerin to allow minerals in saliva to rebuild teeth as nature intended.<br><br>
There has been some study of raw milk alone preventing cavities but cannot say for sure with other individual factors you may be facing. For all the other immune and body building benefits of raw milk, I would definitely get some.<br><br>
Bone broths are also another excellent source of easily absorbed minerals.
 

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Thanks very much, Jane, that is clearer now. I'll definitely start using Tooth Soap and raw milk then. Also will get those bone broths simmering pronto. Yum!
 
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