How to save on dental bills–three real food success stories!
Real Food not only protects our bodies, but it also protects our teeth AND our pocketbooks, too! (Note: I am not a doctor or dentist: Read my full disclaimer here.)
–> How to Save on Dental Bills: Testimony #1
Here's my reader friend Adina:
I wanted to share with you a success story about my three year old son and how to save on dental bills! In mid-November I took him to the dentist for a tooth infection. But it turns out he had more than that, he had about four cavities plus one broken tooth and it had turned brown. Also on the top teeth he had a brown line, no matter how much I was brushing his teeth, nothing helped.
So the dentist told us we'll need about $2600 to fix every tooth in his mouth.
I was very sad and didn't know what to do. So I talked to one of my neighbors (a longtime Kitchen Kop reader, Jill, who also used to be Kelly's assistant, by the way!) and was telling her about my situation. She suggested I read this book called Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition, and she also said to give my son cod liver oil and high vitamin butter oil (scroll down at that link to find it & use the code KOP for a discount). As soon as I finished talking to her I came home and ordered them both and soon started giving it to him.
I couldn't believe it, Monday night the 10th of December I looked in his mouth and he had one more cavity left and the rest are gone. Even his broken tooth is starting to heal!
I didn't change much about his diet except every morning I give him the cod liver oil and toast with the butter oil, that's all I did.
I have three kids and before I found out about this awesome cure for tooth decay I had my oldest daughter's teeth fixed and spent $2600. So I'm very happy to share this experience with everybody to help them save on dental bills too.
If you notice in this picture below, my son's fifth tooth is still a little brown but it's getting better day by day, and my daughter just has some cavities left on the bottom teeth. I thought I should share my story, IT'S A TRUE MIRACLE.
–>How to Save on Dental Bills: Testimony #2
This is from a 6-hour colostrum group I'm in…
“I went to my dental hygienist for a regular appointment and she noticed what appeared to be an infection in one of my front teeth. She had the dentist take a look at it, and he took an x-ray of the tooth. After examining the tooth and the x-ray, he said that there was a 98% chance that the tooth would need to be replaced with an implant as the root had a crack in it. He referred me to an endodontist for confirmation and to schedule further appointments. However, I was unable to get in to see the endodontist for 10 days. In the meantime, I started taking Colustrum6 orally, and I also packed a wad of it under my gum by my infected tooth at nighttime before going to bed and just let it dissolve. I did that daily for the 10 days in between my dentist appointment and my visit to the endodontist. When I went to the endodontist, and after he examined my tooth and ran tests on it, in amazement he said it appeared to be healthy and that I did not need any further work on it. He prescribed an antibiotic to clear up the infection. On my next visit to my dentist they took another x-ray of my tooth and he said that it looked like there was not only what looked like new gum growth but that it appeared that the crack on my root was now very faint which meant that the tooth had new growth on it.”
–>How to Save on Dental Bills: Testimony #3
To top all of this off, here's a personal story. Two of our kids had cavities a few years ago and since our dentist is cool, he was okay with us trying to heal it ourselves. I got them started on the below protocol and a year later when we had them checked again, the cavities were totally gone! (It may have been much sooner, but we only go in yearly for cleanings.)
Best suggestions for how to save on dental bills: remineralizing teeth and dealing with cavities–real food based supplements and more:
Reminder: none of this is medical or dental advice, I'm just sharing what worked for us and for others, be sure to consult a professional, especially if you're on medications that could possibly conflict with some of these natural options.
- Increase or start taking this cod liver oil and high vitamin butter oil (scroll down at that link to find it & use code KOP for a discount–the capsules or liquid are both fine). ***Although when we healed two of our kids' cavities, we gave CLO and just increased grassfed butter (from Costco) in their diet instead of the butter oil.
- Get this 6-hour colostrum. Here's how to slip more into your diet (these superfood smoothies are my favorite, but there are many ways), and even better is packing it into your gums at night. (More info is below on this.)
- Add in safer oral care products if you can:
- I love the flavor and fresh taste of these HealThy Mouth drops instead of toothpaste or for breath freshening. 100% certified organic, it targets gum disease and balances your oral flora.
- For remineralization AND whitening, I like SHINE powder. This provides “tiny particles of the exact mineral structure our teeth are made of, which allows our teeth to rebuild and restore the minerals that they have lost.” (They have mint or cinnamon flavor if you're also using the below homeopathics–read here about why it's best to avoid mint if using homeopathic remedies.)
- We like to hit it from all sides, so we also gave this and this homeopathic remedy together, twice/day, both in 12x potency. (Read here about starting homeopathy.)
- Keep in mind, for our kids anyway, they were not as consistent as they should've been with the above, and it still worked!
Want to do even more to be sure?
Cut out junk food (fast food or food that comes in boxes or bags), soda, excessive sweets, and vegetable oils like soybean or canola–two of the worst “foods” in the world. Read labels so you know what's in your food. Get my free grocery store cheat sheet for help with that here! It’s the whole first chapter of my book, which I wrote to help those of you feeling overwhelmed or who just need a little help when trying to eat healthier. 🙂
- What is colostrum and what are the benefits for dental health, gut health/immunity building, & more–my friend Paola explains how she packs the powder by the affected tooth at night for increased absorption, just put some in and let it dissolve. (It has a mild, pleasant taste that you won't mind.)
- Go here for the many ways to get more into your diet.
- Get Rami Nagel's book here: Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition
DISCLAIMER: Use common sense with this. You may want to consult a holistic dentist or other professional in your area for more help. A reader in the comments kindly (?) offered the below advice, and because I DO want you to be aware of all sides of the debate, I'm sharing some of it here (even though she was snippy!):
Tooth decay can lead to abscesses which can lead to death if not treated appropriately by a dentist!!! This is a dangerous and a misleading article! Tooth decay is bacteria that has eaten through the hardest substance in your body, enamel, and has to be drilled out and filled. If left untreated it will go deeper into the second layer of the tooth, dentin, then into the middle of the tooth, the pulp and infect the nerve, thus resulting in a root canal. IF left untreated, this trapped bacteria can cause swelling of the facial tissue and neck, which is called Ludwig’s angina, and block the airway and could result in death. This article is beyond absurd.”
“That’s why I encourage people to use common sense. I shared what has worked for these people (and others), but also tell readers to be smart and consult a professional when needed. I’ll add a note on the disclaimer and make sure readers know about your warnings because I DO like people to know all sides of every story. I just do not want them to blindly follow anyone's advice, not a dentist’s, not yours, not a friend’s, not a doctor’s, and especially not mine. The conventional way is not the only way, and often it’s not the best way, either. Sometimes it might be, but we don’t know what’s right for us until doing our own research. And by the way, of course there are no scientific studies to prove what's in this article–who would pay for that when there's no way they could financially benefit?!!!!”
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