I started researching & became VERY uncomfortable with mercury fillings (extremely toxic), using fluoride (Again... toxic! Some areas are now finally banning its use in city water, & many companies are removing it from their products. You can *google* dangers of fluoride & find out all the info you want too). And then there's the fact that my kids were becoming increasingly uncomfortable going, which is not uncommon of course, but it was just a 'feeling' I had when they expressed their feelings - (A couple of them also passed out, which just didn't seem right to me. My son stayed on the floor for over 10 minutes, & we weren't sure if it was a chemical in their cleaning stuff that caused such a reaction... But either way, I didn't like that. Even the dentist & assistants were confused.)
Up until my last visit at age 18, I'd never had a cavity in my life, & for years past that (until 2011) I was cavity free. When the pain started in of course, I knew there was something going on in the same spot on each side of my upper mouth. :( During a little research session one day on whole foods (real food) - and healing through nutrition, I came across an article on healing cavities. WHAT!? That's impossible isn't it?
Green Pasture's Fermented Cod Liver Oil (I used cinnamon flavor) - and - High Vitamin Butter Oil - and - Raw Organic Honey. Yep! That's how I did it.
I also gave up regular gum (all of which contains NASTY stuff) & switched to 100% Xylitol gum (no artificial flavors, no Aspartame or Sucralose/Splenda, no JUNK.) It's sold in natural food stores & online... And of course, I had already stopped eating ALL refined foods, processed foods, artificial foods, & foods with chemicals/preservatives. That was going on way before my discovery of healing cavities, so I didn't have to worry about giving up the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) - - - Check that one off my "To Do" list! :)
I knew I had 2 cavities - the only cavities I'd ever had in my whole entire life.
After implementing the cavity healing protocol for several weeks, the cavity on my left side completely healed. Infection gone, zero pain, & tooth re-mineralized.
(UPDATE: JUNE 20, 2013: I actually got brave & chose to check out an amazing raved about holistic/biological dentist in Utah yesterday. He confirmed that YES, my tooth had indeed re-mineralized, & there was no longer a cavity. He could see where it had been & validated what I already knew. How cool is that!? And for the first time in my life, I was NOT uncomfortable with a dentist.)
The cavity on the right was majorly healed, but not completely. No more pain, & I couldn't even feel the hole anymore. After several weeks I ran out of product, got lazy, & stopped using the protocol. (dumb mistake)... After a couple of weeks, the pain came back in the tooth that had not yet healed. I suffered through the pain for quite a while, & I kinda got sick of it. So I begged my daughter to bring me my 'stuff', when she came home from school for a visit. Within 2 days, the pain was gone again. The bigger the cavity, the longer it takes to re-mineralize. This cavity was MUCH worse than the other one. So I continue to work on the bigger one...
Talk about elation! I actually healed a cavity & avoided getting my tooth drilled & filled at the dentist! I took care of it myself! Do you know how exciting that was for me!?!?
So..... How did I hear about it?
In my reading, I came across several methods. There was negative & positive feedback on several different ways, so I was confused on what to try. There are animal based methods (what I chose at the time), & there are also vegan methods (no animal product).
The Weston A. Price Foundation at www.westonaprice.org & The Healthy Home Economist's story of healing her son's cavity using the Weston A. Price method are what convinced me to choose the method I chose. After reading all of it & finding that others (through various blogs) were having the same success... I knew this was the method I wanted to try, at least for now.
Sarah (The Healthy Home Economist) tells about it HERE. This process is also discussed in much more detail in the book "Cure Tooth Decay - Heal & Prevent Cavities With Nutrition" - by Ramiel Nagel. It can be found on Amazon, in book stores, & local libraries. The book & some other resources actually say to go 'grain free' while your teeth are healing, but I did not. It still worked... probably just slower.
Now, I just wish I'd been smart enough to shove a camera in my mouth & take photos before I started, so that I could prove its validity to all the skeptics & unbelievers. So far, I haven't run into anyone like that, but I'm quite sure there will be some. But that's ok. I know it worked, & that's what matters. :)
June 2013 - UPDATE COMING - (I'm going to do an update on what my full experience was with this amazing biological/holistic dentist I found... What he said about my teeth after now more than 21 years of no dental visits, & what the state of my other tooth *the worse cavity* currently is. Nope, it's not what you're probably expecting... This involves the word "root canal" - & I'm going to address root canals in the world of holistic dentistry. I'm also going to explain why Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil ((*I know it sounds so gross*)) - is the ONLY brand I'll ever use or recommend. So stay tuned!)