Research Continues to Support Oil Pulling

Since oil pulling turned trendy last year, research has continued to show that it works – and that it works with a variety of different oils, though sesame, as noted before, has been the traditional go-to oil. But it may be taking a backseat to coconut oil, about which the news seems to get only …

How the Insides of Your Teeth Affect the Outsides

Of course, saliva isn’t the only natural defense system for your teeth. Another lies within the miles of microscopic tubules that make up the tissue between the hard outer enamel and delicate inner pulp of each tooth: dentin. Those tubules aren’t just empty chambers. Fluid flows through them – mainly cytoplasm from the odontoblasts that …

A Better Way to Prevent Decay

Yes, spit is gross. It’s also pretty amazing – and critical to oral health. It helps wash away food particles and decay-causing microbes. It dilutes acid, helping keep the oral pH neutral or slightly alkaline. It provides calcium and phosphate to help remineralize and strengthen tooth enamel. What’s more, research published late last year in …

Can Oil “Cure” a Cavity?

NOTE: Read the follow-up/update of this post That appears to be the claim of a post we recently saw over at The Healthy Home Economist, which describes healing a child’s “cavity” with butter oil capsules and a switch from tahini to raw butter at breakfast. While it’s true that decay can be arrested with good …

SANUM Remedies for Dental Conditions

We use SANUM remedies widely in our practice. These homeopathic and isopathic remedies can help improve and optimize the body’s internal environment – what we call the milieu or “terrain.” This video from Biomed gives a good overview of some of the main dental application of these natural, holistic remedies:     You can learn …