If you are reading this, I know you want a healthy mouth. But (truth be told!) - what you really want are white, sparkly teeth and fresh breath so you can look and feel your best (am I right or am I right?!) And let’s chalk one up for vanity in this case, because the reality is, NOT having sparkly white teeth and fresh breath can be detrimental to your overall health. We’re talking seriously detrimental - as in being the cause of heart disease, strokes, dementia, diabetes, infertility, and even arthritis.
Your mouth is a primary entryway into the body. Teeth that ache, gums that bleed, and bad breath are all indicators of poor oral health. This leads to bacteria that can easily get into the bloodstream and cause infection and inflammation wherever it spreads.
At this point, you may be thinking - woah - wait a minute. Is this true? And how does a nurse become an expert in healing teeth?
All it takes is one cavity in your child's mouth! My daughter had a molar erupt at the age of 2 with a "defect" or natural cavity. When her dentist told me that the tooth would need to be pulled within one year, alarm bells went off. You see, every tooth is connected to an organ in the body by a meridian. A meridian identifies a pathway or channel that carries energy. When one of your teeth has a disease or infection, it can leak toxicities into the bloodstream and cause disease throughout your body. This infection disrupts the flow of energy along your meridians, which are like “energy highways” in your body.
So back to my daughter’s tooth. As a nurse, I knew about meridians, and how losing just one tooth could lead to negative consequences in her body later down the line. Like any protective, truth-obsessed, determined mama, I began researching oral health and dental care. I knew I could find a natural solution as I had already been making my own natural skincare line for years. And what I discovered would blow your mind.
It turns out you CAN heal a cavity. And it FOR SURE does not have anything to do with fluoride (more on that later!)
I healed my daughter’s cavity with a mineral-rich, alkalizing clay tooth powder. The magic is in the French Green Clay (also known as Illite Clay or Sea Clay).
This is because a cavity is a sign of ongoing demineralization. Minerals give your teeth their hardness and strength, especially in the enamel. As the outer white layer of your teeth, enamel consists of 96% minerals and 4% protein and water. A perfectly healthy mouth nourishes the enamel and supports its full mineral structure, but very few people using conventional toothpaste products have a truly healthy mouth.
Instead, your toothpaste and mouthwash cause demineralization of your tooth enamel by killing all the good, healthy bacteria responsible for protecting your teeth. Without that healthy bacterium, the pH in your mouth becomes too acidic.
HOW BENTONITE CLAY PREVENTS AND HEALS CAVITIES
The impressive power of bentonite clay comes from its negatively charged molecules. Those molecules attract positively charged toxins and heavy metals. This makes it possible for bentonite clay to latch onto dangerous toxins and draw and push them out of the body.
In other words, as soon as bentonite clay enters your system, it seeks out all chemicals, impurities, and toxins to remove them from the gut, skin, and mouth.
And then there is the remineralization.
Your teeth are composed of hard dentin and enamel, both of which are naturally sustained by minerals. When your teeth lose minerals faster than they gain minerals, you start to notice unpleasant symptoms like sensitivity and decay.
On the other hand, if the remineralization process can outrun the demineralization process, then you can protect your teeth against cavities and sharp zings of sensitivity. Brushing with bentonite clay actually accelerates the remineralization process because natural clays are loaded with minerals like silica, calcium, zinc, potassium, and magnesium.
Introducing minerals to your mouth and your teeth help you:
- Strengthen your teeth
- Fight off harmful bacteria
- Reduce and prevent sensitivity
- Protect gums from decay and infection
There are so many other amazing benefits of brushing with bentonite clay - including cleansing your gums and freshening your breath - but we think the best one is NO MORE CAVITIES.
So next time your dentist tells you that you can’t heal a cavity, try not to roll your eyes or lash out with “Oh yeah? Watch me!”. And definitely RUN if they try to push a toxic fluoride rinse your way.