I talk a lot about Big Dental - because just like Big Pharma, Big Food, Big Cosmo - these “big” industries are slowly killing us. You may think - “Wow Trina, you’re so negative and overdramatic. How could my nice dentist be out to get me?” Here’s the truth - Big Dental has nothing to do with your “nice” dentist. It has to do with a broken system that cares more about profits than progress. With years of half-truths and blatant lies that became so ingrained in dental philosophy that no one bothered to question it.
SECRET #1 - YOU CAN HEAL A CAVITY - AND IT DOESN’T INVOLVE FLUORIDE
If you have ever had a filling, you know that cavities suck. They’re painful, unsightly, and honestly, leave you feeling a little ashamed that you allowed your teeth to get one in the first place - which isn’t even your fault in the first place!
Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss? Does your breath stink faster than it should after brushing? Do your teeth feel extra sensitive to cold or hot liquids? Do the roots of your teeth show, or are your gums visibly shrinking over time?
Enamel is the outer surface of your teeth, and it’s actually the hardest mineral substance in your body. Yup, that means that it’s stronger than bone too! This enamel is what protects your teeth from cavities.
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you may be brushing incorrectly.
Bleeding gums after brushing or flossing, mouth pain, bad breath, seeing the roots of your teeth, and loose teeth…
Sound familiar? If so, chances are you have gum recession. So, you run to your dentist and ask if there is anything they can do to help you…and most likely they say “Unfortunately no. Just don’t brush so hard.”
NOOOOO…don’t believe those lies! Unfortunately, the dental industry is stuck in an outdated paradigm. One that doesn’t understand that YES - you can heal a cavity AND fix gum recession.
If you don’t stop the process that causes gum recession, it will just continue to get worse. You will end up with damage to the enamel and the root - degeneration of your bone - inflammation and abscesses.
I can’t wait to go to the dentist and have them drill a hole in my tooth…said NO ONE ever! Yet that’s what thousands of people do every day - because they have a cavity. After all, when your dentist tells you that you need to get that cavity filled, you listen, right?
Not so fast! Because I’m here to tell you that cavities can be healed…naturally! First, let me tell you what a cavity actually is. A cavity happens when the hard surface of the tooth becomes softer and softer until a tiny hole develops. This is a sign of ongoing demineralization.