Forget Filling Cavities: Regrow Your Teeth Instead

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Source: LearnAnatomy (CC)

By Kim Evans for Natural News:

If you’ve got a cavity, maybe you want to try regrowing your own teeth before heading for a filling. Our bodies are constantly renewing themselves and although it isn’t commonly known, we can regrow our teeth too. In fact, regrowing our teeth is highly preferable to having them filled because most fillings these days either contain mercury (a known toxin that damages the brain and nervous system) or are estrogenic (white fillings release estrogen and contribute to hormonal problems.)

Besides, regrowing your teeth is simple. You’ll just need two things: comfrey root and organic eggshells. Eggshells are used because they contain 27 minerals and loads of calcium, so they contain the ideal building materials to regrow your teeth. In fact, the composition of eggshells is very similar to the composition of our teeth and bones. Comfrey root is used because it accelerates bone, teeth and tissue growth. In fact, another name for comfrey root is knitbone, primarily because of its ability to knit – or regrow – bone together so quickly

When you’re regrowing your teeth, aim to eat one organic eggshell each day. Blending your shells into fresh fruit smoothies is a great way to consume them because blending breaks them into tiny particles that are easily consumed. Smoothies with bananas are ideal because the banana will keep the shell particles suspended instead of allowing them to sink to the bottom of your glass. After cracking the egg, just boil your shells in water for five minutes to kill any pathogens before use…

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  • Belcat

    There may very well be something to be said for teeth re-mineralization (google it sometime), but this natural health website makes claims that are worse than the drug companies they are mocking! They make themselves look like total quacks and make sure the public doesn't even believe it.
    For sure teeth do regrow an outer layer, even modern dentistry admits that. It's kind of like a coat of paint, it doesn't fill holes, just coat the insides. But regrowing a tooth – no.

  • dannyfsantos

    Gotta agree with Belcat, this claim is totally bogus. Teeth regrow their outer layer but not by eating eggshells.

  • tonyviner

    I am not an anti-dentite.

  • Simiantonge

    This is going to be long and boring if you don't want to read about alternative dental hygiene, skip to the next post.

    Here is a bit of dental information that I have found out after decades of trial and error. You don't need toothpaste to have clean teeth and good breath. Actually using toothpaste can lead some people to the likelihood of dental problems. Let me start by saying I have always disliked mint tastes like spearmint, peppermint etc and that is what led me to this. About 25 years ago I started brushing with Baking Soda, also known as bicarbonate of soda, sodium bicarbonate. I keep the baking soda in a small airtight container. Simply push the tip of a dry toothbrush into the baking soda and get about a pea sized amount stuck in the bristles. If you bump the brush the baking soda falls out easily. Place the brush on your wet tongue and swirl or just put it in your mouth and saturate the brush with saliva to make a paste, then brush. Don't put a wet toothbrush in the baking soda to pick it up as the as the moisture will make parts of it solidify and it will be too lumpy. There are upsides and downsides to using baking soda to brush.

    One of the biggest urban legends about using baking soda is that it will take the enamel off your teeth. Not true. A reasonable pea sized amount of baking soda has the same abrasiveness as toothpaste. My wife and I and some friends have been using baking soda for decades, my parents much longer still, with no aberrant enamel loss.

    Before you point out that there are now other flavor toothpastes like citrus, yes I know that but they didn't have them 25 years ago and I do better with baking soda now as you will see. Even those alternative flavor toothpastes leave that cold mint feeling to some extent and I don't like that.

    Let me explain how I found using toothpaste can actually lead to bad breath in myself and others I know. Some of my family and friends had the same problem. It's not the toothpaste itself that can cause the bad breath. It is a combination of not allotting enough time to brush and because of the taste and feel of toothpaste. Even when you do not thoroughly brush your teeth when using toothpaste, it still leaves that clean tingly feeling. Lets be honest, we all skimp on allotted time to brush our teeth if you hit the snooze button one too many times, or if you need to get back to work after lunch etc. And the heavy mint scent of toothpaste will mask your bad breath for a time. These heavy flavorings and scents will actually mask bad brushing habits. The main symptom of inadequate oral hygiene, not brushing thoroughly enough, is bad breath. Not reaching all teeth, or if particulate food is still stuck in there somewhere growing bacteria. Using toothpaste will mask this bad breath allowing you to ignore your bad brushing habits until it becomes something worse. Like a gum infections(swelling along the gum line) or tooth decay.

    We all know, because it has been drilled into our heads since we were kids, that not brushing thoroughly enough leads to tooth decay. Well I have found, for myself and others I know, that using toothpaste encourages us not to brush thoroughly enough because the taste and cold sensation from toothpaste gives the impression of clean teeth. Even when they are not. Actually contributing to oral hygiene problems in the future.

    Here are a couple of downsides to using baking soda to brush. You have to learn to brush your teeth all over again. You thought you knew how to because you have been doing it for years. Wake up call. You have been masking those bits of food that grow bacteria that causes bad breath with toothpaste. You are going to have to be thorough now, doing that takes a little more time. Another downside, You will need to buy more floss and yeah, you have to use it too. I like those flosser sticks myself. It is more important to floss regularly now, because again, no covering up bad breath from poor oral hygiene with the toothpaste perfumes, and you don't want to offend the public trust by conversing with your co-workers in close quarters with breath like you've been into a diaper for lunch. Ooh sorry for that picture.

    The only analogy I can come up with in comparison is this. Once upon a time people didn't bathe on a regular basis. That is why perfumes were wildly popular. They covered up, in theory lol, the bad smells that were a result of bad personal hygiene. It was actually believed by many that bathing led to sickness. We know today that good personal hygiene (along with a healthy diet) are the major contributors to improving health and extending the human lifespan by helping to prevent disease. Today we are still using perfumes in toothpaste to do the same thing. Just masking the symptoms of bad hygiene. Toothpaste can allow you to ignore symptoms of problems to come. If you use baking soda you know that you are doing it right when your breath stays fresh. Thus improving your overall oral health in the long run too.

    This brings up another downside to using baking soda to brush. When you don't brush properly your breath will smell. Usually like poo because that is the smell that the bacteria make when they are running rampant. At first this can be a problem until you learn how to brush and floss your teeth properly. This can be offset with mouthwash or sprays too. You will find after some time if you brush right, you will not need those things either. My wife says that for nearly the last twenty five years even my morning breath, unless I had garlic or onions the night before, usually smells a little like puppy breath. Musky but not altogether unpleasant. Hers is the same. I don't kiss my friends waking up in the morning so I can't say first hand if they get the same result but their spouses report much the same.

    One last thing. I used to have bad tonsil stones. They are these little semi solid, off white, mostly collagen stones that form in the tonsils that dislodge from time to time and they definitely give you bad breath.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonsil_stones
    When I started brushing with baking soda they became very few and far between, many years can go by without one that I know of and even then they are very small now. I only know one other person that has them and has been brushing with baking soda for a time and he got the same result as me. They have now decrease significantly almost nonexistent. The general theory is that tonsil stones develop because the tonsil crevasses sometimes are formed in such a way that allow particulate matter like food to get caught and there causing collagen and bacterial buildup. I am not so sure about that as I have actually looked at a few under a microscope and never found any particulate matter in them. This is not to say that toothpaste contributes to them or that baking soda gets rid of them either. I can't know that for sure. I used to think it is more thorough oral hygiene that helps prevent them, keeping food or particulate matter from getting into the tonsil crypts somehow. Though I don't know because when you think about it, when I swallow the food goes right past the tonsil and it is more likely to get in that way rather than particles dislodging from the teeth. My friend and I don't get them but once in a great while now. It used to be every week or sometimes every few days. My friend said that some time ago he went back to using toothpaste on a Disney vacation and they came back more frequently for a time. Coincidence maybe, who knows. Are tonsil stones an allergic reaction to something in toothpaste or something else? Not likely that I will switch back to toothpaste just to experiment out of curiosity either. All I can tell you is if you have tonsil stones try it and see. Hope it helps you.

    • Belcat

      Thanks for taking the time to write this. Thanks for the objective viewpoint, not trying to sell us on something.

      • Simiantongue

        Not a problem at all I type fast so it is only a few minutes of my time. Took me longer to go get the link to wikipedia than to type a whole paragraph lol.

        I mentioned this to my wife that night after having written it. Of course her first question was, Why? I don't know seemed like the thing to do. When we talked she said that the reason brushing with baking soda is good for tonsil stones is because of the sodium in it. I don't know why I hadn't thought of that! Gargling with baking soda or salt water used to be common remedy for sore throats. Because the sodium will kill much of the bacteria in lesions from sickness. She correctly pointed out that if tonsil stones are caused by bacteria, reducing the amount of bacteria by brushing with sodium bicarbonate will reduce the amount of bacteria available to cause them. Also more thorough brushing with baking soda will further reduce the amount of bacteria.

        She pointed out that is why when my friend went on a Disney vacation and used toothpaste again his tonsil stones came back somewhat, it is the bicarbonate keeping the bacteria in check. I really should have thought of that. I am not usually that dull really. She patted me on the head and went to sleep with a smirk. Regular Nancy Drew, damn she's the greatest.

  • Vladimir Z

    I want to add that a recommendation to rinse one's mouth with comfrey root (Symphytum officinale L.) solution every day for weeks, even months looks to me a risky idea. Those who know this plant's properties always warn that it should be used only under the guidance of an experienced herbalist. And it's used mostly for salves. It has active ingredients that could damage severely your health, and when rinsing your mouth you would inevitably swallow a small amount of the solution. I would not fancy doing this to myself for the illusionary hope of regrowing my teeth.

  • Anon

    Lately the articles on Disinfo insult my intelligence. I want fringe news. I want to read things that conventional journalistic sources will not publish. This does not mean that I want unfounded, uneducated babble about snake-oil and article after article about marijuana.

  • Simiantongue

    Not a problem at all I type fast so it is only a few minutes of my time. Took me longer to go get the link to wikipedia than to type a whole paragraph lol.

    I mentioned this to my wife that night after having written it. Of course her first question was, Why? I don’t know seemed like the thing to do. When we talked she said that the reason brushing with baking soda is good for tonsil stones is because of the sodium in it. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of that! Gargling with baking soda or salt water used to be common remedy for sore throats. Because the sodium will kill much of the bacteria in lesions from sickness. She correctly pointed out that if tonsil stones are caused by bacteria, reducing the amount of bacteria by brushing with sodium bicarbonate will reduce the amount of bacteria available to cause them. Also more thorough brushing with baking soda will further reduce the amount of bacteria.

    She pointed out that is why when my friend went on a Disney vacation and used toothpaste again his tonsil stones came back somewhat, it is the bicarbonate keeping the bacteria in check. I really should have thought of that. I am not usually that dull really. She patted me on the head and went to sleep with a smirk. Regular Nancy Drew, damn she’s the greatest.

  • Smerf

    ummm dont wanna b rude but this makes nooo sense not that i would do a better job tho :)

  • Smerf

    ummm dont wanna b rude but this makes nooo sense not that i would do a better job tho :)

  • Ilievski

    I have been doing this eggshell and comfrey formula for over a month now, results, NOTHING. It is based on absolutely nothing. Let the author show a study or just one person who did this successfully.

  • Ilievski

    I have been doing this eggshell and comfrey formula for over a month now, results, NOTHING. It is based on absolutely nothing. Let the author show a study or just one person who did this successfully.

  • nacholibre

    this is a must-try! awesome!

  • nacholibre

    this is a must-try! awesome!

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