I have written a short story which I send to everyone who comes looking for help with basic dental problems. Several paragraphs concern the source of dental problems, the rest details natural remedies for relief.
I have had a number of experiences, from basic cavities, fillings, to replacement of metal fillings with epoxy, root canals, infections, extractions, and now contemplating implants. I wish my parents had shown me their dental problems and given me very intelligent warnings about keeping my teeth. But they didn't. Neither did my grandparents, aunts, uncles, school teachers, boy scout leaders, church pastor, best friends, favorite tv shows, etc, etc. What my mother did do for the family was keep the kitchen cupboard stocked with cookies, famous cereals, ice cream in the freezer, a different cake every week with sugary icing, and chocolate rabbits for Easter. Thats only part of the list of sweet foods that made me a sugar addict. Once I got to natural foods I found honey, dates, and acidic fruit to help my cavities along.
You may find that dentists do not spend any time counceling their patients relative to the things that cause tooth and root decay, or how to get free from it. Why should they when they make money from dental disease. Dental decay is the number one disease in the world. The primary cause is diet, and no amount of dental work can stop the decay process. Unless a person changes their diet, getting rid of all the decay producing sweets, they will continue going through the dentist process; cavities, fillings, more fillings, splitting teeth, root canals, infections, gum disease, root scaling, extractions, bridges, implants, etc, until dentures. And thats not the end... dental procedures cause aging trauma. A pulled tooth can result in numb toes and leg cramps, an overdose of anesthesia can last for two weeks and cause stomach problems or more. Root canals and dental infections can affect heart rate. Antibiotics can problem digestion. And pulled teeth are a source of sorrow, they never return.
The primary answer (to teach children) is to do everything possible to have good teeth and stay away from dentist offices. Eat whole foods and not food products, especially the sweet ones factories put on supermarket shelves to take your money and give you disease. Then again, you will find native peoples (Dani of West Papua) who eat sweet potatoes have significant dental problems. So its not just any whole food, and teeth cleaning practices are essential. Use of drugs or alcohol also jeopardizes teeth, future health, and happiness.
As for solutions to pain, infection, or abcesses... It is far more economical to test natural remedies before going through the expensive repetoir of procedures that dentists will recommend. These remedies are very basic, beneficial, have no side effects, and do not interfere with the dentists prescriptions. First remedial action is to decide to get the negatives out of your diet. It may not be easy and can take time, but it is the only way to escape the dental drill. Second immediate action is to try relieving pain, abcesses, and infection with salt water, calcium, oregano, oil, onion juice, and cabbage.
Part B follows
Rinsing ones mouth with salt in warm water is often recommended by dentists after dental work as salt promotes healing. Seawater can also be used as a mouth wash, but you really have to be living near a national park to find it clean enough.
is the primary mineral in all of our physcial processes and it relieves pain. Rubbing an aspirin sized amount on your gums is the fastest path to the nerves of the teeth. Of course you can take recommended dosages as a supplement and that may help. Too much calcium may give headaches and cramps.
People trained in modern technology tend to have doubts about using natural cures and will argue against them. It means they are inexperienced. And when they write that sugar does not cause tooth decay you can know they are lacking basic knowledge of chemistry.
Teeth are fantastic structures, organs that have grown with our body from tiny seeds. Call them glowing crystals as they are translucent and have blood vessels and nerves in them. They are sensitive to temperature, vibration, and light and are capable of withstanding 100 years of chewing activity. People who regularly eat fish and rice have gorgeous teeth as the calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous minerals of the sea nourish tooth enamel structure, which is made of the same elements. However, add sugar sweetened treats to that fish rice diet and one gets dental decay as the rice diet is very sweet already. Although plaque bacteria are said to be the cause of decay, sugar feeds the bacteria, and the acidity of sugar dissolves the CaMgK tooth structure. Individuals who eat lots of sweet foods have more sugar in their blood. Tissues of the body including teeth take on the common chemical state of a persons diet. Hair sized nerves in the teeth are tough, but can only take so much sugar acidity before they start to break down and bacteria grows. The most common points of break down is at the gum line and at the tip of the tooth root where the nerve enters. As sugar is absorbed right through tissues of the mouth, acidic chemistry swaths the tooth. It can eat holes through the side of a tooth and concentrates at the root tip. Sugar in coffee, donuts, coffee cake, bread, soda, candy bars, tea, cereal, chocolate, ice cream, jelly, honey, dried fruit, fresh fruit, etc, all contribute to blood sugar levels and the state of the cells. While the body may get used to a particular level of sugar in the blood, when a person binges and certain sweet acid levels increase, hair sized tooth nerves reach critical state and infection takes place. As alcohol is a derivative of sugars and starches, weekend parties can serve as the end point for dental health, causing the root canal culture of America and Europe.
When professional answers don't work or satisfy, the only option is to look elsewhere and thats when people find truth. Oregano counters infection. It was determined as the herb with the greatest antibiotic power in 1910. Seasoning from the grocery shelf is fine. Bring a pint of water to a boil and turn it off. Place a tablespoon of oregano leaves in it. As soon as cool enough to drink begin sipping it. Effects take place quickly, yet, an infected root needs a few days of this therapy to get anywhere. A person who is really determined to beat the dentist may have to just relax and nurse that tooth, drinking the tea, eating just cabbage and raw onions. You can find recommendations for using oregano oil for toothache elsewhere on the net.
The ancient Egyptians wrote that onions cure 8000 diseases. They are an amazing cleanser for the body, having pungent vitamin C in them. Blend half a small onion with a stick of celery in a cup of water. Drink slowly knowing it good for you. It can help reduce swelling of infections.
is regarded as having anticarcinogenic chemistry, but they are good for satisfying appetite during infections, and when one is giving up sweets. It would be far better to be chided for eating cabbage all the time than to lose a single tooth. Make a day of eating a single large cabbage, or use the leaves for wrapping other greens and vegetables. Fresh dark greens are the cure for many physical problems especially infections. To really break infections anywhere in the body one must stop eating everything other than greens. And when you can't stand it anymore have a banana and a raw piece of steak. Doing this reinforces the immune system against infectious bacteria, which are adapting to antibiotics.
The reason abcesses showed up in the first place is due to diet. Too much sweet whatever it is. Use green cabbage to counteract sweet abcesses as well as onion juice, and every other fresh vegetable juice you can think of. Greens are rich in chlorophyl which builds red blood cells and promotes cell cleansing. Wheat grass juice is considered capable of rejuvenating teeth. Use of ginger, turmeric, garlic, parsley, and broccoli are also recommended for health promotion.
Most recent advice coming around is oil pulling. Swishing a teapspoon of virgin coconut oil in mouth as long as possible. As this seems to relieve pain it probably nourishes roots and gums.
Good Luck and Best Swishes.