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#21 AutonomousOne1980

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:54 AM

I've had at least 5 or 6 cavities, never any fillings though. When the dentist told me about the cavities I opted not to do treatment and instead heal them on my own through natural methods. He acted like I was crazy and now here I am a few years later, no more cavitiies or tooth pain! Ha ha!



very interesting, i have a similar story but i have completely lost a filling and decided just to leave it an not get it refilled, it has been two years and it has not become any worse there is absolutely no pain. the general belief is that once the outer enamel has been breached, supposedly you can kiss the rest of the tooth good bye, im still waiting for that day, im sure its a weaker area but it just has not been a problem yet. still keeping an eye on it though.


this may not be common knowledge to most people, but our saliva contains calcium for the sole purpose of remineralizing our teeth, it is when the bacteria in our mouths produce more acid then the saliva can keep up with is when a cavity usually forms. the acids that bacteria produce bind with minerals in your teeth, and contribute to caries/cavities.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:25 PM

Im 22, have 1 filling, last check up was about 4 months ago.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:56 PM


I've had at least 5 or 6 cavities, never any fillings though. When the dentist told me about the cavities I opted not to do treatment and instead heal them on my own through natural methods. He acted like I was crazy and now here I am a few years later, no more cavitiies or tooth pain! Ha ha!



very interesting, i have a similar story but i have completely lost a filling and decided just to leave it an not get it refilled, it has been two years and it has not become any worse there is absolutely no pain. the general belief is that once the outer enamel has been breached, supposedly you can kiss the rest of the tooth good bye, im still waiting for that day, im sure its a weaker area but it just has not been a problem yet. still keeping an eye on it though.


this may not be common knowledge to most people, but our saliva contains calcium for the sole purpose of remineralizing our teeth, it is when the bacteria in our mouths produce more acid then the saliva can keep up with is when a cavity usually forms. the acids that bacteria produce bind with minerals in your teeth, and contribute to caries/cavities.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 03:41 PM

Dental health issues such as gum disease cause inflammation.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 04:44 PM


I've had at least 5 or 6 cavities, never any fillings though. When the dentist told me about the cavities I opted not to do treatment and instead heal them on my own through natural methods. He acted like I was crazy and now here I am a few years later, no more cavitiies or tooth pain! Ha ha!



very interesting, i have a similar story but i have completely lost a filling and decided just to leave it an not get it refilled, it has been two years and it has not become any worse there is absolutely no pain. the general belief is that once the outer enamel has been breached, supposedly you can kiss the rest of the tooth good bye, im still waiting for that day, im sure its a weaker area but it just has not been a problem yet. still keeping an eye on it though.


this may not be common knowledge to most people, but our saliva contains calcium for the sole purpose of remineralizing our teeth, it is when the bacteria in our mouths produce more acid then the saliva can keep up with is when a cavity usually forms. the acids that bacteria produce bind with minerals in your teeth, and contribute to caries/cavities.


Yep. The whole "once enamel is gone it's gone forever" thing is a total lie. I think they invented it to sell that fluoride laden toothpaste crap, which only makes the problem worse. I'm living proof that you can remineralize... one of my cavities was visible (a little pin sized hole) on the front of my tooth. It's gone now.

I oil pull daily, use herbal tooth powder, and eat tons of fresh greens. That's what turned my dental situation around. I used to barely be able to eat because my teeth hurt so badly.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 04:44 PM

none. knock on wood.

before, as in like high school years i only used mouth wash and never brushed. The reason i stopped brushing then was from my gums bleeding in certain spots no matter how light i brushed. It wasnt serious but just enough to be noticed. I stopped to prevent it from getting worse

Today isnt much different unfortunately. But i drink loads of water, green tea which helps i would suppose, but i never did then. Although i chewed gum (sugarless) a lot back then. I would go through a pack a week almost like cigs lol.

This is something i should maybe start again... but i dont want bleeding gums. So maybe just some good mouth wash more often.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:48 PM

Yep. The whole "once enamel is gone it's gone forever" thing is a total lie. I think they invented it to sell that fluoride laden toothpaste crap, which only makes the problem worse. I'm living proof that you can remineralize... one of my cavities was visible (a little pin sized hole) on the front of my tooth. It's gone now.

I oil pull daily, use herbal tooth powder, and eat tons of fresh greens. That's what turned my dental situation around. I used to barely be able to eat because my teeth hurt so badly.


I would really love to know more about healing cavities naturally. I have a friend who has one and I remembered seeing your post earlier about it! He's into the natural remedies so I'd love to find out for him. How exactly would one go about naturally healing cavities?
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:29 AM

Start by reading up on oil pulling. That's an important first step. Then start googling "remineralizing teeth" and do some reading, it should point you in the right direction. :)

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Gentle wash with DKR cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil (The  lotion alone wasn't hydrating enough)

Skin 79 Korean BB Cream (excellent stuff)

 

Evening:

Gentle Wash with DKR Cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil

 


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 06:05 PM

Acemanna, a polysaccharide found within Aloe vera, stimulates dental pulp cell proliferation, differentiation, mineralization and dentin formation.

 

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Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:29 PM

I have had two fillings over the course of my life, and they were both before I had acne...I had severe acne for many years and was cavity-free


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Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:14 AM

I am a 31 year old female, had acne for 20 years :(

 

Prior to accutane in 2003 it was quite severe, now it is more moderate at the times when my skin does get bad.

 

Never had a filling or a cavity, my teeth are excellent, healthy and white! :)



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:11 PM

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:20 PM

I've had at least 10 and a root canal and Its not from a lack of hygiene. Last time I had a cleaning I asked the hygienist why I always get them when I take care of my teeth and I've known multiple people who've said that they rarely brush their teeth and never get any, she basically told me some people have cavity prone teeth and some people don't.

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:44 PM

Never had a filling, but used to wear braces in high school for about 2 years. I have sensitive gums though, and sometimes they bleed when I brush. I might also need to get the rest of my wisdom teeth taken out soon. If my gums are hurting, I mix salt with water and make gargles to sanitize the wound. It really helps!


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Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:42 PM

I'm 23 and never had a dental problem yet.

:) I brush 3 times daily tho.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 05:34 AM

I know this is an acne forum (this should probably be in the lounge), but what here do people do to look after the oral health other than brush, floss and rinse? I despise my fillings and would love to have rid of them. I might ask for white ones...

 

I have braces and just find it impossible to keep my teeth in the best condition. I want them GONE!


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 09:10 AM

1 filling. I used to grind my teeth so the outer part of my molars got cavities and had to have 2 filled so 3 in total. I have an insane obsession with teeth so I'm always brushing, and flossing throughout the day. Don't think it could cause you to break out. If your toothbrush is rubbing on your skin (the side of you mouth), the bacteria on the toothbrush could cause you to breakout in that area.