This is a subject that you’ll see me posting about a lot lately because of my own experience.
I have been having so many problems with my own teeth as an adult and the more I learn about healthy teeth, the more I want to share and help other people to protect their teeth.
All of my adult life I have had nothing but problems with my teeth.
When I was a child the only dental problem I had was because of an accident.
When I was 8 years old I gave my friend a backy on my bike, and we were flying down a steep hill really fast. Someone opened their car door and I swerved to avoid it and ended up going over the handlebars and scraping my face on the concrete floor.
I knocked 2 of my front teeth and one of them was chipped.
I stood up, felt fine and then the pain and the blood hit me and I screamed and screamed and screamed.
I have a very low pain threshold and will do anything to avoid it.
I screamed so loudly that everybody came out of their house to see what the noise was and one kind lady took me home and my Mum took me to hospital.
They patched me up the best they could and tried to repair the chip in my tooth, but everytime I bit into something it fell off.
Eventually the dentist sedated me, cut the tooth off, gave me root treatment and a crown.
The crown lasted until I was pregnant with my first baby.
If you’ve never been pregnant before – let me tell you it zaps the nutrients from your body, so any weaknesses you have, will surely get worse after a pregnancy.
My tooth became swollen but it settled down and my new dentist didn’t seem concerned about it.
A short while later I became pregnant again with my second baby and I got the same problem. The dentist said it was so badly infected that a cyst had formed in there.
He gave me the bad news that I was going to have to have my 2 front teeth taken out.
And not just that but a significant portion of my gum was going to have to be removed too because of the damage the cyst had done.
I had to wait a while for my appointment to have my teeth out and during that time I tried everything I could to heal my infection but nothing worked. I guess it was already too far gone to be saved at that point.
So after a long process I ended up getting 2 implants put in with fake gums attached (which I think look horrendous).
That was a few years ago now and I haven’t had any problems since.
But at Christmas, the dreaded thing happened again.
I got an infection in my implant.
I am guessing it happened because I ate far too much chocolate over Christmas. And I often get flare ups when I eat too much refined sugar.
I’ve since cut chocolate out of my diet completely as I’m too addicted and find it too difficult to eat in moderation.
So right now I’m still dealing with this infection which has already been there too long. So as I wait for my next dentist appointment I just wanted to share some of the natural things that I’ve been doing to try and heal this infection. Some of these have worked so well in the past, but this seems to be a very stubborn infection.
- Apply Thieves essential oil to a cotton swab and place on the gum
- Swish mouth out with salty water with a few drops of essential oils added
- Use a water flosser as it’s so much better at removing the food between your teeth. I use this one and it has been truly life changing for me. I have gone the longest time without dental problems after using this water flosser. And it’s so much easier than flossing.)
- Take natural antibiotics like garlic, goldenseal and ginger
- Improve your diet. Take out refined sugar and grains and increase the amount of nutrients that protect and heal the teeth
One book that I’ve been reading is called Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition and I’m finding it absolutely fascinating.
The diet he recommends can seem very strict and in some places pretty disgusting. But if you read between the lines you can probably come up with a strategy that works well for you and your own tastebuds.
For example there is no way you could pay me to eat liver or a fish head! (shudder).
But I have found things that I can do that work for me from the book.
And to be honest I have implemented a lot of these suggestions in The Leaf System which is my own meal planning system. But if you have teeth problems, you really need to know the information in this book.
He also teaches you how to prevent teeth problems, how to heal them when you have them with nutrition and also dental hygiene.
I have learned SO much from this book, and I know that teeth problems are something that a lot of us struggle with, so I wanted to encourage you to put this book on your ‘must read’ list. And read it sooner rather than later.
A lot of people believe that disease begins in the mouth and I think there is a lot of truth in this. In my own life I feel that my past chronic fatigue has been very strongly linked to teeth problems and low level infections that I was perhaps was not even aware of at the time.
Right now I am again feeling exhausted but at least this time I am armed with plenty more knowledge than I used to have. So I am determined this is not going to drag on and on, and I do have things that I can use to help without just sitting waiting for the dentist to keep taking away one tooth after another.
Cure Tooth Decay is one resource that is empowering me to make a positive change for my teeth.
As this is a topic that I feel very strongly about helping you with, I have decided to give away a copy of this book today.
The giveaway is inside The Leaf System Facebook group and you can join FREE here:
I wish you a lifetime of strong healthy teeth and good health!