In your book, the extra chapter, you say under no circumstances put amalgam or the silver crowns in your child's mouth. Well, my daughter is 3, has 4 white crowns and two silver. When we went in for a check up they said she needed two more silver on bottom. That's when I began researching and found the book. Question is, what do I do now? I don't want to get more, but what do I do about the ones she does have? I feel like such a horrible parent.
I can't comment on the crowns she has. However, I wanted to share the dentists wanted to remove my daughters front teeth and crown four back teeth. I read "Cure Tooth Decay" and also treated a candida infection which a kinesiologists diagnosed. The stumpy teeth developed a gloss film over them. This was only a matter of weeks. At that point they were no longer sensitive. She is now seven and has healthy new teeth and can eat an apple without it being cut!! I think it was a turning point in our diet as a family and we will always be grateful for the experience.
I don't know what the circumstances are in your daughter's case, but if you don't mind my sharing, I will tell you what happened with my daughter when she was younger. She had gotten a hole in a tooth. It had stuff coming out of it and sometimes it bled. And one day a piece of tooth came out of it, but I have no idea where it came from. She was 6 yrs old and had never been to a dentist before. I had no plans of ever taking her to one. But this scared me so I took her. The dentist took ONE xray of the affected tooth. He wanted a full mouth set, but I didn't want her exposed to the radiation and I refused. So with the one he had, he determined that she must have had a cavity between the two teeth and eventually something hard, maybe a popcorn kernel or something like that, cause the piece of tooth to break off. That's his best guess. Then he went on to show me some shadows in the same tooth on the opposite side and on the bottom two, same teeth. He told me that she would need silver caps on all of these teeth or they were going to break too. I chose to ignore his advice and change her diet. This was before I found Ramiel's book, so I didn't even do the best job with that! But it must have been enough because she is almost 11 yrs old now and her teeth are still intact. She's never had any pain, and the shadows come and go. It depends on her diet. But the teeth don't bother her. We didn't even have the broken tooth repaired and it doesn't bother her. Plus she will be losing them in the next year or so because they are baby teeth. So I don't know what the case is with your daughter, but she will be losing those teeth eventually, so if they don't bother her, maybe they will be fine without the crowns until they fall out, like my daughter's.
I don't really know what to say about the ones that are already crowned. But if it was my child I think I'd just wait till they fall out on their own unless they were causing her ill affects, then I might ask the dentist to replace the silver with something else. But if they aren't bothering her, then try to relax and not let it bother you too much, you didn't know, and all you could do at the time was trust the dentist. So try not to stress out about it. It will work out just fine in the end. And this is coming from the world's biggest worrier. Most of what we worry about in life never happens and things always turn out fine in the end. Don't feel bad! You're not a bad parent!
thank you. my hubs is the worrier and he stresses me out with it sometimes :)
what did you change with her diet. im going to purchase the combo with the butter oil and we've cut back on sweets, we never intended for her to as much as she had but...
also im trying to get better foods into her and wish a raw milk farm was closer.
ill definitely try to cut myself some slack and do everything i CAN to help her teeth heal.
Well, before I read the book, I cut way back on processed foods. And I started her on cod liver oil. I used the Carlson's brand at the time. And I did find a raw milk farm and started giving her raw milk. We have to drive an hour one way every week to get her milk. Now that I've read the book, in addition to those things, I also give her the butter oil when we can afford it. We almost never consume anything processed anymore. And no juice! And I've learned how to make bone broths. And I make her the egg tooth strengthening formula from the book. We haven't worked up to eating liver yet, but we just bought some chicken livers that I am planning on trying to sneak into some homemade chicken soup. Just not sure how to do that yet!
It's hard to stick to it sometimes and we get weak and cheat. But we try to stay strong and keep with it because we know it works. And I use the health of our teeth as a way to measure our total health.
My daughter was given a "candida diet". Which is no sweets, no fermented foods, (I'm not covinced on this one - with real foods), and no fruit for the first week. Maple syrup was okay...
If I was in the same situation again I would explain to my daughter that she can't have .....(you say)..... foods until her sore teeth are better. I would increase good fermented foods to help digestion of good nutrients and make a recipe I found on this site: place eggs in vinegar (I use raw applecider) for about a week, until shell is mostly desolved, strain, pop the egg and add contents to the vinegar (I blend than strain again). This tastes yuck, but a tablespoon in cool water will go down ok - "If it is making your teeth better." Use good quality eggs, it will be cheaper than cheaper than chasing milk all over the country. I would use it three times a day.
Jess, I think they almost gave out the all points I'm about to share. Warm words and advices from the moms. I am glad that all of you are adapting and finding ways to give the best nutrition to your children for the enhancement of their general and oral health.
By the way, it is commendable not to prefer amalgam/ stainless steel crowns/ silver restorations on your child's teeth. This may cause significant problems with your daughter's health. You may ask your dentists of other options, aside from silver restorations/ crowns, in restoring your child's teeth.
I am eager to know the improvement on your daughter. I hope she is doing better now.
A little more about the book: Forget about drilling, filling, and the inevitable billing. Your teeth can heal naturally because they were never designed to decay in the first place! They were designed to remain strong and healthy for your entire life. But the false promises of conventional dentistry have led us down the wrong path, leading to invasive surgical treatments that include fillings, crowns, root canals and dental implants.