Category: Tooth Decay

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Tooth decay: Healing Pictures!

Originally post at here.

Tissue salts for tooth decay: Prevention and Healing.

Tissue salts are low potency homeopathic remedies that can be used to help balance assimilation of minerals, sooth pain and deal with inflammation.
Tissue salts can safely be used from birth and are beneficial during pregnancy.
For best results, pair tissue salt treatments with some great dietary enhancements.

Tooth Decay:
Doses should be given in homeopathic solution for best results. This limits the amount of sugar given [the tablets themselves are sucrose based] and shaking the remedy raises the potency ever so slightly each dose, presenting the body a new homeopathic stimulus.

  • For ongoing tooth decay give a dose 2 times daily.
  • For maintaining teeth [& healed teeth] dose 1 times daily.

You can use either Combination R [“Infant Teething Combination”] or combination U, which are ideal for tooth health. Combination R should be chosen where there is bad pain with teething or tooth decay.

Combination U
For symptoms associated with: Toothache, tooth decay, abscessing.
Calc Fluor – For strengthening and remineralising teeth and bones. Encourages correct and adequate growth of the palate, leading to straighter growth of teeth. Helps with gum and dental pain.
Calc phos – for assimilation of calcium when needs are high & tooth remineralisation [as per calc fluor].
Nat Phos – balancing acidity and blood sugar. Also is a remedy that can help with tooth grinding.
Silica – may prevent and treat abscesses.

Combination R
For symptoms associated with: Toothache, teething, gum inflammation.
Calc Fluor – For strengthening and remineralising teeth and bones. Encourages correct and adequate growth of the palate, leading to straighter growth of teeth. Helps with gum and dental pain.
Calc phos – for assimilation of calcium when needs are high & tooth remineralisation [as per calc fluor].
Ferr phos– for inflammation of gums [and anaemia].
Mag phos – for tooth health & pain relief.
Silica – may prevent and treat abscesses.

Tooth Healing in Pictures:
Here’s a very advanced cavity my daughter [age 9 at the time] healed.  You can see how extensive the cavity was.  It has left substantial parts of the affected teeth missing but there is no decay or discolouration left.  I suspect the decay was too far advanced for the tooth to replace itself.
heal tooth decay

Here are ‘before & after’ pictures from a child I treated for tooth decay [posted with permission].  These pictures were taken a while ago and the tooth is intact and white now.  The second picture shows the tooth recovered with a slight grey discolouration.


The head of a chestnut with its mouth wide open over the back of another horse

tooth pain treatment


This page will provide you with remedy suggestions for tooth abscesses and a free chart to deal fast with tooth pain, without side effects.  Read on …


The most usual remedy I’ve found is hepar sulph [UK, USA].  A single dose of 200c is often enough. If it returns you can try another dose [don’t overdo it though]. If it keeps coming back … talk to a homeopath who can find you a remedy to deal with the predisposition or try Silica.  If silica fits, the tooth will feel loose. Pain is worse at night, from eating warm food & when a cold draft gets into the mouth.

tooth abscess treatment

Tooth Pain Remedies:

You can find my post on natural treatment for tooth decay here. You can HEAL teeth in many cases and prevent decay.

There are 159 ‘tooth pain‘ remedies in Kent’s repertory, so if you don’t succeed to treat yourself you can be pretty sure to get help with an acute appointment with a homeopath.

Here’s a chart of the most usual ones. 🙂

tooth pain treatment

Here’s the 159 remedies … and below, links to Kent’s repertory, where you can check your symptoms in more detail if you are feeling brave … and then a link to the full remedy names with details of the symptoms common to the remedy!

tooth pain treatmentClick to reach Kent’s repertory. 

Key to remedy abbreviations. 


Coming up in this article …..  Homeopathy for tooth decay; Remedies for Caries in Children; dietary adjustments and additions for prevention and repair of teeth.

I’ve added many valuable resource links throughout this article, to make it a practical ‘go to’ for healing and preventing tooth decay, so you may wish to bookmark this page for future reference. 

Individual Differences & Biological Processes.
Some people are more immune to tooth decay than others, despite similar diets & environmental factors.  Homeopaths use remedies aimed at preventing & halting dental decay through holistic treatment for susceptibility.

Some ways in which treatment may reduce tendency to tooth decay by restoring the balance of the body’s systems include:

  • improvements to acid/alkali (ph) balance of the mouth and body:
    • reducing erosion of teeth, plaque formation, bacterial growth, etc,
    • lesser need to draw minerals from the skeleton (including teeth) to balance blood ph (through restored ability to balance blood chemistry with an efficient endocrine system.  Abnormally high blood sugar levels create a ph imbalance that must be rebalanced by introducing minerals to the blood stream and these minerals are then excreted through urination).
  • restored efficiency of the endocrine system (as mentioned above).
    • improved blood sugar balance.
    • greater ability to deal effectively with dietary sugars. (see also note below about diet and prevention).
  • restored immunity leading to fewer bacterial infections of the mouth.
    • also reducing plaque formation. Plaques form from bacterial films. They combine with and tie up minerals in the saliva, inflaming the gums, forming pockets where more plaques can form (gum disease).
  • more efficient ability to assimilate crucial minerals from diet (digestive system),
  • better mouth chemistry and availability of minerals leads to greater ability to remineralise eroded tooth enamel using dietary minerals secreted into saliva
    • (NB: use of standard toothpastes can coat teeth and decrease opportunity for remineralisation.  Tooth soap is a good alternative).
    • An interesting article on the problems with drilling and filling, and the alternatives.

Suggested Homeopathic Remedies:
Being holistic, remedies should always be prescribed according to how well they match the whole patient, and only taken if a good match is found.   As suggested above, homeopathy aims to impact on the many systems of the body that are interrelated and which impact on tooth & mouth conditions.
For advice on potency & dosing a free 15 minute call is available.  If you need help to find a remedy or there are other health problems, please contact me (below) for a consultation.

Remedies Most Typically Seen In Tooth Decay
Click the remedies below to read about them.  I have used links to Vithoulkas’ materia medica, which is most reliable.  Do not expect to see every ailment present, but if you see a good similarity in the remedy it is possibly of use.

Children: (premature caries, crumbling teeth)
kreos; staphysagriacalc; calc-f; fl-ac; mez; plan.  (Lesser remedies to check: bac, carc, cocc, hecla, merc, phos, sil, tub.)

antimonium crud; belladonna, borax; fl-ac; mercury; mezereum; natrum carb; plumbum; sepia & staphysagria;  ( lesser remedies to check: am-c; ambr; bar-c; bov; calc-p; calc-s; chin; glon; hecla; hep; hyos; kali-bi; kali-c; kali-i; kreos; lach; lyc; mag-c; nit-ac; nux-b; ph-ac; phos; puls; rhod; rhus-t; sulph; tarax).

Dietary Additions and Adjustments

There is temporary benefit in cure if it is not maintained by good, healthy PREVENTION!

There is a good list of both dietary additions and adjustments here.
(I am not recommending this website, just the content of this particular post.  I have seen teeth remineralise, but not to the extent that is shown in the related photo.  However, the information within the article is useful).

For a more in depth study of a diet for healing tooth decay, the best author I know on the subject is Ramiel Nagel, who published “Cure Tooth Decay” and recommends a programme similar to that described in the link above.
His dietary recommendations rely heavily on natural, traditional foods and preparation processes that are quite fashionable recently (the ‘nourishing traditions‘ movement), so there is plenty of information and resources available.  (I’ve linked you 3 of the best in this article :-))

There are great benefits to such dietary adjustments.  Some of them can be read about in a book by Gary Taubes.  

Happy and successful teeth healing!

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