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Natural Tooth Healing

Herbal Remedies, Radical Rants | Posted by Kim
Apr 08 2013

Remineralize & Revitalize Your Healthy Smile


Don’t let them tell you can’t heal your teeth and gums naturally. You can! You don’t have to grin and bear tooth pain until you get to a dentist. With this three pronged approach–nutrition, hygiene and pharmacology–you can whiten, tighten, heal, rebuild and strengthen your teeth, restore gum health and really have something to smile about.

I started my tooth healing regimen by adding raw butter and cod liver oil to my daily diet, and performing Oil Pulling, an ancient Ayurvedic method of drawing or ‘pulling’ toxins from your tissue by swishing oil in the mouth for oral and systemic health. I also made my own remineralizing toothpaste and rinsed with a food grade hydrogen peroxide solution.

Every morning, I soaked my mouth with a tablespoon of sunflower or coconut oil  for 20 minutes. I cooked with raw butter and spread it on whole grain toast. I took cod liver oil, either straight or in gel caps, and mega-dosed Vitamin C powder daily. I brushed and flossed, followed by soaking with the hydrogen peroxide solution every morning and fastidiously brushing and flossing after every meal throughout the day.

By the end of the first week my toothache had turned a corner and the pain lessened. Over the next week I noticed my teeth were looking stronger. A slight dark yellow spot and a tiny fissure deep within my front tooth that I’d had for decades were fading, and my teeth were feeling better rooted in my gums. I stopped the oil pulling by the second week but kept up the fish oil and daily hydrogen peroxide rinses. By the end of the third week, all my tooth pain was gone and my teeth were whiter than ever. They even felt straighter and the edges of the tooth surfaces felt smooth and strong.

I also made my own toothpaste to have more control over the ingredients. Seems there is no one toothpaste brand that has all the ingredients I want, like calcium powder and baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, and none of the ingredients I don’t want like sodium laurel sulfate which People’s Pharmacy health writers Joe and Terry Graedon suggest that eliminating it  from your toothpaste can help cure canker sores. D.I.Y. to the rescue!

Tooth Healing Ingredients:

Sunflower or Coconut Oil (for oil pulling/swishing)

Powdered Vitamin C

Cod Liver Oil

Remineralizing Toothpaste

Raw or Grass Fed Butter

3% Hydrogen Peroxide

The basic proportions for making your own toothpaste is 5 parts mineral powder such as calcium;  2 parts baking soda; 3-5 parts coconut oil. Convert to teaspoons or tablespoons according to batch size.

For this recipe, I used coral calcium because that’s what I had on hand, and I did not use any sweetener because the coconut oil was plenty sweet for my taste. If you want that sweet toothpaste taste in your mouth, add stevia (powder or liquid) or drops of anise to the mixture.

Natural Remineralizing & Gum Health Toothpaste

5 tbsp. Calcium Carbonate Powder or Calcium Magnesium Powder  [Minerals]
3 tbsp. Baking Soda [Mild abrasive]
1 tsp. Stevia Powder [Optional sweetener]
3-5 tbsp. Coconut Oil (young green coconut is best) to get desired consistency [Texture + Lauric Acid for digestion]
1-½ tsp. pink sea salt [Mild abrasive]
2-3 drops Neem oil & Myrrh oil [Anti-bacterial for gum health]
2-3 drops 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide diluted to 3%*
Essential oils for flavor: peppermint*, spearmint*, cinnamon, clove, orange, grapefruit seed extract, myrrh or clove oil. 


Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and add the coconut oil gradually, mixing until you get a smooth consistency. Add salt, oils and hydrogen peroxide dilution. Mix some more and you’re done!

Read more about saving your teeth naturally.