Nicole Alderman wrote:I recently noticed that my gums are receding.
Joshua Myrvaagnes wrote:My update--I have the hole in my tooth still, but it's been steady state for a year plus now. Once or twice at some point a small chip did come off other teeth (front teeth--the one with the hole is the rearmost molar) when I poked them with a toothpick too hard, which indicates I still have some remineralization to do. At some point there had been an additional tiny chip that came out of the hole, which I knew only because the gum hurt more from stuff pressing on it when I chewed, signifying something had become more exposed. But overall not much of a problem.
I do have to pick stuff out of it.
I'm satisfied that it makes sense to wait and see what regrowth treatments become available. I'm not in a hurry.
I'm glad I didn't go for the root canal, or the crown. It just gives me the willies. And I'm so glad for all I've learned about healing small cavities, and just how mutable teeth really are.
I clearly have some stuff to rebalance about my gut biome, tummy aches and such, and this can affect mouth biome too. Not sure what to do--I do eat plenty of yogurt, home-made kefir, and pretty frequent sauerkraut. Maybe I should do daily inulin (chicory root seems viable, I like adding a little to yogurt, and since it's dried it is easier to store than sunchoke roots). Inulin is a 'prebiotic" that supplies bacteria that feed on it, whereas the human enzymes themselves don't digest it. I have no specific knowledge that this is connected to teeth in particular, it's just another line of thought that seems likely to have some connection.
It's possible that I could rebuild the tooth with the comfrey/calcium thing if I did it longer, I'm not ruling that out. There may be other factors that I didn't address. I may need still more silica than the horsetail regimens I did gave me.
There are accounts of people regrowing a tooth from scratch on some of the comments on some of these youtube videos--the comfrey one I believe.
John Suavecito wrote:When I go to the dentist, They always seem to be grinding down my teeth. It hurts during and for awhile afterwards. Then I do my horsetail with hummus and it starts to heal again, so after awhile it doesn't hurt anymore...... until I go visit the dentist again. Hmmmm.