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Cavities? Try Homeopathy

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)

January 13th, 2012  |  72 Comments

Cell salts are integrated into the building my sons used to construct. As they grew older, I’d leave it up to them to take their 4 pills while playing with Lego’s.

I’d like to thank The Healthy Home Economist for first sharing the following post with her readers. Now, I’m glad to share it with you, too.


The quality of the teeth represents the status of the bone structure of the body.

Therefore, it’s important that the teeth be sound. If they are, the bones will be reliable, too.

Sometimes, parents are concerned when their child’s teeth show frequent and large cavities in spite of a  nutrient dense diet.

This is rare when children are raised on raw milk, saturated fats and bone stocks but it indeed can occur in children who have certain predisposing DNA.

In this case,  working with a credentialed homeopath would be in order; however, if the caries are not of a particularly worrisome level, much can be done to remedy the problem at home.

It generally takes a good amount of time, however Calc phos 6x and Calc fluor 12x taken thrice daily, for many months has been shown to strengthen and aid in the growth and integrity children’s teeth.

These two remedies make a great combination since Calc phos “is concerned with formation of bone and teeth and [is] an important remedy for children”; Calc fluor “is found in the surface of bones and in the enamel of teeth.”[1]

But that’s not all.  They’re specific for growth in general and it’s not uncommon to see children who have problems with their teeth display other growth issues.

Lovely!  That means that with these two remedies, we can address the entire child.

Isn’t that what homeopathy is about?

When my children were growing, I had them take Calc phos and Calc fluor on a daily basis in spite of the fact that they were raised on raw milk bone stocks and saturated fats.

During these years, it appeared that two of our boys’ teeth were growing in a crooked fashion.  In fact, I’m sure that if we hadn’t chosen our holistic dentist, we  might have been pressured to consider dental  braces.

Instead, I believed that as they grew, their teeth would grow and straighten accordingly.

That’s exactly what happened.

A simple technique for administering these remedies is to add them directly to jugs of milk.  In one gallon of milk, add 10 or so  pills of each, stir and the job is complete. As your children ingest their milk throughout the day, they’ll get these two remedies in each sip.

Now, our boys have fine, strong and straight teeth without the “aid” of orthodontia.

We saved ourselves not only thousands of dollars, but more importantly,  allowed their bodies to complete the work of bone alignment on their own….with a little help from nutrient dense foods and our beloved homeopathic remedies.

[1] Chapman, J.B. The Biochemic Handbook. St. Louis, Missouri: Formur, Inc. Publishers. 1994.12-13

This is an excerpt from my upcoming system, “How to Raise a Drug Free Family”, which I’ll be using to teach my first year-long webinar course for mothers and others. Stay tuned for the latest updates!

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Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. In order to be treated or diagnosed, Joette believes that the advice of a holistic physician is in order.


72 thoughts on “Cavities? Try Homeopathy”

  1. amanda says:

    I thought you weren’t supposed to take remedies along with food? is it different with cell salt remedies? thanks!

    1. In my experience, I’ve observed the positive effects of homeopathic cell salts even while taking them along with milk or smoothies.

  2. Bryce says:

    A glass of milk sounds a lot nicer than a visit to the dentist’s office. lol : )

  3. Barb says:

    where would I purchase these two remedies?

    1. Hi Barb, Local grocery stores and health food stores often carry homeopathic remedies. Otherwise, I like to recommend my trusted pharmacy, Johnson’s Village Pharmacy.

  4. lisa says:

    Is the a way I can learn more about Cell Salts. Does Joette have any of her great CD’s that talk about Cell Salts?

    1. Hi Lisa, my CD set, “Cell Salts. The Easy Homeopathy” is a great way to learn more about the cell salts. You can check it out here along with some other educational products, too.

  5. m'smama says:

    This is great information! My husband and I were both “dentally challenged” growing up and are definitely looking for preventive measures for our daughter.

  6. chagit says:

    How many of each would a child take 3 times a day? For how long..is it continuous?

    1. It is recommended that 3-4 pills equal 1 dose. So, that means, a child could take 1 dose, up to 3 times per day. Or, it’s also recommended to place 4 pills in a glass of water and take 1 sip (1 sip = 1 dose), 3 times per day. Either way works just fine. I often have found that it is best to use these two cell salts for several months in order to see the benefits.

      1. megan says:

        confused. 4 pills in water 1 sip. by end of day you get 4 pills. if you just take the pills, by end of day you get 12 pills. why less when In water. I don’t understand?

        1. Just in case Joette doesn’t get a chance to answer, homeopathy works on an energy level. It has more to do with how often you take a dose than the number of pills. Joette can explain it better, but that’s the general idea.

  7. Tish says:

    What about using these (or others?) for adult’s teeth? Nice article and good to know that cell salts can be used in beverages.

    Thank you!

    1. I use these cell salts every day myself, because I had a tooth crack and wanted to prevent that from happening in the future. Especially for moms who have nursed extensively…and even those who haven’t, these are important cell salts for years after and while nursing. In fact, it’s what I discuss in great detail on my pregnancy CD and when I meet with pregnant women. These are also important for those who, for years eliminated dairy. They would have some catching up to do.

      1. megan says:

        cool. i stopped dairy 3 years ago because bee allergy shots..just like when i was a kid … as adult made me sick on casin. found an emzine that helps. been taking about 1 month. started cell salts 12 2 days ago.maybe in time dairy won’t be issue anymore. can’t wait to move to NC from NY and get our goat and maybe cow so we can have raw. altho I tried raw and I still had problems 18m ago. praying for healing and believe its done already! faith!

  8. Jerian says:

    I was looking up to purchase these products and found a liquid version for a great price compared to the tablets. My question is that the Calc phos 6x is only available in tablet but is available in liquid 12x. Can you substitute the 12x liquid for the the 6x? the price is about 1/4 perserving with the liquid vs. tablets.

    1. I prefer to stick with Calc phos 6x and to use it frugally, you can place 4 pills in about 4 ounces of water and when used in this manner, 1 sip (approx. 1 tsp) equals 1 dose. This liquid solution will last up to a week.

  9. Sarah Smith says:

    Is it okay to dissolve these remedies in milk that will be used to make milk kefir, or should they only go into plain milk?

    1. Yes, that’s OK to do, Sarah

  10. Sarah Smith says:

    I’m having a hard time finding calc fluor in 12x strength. Could I use either 6x or 30x instead?

    1. It’s recommended to go with a 6x if you aren’t able to find a 12x

  11. Raquel says:

    Hi, my 7 yr old daughter’s two front teeth are coming in crooked, do you think these will help her? How long would she have to be on them for? We also don’t consume dairy because of allergies.

    1. Thanks for your question. It’s possible that these two cell salt remedies can help straighten her teeth. However, because homeopathy is so individual-specific, it is difficult to say definitively, how much or how soon any given remedy will bring healing. I hope this helps!

  12. Maggie Copp says:

    Can this remedy work on pets who have cavities? Maggie

  13. Maggie Copp says:

    I should add that the pet is a cat. Maggie

  14. I really feel glad to read your post. I am very inform about teeth, homeopathy and the some of the process in taking homeopathy solution.

  15. Raushanah says:

    My homeopath told me that cell salts should not be taken on a regular basis. Only ferrum phos. And only when you feel as if you are coming down with a cold /flu. Is that true? Thabks

    1. I gave my boys Calc Fluor and Calc Phos on a daily basis while they were growing up and they have beautiful teeth now. I also have a daily protocol of cell salts for use during pregnancy that I recently sent out to my newsletter followers. Cell salts are diluted minerals that are present in our bodies, but may be depleted on occasion.

  16. Ana says:

    Isn’t it dangerous to take Calc Fluor, as fluor is said to be poisonous?

    1. admin says:

      Calc Fluor is the mineral calcium fluoride. During the making of homeopathic remedies, the original substance and repeatedly diluted and shaken so that no toxicity remains in the final remedy. That’s why we can safely use remedies made from such noxious substances as poison ivy.

  17. Lisa Williams says:

    Hi Joette,

    Is this the same remedy to use if you have a cavity already?

    Lisa Williams

  18. Jody says:

    Will you please tell me the difference between the 12x and 6x doses?

    I am confused as to why 12x is better than 6x?

    Thank you,

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      One is not better than the other; they simply have different applications. 6x means that the original substance has been diluted 6 times to the tenth power, while 12x represents a dilution of 12 times to the tenth power.

  19. Jody says:

    Thanks for that, Joette.

    So if I am using the 6x to help with dental enamel I am alright?


  20. Jess says:

    I’m looking to remineralize teeth and prevent cavities. I’m looking up Calc Fluor (Swanson Vitamins. I’m in Canada and their shipping is reasonable and fast so I often use them) and I only only find 6x or 30x but no 12x. Which one should I get?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      !2 x and 6x are close relatives and nearly interchangeable.

  21. Diane says:


    Calc Fluor 12x
    Calc Phos 6x
    * 3-4 tablets / 3x day

    Any difference in application for a 62-year old woman with very thin tooth enamel and bone spurs?

    I’d like to rebuild my tooth enamel first of all. Eliminating the spurs would be great also.
    Diane *^~^*

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      You’ve got it! That’s the method.

  22. Diane says:

    PS ~ can 4 tablets Calc Flour & 4 tablets Calc Phos be put in 4oz water (or would it be 8oz water?) and take 1 sip/3x per day?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I like to use either 2-4 ounces of water, regardless of the number of pills.

  23. Terri says:

    We are starting the “Cure Tooth Decay” diet from Ramiel Nagel. I can only find the Calc Fluor in 6X. Is the 10 a piece of each still going to give each of us what we need or should I supplement with more than that. Thanks!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I like 12 x better, but 6 is a good second choice.

  24. Maria says:

    Hi Joette

    I’m trying to strenghten my daughter’s teeth and to eliminate some stains on her top teeth (I dread these are signs of early cavities despite the nutrient dense diet she has…). I saw your recommendation but I only find Calc fluor 12x (http://www.vitalizednutrition.com/default/calcarea-fluorica-12x-by-unda.html) and I think it’s not the same as you recommend, is it? You mention Calcium Fluoride, right? I’m a bit confused 🙂

    Thank you for your help!

  25. Maria says:

    *strenghten = strengthen (sorry for the autocorrect…)

  26. Barbara says:

    Hi Joette,

    This is amazing information! I had no idea it was possible to strengthen teeth and prevent cavities.
    When my son was 4 he had 8 cavities all at once. They were still his baby teeth. Things turned around after that or so we thought. He is now 22 and has shin splints, bruised periosteums, and more.
    We do not have any homeopaths it our area. Do you think the calc phos and calc fluor would help?
    Thank you for the excellent information you share.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Should you be interested, I work with folks the world over on SKYPE. Meanwhile, in the future, I plan to write on this subject.

  27. Fatima says:

    Would this protocol work for osteoporosis in middle-aged women? Or would adding Silica to the two calcium salts be a good idea? Thank you for sharing such useful and valuable information.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The mentioned cell salts as well as Silica could be used for many bone issues, including osteoporosis, regardless of age.

    2. Liz S. says:

      I can personally attest to the use of cell salts for osteoporosis. I was diagnosed with very advanced osteoporosis quite (IMHO) young. None of the conventional treatments helped. In fact, they were causing me more problems. My bones were so brittle, I broke my collar bone rolling over in bed. My husband broke several ribs hugging me. I used the cell salts and while my bones will never be what they once were, I’ve managed to restore a great deal of my bone mass and (knock wood) haven’t had a broken bone in a couple of years now. Fabulous stuff!! Highly recommend!!!! Good luck!

      1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

        So happy to hear of your success. Consistency rewards.

  28. Farhaana says:

    In the description you wrote that one of the remedies Calc. Fluor., however the pic shows Nat. Phos. #10. I got Calc. Fluor. (it says #1, not sure what the #’s mean). Did you mean the Calc. Fluor or in the pic Nat. Phos.?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I’m surprised that you can read the label on the bottle in the photo. It is just a photo I took of my kids’ building, and was not intended to indicate which remedy to choose. CF is used for dental strength, etc.

  29. Lisa says:

    Hi Joette. I was wondering what you would recommend for adults who have had a history of trouble with their teeth as they have gotten into their 40s and 50s. Thanks!!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Trouble with their teeth? Do you mean gum boils? cavities? pain? sensitivity?

      1. Lisa says:

        Cavities, pain and sensitivity. Thanks so much!

  30. My son was just diagnosed with a few TINY cavities on the sides of his teeth where they touch. I already have a homeopathic mixture of 12 cell salts, would that be good to give him? I of course opted to not to have them filled right away like it was recommended and will get another xray in 6 months, I’d love to see them halted or reversed, what is the best homeopathic protocol for this?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I can’t offer case taking on this forum but what is most important is the age of your son. THe decision as to what to do has much to do with if he’s 3 yrs old or 20.

      1. He’s 7 1/2 and they are baby teeth thankfully. The dentist said they are due to fall out at about age 9…

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          I used the rems I discussed in the article for cavities in one of my child’s teeth.

  31. May Mostacho says:

    Hi, Joette! Can I give cell salts to my 21 month old child? She has cavities and I really want to halt or reverse them instead of having fillings or crowns. What is the dosage for her for the calc flour 6x and calc phos 6x?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Cell salts can be used for any age and the dosage is printed on the side of the bottle. Make sure that what is being described are truly dental caries, and not just innocuous, congenital crevices that may only POTENTIALLY become caries.

  32. Stephanie says:

    are the 2 remedies taken together in one dose or separately a few minutes apart?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I’ve used them both ways and they have not failed me.

  33. Christina says:

    I have a general question. In most cases, I’ve heard that remedies should be given 1/2 hour before or after food or drink. So, doesn’t it affect the Calc remedies effectiveness to mix then in a bottle of milk?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I find that it works in milk and even other foods depending on what the food is.

  34. Karen says:

    I have Bioplasma (12 cell salts combo) which includes calc flour 6x and calc phos 3x. Will this be effective for teeth?
    Also, I have heard that essential oils disrupt remedies. Is there a timing method where I can use both remedies and EOs throughout the day?
    Thanks so much!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      If there’s only one cell salt that you need, it is not prudent to take a remedy with 11 others included on a regular basis.

      1. Karen says:

        Okay. That makes sense of course. I thought that all of the cell salts were a general good health thing to do but if it’s not necessary then I will focus on CF and CP.
        And the essential oils???

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          Essential oils are fine.

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