Healthy Teeth and Gums with Schuessler Tissue Salts
Natural Homeopathic Minerals for Dental Health
Almost everyone agrees that strong teeth and a bright smile are attractive and a sign of good health. Research confirms that there is a relationship between oral health and general wellness, a sort of "two-way street" between a healthy mouth and a healthy body.
The truth is that the mouth is not an isolated "organ" of the human body. Oral problems can seriously affect our general health, and there is mounting evidence that some mouth, tooth, and gum problems can be predictive of other illness.
Unfortunately, according to reliable statistics, 60 to 90% of school-age children and nearly 100% of adults worldwide have untreated tooth decay. It is obvious that paying more attention to our oral health is a smart, healthy, and the right thing to do.
Today, a growing number of people are turning to a diet of fresh rather than processed foods, getting more exercise, and using Schuessler tissue salts for lasting well-being. Tissues salts can be used effectively for both long-term care of the mouth and gums and to relieve the temporary pain associated with acute tooth problems.
Cell Salts Kit
How Tissue Salts Help Ensure Dental Health
In the 19th Century, Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler conducted a study of human cell structure and discovered that human cells contain 12 distinct mineral compounds. He concluded that a mineral imbalance in the composition of cells and tissues is the root cause of all disease.
Over the last 150 years, much research has been conducted and has proved that minerals, including potassium, silica, iron, calcium and magnesium, have specific health benefits. The 12 tissue salts, also called cells salts or biochemical Schuessler salts, (see and read more about all 12 cell salts here) are compounds of essential minerals that contribute to core body functions, help maintain healthy minerals levels, and assist in avoiding and relieving a variety of physical and emotional complaints, including tooth health.
Schuessler tissue salts are helpful in the remineralization of teeth, for postoperative care, and to alleviate the pain of tooth extractions. They help combat dry mouth, gum issues, and tooth sensitivity, and offer comfort for infant teething among other dental problems. (Comprehensive cell salts and tooth health chart below to download or print.)
Which Tissue Salts to Choose
Tissue Salts for Strong Teeth
Three tissue salts are particularly vital for the development and remineralization of strong teeth (as well as bones) and to avoid cavities. These three Schuessler salts are Calcarea Fluorica or Calcium Fluoride (#1), Calcarea Phosphorica or Calcium Phosphate (#2), and Silicea or Silica (#12). Cell salts are most frequently called by their Latin name. Cell salts #1, #2, and #12 help restore minerals to tooth enamel and are excellent for children, adults, and as we age to maintain the strength of our teeth. Also consider these tissue salts after indulging in sweets.
Tissue Salts for Tooth Pain
For acute tooth pain and for aches and soreness after dental procedures, Ferrum Phosphoricum or Iron Phosphate (#4) and Magnesia Phosphorica or Magnesium Phosphate (#8) will help alleviate your discomfort. Kali Phosphoriucm or Potassium Phsophate (#6) is good to have on hand if you experience shooting pain. Mag Phos also relieves babies’ teething pain and tooth sensitivity in adults.
Tissue Salts for Dental Emergencies
Sometimes tooth nerve pain can be relieved or even stopped when taking the earlier mentioned remineralization cell salts Calc Fluor, Calc Phos, and Silicea, plus Mag Phos. Consider taking these four Schuessler salts with or in warm water for an even faster calming effect. Toothache can quickly turn into excruciating pain so make sure to work with your dentist, schedule your appointment just in case, and see if your toothache is temporary and will subside.
Homeopathy Store's Dental Health & Emergency Cell Salts Kit supports daily tooth health, helps relieve acute pain, and offers overall support for the nervous system.
Tissue Salts for Healthy Gums and Oral Mucosa
Canker sores, cold sores, dry mouth, and other temporary irritation or inflammation of the gums and soft tissue in your mouth call for tissue salts that support the healthy functioning of the mucous membranes and saliva glands and your body’s water balance. Look to Natrum Muriaticum or Sodium Chloride (#9) and Kali Muriaticum or Potassium Chloride (#5). For Oral Lichen Planus and other more severe and long-term conditions, visit your doctor, and consider adding Kali Sulphuricum or Potassium Sulphate (#7), a deep acting tissue salt used in the final (3rd) stage of infections to speed suppuration and healing.
Additional Therapies for Serious Oral Problems
Although gingivitis and periodontitis should always be treated by a licensed dentist, a healthy lifestyle — including proper diet, recommended daily hydration, and healthy mineral levels — are equally important and possibly even more so for healthy gums and the prevention of serious disease. Limit snacks and sugary food and drinks, give up tobacco, drink alcohol in moderation if at all, and follow the recommendations for daily tooth care and regular dental exams.
If you have inflamed gums or have been diagnosed with beginning gingivitis, consider an extended 6-week therapeutic tissue salts regimen incorporating Calcarea Fluorica (#1), Ferrum Phosphoricum (#3), Kali Phosphoricum (#6), and Magnesia Phosphorica (#8).* Always work with your doctor and practice good dental hygiene, but supplement professional care with cell salt treatments.
A helpful treatment for advanced gum disease includes a 6-week therapy with a special combination of cell salts for periodontitis. Follow the gingivitis protocol above and continue an additional 6 weeks with Calcarea Fluorica (#1), Calcarea Phosphorica (#2), Kali Sulphuricum (#7), plus Silicea (#12)* for strengthening the connective tissue. Again, it is not a substitute, but a reliable adjunct to professional treatment.
Tissue Salts for Dental Health Chart
Particular cell salts offer help for specific oral problems. By keeping a variety of our liquid cell salt sprays for toothache and gum disease on hand, you will experience natural support and relief.
- Toothache: Ferrum Phosphoricum #4, Magnesia Phosphorica #8, plus Kali Phosphoricum #6 for shooting pain
- Tooth Decay/Cavities: Calcarea Fluorica #1, Calcarea Phosphoric #2, Silicea #12
- Tooth Sensitivity: Calcarea Fluorica #1, Magnesia Phosphorica #8
- Teething in Children: Magnesia Phosphorica #8
- After Dental Treatment or Oral Surgery: Calcarea Phosphorica #2, Ferrum Phosphoricum #4, Magnesia Phosphorica #8
- After Tooth Extraction or Wisdom Teeth Removal: Ferrum Phosphoricum #4, Silicea #12
- Dental Emergencies: Calcarea Fluorica #1, Calcarea Phosphoric #2, Magnesia Phosphorica #8, Silicea #12
- Canker Sores and Cold Sores: Natrum Muriaticum #9, Kali Muriaticum #5
- Dry Mouth: Natrum Muriaticum #9
- Oral Lichen Planus: Kali Muriaticum #5, Kalil Sulphuricum #7, Silicea #12
- Gingivitis (6-week therapy): Calcarea Fluorica #1, Ferrum Phosphoricum #4, Kali Phosphoriucm #6, Magnesia Phosphorica #8
- Periodontitis (6-week therapy following gingivitis therapy above): Calcarea Fluorica #1, Calcarea Phosphorica #2, Kali Sulphuricum #7, Silicea #12
Scroll down to the end of the article for a chart to print or download.
Cell Salts Kit
How to Take Cell Salts for Gum and Tooth Health
No matter which liquid minerals you choose to boost your oral health from among those we offer, our Anna's Remedies brand of lactose-free tissue salts in the form of oral sprays are fast-absorbing and easy-to-use. Compounded in our certified homeopathic pharmacy, they are produced in accordance with the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS), FDA, and cGMP regulations and made here in the U.S.
Simply squirt two sprays into your mouth three or four times a day. You can take cell salts more often — up to every 15 minutes or so — to alleviate acute pain, but reduce the frequency of use when you see improvement. Alternatively, you can spray the liquid into a few tablespoons of water in a small glass and sip slowly. Always take cell salts in an empty mouth so they can be absorbed well by the mucous membranes. For children under 12 use one spray. Dilute the spray in water as described above for children under 6. Consider using warm water and let the alcohol evaporate for 10 minutes before administration or administer one tablespoon of the liquid only for small children. You can also spray a day’s worth of squirts into your water bottle and sip throughout the day. Questions? Send us an email to CustomerService@HomeopathyStore.com.
*“Toothache and Gum Disease Treatment with Homeopathy and Schuessler Salts” by Robert Kopf
Please note: Descriptions grounded in homeopathic practice. They have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.