Has anyone heard about using black walnut extract for natural tooth enamel restoration?
I have teeth suffering from the dreaded " mountain dew mouth" ...the enamel along the gum line is eroding.
I have no dental insurance so until I am better off financially I am stuck on a 12 month waiting list for the clinic to see me.
I have one small tube of prescription fluroide toothpaste I was given about 3 years ago ( when this was first diagnosed) and I try to use that as my nighttime supplement. Otherwise I am using the Arm and Hammer Liquid calcium toothpaste ( though a cursory look at the label doesn't show any differences between it and my Crest)
I read up on Black Walnut Hull extract and it said good things, so I bought some in the pill form ( a capsule with powder ) and thought I could use it like baking soda. But I am not sure if I am supposed to apply it and not rinse ( it is like brushing your teeth with dirt! ) or do I use a liquid form and mix it with my toothpaste?
I did read where the only real side effect to using it directly on teeth is it can leave stains. So how will I even know if those dark spots are filling and just stained or if theres any improvement.
As an aside-- the problem for me took a dramatic turn for the worse when I used my custom fitted ( by a dentist ) bleaching trays and then used over the counter whitening agents. I swear I just stripped away what enamel I did have, and opened the door even wider for this problem.
I am a caffeine addict so it is HARD not to drink pop, so I try to drink and then brush. Of course, some articles say brush immediately - don't let it rest on your teeth one second extra. Now other articles say. initially it is weakening your enamel, so brushing then is like exfoliating your teeth. let the soda " dry" and then brush.
Day to day it changes, huh? lol