Proof That Your Cavities Can Heal and Remineralize
The following research was performed by dental researcher May Mellanby, the wife of the discoverer of vitamin D, Edward Mellanby. The images are taken from children's teeth that have fallen out. They have been sliced thinly and then photographed.
The first image shows a tooth with active tooth decay. The large stained area of dentin labeled "Active caries" has a deep stain indicating deep cavities.
Explanation of Image Notes:
D = Dentine, the middle layer of the tooth, known to remineralize
C = Active Tooth Decay
Pg = Pigment, a dye used to see the strength and permeability of the tooth
2D = Secondary Dentine, dentine that has formed due to damage of the tooth,
in other words, remineralized tooth dentine
I.S. = Interglobular spaces, small irregular spaces on the outer surface of the dentin in the tooth root.
P = Tooth Pulp
Stn. = A stain with a carmine red dye
Arrested Cavities Image
This next figure shows cavities that have been "arrested". The tooth is hypoplastic, meaning it was a poorly formed tooth. The recent increase of tooth cavities in children is likely due to the fact that they have poorly formed baby teeth as a result of a poor diet of both the mother and father prior to conception and during pregnancy.
The black stained area is active tooth decay. The area labeled 2D is secondary dentine, so the tooth here is remineralizing and the pulp chamber is being protected. This picture is from a 3.5 year old girl's tooth. Her diet was supplemented with vitamin D which caused the secondary dentin to form.
Completely Halted Cavities Picture
This was a tooth from a 4 year old patient. The patient had received cod liver oil for 3 years. The tooth surface was hard and smooth. It appeared polished. The was no staining with the dye, because the tooth was strong, and the stain could not penetrate. The tooth had a slightly brownish color. Again note the area labeled 2D, which is new tooth dentin forming because of the cod liver oil.
Deeply Remineralized Cavity
This tooth shows a substantial area of new dentine formation. I do not have the exact research on the diet followed, but my assumption, based upon the feeding experiments of May Mellanby, is that it was a diet rich in yellow egg yolks, cod liver oil and raw milk.
There you have it. Tooth cavities can remineralize.
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