What Are Cell Salts for Teeth?

Cell salts for teeth, also known as tissue salts, have been used in homeopathic medicine since the 1800s. During this time, a German doctor, Wilhelm Schuessler, listed twelve “cell salts” that he believed would restore health to the body’s tissues and cells by replenishing vital nutrients. While these have found many uses in homeopathic medicine, holistic and homeopathic dentists have also suggested their use.

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Homeopathic Dentistry

Homeopathic or holistic medicine in general, and particularly in dentistry, are not widely accepted in the United States. However, in recent years there has been an increase in the number of people turning to holistic medicine’s emphasis on whole health and prevention. 

In dentistry, articles about amalgam and fluoride have caused some people to explore the benefits of holistic dentistry. Traditional dentists recognize the benefits of treating the whole person but may differ from holistic dentists in treating certain dental conditions, such as tooth decay and root canal infections. The American Dental Association recognizes no holistic dental treatments.

What Are Cell Salts For Teeth?

Dr. Schuessler concluded from his studies that mineral imbalances in cells and body tissues caused all diseases. His twelve minerals, which include calcium, potassium, magnesium, and others, are minerals essential to health and well-being. Therefore, he believed that supplementing these twelve would improve dental health. 

Cell salts are marketed as providing several oral health benefits, including:

  • Remineralization of teeth after enamel cavitation.

  • Prevention of dry mouth.

  • Prevention of gum disease.

  • Decreased tooth sensitivity.

  • Alleviating teething pain in infants.

  • Minimizing pain after tooth extraction.

  • Reducing postoperative swelling, bleeding, and infection.

  • Relaxing effect when given before dental treatment.

What Cell Salts Might Have Dental Benefits?

Specific Schuessler’s cell salts are typically recommended for improving oral health and treating various dental conditions. The suggested dental benefits include:

  • Cavity prevention. The three cell salts believed to build stronger teeth, remineralize enamel, and prevent cavities are calcium fluoride, calcium phosphorus, and silica. 

  • Tooth pain. Several cell salts are recommended for acute toothaches, pain after dental procedures, tooth sensitivity, and teething pain. These include iron phosphate, magnesium phosphate, and potassium phosphate.

  • Mouth sores and gum inflammation. Some holistic practitioners recommend specific cell salts to improve the health of mucous membranes and salivary glands and help keep your body hydrated. These include sodium chloride, potassium chloride, and potassium sulfate.

Should You Take Cell Salts for Your Teeth?

While the risk of adverse effects from taking cell salts is low, it is best to consult with your primary health care provider before taking them. The claims made by holistic dentists about their benefits to oral health are generally considered dubious by most dentists and professional dental organizations. Therefore, relying on these products would not be advisable to alleviate any oral pain, swelling, or other abnormality. Additionally, they should never be used as a replacement for accepted and proven preventive measures such as toothbrushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups.

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