Sneak peek: As we write these words, this book is absolute number one regarding healing and preventing tooth decay. The problem is, we are sceptical about many claims that the author makes, so instead a classic review with takaways this will be rather review and debunk format. Anyway, the objective of our work is to help you make right decisions and promote interventions that are scientific and actually work.
Two titles, one book, and many undeliverable promises
When you go to Amazon and look for books on dental health, especially on managing tooth decay this is hands down most popular book in the world (judging by the number of comments). It has been first published in 2010 and is now available under two titles: Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition and Cure Tooth Decay: Remineralize and Repair Cavities Naturally. Although ISBN numbers differ, content is identical. Change of the title is a marketing gimick – of course the word Heal sounds stronger and promises better than just Remineralize and Repair. We have to be honest, we don’t like the title, as it may be confusing for some readers. So let’s look what the word means:
heal – cause (a wound, injury, or person) to become sound or healthy again.
Is that even possible? No, it is not! Now, you may say that we are too picky and nobody is promising that kind of things. So there you have it, right in the introduction the author promises: You too can hope to achieve the following: (…) stop cavities – sometimes instantaneously (…) form new tooth enamel (…) heal and repair tooth infections.
So let’s put it as clear as possible:
- you can stop cavities, but this certainly won’t be instantaneous as it requires rebuilding your oral microbiome, and that’s a process that takes time
- growing (or forming) new enamel is not possible, this is an obvious lie
- tooth infections are serious conditions that may be life threatening, and although they can heal in most cases with infected pulp an attempt to do so is really unwise.
Then if these promises are not bad enough there are also testimonials, claiming that after following the author’s protocol: tooth pain subsided within 24 hours or root canals recommended by a doctor were no longer needed. If your infected tooth stops hurting it probably is not a sign of improvement, but rather a sign that the nerve died.
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This book review is work in progress and was last updated on July 07, 2021.