Can a combination of bentonite clay, calcium carbonate, crushed cloves and kaolin clay help heal cavities? No, that's not true: No reliable scientific studies show bentonite clay can cure cavities, according to the American Dental Association. They do not recommend the clay for any dental hygiene practice.
In my last video, I told you how to heal small cavities using a combination of bentonite clay, calcium carbonate, crushed cloves and kaolin clay.
Bentonite, which has been mined in Wyoming for over 125 years, has a variety of uses, including cat litter, cosmetics and as a drilling mud for oil and natural gas wells. It can contain high levels of heavy metals.
As opposed to a quick fix, the ADA recommends that people brush their teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, clean between their teeth once a day and regularly visit their dentist as a way to help prevent tooth decay.
Lead Stories has debunked claims about oral health before. For example, we wrote that oil pulling is not a proven remedy for root canal infections and cavities. Also, we reported that there is no evidence using the herb comfrey as a mouthwash can help heal teeth and gums.