What intrigued me about this question is that if indeed the inquirer is asking about teeth, as opposed to gums or nerves, many of us have some misconceptions about bones being rigid and permanent once we become adults. If they are rigid and fixed, we might wonder if there is anything natural we can do to heal them. First let’s look at what bones need physically in order to be healthy and then we’ll look at the metaphysical nature of decaying teeth.
Bones are not as rigid as you might think. Here is a perspective about how bones maintain their own health with our help from http://www.womentowomen.com/programs/bonehealth/howitworks.aspx:
Healthy bone continually dissolves old, weak bone and replaces it with new, stronger bone. This self-repair process helps maintain bone strength and resilience, which is ultimately more important than bone density. Even dense bones can be brittle if the quality of the bone is not maintained.
A natural approach gives your bones the support they need to do what they do best: build strong bone, one cell at a time.
What we eat affects the quality of our teeth. Dr. Weston A. Price, DDS discovered the significance of diet when he studied the causes of dental decay and degeneration by observing the diets of primitive people. Here is an excerpt from a blog dedicated to his research:
Traveling worldwide, Dr. Price found that beautiful, straight teeth, freedom from decay, stalwart bodies, resistance to disease, and fine characters were typical of primitives on their traditional diets.
These primitives stand forth in sharp contrast to those subsisting on the “impoverished foods of civilization” – sugar, white flour, pasteurized milk, and convenience foods filled with extenders and additives.
Although this article advocates raw food for ensuring healthy teeth, it offers a great deal of information about the nutritional balance required to prevent tooth decay. With healthier diets and proper hygiene, most of us can, at the very least, create an environment that promotes healthier teeth: http://www.rawfoodexplained.com/healthy-eyes-and-teeth/natural-hygiene-your-key-to-dental-health.html
If you are interested in herbal remedies, I liked this article by Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa: http://www.1sthealthsource.com/articles/teeth/teeth.html
Metaphysical Meaning of Tooth Pain
There is an energetic nature in teeth that you probably want to consider if you need to attend to healing your dental health.
Teeth are about choices. Yes, I know, all of life is ultimately about choices, but consider this. Unless you are living in an area with limited access to food options, you probably have a large range of choices about what you eat.
When you choose to eat something, you are not only responding to your primary requirement for food in order to survive, but you are also satisfying your individual taste, desire, and emotions. You are choosing what you are going to digest in life.
If the food was prepared in a hurry, you are digesting haste. If your food was prepared with love and care, that’s what you are digesting.
If the food is healthy, that’s what you are choosing to bring into your life. If the food is full of chemicals, processed sugar, and additives, you are willing to digest low quality nourishment in your life. The food represents what you are willing to “digest” or accept, not only into your body, but into your life.
Your teeth represent what you are welcoming into your world.
What Louise Hay Says About Tooth Pain
Louise Hay suggests that teeth (and root canals in particular) can represent the choices you are not making. (As you can see, I do not read Louise’s definitions before I access my own intuitive insight.) She describes it as:
Long standing indecisiveness. Inability to break down ideas for analysis and decisions.
You might think that we received two polarized views about the metaphysical meaning of problems with the teeth, but I suggest they are two different viewpoints, essentially stating the same thing.
Consider that any choice I do not make is actually a choice being made at a subconscious level. If I’m indecisive about what I want to take in or digest in my life, then I continue digesting what I have always accepted before. My indecision is a choice to accept what I am already doing. However, I’m not consciously choosing, and conscious choice is required in the modern world if you want to enjoy health.
May I suggest that you choose well for you teeth, your health, and ultimately the life you want to live.