“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't." -Henry Ford

Hypnosis can easily prevent future dental problems. You see, as it turns out, a lot of common yet unsuspected beverages actually cause a great deal of tooth decay and hypnosis can make it quite simple for a person to free themselves from the grip of the beverages.

What are the unsuspected beverages that promote horrible tooth decay? Juices and energy drinks both of which are consumed in mind-boggling quantities.

Let’s chat about energy drinks. At the University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry, it has been found that drinks such as Gatorade and Red Bull remove enamel faster than soda. Here’s why: Power drinks are typically very acidic and often loaded with sugar and this doubles their destructive power.

Now everybody knows that “sugarized” sodas are bad for them but who has really thought about so-called “diet” sodas? They don’t have sugar in them, how could they be bad for your teeth?

Diet sodas also are quite acidic and as mentioned, acid causes tooth destruction.

I recently read an article about a dentist that had a patient for three years and every day of those 3 years, his patient drank diet soda. He said that the condition of her teeth was similar to that of a methamphetamine user. Remember, meth users eventually have teeth that decay, then begin breaking apart and then fall apart.

But what if meth users drank more orange juice? Wouldn’t the Vitamin C somehow help them? No. In fact, there teeth would drop out of their heads faster.

According to a study that was published this year in the Journal of Dentistry, orange juice can reduce enamel hardness by up to 84 percent. And yes, lemon and grapefruit juice are also similarly harmful—in large enough quantities.

The point is to avoid “bathing” the teeth in these juices as people do when they sip their drinks on a chronic basis.

A final point to take from this section is this: In moderation, most things (except cyanide, etc..) are okay.

But, if you drink sodas and then think you’re getting “good vitamins” from juices to counter-act the sodas you’re drinking, you are mistaken. In fact, that is doubling the destructive load on your teeth.

So how can hypnosis prevent cavities and help with other dental challenges? First of all, hypnosis is well known to help people break simple habits such as excessive soda or juice consumption.

And secondly, it also has a long and well documented history of helping people with other dental problems.

Following is an excerpt from my latest book 21st Century Medicine: Clinical Evidence For The Healing Power of the Mind:

“Doctors, for over 170 years, have been using the power of the mind to help people with dental issues.

The earliest reported case I have found so far dates back to 1837 where a French dentist (Oudet) used hypnoanesthesia to perform a dental extraction. And then in 1847 two more pioneering French doctors (Ribaud and Kiaro) used hypnosis for anesthesia in order to remove a tumor of the jaw.

Moving forward about 100 years, there was a landmark publication on the use of the power of the mind (hypnosis in this case) which was published in 1950. The book was titled Psychosomatics and Suggestion Therapy in Dentistry and it was written by Jacob Stolzenberg, D.D.S.

And then in 1958 Dr. S. Irwin Shaw published a book titled Clinical Applications of Hypnosis in Dentistry. An interesting thing about Shaw’s approach is that he believed that it is often possible to use hypnotic suggestions without any of the usual “induction” rituals that are used to guide people into trance.

Inci-‘dentally’, in between the publication of these two landmark books, the term “hypnodontics” (hypnosis for dentistry) was coined in 1956.”

However, in spite of significant acceptance by professionals, hypnosis for dentistry (hypnodontics) is a well kept secret.

How many dental patients would be very interested to know that according to Garland Fross (1), D.D.S., he has never found a case where hypnosis could not eliminate the fear of dentistry?

How many dental patients would also be happy to learn that other excellent benefits can also be realized by using hypnosis for dental problems? According to Dr. Garland Fross the following are more benefits (2) that can be gained by using hypnosis for dental issues:

-Hypnosis for dentistry is completely safe

-Hypnosis can successfully prevent gagging, always temporarily and almost always permanently

-Hypnodontics can remove the fear and apprehension for injections

-Hypnosis can help the dental patient to keep their mouth open for long periods of time without fatigue and muscle discomfort

-Excessive salivation and bleeding can be controlled by the patient when s/he is using hypnosis

-Hypnoanesthesia can eliminate post-operative swelling, pain and nausea and typically promotes rapid healing and even in cases where some analgesic medication must be used, hypnosis for pain relief can still decrease post-operative swelling, pain and nausea

Here is the bottom line to chew on: There is zero downside to at least attempting the use of hypnosis for dental visits. The upside is frankly astonishing and highly cost-effective financially, emotionally and physically.

Finally, here is some humorous food for thought:

“My great uncle Bill had a glass eye. During dinner he’d drop it in his mashed potatoes and say: ‘I like to keep an eye on what I’m eating.’”


Dr. Phil McCavity


(1) Handbook of Hypnotic Techniques by Garland H. Fross, D.D.S.
(2) Ibid #1

Author's Bio: 

Devin had 9 fillings taken out and replaced using only hypnosis for pain management. He is also the author of 4 books on the healing power of the mind for anxiety, diabetes, OCD.

Google "Devin Hastings" to learn more about how you can harness the power of your mind to improve your life (read: Not perfect but improve.)

Finally, remember: "Speak well to yourself because your body is always listening."