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Nutrition and Dental Health--Reverse Cavities and Oral Health

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This section deals with diet and dental/oral health. But there is more to it. Go to the Oral Microbiome section to find out more about how to take care of your mouth and how the bacteria in your mouth affect health. Also check out Stephen Lin's Website for the Dental Diet.

Oral Microbiome and Tooth Decay. The Oral Microbiome. How to Take Care of Your Mouth. Dr Steven Lin - Get Healthier Teeth and Reboot your Health Today! Blog – Beyond Pearly Whites. Dr.

Blog – Beyond Pearly Whites

Kristen Graham is not your primary physical care or primary dental provider. In any urgent or emergency situation, always seek immediate medical attention from a licensed medical provider located near you. Dr. Kristen Graham is licensed in Maryland, and is not a licensed medical doctor. The services provided by Beyond Pearly Whites and Dr. What Your Dentist May Not Tell You about Your Oral Health. What TO eat to support greater oral health - OraWellness. How Dental Health Affects Your Whole Body—with Steven Lin. Teeth and Bone Hardness in Diagnosis and Prevention of Premature Aging. Can You Regrow Teeth? A Scientific Study Says Yes. Homemade Mouthwash with Essential Oils. Mouthwash is a rinse that is used to kill bacteria and germs in the mouth.

Homemade Mouthwash with Essential Oils

It is not intended to be swallowed. According to the American Dental Association, there are two main types of mouthwash: cosmetic and therapeutic. The therapeutic version can be purchased both over-the-counter and by prescription and many may help control plaque, gingivitis, bad breath, and tooth decay. Cosmetic mouthwash, or mouth rinse, can help temporarily by staving off bad breath, but usually there is no other benefit ‚ so it’s almost like a minty chewing gum, only as a rinse. (1) Is mouthwash safe to use? The active ingredient, methyl salicylate, in many commercial mouthwashes may cause developmental/reproductive toxicity. Now that you have a little mouthwash background, perhaps making your own mouthwash is the way to go. Also, if gingivitis is a problem for you, try my homemade mouthwash for gingivitis, bad breath and even use as a mouthwash for whitening your teeth. How to Reverse Cavities Naturally and Heal Tooth Decay.

There is a common belief today about cavities that once you have tooth decay, that cavity can NOT be reversed.

How to Reverse Cavities Naturally and Heal Tooth Decay

Then the only solution to oral wellness is to have part of your tooth drilled out and filled with a synthetic material. However, it’s been proven that there are ways to reverse cavities naturally. In fact, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal, cavities and tooth decay could potentially be reversed with diet. (1) Cure Tooth Decay - Stop, treat and reverse dental cavities naturally.

Vitamin K2: Fat-Soluble Vitamins and The Dental Diet. Can Vitamin K2 Cure Tooth Ache and Sensitive Teeth? The Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth (Including the #1 Most Damaging Food) Are you taking time to think about the best and worst foods for your teeth?

The Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth (Including the #1 Most Damaging Food)

You may be brushing your teeth, flossing regularly and visiting your dentist twice a year, but are the foods you’re eating supporting a healthy smile? While I advise doing that, the foods and drinks we consume also play a significant role in keeping our teeth in tip-top shape, too. How to Reverse Tooth Decay with Diet - Simple Solutions. Can Bone Broth Heal Teeth Naturally? - Dr Steven Lin. Whole Health Source: Dr. Mellanby's Tooth Decay Reversal Diet. I have a lot of admiration for Drs.

Whole Health Source: Dr. Mellanby's Tooth Decay Reversal Diet

Edward and May Mellanby. A husband-and-wife team, they discovered vitamin D, and determined that rickets is caused by poor calcium (or phosphorus) status, typically due to vitamin D deficiency. They believed that an ideal diet is omnivorous, based on whole foods, and offers an adequate supply of fat-soluble vitamins and easily absorbed minerals. They also felt that grain intake should be modest, as their research showed that unsoaked whole grains antagonize the effect of vitamins D and A. Not only did the Mellanbys discover vitamin D and end the rickets epidemic that was devastating Western cities at the time, they also discovered a cure for early-stage tooth decay that has been gathering dust in medical libraries throughout the world since 1924.

Top 6 Supplements to Help You Remineralize Teeth. By Dr.

Top 6 Supplements to Help You Remineralize Teeth

Mark Burhenne, DDS When it comes to our health, we are getting much better at taking a more holistic approach. Many of us have overhauled our diets and implemented other lifestyle changes that have reduced the need to see a doctor regarding chronic health conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, adrenal fatigue and many others.

While this is great news for our collective health, there is still room for improvement, as I believe that we tend to overlook the holistic options that are available when it comes to oral health. We’ve been taught that at the first sign of a cavity or tooth decay, we should immediately run to our dentist for a filling. This is a mindset I’d really like to challenge. In cases of small or superficial cavities, getting a filling could actually make matters worse. At the first sign of a cavity, I recommend using diet and supplementation to remineralize the tooth in question. 1. Mouth Microbes – Diet and Dentists – Rosemary Cottage Clinic Blog. In our recent talk on the effect of cereal grains in the diet we discussed the emergence of caries at the dawn of agriculture and presented some experimental evidence from the 1920’s carried out by Drs Edward and May Mellanby which showed that removing grains, and especially oats, from the diet reversed tooth decay – i.e. cavities actually healed.

Mouth Microbes – Diet and Dentists – Rosemary Cottage Clinic Blog

What lead them to this experiment is fascinating in itself. It was observed that diabetic children had better teeth and this was attributed to their ‘diabetic diet’ – a diet which, in those (more enlightened?) Days, was a low grain (i.e. low carb) diet! Their explanation was that correct tooth remineralisation was inhibited by the grains, which, they postulated, interfered with vitamin D and with dietary calcium and phosphorous metabolism, thus disabling the proper effects of these nutrients in the teeth, and possibly other areas of the skeleton.

Prehistoric Plaque and the Gentrification of Europe’s Mouth. Dental Cavities: Natural Support to Prevent Tooth Decay - Wellness Resources. Can Apple Cider Prevent Tooth Decay Naturally? - Dr Steven Lin. Beyond Sugar and Soda: Nutritional Cures for Damaged Teeth. A Family Science Project of Resistant Starch on Gut Biome: MK4 vs. MK7 K2 Self-Experiment. N=1 Science: The Great K2 Debate Many years ago – 8??

A Family Science Project of Resistant Starch on Gut Biome: MK4 vs. MK7 K2 Self-Experiment

I'm not really sure – I started supplementing vitamin K2. I began taking it for reasons of heart-health. How Grains Wreck Your Teeth & 3 Ways to Reverse Cavities Naturally. Whole Health Source: Preventing Tooth Decay. Meet Sir Edward Mellanby, the man who discovered vitamin D.

Whole Health Source: Preventing Tooth Decay

Along with his wife, Dr. May Mellanby, he identified dietary factors that control the formation and repair of teeth and bones. He also identified the primary cause of rickets (vitamin D deficiency) and the effect of phytic acid on mineral absorption. Truly a great man! This research began in the 1910s and continued through the 1940s. What he discovered about tooth and bone formation is profound, disarmingly simple, and largely forgotten.

Tooth structure is primarily determined during growth. Whole Health Source: Reversing Tooth Decay. In the last post, I discussed the research of Drs.

Whole Health Source: Reversing Tooth Decay

Edward and May Mellanby on the nutritional factors affecting tooth formation. Dr. Mellanby is the man who discovered vitamin D and identified the cause of rickets. Nutrition has a profound effect on tooth structure, and well-formed teeth are inherently resistant to decay. Whole Health Source: Images of Tooth Decay Healing due to an Improved Diet. This one's for the skeptics out there. As I mentioned in my previous post, Drs. Whole Health Source: Unrefined vs. Refined Carbohydrates and Dental Cavities. There's a definite association between the consumption of refined carbohydrates and dental cavities. Dr. Weston Price pointed this out in a number of transitioning societies in his epic work Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.

Many other anthropologists and dentists have observed the same thing. Whole Health Source: Dental Anecdotes. Here are a few anecdotes gleaned from past comments that describe improvements in oral health due to a change in diet. Please feel free to add your own (positive or negative) experience to the comments. I may add it to the post. Stan: My teeth stopped decaying and some breakage (broken tooth due to mechanical damage, 5 years ago) begun sealing itself with new enamel on my high animal fat, low carb diet of the last 10 years. Whole Health Source: The Tokelau Island Migrant Study: Dental Health. I'm always on the lookout for studies that can confirm or deny the information in Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. Traveling around the world in the 1920s and 1930s, Dr. Weston Price found a number of non-industrial cultures that had excellent dental and overall health, including a high resistance to tooth decay, perfectly straight teeth, and wisdom teeth that erupted without impacting.

These same cultures developed extreme dental problems, including severe dental decay and crooked teeth in the younger generation, upon adopting modern European foods. Whole Health Source: Malocclusion: Disease of Civilization. In his epic work Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, Dr. Weston Price documented the abnormal dental development and susceptibility to tooth decay that accompanied the adoption of modern foods in a number of different cultures throughout the world.

Although he quantified changes in cavity prevalence (sometimes finding increases as large as 1,000-fold), all we have are Price's anecdotes describing the crooked teeth, narrow arches and "dished" faces these cultures developed as they modernized. Price published the first edition of his book in 1939. Fortunately, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration wasn't the last word on the matter. Anthropologists and archaeologists have been extending Price's findings throughout the 20th century. First, some background. Whole Health Source: Malocclusion: Disease of Civilization, Part II. The Nature of the Problem In 1973, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the results of a National Health Survey in which it examined the dental health of American youths nationwide. The following description was published in a special issue of the journal Pediatric Dentistry (1): Whole Health Source: Malocclusion: Disease of Civilization, Part III.

Normal Human Occlusion. Whole Health Source: Malocclusion: Disease of Civilization, Part IV. Whole Health Source: Malocclusion: Disease of Civilization, Part V. Prenatal Development of the Face and Jaws The structures of the face and jaws take shape during the first trimester of pregnancy. The 5th to 11th weeks of pregnancy are particularly crucial for occlusion, because this is when the jaws, nasal septum and other cranial structures form. The nasal septum is the piece of cartilage that forms the structure of the nose and separates the two air passages as they enter the nostrils. Whole Health Source: Malocclusion: Disease of Civilization, Part VI. Early Postnatal Face and Jaw Development The face and jaws change more from birth to age four than at any other period of development after birth. At birth, infants have no teeth and their skull bones have not yet fused, allowing rapid growth. This period has a strong influence on the development of the jaws and face.

Whole Health Source: Malocclusion: Disease of Civilization, Part VII. Jaw Development During Adolescence. Whole Health Source: Malocclusion: Disease of Civilization, Part VIII. Whole Health Source: Malocclusion: Disease of Civilization, Part IX. Whole Health Source: Vitamin K2 and Cranial Development.

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