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by 0 · November 27, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Hello, I have some questions regarding cod liver oil. In my country, I cannot find any fermented cod liver oil. I only found pure cod liver oil. Will it do to heal my teeth. I take one table spoon of the oil plus one table spoon of butter oil... (more)

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RIPaleo 0 · November 10, 2013 at 4:08 PM

I don't know of a distributor that will ship Green Pasture Cod Liver Oil to Egypt, but it looks like there are a few that will sell you either Seven Seas or Carlson's. Most of the research on dental remineralization of cavities was done by... (more)

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by 3742 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Is there a database somewhere which shows the cariogenicity (contribution to cavities) of different foods? Is there a method to measure it myself somehow?

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Stephen_4 0 · August 02, 2013 at 2:09 AM

Well dairy products and bones (hydroxyapatite) are going to be anticariogenic. And sugar will be cariogenic.

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by 3742 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

My daughter is just over 4yo. We've been taking her to the dentist every 6mo I think and she looked fine at her last visit but this time they said she has lots of decay between her teeth - too many to count they said. We haven't really been... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · July 23, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Candy in the morning? Egads!!! Otherwise, sounds exactly like what I ate growing up and I had LOTS of cavities as a kid. Suggest you check out this site: http://www.curetoothdecay.com/index.html (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

The last couple of years I've been having at least one cavity when I go to the dentist. The last cleaning I went for, the technician told me that I had decalcification from when I had my braces and also pre-cavities. She said I do a really good... (more)

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Varelse 0 · June 16, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Former dental professional here... YES soda can absolutely be your problem here. Beyond just the sugar the acids are really harsh on the teeth. I, too, am very cavity prone due to all the restorations I already have in my mouth (every single... (more)

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by 2153 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I have a few cavities that are apparently pretty bad. I've started putting a tiny amount of grapefruit seed extract on my toothbrush which seems to be making a huge difference. The oral hygienists usually tell me how bad my teeth are- how much... (more)

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raydawg 0 · September 28, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Vitamin K, D, general minerals (magnesium, potassium, calcium, etc.) would help - get these from natural sources (fermented cold liver, bone broths, etc. as in AshleyRoz's answer), but most of all, avoiding sugary carbs. Other things you can... (more)

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by 1418 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

I have asked a question before about how I noticed brown spots on my teeth in someplaces and thought they were cavities, and asked what I should do about them. Well finally today I went to the dentist and had an xray done. I have not had one done... (more)

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Toothfairy 0 · July 11, 2012 at 3:13 AM

Well, given that you said you haven't had an x-ray done in 2 years (I'm assuming a dental check-up) you probably have a lot of calculus/tartar buildup. Calculus is actually plaque (the sticky/furry feeling film on your teeth) that has been... (more)

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by 1418 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

I was looking in the mirror today and found little brown spots on some of me teeth and running over it lightly with a needle, it felt like holes. CAVITIES??? I didn't have them before. It looks really little right now as in the beginning stages.... (more)

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Heather_2 0 · May 05, 2012 at 1:00 AM

I expect to be down voted for this, but this is truthfully what happened to me. After doing paleo for a few months, these worn down brown spots started appearing on my teeth where my enamel was eroding. If anything touched them in just the right... (more)

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by 287 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM

I'm 27 years old. 99% Paleo diet (Micro-brew beer is my kryptonite). I eat NO SUGAR. I never really did. Even when eating a SAD, sugary stuff was always too rich for me. I have lost 55 pounds and I have never felt happier and healthier. In an... (more)

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Zachary 0 · April 22, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Quickly do this: 1. Ensure you are eating all as many fat-soluble vitamins as you can, including K2 and D. 2. Ensure you are eating a mineral rich diet (from your post it seems you have this down already). 3. Eliminate as many sources of... (more)

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by 235 · September 16, 2014 at 7:39 PM

I have a mouth full of mercury amalgam fillings (prob. 14 or so, some huge ones) that I had done about five years ago (thank you, college dining room soda fountain!) I developed thyroid issues over the past two years that have proven difficult to... (more)

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balor123 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Remember that removing fillings not only costs money, time, and discomfort but redoing them also means losing more natural tooth and exposing yourself to more chemicals, from the new fillings and the drugs used to add them. I would say stick with... (more)

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by 41312 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Here's the story: 5-6 years ago was my last dentist visit (lack of insurance and lack of liking the denist mostly). They always griped about flossing, but ok otherwise. So I finally get some insurance and when a strange tooth pain set it, I went... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · October 11, 2011 at 10:00 PM

K2 is waaaay more important than D3 here. It mineralizes calcium onto teeth and bone. Consider zinc as well if you might be deficient.... (more)

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by 4533 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

An old filling fell out today. There is an obvious hole in my tooth (one of my lower first molars, just back from the canines). It does not hurt - just feels a bit "weird" - like something that I'm used to is missing. According to the Weston A... (more)

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Mr__Trashcan 0 · September 19, 2011 at 2:40 AM

I am a dentist. I have no patients who are willing to eat paleo/lc, so I am my only test subject. I have molars whose fillings have fallen out and I've never had them replaced. Bacteria require a coating called a pellicle consisting of protein... (more)

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by 39821 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

K-2 concentrates in the saliva in order to mineralize calcium in our teeth. Zinc supplementation increases salivary calcium levels: http://jdr.sagepub.com/content/84/1/35.short Weston Price treated caries with his high vitamin butter oil, which... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · September 07, 2011 at 1:24 AM

Travis.....as a former dentist this is spot on based on things I have read. If I could upvote you more I would. I hope every dentist reads this......sadly few will. Plus one.

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by 211 · September 16, 2014 at 7:22 PM

My dentist found two cavities during my long hiatus from the dreaded dental office. To my knowledge, this is the first time I've had cavities. His recommendation was to either fill them in with Amalgams ($45 per) or Post. Composite ($67 per). I'm... (more)

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sunshinestarr 0 · May 08, 2011 at 6:41 PM

I'm also not one who knows that much about dentistry, but I would recommend getting a second opinion, if you can. Dentist's declarations on the number of cavities a person has can vary widely. We've stopped our children's cavities from... (more)

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by 410 · September 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

I???ve been reading about healing tooth decay with a high vitamin/mineral diet as I???ve just been to the dentist and got the bad news that I have a cavity! I was pretty surprised as I rarely get cavities (even after skipping on the dentist for 5... (more)

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Vee 0 · January 26, 2011 at 7:11 AM

Did the dentist use the new digital xray? My daughter had no cavities for years. Even after braces she got a clean bill time after time. Then the dentist office switched to a digital xray procedure and bam! several cavities. They said this ... (more)