Dental

Dental

Dental Questions

8e6b11bdc9cf9b520192289296b3ead5
0
Votes
0
Answers
2
Views
939
by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Could anyone share some more light on this. I started Paleo because of immune-system problems and skin issue. They put on of those permeant retainer things in my mouth when I first got my braces out during my adolescent years. I specifically... (more)

0277d31384ec7f53beb3c9f302803dc9
jammies 0 · October 09, 2013 at 5:53 AM

If you decide to have them removed, be sure your dentist uses measures to protect you. The biggest increase in mercury levels from amalgams apparently occurs during placement and then again during removal. I would try the autoimmune paleo... (more)

A0c49f398499246c623e6527e9dd5ca2
0
Votes
0
Answers
1
Views
953
by 548 · about 8 hours ago

Hi folks, after reading this article ( http://www.westonaprice.org/dentistry/invisible-toothbrush ) on the connection between ascorbic acid and poor dental health, I'm wondering of how much value the measured Vit C content in the subject's blood... (more)

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46
Matt_11 0 · July 22, 2013 at 1:13 PM

In terms of vitamin C: Our bodies do not like having excess vitamin C in circulation. If you megadose vitamin C, you get a spike in ascorbate concentrations, but that quickly is eliminated by the body. We have biochemical machinery in place that... (more)

48752eb9187b648e69cd11f723004951
2
Votes
2
Answers
1
Views
1.7K
by 10 · about 8 hours ago

Hi, Hopefully I'm not requesting information that's already answered elsewhere on this site but here's my problem: I have a bottom molar tooth that had been root-filled and crowned and the same with the tooth just above it. It turns out from an... (more)

13c5a9f1678d75b93f269cdcf69f14d5
rht 0 · June 13, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Try Dr Ellie's website; she's a dentist and maybe able to help. Lots of info on the site for free, but she also does phone consults. She has several websites, actually, but I think you can start here: http://www.drellie.com/ (more)

61c3d2c07376ee667da321cc20a1e94b
0
Votes
0
Answers
0
Views
170
by 456 · about 8 hours ago

Saw this article and thought I'd share it. Dementia linked to dental health? No s**t Sherlock! Solve this mystery... http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/21/health-dementia-teeth-idUSL4E8JL00020120821 Alright Watson. These public research... (more)

49d1320cc71e4228b14621d2858c1252
1
Votes
1
Answers
7
Views
7.2K
by 21 · about 8 hours ago

I've been trying to heal my teeth as the dentist wants me to spend $5000 on treatments. I've been doing a lot of research on different things to use naturally but there are so many different ideas and suggestions. One was the miswak stick tht is... (more)

best answer

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23
MathGirl72 0 · July 11, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Oil pulling may help with the deep pockets: http://www.jonbarron.org/detox/nl110404/oil-pulling-strong-immunity I use sunflower oil, but have heard others use olive oil and coconut oil. I tried olive and found it to be too thick and left me... (more)

5fb654380d04ac372b750ca3faad2e99
2
Votes
2
Answers
4
Views
2.2K
by 277 · about 9 hours ago

Maybe it's just more conventional wisdom, but I remember a friend back then swearing off all carbonated drinks because it was supposedly damaging to teeth because of its acidity or something. Is there any truth in this? Or is it really the sugar... (more)

best answer

2e5dc29c61f97d335ffb990508424719
John_Sorrentino 0 · April 19, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Hi Dracil, I am a dentist, Carbonated water is slightly acidic. As long as you are drinking it and not holding it in your mouth for long periods of time it is not a problem. It is the sugar in the lower pH environment that seems to be the... (more)

0bf4aaa16b8532ca8fb773d86900d153
0
Votes
0
Answers
2
Views
1.2K
by 203 · about 9 hours ago

Is there any ethnomidcal study on the enthicity of people in the modern world and their dental problems. Or does anyone talked to dentist and they told stories on tooth issues related to ethnicity or cultural background.

B4f1cc0b40fef45f9a22526d7c227e7c
Christina_20 0 · April 29, 2013 at 12:43 AM

One hygienist told me probably due to my ethnicity, I had tooth decay. I wouldn't take what she says seriously, since she was incompetent in her job. There has been scientific studies where it's the western diet that causes tooth decay.

E2dd9bb47a839a07c9a479096a4f2083
3
Votes
3
Answers
14
Views
76.4K
by 55 · about 9 hours ago

Is there a way to clean hardened plaque from teeth other than going to then dentist? I'm beyond the point where baking soda works.

Cf4576cbcc44fc7f2294135609bce9e5
coprophagous 0 · December 26, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Go to walmart, by a dental hygiene kit. use the tools in the kit to remove your plaque. I have done this for years. i also polish my shoes rather than buy new ones. I cut my own hair. I sharpen my electric shaver blades. i brew my own wine. i fix... (more)

Adb0c4fc85e476cc0fbfb111a7314da9
8
Votes
8
Answers
7
Views
1.5K
by 55 · about 9 hours ago

So what is the paleo way of keeping your teeth healthy?

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247
Nance 0 · December 02, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Well, I have to say that avoiding grains and refined sugars/foods is a great step. 30+ years ago I had gum disease and went to a specialist. I admit I expected fancy treatments and he did eventually do a little surgery but the major learning... (more)

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e
5
Votes
5
Answers
7
Views
20.3K
by 11152 · about 9 hours ago

I've got fluoridosis and some white spots on my tooth enamel (my incisors concern me the most) and have occasional tooth sensitivity. I've started chewing Trident Xtra Care gum, since it's the only gum on the market that has a patented ingredient... (more)

7767e05a8c4504f6be03f13ee40815cd
Harfatum 0 · December 23, 2011 at 11:07 PM

I have indeed. I have a cavity on my upper left wisdom tooth. The tooth is small and mismatched and will be of no consequence if it has to be removed, so I don't worry too much. When I noticed the cavity, I began putting MI Paste on it with some... (more)

Medium avatar
0
Votes
0
Answers
8
Views
953
by 2291 · about 9 hours ago

I probably have to get my wisdom teeth removed due to one of them growing crooked, crowding, etc. How awful is oral anesthetic? Is it possible to get them removed without it, or is that a terrible idea? (I have heard that these teeth come out... (more)

Cbda678b2a6bf0537d8c4ea0ce8aa9ad
eric_9 0 · November 20, 2011 at 8:09 AM

Novacaine or lidocaine, I am not up on the latest numbing methods, is probably your best bet. Total unconsciousness through anesthesia is not the best thing for your system. With these oral injections you will feel no pain at all, only your own... (more)

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad
8
Votes
8
Answers
13
Views
30.3K
by 56616 · about 9 hours ago

So there is a lot of theory floating out there about how to heal them, but I've never met anyone who actually has. I saw ramiel nagel speak about how he cured his kid's, but he is selling a book and maybe it's easier for kids? I just want to... (more)

66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2
Josh_M 0 · September 07, 2011 at 11:14 PM

I have healed 2 small cavities in my self and 3 small ones in my son. I follow this system pretty close http://www.drecoaching.com/ I also drink a lot of home made bone broth, eat raw liver, supplement with magnesium, zinc, K2, vit A and vit D... (more)

32d2f8a41a121608d07aa68aa17991c7
0
Votes
0
Answers
7
Views
1.4K
by 587 · about 9 hours ago

My kid is pretty paleo and before that was pretty WAPF. However, I had an ironically imperfect pregnancy that resulted in 1. my inability to walk for the last 4 prenatal months, and 2. my relying on lots of carby cruddy foods (such as cheese and... (more)

F4d04667059bc682540fdfd8b40f13a7
Suz___Paleo_Oz 0 · September 06, 2011 at 3:39 AM

I can't recommend highly enough that you listen to the AHS lecture by Michael Mew. He's an orthodontist and his lecture (the second half of the dentist lecture) was one of the highlights of the whole AHS for me. Listen for yourself, but my... (more)

Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841
2
Votes
2
Answers
4
Views
2.7K
by 1906 · about 9 hours ago

Dentists asks patients to wear a night-guard when there is a suspicion of night-time teeth-grinding, causing significant wear of tooth enamel. From a paleo perspective, re-calcification of teeth thanks to a healthy diet should help with this issue... (more)

9b2e3130786c8c33ae0ec7439c277e0f
hatcherooni 0 · July 30, 2011 at 1:58 AM

I wear a night guard and I think the benefits out weight the consequences. It won't matter if your teeth are re-calcifying if you just keep cracking them because of grinding.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13
4
Votes
4
Answers
8
Views
2.2K
by 10502 · about 9 hours ago

Pretty in Primal has a fascinating post about epigenetic orthodontics -- that talks about the effects of dental appliances such as the DNA Applicance. Have any PaleoHackers used these or similar techniques/tools? If so, please share your... (more)

Ee7c5b7b9d4cd48d61dc259e6966a725
esque 0 · July 07, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Not paleo, but here is an interesting blog of someone using the "DNA appliance", in case you haven't come across it. Seems it costs $8,000. Ouch. http://epiorthodontics.blogspot.com/ (more)

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f
10
Votes
10
Answers
7
Views
10.4K
by 10919 · about 9 hours ago

I just went to my first dentist appointment since my pregnancy and my dentist found 3 small caries, they are only on the surface, not deep at all. I've never had a cavity in my life so I'm thinking these were nutrition related at my body's expense... (more)

best answer

66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2
Josh_M 0 · June 13, 2011 at 12:24 AM

This is what I follow: http://askdrellie.blogspot.com/ Seems to work well, have reversed a few smaller cavities. I also take vit D, K2 and minerals. Can take more than 30 days to heal a cavity though. (more)

7bf306ada57db47547e9da39a415edf6
1
Votes
1
Answers
4
Views
983
by 11254 · about 9 hours ago

I have some cracked teeth. The assumption, of course, is that I chewed on something hard and cracked them. The only thing I can think of are chicken bones, but I would think human teeth would be capable of dealing with them. There is an... (more)

best answer

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094
paleohacks 0 · June 09, 2011 at 10:03 PM

My first assumption would be that you got your butt kicked in a fight. However, you might be on to something. I would think that gnawing on chicken bones would be good for your teeth. Of course, if you just chomped down hard on one that might... (more)

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461
1
Votes
1
Answers
2
Views
1.6K
by 12174 · about 9 hours ago

I was born without enamel on four of my baby teeth - thus, I had silver crowns placed on these teeth until my adult ones pushed them out. (That was around the same time I decided to cut my own hair...which left me having a ridiculous haircut and... (more)

3864f9a2af09b1b447c7963058650a34
grace 0 · May 28, 2011 at 6:56 PM

familygrokumentarian, Definitely I think maternal health imprints on not only baby but also grandchildren's health. My 2nd child has the most SAD damage -- which became obvious after 13 cavities and fillings later! Her cavities however stopped... (more)

0d50f54d2c57d74806be35d916f8dc74
7
Votes
7
Answers
5
Views
1K
by 629 · about 9 hours ago

In my quest overcome a life-long lack of energy, I've occassionally thought about whether my mouth full of mercury fillings might be a culprit. It certainly isn't paleo. Has anybody here dealt with this or given it any thought? Has anybody had... (more)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094
paleohacks 0 · April 22, 2011 at 11:50 PM

About two years ago, I had all my amalgams removed by a dentist trained and equipped to do so safely. I cannot tell you that I noticed any dramatic improvement afterwards. According to certain people you have detox the mercury out of your... (more)

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad
7
Votes
7
Answers
7
Views
6.5K
by 56616 · about 9 hours ago

A few years ago when I was still veg*n but transitioning to paleo I started taking flax seed oil. One effect it had was that my gums stopped bleeding. After reading about some negative effects of lignans and the fact that DHA is the more usable... (more)

77ecc37f89dbe8f783179323916bd8e6
Eric_S 0 · March 30, 2011 at 6:58 PM

Great question - I've often wondered this myself. As I recall, Seth Roberts speculated that flax n-3 might be better because the process of conversion to DHA/EPA might result in something analogous to a low and steady dose, whereas a high dose... (more)

Medium avatar
1
Votes
1
Answers
10
Views
2.4K
by 3014 · about 9 hours ago

Around the time I started eating a paleo diet (including small amounts of dairy + a little sourdough rye bread and crackers some of the time) I started taking care of my gums regularly. I had bleeding gums for some 20 years and got my teeth... (more)

2cdd1c775683f760390d80cdb984fc13
StalkingMySupper 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

After 24 hours, plaque hardens into tartar. So if you're negligent for even one day you will get some buildup. I had a situation with gingivitis a couple years ago. My dentist told me the amount of plaque produced is hereditary, and based on... (more)

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461
0
Votes
0
Answers
4
Views
3.2K
by 12174 · about 9 hours ago

Like a lot of folks, my favorite way to spontaneously fast is if I'm not hungry in the morning - just taking it a few more hours before eating. But I am a very faithful morning toothbrusher and have started to wonder if my seemingly benign minty... (more)

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7
Kamal 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

No!!!!! To question #1, that is. Brushing with even the sweetest of toothpastes has never interrupted ketosis for me, as per ketostix results. Also, I don't believe a bit of insulin would push you out of ketosis (assuming that toothpaste would... (more)

3cb9200416c891365a5d0f3a9c7812c2
5
Votes
5
Answers
10
Views
10.4K
by 90 · about 9 hours ago

I seem to build up tartar quite easily on the inside of my lower middle four teeth. As far as the usual suspects go... I take 4000 IU/day of vitamin D3 and have a blood level of 55 ng/mL. I supplement vitamin K2 daily using LEF's Super K (1 mg K1,... (more)

1508eddadc839902422ff27d7d4d8958
ND 0 · March 17, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Hello. I'm a newbie to the Paleo lifestyle so I will not attempt to discuss the connection between eating Paleo and tartar(calculus) bulid-up in your mouth. But I am a registered dental hygienist(for over 20 yrs now) so I think I can contribute... (more)

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4
5
Votes
5
Answers
10
Views
7.2K
by 20411 · about 9 hours ago

Years ago a dentist scared me into using mouthwash by saying that a certain bacteria in the mouth could attack my heart. No idea if this is true. Lately, I've not been using it, thinking that I may be killing good bacteria. Now my wife says my... (more)

best answer

3bc67f572ead57591a295f4913fa5991
TC 0 · October 19, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Your dentist may also have been talking about how bacteria can enter your bloodstream from your mouth. After you brush your teeth or floss, or any dental procedures like scraping your teeth, chances are you've broken some of the small blood... (more)

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad
3
Votes
3
Answers
11
Views
10.1K
by 56616 · about 9 hours ago

I have a relative following paleo who has severe gingivitis. She's been doing paleo 80/20 for about 8 months and while it has gotten better, her gums still bleed when flossing. I suspect that her "cheats" and some relatively sugary/acidic drinks... (more)

F0978a2a1c37d2a3d4ec6344c0c4ff82
KetoWarrior 0 · September 08, 2010 at 8:37 AM

I posted an answer to a similar question regarding gum disease here. (Read that first before returning to the rest of this answer.) I'm glad that the Sonicare toothbrush worked for Eva and others but it made my gums worse. The Sonicare brush... (more)

Get Free Paleo Recipes