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)
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)
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)
Is there anything i can eat to make sure if passes through smoothly? Thanks!
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)
I went to the dentist for a routine cleaning and he is always amazed how great my teeth are. I've had only one teeny cavity and it's not like I brush extra or do anything special. I attribute it to the lack of sugar and starches in my diet. What... (more)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
http://www.newsminer.com/view/full_story/15633416/article-CDC--Severe-dental-decay-among-Alaska-Native-children-?instance=home_news_window_left_top_3 This article from today's newspaper in Fairbanks, Alaska. It's sad what is happening to the... (more)
This may not be popular, but I'm going to say that tooth decay/poor nutrition is just a symptom of a deeper malaise here: socioeconomic deprivation is most likely what really lies at the heart of the matter. Sadly, I don't think we've come up with... (more)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Retinol for your eyes. Vitamin A that's already been converted from Beta Carotene. Your body doesn't convert beta carotene well. Found in Fish Oil, Liver, Healthy Ruminants(grassfed moocow) and in eyes(whole sardines etc), egg yolks
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)
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)
Coffee and tea stain teeth, over time, turning them yellow/brownish. Ok, I know they're not strictly paleo (and healthwise, doubtful at best), but short of giving these beverages up completely, what are some ways to minimise the staining effect... (more)
I have found that using a glass straw to drink my loose-leaf Japanese green tea is the best way to avoid stains without giving up this beverage.