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by 0 · October 09, 2013 at 05:53 AM

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)

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jammies 0 · October 09, 2013 at 05:53 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)

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by 905 · September 05, 2013 at 06:16 PM

I've just had dental surgery that involved slicing my gum, drilling my bone & stitches. The dentist insisted i use corsodyl for recovery & to fight infection. I'm on a precautionary course of antibiotics already. I'm not keen on using... (more)

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by 536 · July 22, 2013 at 01:13 PM

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)

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Matt_11 0 · July 22, 2013 at 01:13 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)

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by 10 · June 13, 2013 at 02:42 PM

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)

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rht 0 · June 13, 2013 at 02:42 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)

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by 660 · February 23, 2013 at 01:50 PM

Is there anything i can eat to make sure if passes through smoothly? Thanks!

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Varelse 0 · February 23, 2013 at 03:40 AM

You should be fine. They aren't that big, and if you don't have relatively severe digestive issues already, you probably won't even notice passing it. If you have digestive issues that may interfere with regular passing, and you swallowed it in... (more)

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by 1031 · December 11, 2012 at 07:17 AM

I've been following a Primal diet for a year now, lots of fresh meat, veggies and dairy, some whole fruit and occasional pieces of chocolate. Over the past couple of months I've noticed that my mouth, teeth and gums feel squeaky clean -- almost... (more)

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Undercurrent 0 · December 11, 2012 at 07:17 AM

Much cleaner, no hot/cold sensations, no pain, no canker sores - fantastic!

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by 110 · August 25, 2012 at 11:07 AM

i just read mercolas recent articles about mercury fillings, root canals etc and how the act as an antannae for EMFs. i remember having "fillings" in when i was about 5-7 in singapore for school. i dont go to the dentist anymore. looking in the... (more)

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John_Sorrentino 0 · August 25, 2012 at 11:07 AM

As a dentist, often the "Toxic" effects of dental restorations are over stated. The mercury in silver fillings is not organic methyl mercury. (That said, you should not have one of these placed today. The debate is whether it needs removal.) ... (more)

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by 456 · August 21, 2012 at 03:29 PM

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)

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by 21 · May 01, 2014 at 03:58 PM

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)

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MathGirl72 0 · July 11, 2012 at 02:58 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)

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by 4086 · May 27, 2014 at 03:58 PM

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)

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AndreaG 0 · May 27, 2014 at 03:58 PM

Handling my weak teeth is one reason that had led me to study upon Paleo, I am still hesitating to try it, though. What about all these answers to this question, where people are saying that their teeth are becoming transparent since being on... (more)

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by 1457 · June 10, 2012 at 02:51 PM

What should I do to prevent as much damage as possible, I am also not able to visit a dentist anytime soon as I have no dental insurance. ):

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Cookmesomeeggswoman 0 · June 10, 2012 at 07:38 AM

Congratulations! Get heaps of Vit d3, K2, magnesium and zinc, and be glad it's gone!

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by 806 · June 01, 2012 at 05:29 PM

Ten thousand year old tartar holds clues to ancient human diet Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/05/31/ten-thousand-year-old-tartar-holds-clues-to-human-diets/?intcmp=trending#ixzz1wYhlZQcg (more)

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DePaw 0 · June 01, 2012 at 05:29 PM

The fact that the teeth have tar-tar shows we shouldn't be eating whatever they find hidden inside. "plant foods and they processed these foods," "grass seeds, tubers that may have been related to water lilies, and at least in a location in... (more)

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by 77322 · May 26, 2012 at 07:12 AM

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by 6218 · May 19, 2013 at 09:38 AM

I realize this is a possible correlation but it's still a bit disturbing. http://articles.boston.com/2012-04-10/lifestyle/31319572_1_x-rays-tumor-risk-radiation-exposure My husband had cavities about 20 years ago, has had his wisdom teeth... (more)

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catemoon 0 · May 16, 2013 at 07:37 PM

I take the obligation to minimise exposure to ionising radiation extremely seriously. There is no such thing as "routine" xrays in my book. In the uk, the regulations surrounding the use of ionising radiation mean that each patient's need for ... (more)

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by 277 · April 19, 2012 at 06:45 AM

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)

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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)

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by 203 · April 29, 2013 at 12:43 AM

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.

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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.

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by 55 · August 02, 2012 at 04:15 PM

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.

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Olga 0 · August 02, 2012 at 04:15 PM

No one has mentioned this yet, I've noticed huge improvement in removing and preventing plaque since swishing a homemade sole solution for a couple minutes each day. Sole is basically just when you keep adding sea salt to water until the water... (more)

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by 55 · December 03, 2011 at 05:03 PM

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

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dzone 0 · December 02, 2011 at 07:41 PM

With a tooth brush? Guys...come on....this is getting stupid.

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by 11113 · July 29, 2013 at 09:44 PM

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)

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Dr__Arkpot 0 · May 19, 2013 at 06:47 AM

Always apply 6ml of Chinkbutt solution, THEN brush. Finally end the routine with MI Paste, small pieces of 3M Super 77 Electrical Tape came be used to hold the paste against the tooth longer. The formula is 4 mi tues per gram of decal-losto... (more)

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by 2327 · November 03, 2012 at 09:40 PM

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)

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jh_fowll 0 · November 03, 2012 at 09:40 PM

Wife is allergic to canie drugs, so she has had 5 teeth so far pulled with no drugs. She uses 2 tylenol 2 hours before and cools jaw with ice or dental freezing rings.

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by 3180 · September 23, 2011 at 01:27 PM

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)

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Huey_1 0 · September 23, 2011 at 01:27 PM

I say the Alaska pipeline is down to one-third capacity, when it drops much lower the oil will move so slow it freezes, the whole enterprise will be abandoned, the phantom oilfields in the wildlife refuge will NOT pick up the slack - because... (more)

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by 55322 · August 18, 2014 at 02:28 AM

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)

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Myth 0 · April 24, 2013 at 05:59 AM

There is a system talked about by a Dr. Ellie (can't add links from my phone, sorry.) I can't say whether it works or not, I had 13 cavities and have just been getting them filled.

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by 587 · August 04, 2012 at 03:59 PM

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)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 04, 2012 at 03:59 PM

D deficiency in my mom during pregnancy caused my too small jaw & hence crowded teeth. Prevention is key here, though I know there are some therapies that can help after the fact.

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by 1866 · November 02, 2011 at 03:49 PM

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)

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BJ_1 0 · November 02, 2011 at 03:49 PM

Has anyone taken supplements (e.g., magnesium) to help relax muscles during sleep? This thread (http://paleohacks.com/questions/74196/how-to-keep-from-tensing-up-during-sleep#axzz1cTcGxSGk) has some info related to tense shoulder/neck muscles... (more)

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by 10194 · July 16, 2013 at 01:20 AM

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)

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Skeptic 0 · July 16, 2013 at 01:20 AM

I've been wearing a DNA for 10 months and movement has been very very slow. If I couldn't visibly see the appliance widening I'm not sure I would believe it. It's incredibly uncomfortable and I definitely can only wear it while sleeping. It gives... (more)