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by 0 · October 09, 2013 at 5:53 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 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)

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by 915 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 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 548 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 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 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)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 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 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)

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by 661 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 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 3:40 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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

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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MathGirl72 0 · December 10, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Mine is much cleaner as well, at least hygiene-wise. I still cuss like a sailor. =) Instead of commercial toothpastes, I now make my own, which may account for some of it. I made the food and toothpaste switch at the same time, so I can't... (more)

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by 110 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

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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Andre_Chimene 0 · August 25, 2012 at 8:11 AM

If your dentist knocked you out and when you woke up he had no pants.

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by 456 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 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 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)

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by 4100 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 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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Roger_Bird 0 · June 17, 2012 at 5:19 AM

Dr. Weston Price, DDS, is really the guy that started off the paleo idea, although I don't think that he mentioned the Theory of Evolution. In 1939 he published a book and most of what he talked about was the strength of the teeth of primitive... (more)

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by 1443 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 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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Sol 0 · June 10, 2012 at 4:42 AM

See a dentist. I know you said that you had no dental insurance but I don't see how waiting is going to help. There are a number of articles on the web on how to temporarily cement a crown back on but some of the articles cite cases where doing... (more)

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by 806 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 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 5:29 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 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 PM

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by 6229 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

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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John_Sorrentino 0 · May 18, 2012 at 6:32 PM

I am a dentist with a low carb approach to the practice of dentistry. I would recommend bite wing radiographs every 18 months. Full set every 5-7 years. There are other reasons besides decay to radiograph. Restoration status and bone levels... (more)

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by 277 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:36 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:35 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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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)

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by 55 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

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

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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)

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by 11142 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 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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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)

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by 2291 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 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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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)

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by 3180 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 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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Simibee 0 · September 23, 2011 at 12:22 AM

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)

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by 56596 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

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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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)

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by 587 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 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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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)

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by 1906 · September 16, 2014 at 7:27 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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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.

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by 10497 · September 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM

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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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)