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by 0 · about 19 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)

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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 548 · about 19 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)

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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 · about 19 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)

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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 · about 19 hours ago

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 21 · about 20 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)

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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 · about 20 hours ago

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 · about 20 hours ago

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 203 · about 20 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.

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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 · about 20 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.

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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 · about 20 hours ago

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 11152 · about 20 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)

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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 · about 20 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)

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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 · about 20 hours ago

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 56616 · about 20 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)

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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 1906 · about 20 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)

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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 10502 · about 20 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)

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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)

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by 10919 · about 20 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)

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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)

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by 11254 · about 20 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)

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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)

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by 56616 · about 21 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)

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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)

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by 12174 · about 21 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)

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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)

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by 90 · about 21 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)

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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)

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by 82 · about 21 hours ago

Do you have any stories of reversing cavity or tooth decay? Or of foods which improve your vision?

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · November 02, 2010 at 11:15 AM

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

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by 20411 · about 21 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)

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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)

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by 56616 · about 21 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)

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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)

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by 2254 · about 21 hours ago

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)

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Dirk 0 · May 29, 2010 at 3:07 PM

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.

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