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by 0 · April 08, 2014 at 1:59 PM

I've tried to find something about this topic on PaleoHacks and don't really see much. So maybe here's a new one? I have never had swollen or red gums like this. Just woke up with them today. My lips feel kind of "puffy" too. I've been taking... (more)

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paleot 0 · April 08, 2014 at 10:07 AM

You might want to look into oil pulling. It's paleo-friendly and great for the gums. Traditionally done with sesame oil, but coconut oil is good stuff. I can't think of a good reason why white potatoes would cause swelling (unless they... (more)

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by 0 · October 04, 2013 at 8:05 PM

About 2 years ago I switched to coconut oil to brush my teeth. Its done an amazing job keeping them clean and white. I eat a strict paleo, and tend to be in ketosis most of the time, if not I am still eating low carb. For the past month or... (more)

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · October 04, 2013 at 7:58 PM

Even though coconut oil is wonderful for oral health, brushing with it alone is not enough to replace lost minerals in the teeth or get rid of all the germs, placque and tartar that accumulate in your mouth. Wellness Mama has some great... (more)

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by 3737 · August 18, 2012 at 11:27 AM

anyone here have success treating periodental disease? In particular, im wondering if fasting, vlc diets, and consumption of cultures veggies helps (perhaps in combination with fasting)

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JB_Primal 0 · August 18, 2012 at 11:27 AM

I don't know if it is my imagination, but since I started eating a hardcore Paleo diet about 4 months ago, it seems to me that my teeth are in better shape. Background: Growing up I had very few dental problems. Aside from one tiny cavity in... (more)

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by 1401 · August 13, 2012 at 4:22 PM

What do healthy gums look like? I also want to know about perfect health and gums. I have read before somewhere on this site or some other paleo site, that this guy went to his dentist for a checkup after adopting paleo and his dentist said his... (more)

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John_Sorrentino 0 · July 16, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Pink and stippled are the mark of healthy gums. Pink as opposed to red which is a sign of inflammation. Stippling is the texture of an orange or lemon. ie-not smooth. It shows good gum health. It is indicative of good overall health but without... (more)

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by 21 · May 01, 2014 at 3:58 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 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 1401 · January 13, 2013 at 5:32 PM

I have asked a question before about how I noticed brown spots on my teeth in someplaces and thought they were cavities, and asked what I should do about them. Well finally today I went to the dentist and had an xray done. I have not had one done... (more)

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Axel123 0 · November 06, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. However, persistent gum bleeding may be due to serious medical conditions such as leukemia and bleeding and platelet disorders. It is important to follow the... (more)

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by 11113 · September 19, 2011 at 2:13 AM

However, I'm also trying to re-build the enamel on my teeth and have come to find out that 99% of every mouth care product on the market has glycerin in it. From what I've read, glycerin coats the teeth and prevents the minerals in saliva from... (more)

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Mr__Trashcan 0 · September 18, 2011 at 11:37 PM

Patrik asked what your diet was and you didn't answer. What are you eating? I happen to be a dentist.

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by 181 · May 14, 2013 at 2:44 AM

There are couple of teeth-related posts but nothing regarding gum recession without any other dental issues. Especially interested in gum recession in lower front teeth. If someone has a good story to share that would be great. Thanks.

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stacy_12 0 · March 13, 2013 at 6:38 AM

i think unrefined, virgin coconut oil is the best for oil pulling. The health benefits of coconut oil are now widely recognized. It is naturally anti-microbial/bacterial and since that is what is causing the periodontis, makes sense to use... (more)

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by 3142 · October 15, 2011 at 6:13 AM

My visits to the dentist throughout my life were all compulsory (i.e. parents forced me). Now, I brush with coconut oil and baking soda, floss regularly, and don't experience any pain or visible ailments to gums and teeth. Do you still go to the... (more)

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phd_biochem 0 · October 15, 2011 at 6:13 AM

You all are so misinformed. Going off research done over 50 yeras ago? It's laughable.

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by 55320 · June 26, 2012 at 12:19 PM

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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Harmen 0 · June 26, 2012 at 12:19 PM

I do think there is a place for ALA in the diet on itself. See: http://paleohacks.com/questions/126583/alpha-linolenic-acid-underrated-neolithic-agent-of-disease/130632#130632 (more)

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by 1137 · December 17, 2013 at 8:19 AM

I noticed that whenever i eat walnuts for a couple a days i get irritated (itchy, bleeding) gums. It's the second time I'm noticing this... Anybody ever had a similar reaction or is it just pure coincidence?

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · January 29, 2011 at 11:14 PM

It's the tannic acid. I get the same reaction. Soak them for 4 hours, discard the water, soak again and discard the water again = perfectly fine.

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by 55320 · August 01, 2012 at 11:26 AM

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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Alisa_58 0 · August 01, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Hello everyone, I just kinda bumped into your sight, I am not on a paleo diet or anything But would like to offer some info on the supplements that worked for me. After years of chronic bleeding gums, Bad breath, loose teeth and inflammed gums I... (more)