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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

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 · about 12 hours ago

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 1418 · about 12 hours ago

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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paleohacks 0 · July 13, 2012 at 11:55 PM

The mouth is one of many parts of the body that is permanently colonised by a variety of bacterial species. As with the gut, not all bacteria are commensal (able to co-exist without harming host) and certain diets - particularly those with... (more)

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by 21 · about 12 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 1418 · about 12 hours ago

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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Toothfairy 0 · July 11, 2012 at 3:13 AM

Well, given that you said you haven't had an x-ray done in 2 years (I'm assuming a dental check-up) you probably have a lot of calculus/tartar buildup. Calculus is actually plaque (the sticky/furry feeling film on your teeth) that has been... (more)

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by 11152 · about 12 hours ago

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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Don_1 0 · September 18, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Flax oil and CoQ10 work very well in most cases. http://blog.sethroberts.net/2007/11/06/omega-3-and-dental-health-even-more/ http://www.lef.org/protocols/dental/gingivitis_01.htm I have to conclude that dentist just aren't interested in... (more)

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by 181 · about 13 hours ago

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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Glither 0 · July 24, 2011 at 4:52 AM

The dentist measured my gum pockets and wanted to do a deep cleaning. I didn't get it done at the time. In the meantime I get my gums cleaned 3 time a year, ate well, and did oil pulling (you can google it). It's a weird ayurvedic treatment. A... (more)

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by 56616 · about 13 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 1159 · about 13 hours ago

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 56616 · about 13 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 3159 · October 29, 2014 at 3:12 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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marbowqui 0 · April 24, 2011 at 2:40 AM

As a dentist, Of course I suggest you still get a 'regular check-up'. Because: 1. There are concavities and irregularities with the anatomy of teeth that don't allow access from tooth brush and floss to reach them. Those areas should be scaled... (more)

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by 3742 · October 22, 2014 at 3:45 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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Judi 0 · August 04, 2012 at 10:36 AM

I don't have personal experience with this, but I do remember reading something here about oil pulling helping with gum health. Might want to research that.

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