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by 2423 · about 9 hours ago

Looking for something natural to use. I'm about to try one from Tropical Traditions which contains coconut oil.

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Louisa 0 · March 13, 2010 at 6:26 PM

I use Miessence mint toothpaste, it is the only one I have found that not only has no fluoride but contains no glycerin or silicate either. It comes in lemon and anise flavors too, I think they all taste good, very intense but not sugary, they do... (more)

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by 6082 · about 9 hours ago

If the paleo diet has little or no sugar in it, do we still have to worry about cavities? And, if not - does that make fluoride toothpaste unnecessary?

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Dave_Hirschman 0 · March 16, 2010 at 5:01 AM

No. To my knowledge, it has never been proven that there is any need for fluoride in human nutrition. The studies purporting to show that fluoride protects your teeth were deeply flawed, and funded by aluminum and fertilizer companies that were... (more)

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by 1005 · about 10 hours ago

many of us in the paleosphere are familliar with how diets high in phytic acid are bad, and last semester in order to actually stay focused on my homework I ate tons of chocolate and chocolate dipped nuts in order to bribe my brain to stay focused... (more)

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glib 0 · August 12, 2014 at 6:39 PM

the original connection between civilization foods and tooth decay was done by Price. I do believe that the identification of phytates, as the mineral sequestering agent, came later and is based on peer reviewed . But it could also be gluten,... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

Hi, a newby here. I am not even on Paleo (or any other) diet, but trying to find the right one for me. One thing I am trying to understand about Paleo and teeth is this: I have read at several places that oats for example, are very bad because of... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · June 01, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Why someone may have said this to you is that the phytic acid binds with minerals making your body unable to absorb them, so if for example you were eating this with milk and you needed calcium, oats might then hurt your cause then leading to weak... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

I have read many of the treads on this website about conventional toothpaste and homemade substitutes. I'm looking to avoid SLS, fluoride, and carrageenan, but the stores where I live have absolutely no products without those ingredients! I... (more)

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samc 0 · March 21, 2014 at 5:28 AM

I've been using this: NaCl salt 62% NaHCO3 baking soda 22.2 Xylitol 10 KCl potassium chloride 4.2 Ca Cl2.2H20 calcium... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

I've been paleo for about a year now, and love it. HOWEVER- my teeth get stained so easily now it's crazy. At first they started losing the whiteness at the tips, and now it's moving closer to the base. Also, after I started to eat frozen... (more)

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dietnerd0999 0 · February 23, 2014 at 12:17 AM

I'm experiencing the opposite, my teeth which were transparent and easily stained and now they are getting whiter since I eat paleo. My guess would be something is wrong with your diet. It's hard to give advices without knowing your... (more)

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by 40 · about 10 hours ago

I'm reaching a 6 months period of strict Paleo. I literally didn't cheat once since the beginning of March. It seems like I managed to enhance my body quite bit, even overcame hypothyroid symptoms. No constipation anymore, clear thinking, lot of... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 18, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Remineralization might be a pipedream. I've only seem WAP types talking as if this is possible, conventional dentistry says it's not likely. I myself have been doing supplemental D & K with lots of vitamin A with the hopes of keeping... (more)

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by 529 · about 10 hours ago

I have a limited budget but will do what is necessary to arrest and reverse semi-severe tooth decay. What diet/supplements will give me the most bang for my buck, and why? Please analyze my current knowledge and revise, or feel free to build... (more)

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Varelse 0 · August 09, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Well, dang. Any way you could be talked into some conventional treatment mixed in there? I just honestly do not think that, given the description of your problems, you will be able to acheive good oral health with only alternative measures. That... (more)

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by 529 · about 10 hours ago

Hello. I receive raw milk every week and am trying to heal my teeth & overall health/gut health. The first week's milk was a wonderful success, but I drank the 1 gal. I received within 2.5 days. The raw milk is delivered (presumably fresh... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · July 22, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Are the plastic jugs HDPE ("type 2") plastic? That's the kind of plastic that normal supermarket milk jugs are made of. I have never seen any research, or even any unfounded scaremongering, suggesting that HDPE is capable of leaching harmful... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

Hey, Just back from the dentist to be told I have a large cavity in one of the back teeth. Needless to say I was annoyed when I asked her to check the x-rays from last year (had been having tooth pain for at least 2 years) and she said it was not... (more)

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by 5 · about 10 hours ago

From a lifting perspective, how much could the people from Weston Price's book put up in the gym, you think? No doubt physical labor is good for the body, but if these people were truly STRONG, then would this be from the work itself, or from the... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · April 04, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Depends on how you define strong, picking up 400 pounds or carrying a sack of potatoes a mile. I would say the people that WAP studied were more of the latter than the former though both are definitions of strength. I personally would rather... (more)

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by 343 · about 10 hours ago

The caveat is that the orthodontist recommends I remove my wisdom teeth in hopes that it would fix my open bite. Right now, only the last set of wisdom teeth touch when I bite down. It wasn't always this way. I wore an improperly fitted... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · March 11, 2013 at 10:09 PM

What does this have to do with paleo?

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by 30 · about 10 hours ago

Hi all, It seems there's little disagreement about the undesirability of mercury-based fillings. However, there's some disagreement about whether it's better just to leave it in there, or to take it out safely. Also, if taking it out and... (more)

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BobK 0 · March 17, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Sherif- I think the answer to your questions are, like a lot of things in life, complicated and very dependent on the particulars of the situation. I have researched the topic a few times. Short answer for me...adults with no mercury allergy... (more)

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by 1418 · about 10 hours ago

I am sure a lot of you have heard about the Buteyko breathing method. There is a proper way to rest your tongue and to swallow properly. Apparently children who grow up doing it the wrong way, develop narrow palates and eventually need... (more)

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Gabrielle_1 0 · February 12, 2013 at 5:25 AM

I used to have braces years back and a retainer. It was stage 1, and I was supposed to get more but didn't. I remember my dentist telling me I have an overbite because of the placement of my tongue. That's why I had a weird poky thing on the back... (more)

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by 1772 · about 10 hours ago

I hear a lot that fruit rots your teeth, but, it just doesn't make sense to me. I mean, aren't chimpanzee teeth made of the same material as human teeth? Chimps eat a LOT of fruit, and their teeth don't rot out of their mouths. If fruit does in... (more)

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August 0 · January 17, 2013 at 6:11 PM

The rate of dental decay seems more dependent on nutrition during their formation than the proximate cause. In other words, if you had crap nutrition when you were a kid, then yes, fruit probably can ruin your teeth. I am hoping, and think it is... (more)

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by 15 · about 10 hours ago

So when the enamel remineralizes, is there a stage where the teeth feel rough when touched by the tongue? Because mine do today, and I'm wondering if that's a good thing or not. (I am taking one drop Thorne's K2 + 360 Mg daily and ate a 500ml... (more)

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scottts 0 · December 04, 2012 at 2:41 PM

I'm not sure about the roughness issue, but the magic combination for teeth and bone remineralization seems to be Vit A (retinol), vit D3, and Vit K2. Theres lots of newer studies and writings on this subject, such as the book "Vitamin K2 and the... (more)

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by 259 · about 10 hours ago

Following this topic: http://paleohacks.com/questions/158545/why-do-these-healthy-traditional-folks-lose-their-teeth/158671#158671 An interesting argument emerged. I believe that losing no part of your body with age is natural, but can't back... (more)

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MarkES 0 · November 03, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, page 344: Many primitive peoples not only retain all of their teeth, many of them to an old age, but also have a healthy flesh supporting these teeth. This has occurred in spite of the fact that the... (more)

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by 1211 · about 10 hours ago

The Island Where People Forget to Die is a nice article about the healthy centenarians of the Ikaria island. It makes me wish I could live there. These folks have a healthy lifestyle with strong social community, active, and traditional... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 28, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Because even 50 years of chewing is a lot of wear and tear on teeth. All it takes a chipped tooth or an infection and the tooth can be easily lost. Geriatric animals loose their teeth as they age, it's a natural process. Traditional and paleo... (more)

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by 15 · about 10 hours ago

My son has a quick Calculus build up on his front teeth and it happens every a few months. He sees his dentist about every 6-8 months. My question is: if he has such a quick build up, should he consume less calcium such as milk cheese..? thank you (more)

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Alan_R 0 · October 04, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Calculus, also known as tartar (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calculus_(dental)) is a form of hardened dental plaque. In fact to quote the article at that link it is the "fossilized anaerobic bacteria whose biologic composition has been... (more)

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by 2153 · about 10 hours ago

I have a few cavities that are apparently pretty bad. I've started putting a tiny amount of grapefruit seed extract on my toothbrush which seems to be making a huge difference. The oral hygienists usually tell me how bad my teeth are- how much... (more)

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raydawg 0 · September 28, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Vitamin K, D, general minerals (magnesium, potassium, calcium, etc.) would help - get these from natural sources (fermented cold liver, bone broths, etc. as in AshleyRoz's answer), but most of all, avoiding sugary carbs. Other things you can... (more)

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by 4703 · about 10 hours ago

Basically what happens is that I'll eat cooked spinach and then when running my tongue on the back of my teeth they feel very rough and chalky, like there is buildup there. This only happens when I eat cooked spinach, and does not happen when I... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 19, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Google it! http://www.yumsugar.com/Why-Spinach-Makes-Your-Teeth-Gritty-4587973

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by 11152 · about 10 hours ago

Israeli archaeologists uncovered teeth from modern Homo sapiens dating approximately 400,000 years ago. If we DID end up coming from the Middle East/Delta region, and not Africa, could this change the way we look at Paleo/Prima/Ancetral... (more)

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John_Sorrentino 0 · August 08, 2012 at 2:53 AM

No. We are defined as "human" by our genus, Homo. It is 2.5 million (aprox) years old. These are not the "oldest" human remains but you can't sue a journalist for malpractice for some reason. Our species, H sapiens is 250,000 years old. These... (more)

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by 155 · about 10 hours ago

I am an Orthodontist who is researching into the aetiology (UK spelling) of malocclusion- cause of crooked teeth and jaws, I've been asked to present at the Ancestral Health Symposium in Harvard next Sat AM. Before I start expounding on why I... (more)

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John_Sorrentino 0 · August 05, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Great question. We tackled that problem at this NESCent meeting last March. http://www.nescent.org/cal/calendar_detail.php?id=784 The Anthropologists showed us that there was a <5% malocclusion in per-agricultural skulls. We speculated that... (more)

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by 147 · about 10 hours ago

Sooooooo the past 6 months or so, i've noticed my jawline has been slowly softening and the lower part of my face expanding. It's like i've been squirrelling macadamias into my cheek pockets and storing for the winter! Attractive. Friends/family... (more)

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Karen 0 · July 25, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Not worth the risk, not worth the price. Listen to your friends and family on this. Do you go through your day noticing every single minor flaw in other peoples appearance?* They don't do that with you either. Anyone who does is too shallow to... (more)

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by 21 · about 10 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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