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by 421 · 1 minute ago

I???m not sure what???s going on, but each of the last 3 mornings I woke with excessive plaque buildup on the inside of my bottom front teeth. During these same 3 nights I slept well from ~10p to ~2am, woke & tossed for a couple of hours, and... (more)

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Elizabeth_2 0 · February 02, 2011 at 9:53 PM

Sleeping with your mouth open can cause this. Are you having any sinus issues?

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by 78417 · 1 minute ago

Hej, I found today a offer for brown millet. The claim it is the origin of the millet. So it could be in a sense paleo. Have you tried it? Iam not sure i saw one offers it fermented. Some sprout the brown millet. I think i wont buy it. What they... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · November 19, 2011 at 6:29 AM

Millet is a whole lot better than wheat! The nutritinoal profile will also improve greatly with... (more)

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by 898 · 2 minutes ago

I've become aware of the fact that my teeth are starting to be more translucent (especially the front, but also the tops of the others). I did some research on this and it seems that I have some dental erosion going on. Since the summer I'd been... (more)

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Daniel_Smith 0 · January 19, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Enamel never regrows. Dentine, the layer beneath it, apparently can. You should read what Stephan Guyenet has written about this: http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2009/03/reversing-tooth-decay.html A while ago I thought my teeth were... (more)

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by 5838 · 2 minutes ago

I recently found a chewing gum alternative that is sweetened only with Xylitol. Anyone have any good or bad info on it? I do remember my dentist recommending me a toothpaste with Xylitol a few years back. He said it had been shown to reverse... (more)

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PaleoGran 0 · January 14, 2011 at 11:07 PM

I have wondered what harm xylitol could do, even though it is said to have benefits for humans. This bulletin from an animal hospital states: Xylitol and Humans: Proponents of Xylitol for human consumption have boasted a number of health... (more)

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by 20787 · 2 minutes ago

What evidence do we have that fluoride is good for teeth in any way? Is there anything besides epidemiological studies? Do these studies include all data points so they were accurate across all populations? Or were only a few locations used in... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · December 02, 2011 at 2:34 PM

Dr. John Sorrentino DDS just began a blog and he just led with this very topic. Take a peek. http://www.sorrentinodental.com/Blog.html?entry=the-inflammatory-model-of-tooth (more)

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by 48 · 2 minutes ago

I've been fairly strict paleo for a little over a year (though I eat commercial - i.e. non-grass-fed meats) with little to no dairy (butter, occasional cheese and 90% dark chocolate). 2 mornings ago, I woke up with a sharp pain at the junction of... (more)

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Nick_3 0 · January 02, 2011 at 6:23 AM

As you probably know, TMJ disorder can be caused by a huge array of things. When I had it a few months ago, it was due to stress. I just had to deal with my problems head on, and make a concerted effort to relax. Several days later, I noticed that... (more)

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by 90 · 3 minutes 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 768 · 3 minutes ago

Mark Sisson has recently written about the possibility that our ancestors lived relatively long lives, a claim that would support the whole idea of paleo. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/bone-dating-life-span/ If our bodies were design to last up... (more)

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Deb_1 0 · November 06, 2010 at 11:56 AM

Toothpaste in general is actually really bad for teeth. Nearly all commercial toothpaste has glycerin in them. The glycerin in it creates a film on the teeth. I think this is supposed to protect the teeth from plaque buildup and attack from... (more)

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by 82 · 3 minutes 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 20787 · 4 minutes ago

About 2 months after starting paleo, I noticed my front teeth were starting to get transparent on the edges. Since I have lived my entire 40 years without this problem, seems likely my new eating style is implicated. Advice?

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Eva 0 · October 17, 2010 at 12:13 AM

Actually, this happened a number of months ago, and it sorta freaked me out and set my brain to thinking. Once I figured out that my calcium and magnesium intakes were not to suggested RDAs, I immediately began supplements. I began taking 700 mg... (more)

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by 20787 · 4 minutes ago

The famous Weston Price long ago did a study of 'primitive' people, noting their facial structure seemed different on their native diets than if they had been switched to more modern diets. Synopsis... (more)

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JJ 0 · October 15, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Stephan did a nice series a while ago. Very readable with a ton of info. If I recall correctly, the main point was that the mother's nutrition and early childhood nutrition can have a dramatic effect on cranial, facial, and jaw development. [Edit:... (more)

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by 56606 · 4 minutes 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 2004 · 5 minutes ago

I'm looking for an alterative method to clean my teeth. I tested seasalt, but it's irritating my gums... Then I read about Miswak Sticks. To me it looks real Paleo. Have you used it? Can you recomend it?

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Kikilula 0 · November 08, 2010 at 7:02 AM

In Germany there is an alternative to the original miswak: the SWAK-toothbrush http://www.zahnbewusstsein.de/swak-zahnbuerste.htm ...invented and recommended by the dentist Thilo Grauheding. (more)

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by 7063 · 5 minutes ago

Does anyone practice oil pulling (swishing oil - I use coconut - around in the mouth for twenty minutes on an empty stomach every day) and if so, have they noticed any changes to their health? I ask this question specifically to people who are... (more)

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Julia_Becker 0 · July 08, 2010 at 4:17 AM

I used to have awful teeth and gums, and the dentist said I was in the early stages of periodontal disease (this of course was prepaleo.) Started oil swishing with coconut oil, and my teeth whitened incredibly, but even better, my next trip trip... (more)

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by 2254 · 5 minutes 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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by 4553 · 6 minutes ago

After nearly 40 years of SAD eating, I have gone full Paleo close to 3 years. It has resolved many issues: allergies, over-fat, under muscled, flexibility, joint pain, low motility and sperm count, sleep apnea etc. Paleo is some sorta cure all... (more)

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Andrew_1 0 · May 12, 2010 at 7:48 PM

Try looking up buteyko breathing technique; may be of help.

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by 6082 · 6 minutes ago

In some locales where fluoride is not in the water supply, oral supplements are provided as an alternative to help with cavity prevention. I also read that they apparently have never been approved by the FDA (though this may not really be pertinent). (more)

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Diana_Hsieh 0 · March 17, 2010 at 12:30 AM

For as long as I can remember, I've had terrible problems with my teeth and gums. I had new cavities with every set of x-rays, plus chronically inflamed gums. Notably, that was with a dental cleaning every 3 months, plus prescription-strength... (more)

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by 2759 · 6 minutes ago

In this recent question "Do we need fluoride toothpaste?" PrairieProf referred to removing fluoride from water. So the questions are: Can that be done economically? How? (more)

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HealthRediscovery 0 · March 14, 2010 at 6:05 PM

1) reverse osmosis (RO) 2) activated alumina - you also need a filter after this one (KDF/GAC) to make sure no aluminum gets into your water. And you probably still want a carbon filter after that, so you are looking at 3-stage, over $200,... (more)

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by 6082 · 7 minutes ago

9 out of 10 dentists are worried about the ramifications of the paleo diet. What's the word?

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gilliebean 0 · February 16, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Because you're not eating wheat grain and not consuming the phytic acid in the wheat, and because you're getting more fat-soluble vitamins because of your high-fat diet, proponents of Weston A Price would suggest that your dental health should... (more)

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by 255 · 7 minutes ago

I always kept my eating pretty straight forward, lump of lean meat into the foreman grill and handful of veg (and a lot of fruit for dessert). However having recently read "Cure Tooth Decay" and "Nourishing Traditions" (Sally Fallon) which are... (more)

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Lucien 0 · February 13, 2010 at 7:33 PM

This may sound a bit gross, but I pretty much don't brush more than a couple times a week--and then just out of a sense of guilt. I went to the dentist for the first time in about a year and a half and, of course, no tooth decay. I had a bit of... (more)

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by 7063 · about 22 hours ago

Are we making our gums more sensitive by brushing our teeth twice a day and if so, is there any evidence to suggest that eating a paleo diet can help with teeth and gum sensitivity? If a paleo diet does indeed help, then are there any specific... (more)

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barefoot_guy 0 · April 09, 2010 at 4:42 PM

I'm a dentist on paleo diet and I brush and floss once a day. If your diet doesn't have sugar and refined carbohydrates the risk of cavities is minimal. Once a day brushing and flossing along with the improved diet will keep your gums in optimal... (more)

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by 2423 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 23 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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