Back from the dentist after having lots of plaque removed. Lots of bleeding gums as well. I have had this for years now and keeping a good, clean, paleo diet hasnt helped, unfirtunately. I do clean my teeth as instructed, but to no avail. I have... (more)
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)
I guess I should have asked this question before I wrote a book about my success with it...but does anyone in the paleo community care for this? I mean we are so picky about what we eat but not the chemicals we put in our mouths? If this is... (more)
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)
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)
Is there anything i can eat to make sure if passes through smoothly? Thanks!
i just read mercolas recent articles about mercury fillings, root canals etc and how the act as an antannae for EMFs. i remember having "fillings" in when i was about 5-7 in singapore for school. i dont go to the dentist anymore. looking in the... (more)
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)
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)
Maybe it's just more conventional wisdom, but I remember a friend back then swearing off all carbonated drinks because it was supposedly damaging to teeth because of its acidity or something. Is there any truth in this? Or is it really the sugar... (more)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
I was born without enamel on four of my baby teeth - thus, I had silver crowns placed on these teeth until my adult ones pushed them out. (That was around the same time I decided to cut my own hair...which left me having a ridiculous haircut and... (more)
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)
Around the time I started eating a paleo diet (including small amounts of dairy + a little sourdough rye bread and crackers some of the time) I started taking care of my gums regularly. I had bleeding gums for some 20 years and got my teeth... (more)
After 24 hours, plaque hardens into tartar. So if you're negligent for even one day you will get some buildup. I had a situation with gingivitis a couple years ago. My dentist told me the amount of plaque produced is hereditary, and based on... (more)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)