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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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.
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)
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?
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.
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)
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)
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)