I have a mouth full of mercury amalgam fillings (prob. 14 or so, some huge ones) that I had done about five years ago (thank you, college dining room soda fountain!) I developed thyroid issues over the past two years that have proven difficult to... (more)
My dentist found two cavities during my long hiatus from the dreaded dental office. To my knowledge, this is the first time I've had cavities. His recommendation was to either fill them in with Amalgams ($45 per) or Post. Composite ($67 per). I'm... (more)
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 woke up monday morning with swollen tongue and teeth marks on both sides. I went to the doctor and he said it was nothing to worry about and it should go away in a day or two. Todays wednesday and nothing's changed. I've googled but haven't... (more)
Hey guys, so i'm struggling with a personal battle. I'm really upset with myself. When I was younger I hated brushing my teeth. Then I got one cavity and went crazy and was obsessed with my teeth...then somewhere down the line I only brushed my... (more)
The problem with pseudoscience, like that which the Weston A. Price foundation promotes, is that it is not based on actual proven science but rather an agenda with a specific purpose. They show pictures of people with healthy teeth and say "these... (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)
A recent post on the Nutrition and Physical Regeneration blog caused me to wonder about the safety of water fluoridation. Is it really necessary or safe? (more)
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)
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)
not sure if the subject is paleo related. i mean, in paleo times people didnt go to the dentist every 6 monthes to remove their teeth's plaque...im not sure they even brushed their teeth at all. plaque is also a natural compound. so should you... (more)
Is it safe? Effective? Anyone have anecdotal evidence?
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)
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)
The roots of the Salvadora Persica tree make a great toothbrush, have any of you used one of these for an extended period of time? I've used them on & off and they make your teeth feel exceptionally clean but they're a bit long winded... (more)
I went to the dentist today and despite my strict regimen, I have a cavity in one of my back teeth. My family as a genetic tendency to have poor teeth. Gingivitis, dentures before 40, etc etc. Mostly I think it is because they also all... (more)
Problems with wisdom teeth seem to be very common. It seems strange that its so prevalent. Can it be attributed to Neolithic diet and lifestyle? My thought here is that jaws have been getting smaller and the complications from wisdom teeth are... (more)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Does anyone have any idea why recently two of my teeth became very sensitive to cold, specifically when I eat something warm and then cold or just drink cold water. It's very uncomfortable.
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)
Fun article about fermented foods in the Arctic circle
Who wants to do Whole30 with me?
Paleo and Body Type Theory?