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 silver-capped teeth. Suffered from FLK* syndrome.)
As an adult, I've had quite a few cavities - at least 10, probably more. Sometimes I wonder if my teeth were especially cavity prone from the get-go (and I'm sure my SAD diet over the years only exacerbated things).
Now I'm wondering - though I haven't done a lot of in-depth reading on dental health, so maybe those more familiar with WAPF can help me here:
Can poor nutrition result in teeth having poor/no enamel? If so, is the mechanism by which this happens known?
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on May 28, 2011
at 06:56 PM
Definitely I think maternal health imprints on not only baby but also grandchildren's health. My 2nd child has the most SAD damage -- which became obvious after 13 cavities and fillings later! Her cavities however stopped 18mos after paleo, improving gut health (glutamine, probiotics and digestive enzymes), vitamins K2, D3, A and going 90% grain-free and gluten/casein free. She doesn't have a narrow palate as Weston A. Price studied in progressively affected generations after the introduction of grains to ancestral/aboriginal cultures, however she has the pro-cavity type of mouth and gut flora... (kinda like me but 10x worse).
It's hard work but infinitely worth it knowing hopefully the epigenetic improvements will be long-lived...
on May 28, 2011
at 02:10 AM
Actually a mother not having sufficient Vit D3 during pregnancy and then during nursing an and does result in less than stellar mouth formation and dental problems. Sadly this has been known since 1927 as discovered by Dr and Mrs Mellanby who also discovered that Vit D3 low levels results in ricketts. Thus Vit D is added to milk but in very low doses.
Many paleos know to supplement with Vit D3. I take 5000IU a day and have for almost 3 years. Great for the immune system and also prevents dental caries and it is a good mood enhancer.
The Quilt here wants his patients to be at serum Vit D3 of 70 to 100ng/ml Most people are in the 20s.