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I believe that losing no part of your body with age is natural, but can't back up my opinion with research. Browsed weston price web site and book, but couldn't find research data about teeth health of older people on high meat/fat diet.
What is your opinion on that? Do you have any references to prove it?
asked bymanul (259)
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on November 03, 2012
at 04:29 PM
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, page 344:
Many primitive peoples not only retain all of their teeth, many of them to an old age, but also have a healthy flesh supporting these teeth. This has occurred in spite of the fact that the primitives have not had dentists to remove the deposits and no means for doing so for themselves. Note particularly the teeth of the Eskimos. The teeth are often worn nearly to the gum line and yet the gum tissue has not receded. Many of these primitive groups were practically free from the affection which we have included in the general term of pyorrhea or gingivitis. Pyorrhea in the light of our newer knowledge is largely a nutritional problem. While nutrition alone often will not be adequate for correcting it, when established practically no treatment will be completely adequate without reinforcing the nutrition in so far as deficient nutrition has been a contributing factor. Nutrition plus the frequent removal of deposits, plus suitable medication will check and prevent pyorrhea but not correct the damage that has already been done.
Some examples would seem to suggest it's attainable:
Frank Medina is 94 years old, and has never had a cavity. He still has all his teeth.
Even at the age of 107, Gangaben Makwana of Samthipara village in south Gujarat has retained her teeth.
Granted genetics may help:
genetics may give you more teeth remaining
Centenarian offspring reported better oral health than the referent cohort, which parallels the systemic health advantages previously demonstrated amongst centenarian offspring
on November 02, 2012
at 02:12 AM
It's quiet possible that no one has really studied the dental health of older people on a high meat/fat diet. Such a study would be hard to do because there are so many other factors affecting dental health, and you couldn't really control for all those variables.