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Question about tooth remineralization

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 04, 2012 at 10:53 AM

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 yoghurt yesterday.)

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on December 04, 2012
at 03:59 PM

OK, I did a quick look around on hypocalcification. This appears to be a serious structural defect in tooth development. I'm certianly not saying a proper diet can cure this.

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on December 04, 2012
at 03:03 PM

when i think of remineralization, i think of reversing hypocalcification which simply isn't possible.

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on December 04, 2012
at 02:43 PM

Oh, I'm not so sure about that. Heal full blown cavities - no, but strenghten weakness in the outer enamel, I think the evidence is showing that it can be done.

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on December 04, 2012
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I'm not sure about the roughness issue, but the magic combination for teeth and bone remineralization seems to be Vit A (retinol), vit D3, and Vit K2. Theres lots of newer studies and writings on this subject, such as the book "Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox".

I had two molars that hurt on the inside face when brushed; the enamel was very thin. Since eating 5000-10000 IU retinol from egg yolks, dairy, and liver, supplementing 5000 IU D3, and supplementing 1000mcg K1, 1000mcg K2-MK4, and 100mcg K2-MK7, daily for a few months, these teeth have completely "healed up" for lack of a better term. They never hurt anymore even when I (gasp) eat something sugary. I supplement the K2 because it seems to be very difficult to actually get good info on the K2 content of most foods.

From what I've read the A and D3 work together to create a lot of substances (osteocalcin for one) which K2 then activates to make sure calcium goes into teeth and bones and not artery walls or other soft tissue. A and D3 alone without K2 can actually contribute to coronary artery disease in a high calcium environment. K2 is like a traffic cop making sure any calcium in the blood stream is directed to the right places. Some studies have actually shown some removal of artery and heart valve calcification after K2 was supplemented.

My teeth are very smooth now, even in the morning after not brushing at night.

One confounding factor in my anecdote is I also use xylitol gum and toothpaste which is also supposed to support tooth remineralization by starving bacteria in the mouth and raising mouth PH.

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383127951e2e17f23b584cd3842bb796

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on December 04, 2012
at 02:33 PM

you can't remineralize teeth. what a bunch of quackery.

383127951e2e17f23b584cd3842bb796

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on December 04, 2012
at 03:03 PM

when i think of remineralization, i think of reversing hypocalcification which simply isn't possible.

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

(2698)

on December 04, 2012
at 03:59 PM

OK, I did a quick look around on hypocalcification. This appears to be a serious structural defect in tooth development. I'm certianly not saying a proper diet can cure this.

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

(2698)

on December 04, 2012
at 02:43 PM

Oh, I'm not so sure about that. Heal full blown cavities - no, but strenghten weakness in the outer enamel, I think the evidence is showing that it can be done.

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on December 04, 2012
at 01:03 PM

Take d3 also. The combination of k2(mk4) and d3 have shown to increase bmd in postmenopausal women while k2 or d3 alone maintained bmd. Also Dr May Melanby's work really highlights the importance of d3 for dental health. If they feel rough that might be plaque, you're still brushing right?

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