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  • #10901
    abcdan
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    Hi,

    I’m curious what the prevailing wisdom here is in regard to having white teeth and preventing cavities.

    Thanks,
    Dan

    #10913
    Rob
    Moderator

    Matt did a video about that here:

    He also wrote an article about strengthening teeth and bones using white sugar which touches on the role of metabolic rate in dental health.

    Those are good places to start if you want a 180 take on tooth health.

    #10929
    abcdan
    Participant

    Thank you, Rob!

    #11136
    OldMate
    Participant

    I am very interested in this too. I had horrible reseeding/bleeding gums and perhaps I am tripping but I believe they are improving dramatically already after 6 weeks of re-feeding/re-introducing gluten. I was shocked to see in the mirror just before that they almost look normal and the gingivitis type symptoms are nearly gone. I’ll keep you updated as to how progress goes, but I believe this is working.

    I have been brushing every couple of days with a 1:1 mix of coconut oil and bicarb soda. And sometimes rince my mouth out at night with water/bicarb.

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    #11141
    crinkly
    Participant

    That’s an interesting toothpaste old mate, I might give that a try, does it have any “magical” properties?. I have largely given up toothpaste- when I brush my teeth I just use the brush but we have toothpaste in our house and I think it makes my mouth feel fresher.

    matt’s video makes me think of this article, about a “tribe” who:

    “have an almost pathological horror of and fascination with the mouth, the condition of which is believed to have a supernatural influence on all social relationships. Were it not for the rituals of the mouth, they believe that their teeth would fall out, their gums bleed, their jaws shrink, their friends desert them, and their lovers reject them. …the people seek out a holy-mouth-man once or twice a year. …The holy-mouth-man opens the client’s mouth and, using the above mentioned tools, enlarges any holes which decay may have created in the teeth. Magical materials are put into these holes. If there are no naturally occurring holes in the teeth, large sections of one or more teeth are gouged out so that the supernatural substance can be applied. In the client’s view, the purpose of these ministrations is to arrest decay and to draw friends. The extremely sacred and traditional character of the rite is evident in the fact that the natives return to the holy-mouth-men year after year, despite the fact that their teeth continue to decay.”

    full article here if any1 interested https://www.msu.edu/~jdowell/miner.html?pagewanted=al

    #11144
    OldMate
    Participant

    No I don’t think there are any magical properties. I have been brushing with this for at least a year. It does give a good clean, however I didn’t notice any gum difference until changing my diet.

    #11470
    T Will
    Participant

    I’ve never been one to brush that consistently, and I haven’t had many tooth problems with my adult teeth (my kid teeth though had some cavities). Recently though, right at the gumline of one of my upper fangs I got a very noticeable cavity that hurts when I stick my fingernail in it. I guess I’ll have to get back in the old brushing routine until my metabolism gets back to snuff.
    I haven’t had a cavity until I started eating sugar again, which sucks because now everyone says, “I told you so!” But enough other stuff is getting better so I can’t complain. Also my tongue is getting more and more pink, which is more than I can say for the last couple years.

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