glad i am not the only one, but it makes me so paranoid! call me vain, but i'm getting married in like three months and i don't want wonky pictures. i am not sure if this has been happening over time or if bc i am putting so much attention on it and energy into it that it might be making it worse.
here's hoping someone can help us out!
p.s. i meant soft bristle brush!
I have almost given up with blending oranges in the UK as they are causing my gums damage too.
If it's not sweet and ripe (applies at least to oranges and pineapples) I would avoid them.
You need vitamin K2 so minerals and vit D can repair your teeth (on a constant basis as they are 'in the front line' so to speak) We make a little K2 from K1 (in leafy greens for instance) but some people supplement with either K2 MK7 (a vegetarian source) or K2 MK4 (a Manufactured copy of a natural source from animals) K2 MK4 has a function not provided by MK7.
Eat your greens and don't eat unripe fruit.
This is hard as Nothing in the supermarket is ripe nowadays. This is the latest tragedy of the supermarkets. They want produce that survives their processes.
If you actually buy bananas from them and wait until they ripen, they are often extremely damaged.
Nothing smells of fruit.
WE NEED A CAMPAIGN.
The supermarkets killed off the Greengrocers and now selling ersatz food.
Why eat acid fruits and complain then? Thats like me riding over broken glass and saying 'broken glass and flat tyres! what should I do!?' ;)
Thats what happens, people come over to this lifestyle with dental issues already and then they dont do it right and think its the fruits fault...
Ive NEVER seen someone 'doing it right' and having issues with their teeth. Just as Ive never seen someone get a puncture from riding on clean roads.
Ive had 2 oranges this year. Ripe citrus is super rare commercially. I didnt know what a ripe orange was until I started on this lifestyle.
i had caps because i fell out of bed when i was younger so those teeth issues are not really "mine" per se. and i've never really had a problem with citrus or even pineapple until now. however, i know gum recession doesn't happen overnight, obviously, but it seems to be progressing faster.
guess that's it for citrus for me from nyc though...
does gum recession have anything to do with mineral deficencies? how do i reverse it?
Crap. Oranges are one of the fruits I find to be easiest on my belly. Plus they are one of the few things available around here during winter. I suppose I should stop eating them though because I too have receding gums (not due to eating fruit of course, I had this problem before LFRV).
OY! Be careful throwing the insults around. OH, you're DR; it's a way of life. :P :)
I'm not knocking the lifestyle but trying to make it work in the UK.
I didn't know that oranges weren't ripe either. So this is a warning to all of the newbies as you found the problem too (you didn't know what a ripe orange was...) you're not immune to being ill-informed.
I only did a few oranges for three days (about 5 a day) and now have a pile of them I don't know what to do with :)
I still think we need a CAMPAIGN for ripe fruit, not bowling balls.
First they threw out flavour for appearance, now they've thrown out ripeness for handling and profit. They may as well make stuff out of recycled store waste and save the diesel.
And BTW it jibes against Freelee saying acid doesn't damage your teeth. It damaged my gums which damaged my teeth.