Do you have any advice on remineralising/healing teeth?
Any specific foods or other recommendations you might have? :)
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Teeth remineralize themselves, just like the heart beats itself and the stomach digest food by itself, as long as we supply what is needed for life. Natural foods, sunlight, sleep, exercise, and much more! Also, avoiding what is hurting the teeth is important! Toothpaste with glycerin has a tendency to coat the teeth and inhibit remineralization, and rough brushing can destroy enamel, so brush lightly with water only is my reccommendtation.
There is no food that can remineralize the teeth. It's a natural part of the tooth processes.
Just like the detox myth, that you can eat a food to detox the body, it doesn't work, the body detoxifies itself at all times.
The body does the work, not external factors, the external factors like foods are simply raw materials to supply the body with what it needs to be able to do what it does!
This is my opinion :)
Hope it helps!
Just make sure you are eating a lot of calories from a good variety... I had/have anorexia and my teeth were demineralizing, but when I started eating more they remineralized over a few weeks. Maybe rub avocado paste on your teeth, if they look dry or brittle? Just an idea but I've never tried it.
Don't use any whitening toothpaste or other things bad for your enamel, and brush your teeth twice a day even though you might be scared to touch them (plaque is way worse). Good luck <3
Make sure you eat your greens (they contain lots of minerals) and also get enough vitamin D (important for bone and teeth health).
There is also a recent program called Cavity Crusher and Bone Builder System about remineralizing teeth and strengthening bone density by low fat raw vegan author Roger Haeske. I have gone through it and found the advice very helpful. It does advocate certain vitamin supplements however and hence is not compatible with 30 BaD guidelines.
So what are the best foods/supps (or 'raw materials' like FruitsnHerbs said!) for remineralising the teeth?
Have you noticed any difference when eating low-fat or less fat-soluble vitamins? And any difference with lack of sunshine/vit d?
Thanks again! DJ
For me, supplementing with vitamin D3 (I use the one from vitashine which the manufacturer claims is vegan) and vitamin K2 has made a noticable difference. My teeth have become less sensitive since I started on fairly high dosages of these supps. In addition I try to get in a good amount of greens each day and avoid nuts and seeds, except for rare occassions. I do get some overt fats from avocados though.
Teeth de/re-mineralise all the time.. but they can't 'heal' visible cavities.
There's no magic food or protocol.. just live the healthy lifestyle consistently..
Anyone claiming otherwise needs to provide legit before/after x-rays and I never saw one so far..
I have seen people heal cavities before by detoxifying and regenerating there body. Its all just cells, and cells can be replaced.
Before/after x-rays please.
Just to make my statement clearer, in regards to the "raw materials". What I mean is, there is NO food what so ever that can "help the teeth". Only the body makes teeth, just like it heals a wound. You dont need to eat "wound healing foods". So as long as you provide the correct factors for health, health will happen, and in health, teet remineralize! And wounds heal. But in a body without health they may not. Conclusion: Provide the factors needed for health. In terms of foods that means eating, as Dr. Graham says, whole, fresh, ripe, raw, organic fruits and vegetables, pretty simple! Plus sunlight and all the other factors as well! Also avoiding things that might ruin health is important. It's about building health!
Hope it makes sense :)
Wounds heal but holes in your teeth don't.. ask Dr. Graham.. he had bad teeth just like most of us..
Yeah could me true that if the whole goes past the dentin etc it will not remineralize, but still, the principle is still true regarding "no food can heal anything in the body". Agree?