View Full Version : Alissa or Certified Teacher please Respond about TEETH
03-22-2006, 11:11 AM
I keep seeing posts on here about teeth and problems with teeth when on this diet.
I personally have not experienced this, but am concerned that it could be in my future.
I'd like more information from Alissa if possible. What do you know about this and what is your experience? Is it true? Do we need to do anything to avoid tooth problems?
I understand a lot of people might have opinions but honestly, I'm interested in FACTS and experience here... from people who have been eating raw for several years and can answer.
Rowan, I'm not replying to this because I'm in any way qualified (Alissa or a raw teacher!). but I just thought you might like to read this thread:
which discusses the teeth question, including comments from Alissa, and it's very helpful, I think. I know about it cos I had some tooth/gum sensitivity a few weeks ago -- and i found it then. I wondered whether it was all the raw I was eating, but I've just gone on eating it and, miraculously, it's now better (the gums and teeth, I mean).
03-22-2006, 12:59 PM
Thanks! That's exactly what I was looking for. Guess I just didn't search correctly. Sometimes I feel a bit computer illiterate. Thanks for your help. :)
Pleasure! I've had so much help myself from kind people on this board that it's nice to be able to give something back!
03-23-2006, 01:08 PM
Thanks for providing the link about previous posts regarding the whole teeth thing. I posted a thread several days ago about yellowing of teeth on raw, but only received one response from someone looking for the same help as me.
Maybe one of you may be able to help me (us). I hope. (smile).
What products can I use to regain my white teeth? I feel like maybe all my green drinks and beautiful colorful fruits and vegetables unfortunately have managed to stain my teeth.
I do make sure to brush immediately after every green smoothie and after every meal. Can anyone share what they've done to reverse their teeth situation if they have had this same concern?
Also, if the issue is more greens, what amount of greens intake daily should I be looking at?
Thanks in advance for help in this matter.
03-23-2006, 03:16 PM
Great lookin out, Lily. That discussion is just perfect here.
Green Berry, Alissa answered Misslinda's question about what toothpaste she used recently. (I think it was in the Cancer-Angel thread which is 1,000 miles long, just so you're forewarned.)
I can't answer your question since my teeth were never bright white -- so I've nothing to say about "regaining" them.
Also, not knowing how long you've been raw, what type of raw you are, and when you started noticing your teeth discoloring after being raw could be keeping most of us from answering.
As far as greens go, a couple of bunches a day is optimal/minimum -- green smoothies (preferable over juices) is thought to be the very best way to consume them. In addition to your regular salads, of course.
Good luck with your question ... and your teeth.
03-23-2006, 03:31 PM
shazammmmmmmmmmmmmmm! *lightning bolt* ;)
Originally Posted by alissa
lol, sorry forgot to answer that. I get this all the time, but I dont use anything special, just regular health food store brands. Always had white teeth. Use a powder brand called Ecodent if your looking to whiten your teeth. Ive used it before ive gone on TV, etc.. And in a week or two your teeth will be sparklin! I think it has abrasives in it like baking powder or something so I dont think its good to use all the time but it works amazingly well. Hope that helped?
03-23-2006, 03:34 PM
My own experience with teeth health as I have noticed yellowing and *corroding* like appearances in the past is this....
very true about rinsing after eating fruit.........floss and rinse........brush teeth after rinsing. I use dandelion tea for my enamel and gums. Also rinse with half peroxide and half spring water to rid germs. Brush tongues well in the morning........ :)
My teet have become brighter and strong since being diligent about caring for them. :D
03-24-2006, 07:26 PM
Thanks everyone for shedding light on this whole teeth topic. I was reading through some other posts and one of the comments that stood out to me was the fact that when going raw our bodies are smart and heal what is most important first. So maybe I have other things that my body wants to work on first and then hopefully it will circle back to restoring my teeth to a brighter hue. :)
I've been doing the raw thing only recently, about 2-3 months, but not quite to 100% raw, which I know makes a difference.
I just want to thank you all on this forum for being so supportive (and informative). I look forward to more discussions.
03-24-2006, 07:33 PM
I use dandelion tea for my enamel and gums.
This is interesting. Do you drink the tea or swish it in your mouth? How often?
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