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09-25-2009, 03:10 PM
After being raw for 4 months it looks like my teeth are having more cavities and my wisdom tooth is started getting black in the middle and hurts a bit.
Any suggestion about what kind of foods are good for teeth?
Green smoothie or fruit salad for breakfast.
Soaked nuts and more fruits for lunch.
Green salads for dinner.
09-25-2009, 11:47 PM
I don't see anything in your diet that would cause dental problems, if the fruits are fresh, not dried. Sticky dried fruits such as raisins might. I would eat the soaked nuts alone, not with fruits.
I watched Kevin Gianni's video on this (Renegade Health Show on YouTube). He was having dental problems too. He was eeking out his green smoothie to last for hours (he said), thereby having it on his teeth that whole time. He still drinks the GS, but he drinks it in one sitting, not over the course of hours.
I brush my teeth and rinse my mouth now every time I eat something sweet. I haven't had a cavity in years - but when I went in this time for my check-up, I've got 2 small ones started that I'll have filled next week (sigh). Lesson learned! *Ü*
Raw Angel Mom
09-26-2009, 05:27 AM
Oil Pulling, brush your teeth as often you can but use a special soap that don't decay your teeth. I recommend Oil Pulling Therapy by Dr. Bruce Fife. Teeth are sensitive to acid anything below 5.5 ph. Wash you teeth after any acid consumption.
Plaque form 20 min after eating.
Search on the health section and there have been topic on oil pulling and resourceful site with good information with teeth and natural soap.
Alkaline food is safe for your teeth. I love to use coconut oil for oil pulling, it has a natural anti septic and very healing.
p.s Here is a good link from the forum http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/showthread.php?t=38884&highlight=teeth
09-26-2009, 07:08 AM
I haven't had a cavity in years - but when I went in this time for my check-up, I've got 2 small ones started that I'll have filled next week. You should be able to heal those teeth without going to the dentist. It's done all the time, research it.
09-28-2009, 10:06 AM
I think that's my case I just started drinking green smoothies recently and those cavities are happening. I usually take a sip once a while when I'm working behind the computer. I prepare them early morning and sometimes they last for the whole day and I would finish the last sip at night!!
I had a check-up 1 year ago and doctor said I have about 5-6 cavities but I read lots of people saying that they heal their cavities by just changing their diet, tooth can heal itself, so I didn't get them filled.
Thank you Raw Angel Mom,
I always feel guilty when I use those regular toothpastes, I knew there would be a better alternatives but never got a chance to look it up. I would definitely try that. hugs and love...
09-28-2009, 11:08 AM
anybody have any luck healing gum recession and gum pockets???? to tighen teeth???
Hi daniel ~ Lesson learned for me :) I just now returned home from getting my two (very small) cavities filled. I was surprised at how little drilling was needed. But, like I posted above, I now drink my GS in one sitting - maybe takes me 10 minutes. Then I rinse and brush after everything I eat. I don't want any more cavities!
On a plus note - they commented on how healthy and firm my gums were since they had to retract them today to fill those cavities because they were right on the gum line.
Best wishes for your pearly whites! *Ü*
03-31-2012, 11:53 AM
I seem to have healthy teeth and a clean smile but my gums are giving me trouble. they seem to bleed after eating sweet things and then sometimes after eating nothing at all...and every single time i floss. I try to rinse after sweet things, and i also have experimented with oil pulling...which seems to help but the problem hasn't gone away! any advice on GUM health?? And if you use toothpastes...could you recommend a brand? THANKS !
03-31-2012, 12:22 PM
- dont use tooth paste . just rinse several times with warm water while repeatedly brushing . after that if a TINY dab of paste or baking soda needed use just a tiny bit after majority of junks been washed outta mouth / off teeth
- keep oil pulling , i think coconuts best . ive seen too many people plus my own experience benefit from it to not give proccess respect . do so like 3 times per day
03-31-2012, 12:24 PM
deb its intersting how ive got a cavity developed right on the gum line too . im clawing away at it with point of disposable floss tools , and oil pulling before i look into dentist
03-31-2012, 12:40 PM
^ That's unusual for raw fooders. They tend to suffer from tooth decay due to acid erosion and have tighter healthier gums. I'm not sure what could be causing that.
I've never had any dental problems at all except for a chipped tooth from a bad fall as a kid.
I should probably try and get a dentist so that I know my teeth are still in check. I use toothpaste and mouthwash designed to protect tooth enamel. I'm going to be really careful with my teeth and just keep an eye on them. I'm about to go on a juice fast so I'm checking out different tips for keeping teeth healthy.
I always drink juices and smoothies with a straw which helps.
03-31-2012, 12:49 PM
thanks for the input ! i will continue oil pulling, and i will try rinsing and brushing without paste.. thanks!!!
04-03-2012, 10:41 PM
anyone try brushing with turmeric? I have read it helps.
04-08-2012, 10:43 AM
You should check out Dr. Robert Morse on you tube. He talks about dental problems in some of his videos. I have had some problems with my teeth as well. I have been eating a raw vegan diet for several years now. Last summer I started eating more fruits and vegetables. I stopped eating so many nuts and seeds. I have also been drinking lots of heal all tea by Dr. Robert Morse. My teeth are remineralizing. I hope this helps.
04-08-2012, 04:39 PM
My understanding is that the acid in fruit weakens the enamel in your teeth and if you brush within 30 mins of finishing a fruit meal or drink you could remove some and cause damage.
I keep a jar of water to which I have added half a teaspoon on baking soda and I use this to rinse after finishing a meal to try to neutralise the acids. Even doing this I would not brush for 30 mins.
It is best to use toothsoap and not toothpaste. There is no toothpaste that is ideal as they all have either additives or glycerine. Glycerine puts a coating on your teeth and prevents remineralisation. The toothsoap that was available a few years ago was awful and really tasted of soap but the stuff that I have now is more than bearable.
I concur on the oil pulling. I am not doing it at the moment as I do not feel the need but I feel that it has saved me in the past and I will do it again if when my teeth ask me to.
05-16-2012, 07:51 AM
I always rinse my mouth with water after drinking raw drinks including green ones and don't brush for at least hour after and sometimes not at all. I use a glass straw and drink it right away. I think the longer green drinks sit that they lose the fresh taste. I been on raw mostly for 2 years now and 0 cavities. Really you don't even need to brush. Floss is the most important and drink lots of reverse osmosis water and rinse your mouth throughout the day and after all meals.
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