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11-10-2009, 01:13 AM
I'm 34, have been eating mostly raw for over one year, and now I have dreaded dental problems.
Wait! I promise I did a search for sensitive teeth, but there's nothing for sensitivity to cold or heat---just sweets like dates and dried berries.
Like an idiot this summer I got a silver filling, but I passed on the root-canal and wisdom teeth extraction. (I'm not comfortable with the procedures.)
Now that the weather is changing, Lord have mercy, when it gets cold in the morning and afternoon my teeth hurt moderately--even when I just take in a breath of air! If I drink or eat anything hot or cold it hurts, too, but of course my filling hurts the worst.
I brush my teeth with clearly natural glycerine soap bar (cucumber) which is biodegradable and hypo-allergenic: www.clearlynaturalsoaps.com
I do it at night only and my tartar build-up is a thing of the past. :) At the dentist's suggestion in July I started flossing daily (cut back recently) and I wonder if I exposed my gumline a little by accident.
If the soap is causing the sensitivity, is there anything else I can use that's under 10 bucks? Everyone keeps telling me to use Sensodyne, but I'm trying to fight it. :mad:
I can't even drink green smoothies because the sweetness in the banana hurts and it's cold. The same thing goes for my green powder drinks--too cold. (sigh) I need help. I'm really tempted to go back to Aquafresh. :(
Sorry for the long post, but I have been suffering for a month. All replies are appreciated!
11-10-2009, 05:28 AM
I'll make you a Scarf for your Tooth. What Color do you want it? Have you tried Oil Pulling?
11-10-2009, 05:30 AM
Something os not right my friend! Teeth should NOT hurt. I'd either go BACK to that dentist or time to go to another...
11-10-2009, 05:53 AM
This is what I have learned about teeth stuff...and I think I pinpointed the problem in your post.
It is the toothpaste...glycerin namely. I was ecstatic when I read that our teeth can remineralize. They do this by taking in the minerals we eat, right through the teeth (as well as inside our bodies). So when these yummies cross our teeth, these minerals are absorbed and make the teeth stronger and better.
Now my dear, it seems the "scarf" on your teeth already,in the form of the glycerin coating, protects (keeps)your teeth from remineralizing!!!!
The solution is to brush with no products containing glycerin or any other abrasive material. Abrasives take away what is being built for minerals.
I brush with water, sometimes a non glycerin paste, and there is also some raw peeps putting out tooth powders n such. Once a week , use baking soda brushing as this will whiten teeth and keep them looking good.
In addition, make sure you floss well and often and use a rubber type tip around gumline to clean and stimulate the gums as well.
I had this same challenge. I did this and now I have no sensitvity.
I hope this helps. I have a link to this info and I will find it and add it (in a later post....ughabuggie)!
11-10-2009, 11:13 AM
Click here (http://www.curezone.com/forums/am.asp?i=1345021tp://) to read about my own tooth adventures and maybe there will be something helpful for you.
11-13-2009, 01:37 AM
Wow! Thanks for all the info! I tried oil pulling once: saw a youtube vid on how to do it. My oil turned high yellow, not white and I felt bad about just spitting it out in the toilet or trashcan...cold first pressed evoo is not cheap! But I'm willing to try it again.
In regards to glycerin: I thought it was okay if it was veggie based...guess I was wrong. At least I found the culprit. My friend told me to just use water, but I can be stubborn at times.
Thanks again for the replies!
11-13-2009, 10:56 AM
I've had a mohair suit on me teeth before :D
I had a period of time where one new dental filling (the work removing the old one actually) caused a tooth to be very:D sensitive for several months. It was a lower jaw pre-molar and I was bothered by bending my head forward, and the cold, and it just generally ached most of the time. At the time I recalled the procedure was not as pleasant as usual, in the regard that it felt like the dentist used too coarse a grinding bit, or one with a chip out of it. It was not a smooth balanced grinding, but a very coarse vibration. At the next visit to a different dentist, I mentioned it and it was suggested that maybe the nerve was just overly excited or irritated during the procedure. In time it calmed down, but it did bother me that first winter in the cold.
11-13-2009, 11:13 AM
You have a gorgeous smile http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/love.gif
11-30-2009, 09:11 AM
This is an idea, kind of a gross one though - what about brushing with oil? Just a dab on the brush. My husband keeps telling me that bacteria do not thrive in a high fat environment, so it might help clean out your gums.
And flossing is extremely important, but you need to be SUPER gentle with your gums. I have had gum problems and flossing every single night has helped tremendously.
12-15-2009, 08:05 PM
In this link you will find a recipe for a bleaching toothpaste
"Alpine strawberries are a natural bleach. Crush the fruit and mix it with baking soda to make a toothpaste for stained teeth."
"To make your own at-home tooth whitener with baking soda and strawberries take start with 3-4 strawberries, about 1/4 cup of water and approximately one half cup of baking soda. Begin by removing the stems from the strawberries. Pile everything into a blender and blend it until it has a paste-like consistency. If you don't have a blender you can smoosh it all together with the back of a spoon, although your paste will be smoother if you use a blender. This will become your homemade tooth whitening paste. You can store any leftover baking soda and strawberry paste in your fridge for a few days and use it again for more whitening."
Also try toothsoap. There are reports on various raw forum that is has helped with sensitive teeth. (see link below)
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