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Hello from Ireland :)
I'm new to raw foods and found this message board when looking for info. on how to heal teeth naturally.
Last night, a huge chip fell out of my front tooth. The tooth was weakened by trauma and it keeps chipping. Fillings fall off because the chips are on the biting edge.
I found Ginger's story about regrowing a chipped tooth and it inspired me to join the forum.
Any tips on changing to a raw food diet would be very welcome.
So would any info. on what to eat and - maybe just as important - what to avoid while trying to regenerate teeth.
Thank you :)
01-22-2011, 06:25 AM
buy a blender first and get into smoothies. (using fruits, veg, greens etc)
smoothies are the bridge from junk > raw imo.
once you see the benefits you get from smoothies, getting more into raw eating will not be such a shock to the system. Noone goes from eating cheesburgers to carrots overnight. Its a transitional process. But once you get used to buying and handling more raw foods... eating a carrot will be more natural and less of a novelty.
I was on smoothies for around 4 months before I got into the salads and before I threw my toaster away. If you would have told me that a year ago, I would have laughed. The raw lifestyle sort of crept up on me heh. My blender was £30, is over a year old and still works fine.
As for chipped teeth, im not sure how credible those claims are... why not see a dentist? Im removing all my amalgam fillings for composite ones.. dont want any mercury in my mouth. (another action taken to detox myself since becoming raw)
Many thanks for your advice. Smoothies sound like a nice slow way to go. I need that physically and psychologically. I have a blender and I'll start making them.
Yeah, the tooth thing is a bummer. I saw my dentist this morning. She filled my tooth with a composite. I just hope it lasts. She has had to fill those teeth before but the fillings fall out because they are right at the front on the biting edge and are put under strain. The teeth are not decayed, just weak. I am looking for ways to strengthen them from the inside so they don't keep chipping. And if a few chips regrow, then fantastic!
I have amalgam in my back teeth too but will have it removed when I have enough money. I really want to do that too. I think it's very important.
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