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01-05-2006, 06:20 PM
I need lots of minerals. I want raw to help my teeth. I know greens are good, and I am working on finding good sources of greens in my area. I have ordered Kale and Collards from an online source. I will have to go pick up my order Friday or Saturday.
What are other good sources of minerals? Are sprouted grains any good? What about nuts, avocados? Are there any fruits that are especially good in this regard? I want to avoid fruit as much as possible to save my teeth, so I don't want to eat too many fruits that don't provide much benefit to my teeth. Right now I have to eat a lot of bananas because they are one of the only easily available fruits, and pretty much the only way to get enough calories with the grocers I have around here and on a reasonable budget.
01-05-2006, 07:54 PM
I know that you may have reason to worry about your teeth but do not do so at the expense of the rest of your body. There is a danger that you will go without certian things if you loose sight of the overall picture.
01-05-2006, 08:06 PM
What kind of teeth concerns?
Dandelion actually helps protect and rebuild the enamel. that seems to help me when consuming juices,fruits
some studies indicate that poor teeth health can indicate a deficiency in the body.
are you rinsing after you eat fruit or had you been?
01-05-2006, 09:04 PM
Lots of concerns.
I have over 20 filled cavities, 18 with mercury. I want to get those taken out.
My gums are receeding right now. It seems pretty rapid and I am clueless as to how to stop and reverse it.
I have more cavities ~7 that might need to be filled.
I am desperate to stop this rapid progression of worsening dental health.
Basically it seems like my teeth are falling apart rapidly, and I am looking for a way if it exists to get them back to their original healthy state.
I can't find dandelion around here. No fresh sources.
01-05-2006, 09:34 PM
Oh gosh Brad, I'm so sorry. Hey listen, the Dandelion root tea is by Tradional Medicinals they do a whole line of teas. I get mine from the health food store or fred meyer grocery health food section.
Even though you already had health issues, when you became raw, were you eating fruit without rinsing your teeth afterwards?
cilnantro juice is great for mercury removal.
Vit c is needed for tissue repair
colloidal silica is great for healthy teeth and gums
I would suggest eating soft easy to cheew foods until you get some control over this.
wheatgrass juic eis EXCELLENT---swoosh it around in your mouth for a minute and swallow. I did this when i drank ACV and didn't rinse.
What have you been eating lately?
01-06-2006, 09:21 AM
Very sorry to hear about the dental problems...but I may have some info for you that could possibly help.
Let me give you some background: I've always had "sensitive" teeth. That means lots of different things hurt my teeth: anything too hot, or too cold; water pressure like with a water pick, dental floss, pressurized air like the dentist uses, those metal probing things they use, sound waves (the technology used to remove plaque) - all these things had me in tears. I was in the top 10% of my dentist's "most sensitive tooth patients" .
I also had a lot of fillings when I was a kid, because I didn't "get" the brushing thing. I was very impatient and did not do it consistently. Hence the frequent visits to the dentist.
As an adult, I suffered from a LOT of plaque, and had to go for frequent cleanings.And I had frequent outbreaks of "mushy gums" which needed antibiotics to clear up.
For almost 9 months now, I've stopped using toothpaste. I put a little (1/4 tsp) baking soda in my hand, with a few grains of Himalayan salt, and about 1/2 tsp of hydrogen peroxide. I mush this together with my toothbrush and make a paste. Then I brush my teeth and gums.
What I've heard about this is:
1) this (minus the himalayan salt) was the old periodontist's formula for people with gum diseases - per my hygenist.
2) glycerine, found in most toothpastes and other tooth products, coats your teeth, and it takes a ton of rinsing to get it off. Your teeth can't "remineralize" with the glycerine on them. (from a website I can't find the link to, but it's a dentist's site. Maybe the tooth soap site? I don't remember.)
3) baking soda is a very mild abrasive. It also somewhat opens your pores, or whatever you call the cells on your teeth, allowing the himalayan salt minerals (all 87 of them!) to get "into" your teeth which is not a bad thing. (from my hygenist.)
4) the peroxide kills bacteria in your mouth, and you'll notice foaming around the gum line. That's not a bad thing. If you want to rinse your mouth with more peroxide, cut it with water to prevent it from being too strong. (from my dentist)
5) the salt also toughens up your gums. Back in the day, people used to rinse their mouths with salty water for the same reason. (My pop swore by it.)
I just got back from my dentist yesterday.
My teeth are barely sensitive at all anymore. Even the known "OUCH spots" are not ouchie anymore. This is a miracle in my opinion. My dentist is totally amazed that I've gone (over the years he's known me) from novacaine - to topical numbies - to nothing at all in just a few months, because the pain is gone. Yes, it was a major process to get a tooth cleaning.
My total plaque has decreased tremendously. My hygenist is amazed.
Now, my gums are not perfect, because I stopped using my Rotodent and my plastic tooth picks. I had improved my gums at the last visit 4 months ago, but got away from using both of these for no good reason. I'm going back to using these aids, and in several months we'll see it this doesn't get my gums back into shape.
My guess is that some of this information will help you out, and I truly hope it does. I know the mental pain you're experiencing, and I bet you're WAY too young for these types of problems.
Oh, always rinse your teeth after eating fruit, and try to eat celery after everything you put in your mouth. It's great stuff.
If you don't have a Rotodent , get one or something like it to stimulate blood flow in your gums to help with the receeding gums.
I also had all my mercury removed from my teeth years ago, but read up on what you should do to prep for that. Something about taking vitamin C or other vits prior to having it done...sorry to be so vague, I just don't remember what my regimen was when I had the procedure done.
Much good luck to you. I'm positive it'll all work out well for you! - jackie
01-06-2006, 04:39 PM
All very good advice, and I want to second swishing wheat grass juice around in your mouth before swallowing. This has cured my plaque and sensitive teeth.
01-06-2006, 06:48 PM
you don't need to avoid fruit, just rinse your mouth out really well after having it. :-)
01-06-2006, 06:56 PM
Just with water? Would flossing after every fruit meal be good too? I wouldn't brush after every meal as I understand that's pretty abrasive, but would flossing be good?
01-08-2006, 04:02 PM
Surprise surprise, fruit has actually been scientifically proven to improve bones, there are several published papers on the topic (I have listed them in one of my posts before). Since teeth and bones are build of the same material, fruit is beneficial to your teeth!
All the best,
01-08-2006, 04:21 PM
I just read about your gum problems, and would like to share.
Before raw, I have suffered from serious gum problems (I had a gum disease). I have had a special, deep, scale and clean procedure done, under local anasthetic, which helped a lot. I highly recommend that you have that done too. This procedure removes material that causes infection. This material must be removed, before your gums have a chance to heal. After that procedure, it is very important to floss your teeth regurarly, and the use of interdental tooth brush (a little one, that can fit between the teeth) is recommended (the best one is with a triangle-shaped tip).
Brushing and flossing is not all though. The diet is crucial. After my periodontic scale and clean procedure, I still was cooked, and every day, when brushing my teeth, I had lots and lots of junk to clean. Going raw made a dramatic difference. These days, I still brush and floss, but there is hardly anything there. My teeth are whiter, and my gums are perfect (no more detoriation, of course). My dentist noticed a big improvement in my gums since going raw.
I observed that staying all-raw is important. During those times when I had some cooked foods, I noticed a decline in the state of my teeth and gums.
I eat lots and lost of fruit daily. Basically, (mono) fruit only throughout the day, and salads in the evening.
All the best,
Sea vegetables contain the full spectrum of minerals. I
recommend that you eat them every day. I add sea vegetables
to almost every meal.
Every mineral is found in the ocean and most are also in
sea veggies. For a great book on ocean minerals, read
"Sea Energy Agriculture".
The full spectrum of minerals are also found in celtic sea salt
and himalayan salt. The minerals are angstrom sized, which is
the size they are found in plants.
Grow your own wheatgrass and sunflower sprouts in high
mineral organic soil. These foods are easy to grow and
You should look into a full spectrum mineral supplement.
The best are either chelated colloidal minerals, or angstrom
You may want to use Natural Cellular Defense to help pull
the mercury out of your body. Gabriel Cousens and everyone
at the Tree of Life is using it:
You may want to find a good dentist to remove the mercury fillings.
A good superfood supplement may also help. I eat one
spoonful a day of either Vita-Mineral Green or Pure Synergy.
01-11-2006, 07:02 AM
do you or can you grow any of your own veggies and fruit? you can enhance the minerals in your soil, then grow mineral enhanced food. You can purchase different rock powders, greensand, rock phosphate, silica/diatomaceous earth, etc., and amend the soil with that as well as good compost. It's all organic.
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