Tooth is growing back
The point of my upper right canine was broken off I don't know when, leaving a jagged tip. Several days ago I felt the tip and it was sensitive. I thought, "Either it's a new cavity - which is unlikely, as my lower right molar isn't complaining - or it's going to grow back." (Dentin contains tubules which connect to the pulp. If the tooth is going to regrow, the tubules have to widen so that odontoblasts [?] can get to where it's growing. When they widen, they are more sensitive. At least that's what I figured.)
I felt it today and the shelf (edge of enamel) is still there, but the dentin is smooth. How can I document this? My camera is a Fuji Finepix, and I don't know how to take a picture of a tooth with it. (I have taken a picture of my toe, which was about life size on the screen, but that wouldn't be large enough for a tooth.) And the jagged side was the lingual side of the tip, which wouldn't show on a picture without a weird angle. And if I went to my dentist, he'd think I was crazy, ask me why I quit the fluoride rinse (dulse is much better for my body), and want to clean my teeth - and I don't have the money to spend on a dentist visit, as well as get the VitaMix.
Maybe in a few months my teeth will figure out how to drop fillings and regrow :)
Also when I was a kid, I decided I could not eat spare ribs because gnawing on the bones wore down my teeth. I have been gnawing olive pits the same way, and my teeth have not been worn down by it. I haven't checked how hard bones are compared to olive pits.
Hi! Correct me if I'm wrong, but are you saying that going raw will possibly regrow chips in teeth or actual whole teeth? Woah!! If that is true...raw holds more magic powers than I thought! This may help me do 100%!!
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Pierre, do you, in any form/way, eat a lot of sprouts?
(by the way: do you sometimes blend your big salad of 640 gramms?)
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Please document this if possible.
A Fuji Finepix? Put a small mirror between your tongue
and tooth and use the macro.
You don't need to fill the whole picture with the tooth.
What a revolution if it is really so! Maybe people would accept raw more easily if this could be documented! I really hope you are right in your suspisions here Pierre! Go raw, truly, go raw!
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Unlikely. Teeth take such a long time to grow that nobody would want to do an actual scientific study. The most you would have would be a case study or two.
Originally Posted by Nenyath
But case studies don't really mean anything in the world of science.
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I would like to see a picture too.
Is it possible the chip simply smoothed out from munching on food over time ? or are you saying the tooth missing is now there ?
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Originally Posted by Draginvry
The China Study took 20 years. Teeth have been known to grow in less. There are quite a few people who have teeth issues who'd like to see if this really works ~ myself included.
Thanks for sharing that. I've also got a broken tooth where the filling fell out ~ with an abscess which was mostly gone and came back since the tooth broke. Playing with healing that and seeing if the tooth will regrow.
Anything in particular you feel you're doing? Dulse? often?
Oh, the gnawing of the pits ~ the teeth need exercise and pressure to keep the bones strong. That's one thing Victoria B. realized (as I did before reading her book) that people don't get when they drink a lot of smoothies.
does you camera have a macro feature?
how bout getting a nearby dental school to observe and document?
The tooth has been chipped for years. It's been rough for years. It's now smooth, so it's definitely growing.
I don't blend my salad; I don't have a blender. I'm going to order it this month. I usually eat dulse five times a week.
My left upper bicuspid may be thinking of casting its filling. Many years ago I had a toothache there, and attempting to stop the infection, I dripped peroxide on it. When I finally got to the dentist, he found a cavity reaching almost to the pulp, could not believe it was not abscessed without taking two more x-rays, and put a huge hunk of metal in it. I've been feeling some tenderness there. I'm not saying it's going to, or has started, just that it might. But if it does, it'll be easier to document, as the dentist has x-rays of that tooth.
Those of you who have cast fillings, do teeth more readily cast metal or composite fillings?
Mine have had metal for YEARS. Tossed the composite after only a few.
Originally Posted by Pierre
That would actually pose a huge problem for me, as all of my teeth are capped to be suportive of the places where there are bridges... ahhh
For those of us who are overly concerned about our dental health, or those of us who are in drastic need of this type of regeneration, can you give a good description of what you eat and how you take care of your teeth?
Originally Posted by Pierre
Generally M-F I eat like this:
Breakfast is fresh fruit (peaches, oranges, occasionally apples, pears, or bananas) or frozen fruit (maracuyÃ¡, lulo, aÃ§aÃ*, guava, papaya).
Lunch is a salad of tomato, avocado, leek, hot pepper, celery, carrot, lettuce, dulse, oregano, cilantro, olives, or whatever such foods I have on hand. It takes me about three hours to eat. I also bring some fruit to work.
Dinner is more fruit, and I don't make a set meal of it.
Right now I have several avocados that ripened at once, so I'm eating guacamole (two avos, two Roma tomatoes, a leek leaf, and half a chili pepper) with carrots.
By Saturday I've usually run out of something, and I often eat a salad at the church or someone's house. If not, I eat some peanuts I bring with me. Last time I also had some pineapple (including the core). The salad usually doesn't have avocado, which I miss.
Sunday is my big food shopping day. After shopping I eat some fruit (fresh or frozen) while waiting for the bus.
I don't brush very often; when I do, I usually use a mixture of 3 parts tea tree, 2 parts peppermint, and 1 part clove EOs. Other things I do to my teeth, when I need to, are:
Hold a mouthful of peroxide for a few minutes and spit it out.
Squirt them. I think the squirter motor has gotten weak, though.
Put a garlic clove next to the root of an aching tooth.
Chew an acmella bud.
I haven't eaten any rice in several months, and bread only once or twice. I probably will think up some way to prepare rice when I get the Vita-Mix.