The link is closed do you remember the info on it
Respectfully, I don't agree with this assertion at all.
Originally Posted by sport
I wish you were right. My youngest sister spent a lot of money trying to save her teeth and still failed. Why do you feel that there can not be a genetic aspect to this.
Originally Posted by Arky
There is sufficient in the world for man's need, but not for his greed.
I don't dispute that there may be some contribution of genetics to the equation, but I do not consider it to be "largely genetic". Genetics have been blamed for a million and one human health conditions, this past 10 years. It's become the default scapegoat for any health condition one cannot find an easy (or economically profitable) explanation or solution for. Both laypeople and powerful economic forces share responsibility for this scapegoating tendency, albeit for different reasons. Genetic engineering and manipulation is a 'brave new world', and the more the public can be brainwashed into believing genetics is the cause and the answer to whatever ails them, the more trillions of dollars the genetics giants stand to make from satisfying the public's demand for treatment. That may sound a bit like a 'conspiracy theory' but all one needs to do is look at what has already occurred in the agricultural industry, with the likes of Monsanto, particularly in the US. Anyway, I digress...
Originally Posted by sport
There are MANY factors relating to poor dental health, other than genetics. It has nothing to do with how much money a person throws at trying to save their teeth, either. It has to do with oral pathology, dietary nutrient intake, parasite infection, metabolic factors (e.g. are there problems with metabolic function, leading to, for example, derangement of mineral transport, as may occur in cases of mercury intoxication), mother's dietary nutrient intake during gestation of the child/person (this may have very far-reaching implications for a persons longterm dental health), flouridation of dental care products and water supplies (disrupts adenosine diphosphatase, as outlined by the late G.F. Judd). And many, many more factors...
Even on just the dietary side of things, there is a misguided assumption by people following a raw foods diet that their diet is as perfect as perfect could be, but the truth is that many people on a raw foods diet have gaping deficiencies in their nutrient intake. This can have a massive impact upon dental health. This is an uncomforatble truth which many raw foodists are either ignorant of, or are in profuse denial about. An average, not-especially-healthy, not-especially-unhealthy, diet may also very frequently be deficient in certain nutrients critical for dental health.
Also, exessive fructose consumption can lead to disruption in the appropriate levels of calcium and phosphorous in the bloodstream, which again has an enormously detrimental effect upon dental health, and you might be surprised how little fructose intake is sufficient to cause such problems.
Don't take any of this personally. I'm not getting at you, I just take issue with genetics being blamed without more deeply examining the many, many, many other potential contributory factors to good or poor dental health.
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