sensitive teeth -- anyone??
I can't figure out what to do about it. It is mostly noticable when I eat sweets, anything like dates, figs, raisens, or things made with those kind of sweets in them.
Any successes with solving the problem.
In other words: Help!
Oh, and no cavities are not the problem.
I find rinsing my mouth out after all fruits, whole/dried/sticky/sweet helps a LOT. I don't brush every time because I think that would aggravate my condition, but I do swish very well and floss several times a day.
I agree with Autumn...you MUST either rinse your mouth or at very least drink water after eating sweet fruits, especially if it's sticky stuff like dates or raisins!
Also after eating citrus it's a good idea to rinse so the acid doesn't just sit on your teeth. I have to admit I don't always do this...but then again, I haven't had much of an issue with sensitivity either to sorta "drive" me to do it! But if I were, I'd definitely heed to doing it more often!
I understnad the idea of keeping the sweets out of the teeth and burshing to clean them to prevent further problems. . .so excuse me for sounding dumb, but how is rinsing your mouth suppose to help the pain while actually eating the sweet stuff?
Oopsie!!! I guess we both misunderstood your question...sorry
Originally Posted by BDraw
I think if it were me, I'd lay off of them for a while and eat LOTS of calcium-rich foods (sesame seed milk or grind up sesame seeds in smoothies; MORE greens) for a while and allow the body to heal that area of whatever may be going on within.
Also, I've never tried it, but I've heard a few times that swishing wheatgrass juice around in the mouth is supposed to actually help with that somehow.
Hope your teeth feel better soon and again, sorry for the misunderstanding!
Please note that there is scientifically proven increased dental risk with a raw foods diet. I am in favor of the diet, but we need to be empowered by that knowledge to take extra steps to protect our teeth.
Here is a link to a study
It showed that in people with a minimum 95% raw food diet, they had about 200% the frequency of severe dental erosions than the control group.
Are you free of untreated cavities? Has your enamel been worn down for any reason? What do you normally brush your teeth with, and when? Do you eat a lot of vinegar-based salad dressing?
This diet seems to have so many benefits for me, but I don't think it is good to pretend that there are no concerns with it, if those concerns are known, we can potentially avoid them while still enjoying the other benefits. This is the same attitude expressed in Cousens article in the references here about B-12.
In being able to appreciate the dental risk, instead of turning a blind eye to it, I go out of my way to protect my teeth.
I think to get rid of the pain while you're eating those things like figs raisins, etc., you have a couple of options, one is to not eat those things and focus on the things that don't give you pain, and two is to better build your oral health, protect your enamel, gums, etc. I have two close friends who are dentists, I have discussed this at length with them.
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