TEETH HEALING FOODSWhat to eat for oral health
Feed Your Teeth Guide
A guide to the foods that heal and prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
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Our natural inclination to heal cavities Most people are surprised when they learn how easy it is to heal cavities naturally without fillings. Small cavities are the easiest to heal because they come and go all the time in our teeth. You probably never even realise...
Holistic strategies to cure tooth decay and prevent cavities will save you money, pain and unnecessary dental interventions. However, for those of us on a tight budget, the teeth healing diet in Ramiel Nagel's book Cure Tooth Decay can seem out of reach at first...
Sensitive and tentative I had just walked for two blissful hours along a beautiful coastline on a hot summer’s day and arrived at a beachside cafe famous for its homemade ice creams. Taking my time to select a scoop each of lemon sorbet and salted caramel,...
Is it really possible to remineralize cavities naturally? The short answer is yes! Tooth remineralization is a natural process in a healthy body. Small cavities come and go naturally all the time Small cavities are very easy to heal holistically because your...
Why is it that some vegans never get cavities, but others see their teeth deteriorating rapidly? How can you prevent tooth decay and gum disease on a plant-based diet?
I stopped eating sugar (fructose) 2.5 years ago, without effort, withdrawals or regret.Before that I was a famous baker of delicious cakes and cookies because I practiced often (and ate my own baking). I was greedy with chocolate. I snacked on dried fruit and guzzled fruit juices. I ate candy, even when it hurt.
Cereals, legumes, nuts and seeds all contain phytic acid which is implicated in both tooth decay and gum recession. People who are genetically or otherwise vulnerable to dental caries and gingivitis should avoid or only consume limited amounts of these foods with careful preparation and accompanied by other nutrients that will aid digestion.
For a genuine super-food, liver gets a very bad rap. Most people, when I recommend liver as a essential teeth and gum healing food, grimace and shudder at thought of eating this most accessible of offal. However, when I ask if they think they could bear to eat pâté, they will often relax.
Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition by Ramiel Nagel (2012) is the one of the most influential books of my voracious reading life. Not only did it save my teeth from their chronic and rapid decline, but it also cracked open the door that eventually led to my career as the Holistic Tooth Fairy.
The approach to a teeth healing that I advocate involves getting nutrients in their original context, from eating real food. The isolated nutrients in supplements, especially when synthesised rather than extracted, lack the complex synergies and the activating qualities available only in whole foods and combinations of foods. These synergies and activating qualities enable our bodies to turn the nutrients we eat into the hormones and proteins that teeth and gums need to be strong and healthy.