The accepted notion is that tooth decay is caused by sugar on the teeth that gets eaten by bacteria, that make holes in the enamel of the tooth.
But that is only part of the story.
Weston Price was a dentist who travelled around the world looking at isolated communities eating a traditional diet.
He came to realise that a diet rich in nutrients was crucial, bone broths and fermented foods in particular were important.
When he analysed the foods used by these communities, he found that they provided several times the water soluble vitamins (B,C), several times the minerals, like calcium and phosphorus, and at least TEN times the fat-soluble vitamins (A,D,E,K) than the displacing diet that causes tooth decay.
Our modern diet is deficient in bone building nutrients, and as a result, many people get cavities and as they age, loose teeth.
When these people move to the modern diet, they start getting tooth decay.
Chewing hard food, like steak, food made the lower jaw strong, the teeth straighter and develop a flatter jaw. Eating food that doesn’t require chewing gives a ‘bird jaw’ with few teeth showing.
Both Dr. Weston Price and Dr.Ramiel Nagel,[ https://www.curetoothdecay.com/] say that there are four main things that contribute to tooth decay:
- Lack of minerals in the diet especially calcium deficiency, magnesium deficiencyand phosphorus deficiency
- Lack of fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K, especially vitamin D deficiency)
- Too high a consumption of phytic acid-rich foods, where the acid has not been removed by soaking etc. [http://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/living-with-phytic-acid/]
- Too high a consumption of processed sugar
Tooth weakness is passed on from generation to generation by poor diet. It isn’t just the food you eat, but what your grandmother ate when she was pregnant with your mother.
1/2 teaspoon 2-3 times per day of Green Pasture’s Royal Blend fermented cod liver oil / butter oil mix (1-1.5 teaspoons per day)
1-4+ cups of raw grass fed milk daily,[In Australia I buy Cleopatra’s Bath Milk] or 4 ounces of raw grass fed cheese
2 cups daily of bone soup, made from slow cooking the bones and organs of fish, chicken, beef and so on.
Optional, and helpful: 1-4 tablespoons of grass fed bone marrow. Either raw or cooked.
Sugar – White Sugar, Brown Sugar, Organic Sugar, Evaporated Cane Juice, Corn Syrup, Commercial Jams
Flour & Grain Products – White Flour, Wheat Flour, Organic Flour, any unsoaked grain products. Examples: bread, crackers, cookies, doughnuts, breakfast cereals, muffins, pastries, tortillas, bagels, and sandwiches (Most store-bought flour products even from the health food store, or labeled organic need to be avoided.)
Hydrogenated Oils – like margarine and low quality vegetable oils such as vegetable oil, soybean oil, crisco, canola, and safflower
Any type of junk, convenience food, or modern fast food
Coffee, soft drinks, sweeteners, and anything with artificial flavours, artificial colours, or artificial ingredients
Soymilk, protein powder, and excess tofu
Pasteurized milk, even if it is organic [too acidic which harms bone health by forcing the body to leach alkaline substances from the bones in order to balance the pH level of the blood]
Non-grass-fed meat and eggs, and farm raised fish.
Alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs (including most prescription drugs & vaccines)
Other things that can help-
Calcium chips placed in tooth pockets can help re-mineralise teeth. http://www.calciumtherapy.com/calciumzinc-chips/
Also swish with colloidal silver, which is anti bacterial, and might help enamel regrowth. There are many sites online that swear by it.
Coconut oil pulling helps remove bacteria. Swish a teaspoon of coconut oil around your mouth for about 10 minutes each day, then spit it out. I started this when I had an abscess forming, and it stopped it developing.
MMS swished around removes plaque and makes teeth feel like they have been polished by the dentist. I buy mine from mmsaustralia.com.au and activate it with hydrochloric acid.
Abscess and toothache can also be helped with acupuncture needles very successfully.