THE SECRET TO A HEALTHY MOUTH (and body)
Eliminating tooth decay, gum disease and overall sensitivity is not as difficult as you think. Here are some helpful hints for a healthier mouth.
Try to maximize nutrient dense whole foods
Eat Organic fruits and vegetables, grass Fed meats and dairy and wild caught seafood when possible because they have a higher nutrient content and lower levels of insecticides/contaminants
Eat foods containing fat soluble Vitamins which boost the immune system and make stronger teeth and bones
Vitamin A (retinol) - found in foods like Liver, Egg Yolks, pasture butter, milk, cheese, fish oils, mackerel, trout herring and salmon. Its important to note that Beta Carotene is an unreliable source of Vitamin A. It is NOT converted in infants, poorly in children and some adults.
Vitamin D (also created in the skin from midday sun) – found in wild fatty fish – like mackerel, salmon and tuna; fish oils, pastured liver and other organs, egg yolks, fish eggs and cheese.
Vitamin K2 (Menaquinone) – Meat and poultry, egg yolks, cheese and butter.
Here Are Some Possible Shortcuts
freeze dried organ meat capsules for those of you who just can’t get used to the taste.
Grass Fed Ghee
to ensure adequate vitamin K2. There is no limit to how much you can take, but small amounts are sufficient.
Carlson Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil
to ensure adequate vitamins A and D. One teaspoon daily is all you need.
Naturally sweet, no sugar if you really can’t give up the candy, or have a dry mouth and need to stimulate salivary flow.
Don’t Do This
Try to minimize potentially harmful food
Avoid all foods made with processed carbohydrates. All of these carbs have undergone some type of refinement that takes away most nutrients that are beneficial to your health. They often contain high amounts of sugar and artificial sweeteners that are easy for the body to absorb and spike blood sugar. Even carbs that don’t seem sweet quickly turn into sugar in your mouth which can lead to tooth decay. like
Juices and acidic foods
Flours made from wheat, rice, corn, oat, rye, tapioca, potato, amaranth, barley, arrowroot, buckwheat, millet, teff and sorghum
Industrial seed oils like Canola, corn, cotton, soy, sunflower, safflower, sesame and peanut
Sugars like table sugar (evaporated cane juice, cane crystals, sucrose), high fructose corn syrup (crystallized fructose, fructose, concentrated fruit juice, maltose (malt syrup) dextrose and agave.
Follow this guide, brush, floss and visit your dentist regularly - and you will be on your way to a healthier mouth.