CARE AND FEEDING OF THE TEETH: TEN
WAYS TO KEEP SMILING
less sugar. All nutritionists and dentists agree that sugar
promotes tooth decay, yet Americans consume over 120 POUNDS of sugar per
person annually. Sugar contains no vitamins, no minerals and no
fiber. Decay-promoting bacteria love sugar, so starve them.
between your teeth. Use dental floss or those wonderful,
easy-to-use, plaque-removing, interdental
extra vitamin C. Tooth health is dependent on gum health, and gum health
is more closely related to vitamin C than to any other nutrient. The
first symptom of scurvy is easily bleeding gums.
meals the way people did in past centuries: with cheese. Cheese inhibits
bacterial growth in the mouth. Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, Swiss, and
Aged Cheddar cheeses are all good for this purpose.
Rethink fluoride. Fluoride is so toxic that only one milligram
constitutes a prescription dose. In spite of this, the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) allows up to this amount in a single glass of
drinking water. Virtually every country in Europe
has stopped fluoridation. Studies have shown that fluoride confers
little, if any, real benefit. Persons who have grown up with fluoridated
water have, on the average, only 1/2 of one filling less than people who did
not drink fluoridated water (Chemical and Engineering News, May 8,
organically-grown foods, preferably from your own organic garden. Hereford, Texas
became famous during the 1940's as "The Town Without a
Toothache." Why was there practically no dental disease in this
town? Lots of organic minerals in the soil and the foods grown in
it. So, any teeth grown there were also better fed and stronger. The
local dentist practically went broke. (A. W. Erickson, "Deaf Smith's
Secret," Field Notes Crop Reporting Service, 1945)
Pregnant women especially need calcium and multiple-mineral supplements to
enable their developing baby to form strong teeth before birth. These
same mineral supplements help her to make milk for the baby's continued tooth
and bone development after delivery.
baby's tooth enamel is constructed in the womb. Ameloblasts
adequately form the enamel in the fetus only if Mom gets enough vitamin A. Carotene is best because too much fish
oil vitamin A (over 25,000 IU daily for many weeks) can be harmful during
pregnancy. All green and orange vegetables and, of course, carrot juice are
ideal. You cannot easily harm Mother or child with produce.
9. A good
multiple vitamin is a good idea for everyone. Prenatal for Mom, liquid
for baby, chewable for little kids, and don't forget teenagers, Dad, and the
Grandparents. Research continues to show, decade after decade, that
Americans continue to eat meals that are deficient in SEVERAL vitamins, not
10. Read Nutrition
and Physical Degeneration by Weston Price, D.D.S. (Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, La Mesa, CA, 1970). This
may be the best book on dental health ever written.
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