Nutrition and mouth
More and more dentists are talking about the connection between good nutrition and good teeth. Perhaps we should keep in mind the habit of looking at horses health on their teeth and applying it to humans as well. Dr. Steven Lin has recently presented his book “The dental diet”. A jewel of a book to realize that everything is important when talking about our health. That is, make your medicine your food and your food be your medicine.
Everyone wants a perfect smile with teeth that we should be proud to show off, but in general, our teeth and dental health are disorganized. Health professionals have known for decades that 85% of people who have heart attacks also have gum diseases. A quick look at our evolutionary history shows that modern dental disease emerged during the industrial revolution when the human diet underwent a significant change.
The crooked teeth are a sign that the facial bones have been deprived of the nutrients they need to develop and of the necessary chewing. Narrow, tight faces restrict the airways with weak skeletal support for the head and neck. Dental caries is a bacterial imbalance in the mouth that communicates with intestinal bacteria and directly influences your immune system, heart and brain.
In the United States, for example, allegedly despite having access to the best dental care in the world, 43% of children suffer tooth decay. And 4 million children wear dentures every year and 10 million wisdom teeth are removed. A look at the anthropological record shows that dental diseases are a widely modern phenomenon. Mesolithic hunter-gatherers had mouths with little or no tooth decay or gum disease.
Dentists are fantastically equipped to fix our teeth through costly treatments, but are inept at addressing the real cause of the disease. Filling cavities and placing implants is like painting on rotten wood: it only masks the problem. The industrial dental complex, a $ 120 billion industry in the United States, has unwittingly hidden the key to dental health for years.
Six demystified myths
Myth #1 : Orthodontic braces are a necessary tool to ensure children grow up with properly aligned teeth.
Truth: Orthodontic braces are masking over one of the biggest health problems on the planet.
Myth #2 : Brushing and flossing are the best preventive methods for dental health.
Truth: Real dental health begins before you even have teeth to brush or floss. Tooth decay is actually a sign that the body is starving of essential nutrients.
Myth #3 : Crooked teeth are genetic, so the only treatment is corrective braces.
Truth: Crooked teeth are actually the result of poor diet, non-functional bodily processes, and incorrect breathing technique.
Myth #4 :Impacted wisdom teeth are genetic, so the only treatment is surgery.
Truth: Impacted wisdom teeth are the result of the jaw not growing properly. This is caused by the same factors that form crooked teeth. In addition to causing impacted wisdom teeth, a poorly formed jaw leads to poorly formed airways.
Myth #5 : Dental disease is a normal part of life and has been normal for all of human history.
Truth: The anthropological record shows that dental disease is a modern phenomenon. It has only recently become “normal.”
Myth #6 : Bleeding gums are purely a dental condition.
Truth: Dental conditions are related to processes that happen throughout the body. Bleeding gums could be a sign of something much more serious happening in your body. Chronic diseases like digestive disorders, auto-immunity, ADHD, type-II diabetes, depression, anxiety, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia may all begin in the mouth.
If you want more information you can look for nearby pages (Spain) such as:
I am what I eat https://soycomocomo.es/
holistic doctors like
Dr Botters http://www.drbotters.com/
Dr Perez-Calvo www.jorgeperezcalvo.com
La dolça revolució by Josep Pàmies https://dolcarevolucio.cat/language/en/portada/
slow food https://slowfood.es/
and many more
and a little further, Dr. Steven Lin is in Australia https://www.drstevenlin.com/the-dental-diet/
Or go to the nearest library.
Remember that it is good for you and for the planet to reduce the use of single-use plastic containers. Reuse and recycle.
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