Learning how to have healthy teeth can take you on one of two paths. One is the mainstream dental way of fillings, surgery, bleaches and so forth, with scant regard to the causes of your dental trouble. The other way is looking at the effect, the problem, only as a pointer to the cause.
Dental hygiene is considered the key to dental health. But this does bear out to be true when you consider traditional people. Traditional people tend to enjoy great health including very healthy teeth and gums. Yet their dental hygiene is certainly not of the same caliber as is that of mainstream hygiene.
Important though it is, there must be other factors that are not generally considered.
Diet is very important in your health care, including your dental health. If you eat a lot of processed or refined foods, you will be nutrient deficient. The main reason for this is that these foods are not in natural balance. So to digest them, your body pulls the necessary nutrients from your body – mostly your bones and teeth.
The same applies to animal protein. Meat needs calcium to digest, which is why bones accompany meat. But humans remove the bones. So again, the calcium is leached from the bones and teeth to digest the meat.
This means that decay is happening from the INSIDE of the tooth rather than from the external part of the tooth, which is so commonly thought.
However, the content of the diet is only one factor to consider when you are learning how to have healthy teeth. The texture of the food is also important. Modern diets tend to focus mainly on cooked food, which is mostly soft. It’s easy and quick to chew and swallow the food. It’s fast and satisfies our ever quest for time efficiency.
But it does your dental health no good at all.
For optimum health, you need to change two things – to take time chewing and to chew on something hard. Chewing on a whole raw carrot would meet these requirements. The hard food puts pressure on your jaws which stimulates bone health, increasing its density. The time spent chewing increases the saliva. Lack of saliva contributes to caries, peridonditis and yellowing of teeth.
Learning how to have healthy teeth will impact your whole health.