Too much cavities (tooth decay)

Oral health should be considered as one of the most important aspects in maintaining overall health as it’s a part of the digestive mechanism. If you already have or plan on having a root canal procedure done, read important information on root canals.

Tips on keeping your teeth healthy

  • Foods to avoid or limit
    • Processed, frozen, canned
    • Citric acid additives in foods
    • Lemons or lemon juice as an additive in foods
    • Sugar (Sucrose, glucose and fructose carbohydrates) in moderate amounts
    • Starchy foods based on refined flour
    • Dry fruits such as prunes, nectarines and apricots
    • Artificial sweeteners and flavoring agents
    • Oatmeal, which actually prevents mineral absorption and should be limited
    • Breakfast cereals, crackers and other unfermented grains
    • Sticky foods such as gummy candies ad[nd caramel
        
  • Prescription medications
    • Antidepressants
    • Beta blockers
    • Anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen
    • Cough drops
       
  • Foods to eat
    • Grass-fed beef for proper iron & B12 levels
    • More raw and fermented foods to gain benefits from natural enzymes
    • Green leafy vegetables (at least 1 full 8oz glass a day)
    • Limited but not excluded fruits and starchy vegetables
    • Organic foods that are rich in minerals
    • Soaked nuts only, to reduce phytic acid content
    • Reduce the amount of omega 6 vegetable oils and increase omega 3 fats. For everyday oil alternate between olive and coconut oils.
       
  • Supplements can be helpful in keeping to teeth decay free by the remineralization of the tooth structure
    • Boron 3mg per day on empty stomach
    • Zinc 15mg / copper 2mg per day
    • Manganese 2mg per day
    • 250mg magnesium malate/250mg calcium citrate (optional, should be obtained from diet)
    • Fat-Soluble Vitamins (daily)
      • Vitamin A 2500IU (Present in cod liver oil)
      • Vitamin D3 2000IU (Present in cod liver oil)
      • Vitamin K2 (MK-7)  100-400mcg per day
      • Vitamin E 100-200UI (optional, can be obtained from diet)
         
  • Lifestyle changes
    • Brush and floss after each meal. Do not brush with baking soda as it is an abrasive and will gradually damage your tooth enamel
    • Rinse the mouth with 1:4 mixture of salt and baking soda (half a spoon of substance diluted in a glass of water) before going to bed a couple of times a week