Many people call me who have problems with their teeth. When I ask them what they eat, I find that they eat foods from the foods which unbeknownst to them, causes tooth decay. On this very page, you will find an important "foods to avoid" list. When you regularly eat the foods listed here, and you have tooth decay, then it is not a surprise. Since these nutrient devoid foods do not give your body the minerals and vitamins it needs to grow and sustain healthy teeth and gums.
These foods, again, this might be suprising, also are the food that cause and promote tooth infections. So you can limit, or even heal tooth infections sometimes just by avoiding these foods, even temporarily. And taking some multi-vitamin, organic or not, does not fill in the nutritional gap. Nearly all vitamins do not work, because you cannot trick or avoid the laws of Nature. The law is that we must eat whole and unrefined foods to be healthy.
A List of Some Foods To Avoid
Avoid - It is important not to cheat here: Sugar – White Sugar, Brown Sugar, Organic Sugar, Evaporated Cane Juice, Corn Syrup, Commercial Jams Flour & Grain Products – White Flour, Wheat Flour, Organic Flour, any unsoaked grain products. Examples: bread, crackers, cookies, doughnuts, breakfast cereals, muffins, pastries, tortillas, bagels, and sandwiches (most store bought flour products even from the health food store, or organically labled need to be avoided). Hydrogenated Oils - like margarine and low quality vegetable oils such as vegetable oil, soybean oil, crisco, canola, and safflower Any type of junk, convenience food, or modern fast foods Coffee, soft drinks, nutrasweet, and anything with artificial flavors, artificial colors, or artificial ingredients Soymilk, protein Powder, and excess Tofu Pasteurized milk, even if it is organic. Non-grass-fed meat and eggs, and farm raised fish. Alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs (including most prescription drugs & vaccines)
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Tooth Decay Causes A tooth is a calcified, white structure found in the jaw. A set of 32 teeth in adults is used to chew, bite and scrape food. Tooth decay is caused by the bacteria found in the food that does not get washed out. This bacteria results in a sticky slightly yellowish substance called as plaque. More the bacteria, more the spread of plaque. Bacteria also makes acids when they come in contact with the sugars present in the food. As the acid destroys tooth enamel and its mineral content, it results in cavity and tooth decay. It is the consumption of sugars that gets the acids to act within minutes of consumption to set decay in the tooth. Read more on tooth decay causes.
Tooth Decay Symptoms As the tooth decay takes a while to set in, it does not show an immediate symptom. Unless the cavity is exposed to very hot or cold foods, most people don't even realize that decay has set in. Once the decay gets infected, one may experience a toothache. A severe toothache results in earache and for some a splitting headache too. This pain gets further aggravated when one is eating sweets, hard food, cold, hot or citrus food, and while brushing teeth.
An infected tooth sometimes cause bad breath. If it is the gum that have gotten infected then the tooth may feel a little shaky, or even break in very tiny splinters. Yellow, brown, black spots may appear on the infected tooth or teeth. When tooth decay is left unattended, it can turn severe and form an abscess. Abscess generally accompanies swollen jaw and glands and/or mild fever. The pus in the abscess can easily spread out from the root of the infected tooth to others. Build of plaque and tartar may cause a gum disease resulting in loss of healthy teeth too. Read more on toothache symptoms.
Tooth Decay Treatment A diagnosis is made after a dental physical examination and study of the symptoms. However, if the decay is not visible or is too severe, the dentist may recommend an x-ray to asses the damage. The doctor may prescribe pain and swell relieving medications to reduce inflammation of the gum. Anti bacterial mouth wash and toothpaste to inhibit the growth of bacteria in the mouth may also be prescribed. Cavity filling, placement of a crown or root canal treatment or a surgery, where the tooth extraction is performed are all treatment that are followed depending upon the severity of the tooth decay. Read and find more about tooth decay treatment.
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