Fluoride At What Cost

Tooth decay is regarded as a localised problem whereby the tooth is being attacked by bacteria, preventive treatments focus upon creating a protective tooth surface. Fluoride has been "shown" at low levels in the water (1 ppm) or when applied topically in a variety of products to decrease rates of tooth decay by forming an insoluble fluoride complex on the enamel surface.

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Dentistry and Medicine, the practice thereof, is taught today according to what is commonly called The Disease Model, make a diagnosis, put a label on the finding, and then to treat the label. Failing to fully appreciate the body’s total health potential due not to poor training, but to a lack of training in viewing it in a health-oriented manner.

In short - what do I give for tooth decay?...so as to provide only one-syllable answers that are disease model based.

Nevertheless consider the following ….. .

  • Dental decay was rare in most primitive tribes
  • Why are we plagued with it?  Lifestyle
  • The health problem that affects more children today than any other is dental decay.
  • It is estimated that 95% of our children today have active dental decay.
  • Dental decay attacks by two routes. Internal and external.
  • Dr Price observations found only one cavity per 1000 teeth in skulls.
  • External factors that influence dental decay include bacteria, food in the mouth, how the teeth fit next to each other, saliva flow, exercise and stress.
  • Internal factors that resist decay might include heredity, hardness of the tooth, the foods we eat, hormones, vitamins, minerals, metabolic shields and the fluidtransport through the teeth.
  • All these things make it sound as if there is more to dental decay than brushing don’t they? 
  • Yes the tooth has to be considered as an organ, like the liver or kidney, before we can totally understand how to cope with the problem of decay.
  • The three basic divisions of the tooth (enamel, dentin and pulp chamber) all mutually depend on each other, and fluids from one part pass to the other parts.
  • “Decay is a systemic disease” decay comes from within not from without.  Certainly, local factors play a role, but they are not the initiating factors in dental decay. Dr Steinman.
  • Current diet played an overpowering role here and superseded hereditary predispositions. Foods can reverse the activities of the endocrine system.
  • Fluid moves from the pulp chamber through the dentin, through the enamel into the mouth. This fluid is similar to fluids found between the cells in the rest of the body.
  • By altering the function of the endocrine glands, that fluid flow could be reversed such that the tooth sucked bacteria, acids and other things from the mouth into the tooth.
  • By altering the direction of flow by simply changing the diet.
  • We have found many foods that stimulate it to flow outward (which is optimum).
  • Most of the ‘flow-in’ (decay-producing) foods are the refined foods, as you might expect. Sugar, refined flour and convenience foods are the biggest part of those contributing to creating a condition favouring dental decay.
  • Generally speaking, proteins, vegetables, and fats favour the tooth’s defence against decay.
  • Fluoride makes the teeth harder to an extent then weakens the structure, but the hardness of the enamel has no relationship to resistance to decay.
  • About 2 to 3 years of age the permanent teeth are forming within the jawbone. If there is a deficiency of vitamin C, D or A and K2 during calcification, a tooth less resistant to decay will be produced. If there are extreme tempertatures Retinol Binding Protein gets disrupted and we see enamel hypoplasia
  • Teeth decay from the inside out.
  • The first step in dental decay is the same as the disease with any part of the body. There is a change in function. The fluid flow is altered from flowing from the inside out to the outside in.
  • Next we see inflammation occurring in the pulp chamber next to the dentin.
  • All this activity goes on within the pulp chamber, spreading to the dentin and finally to the enamel – prior to the time you spot a tiny cavity on your xray film.
  • As complex as dental decay is scientifically, it boils down to simplicity when we look at the cause and cure. Follow the dietary principles that have been prescribed in your report and in our cookbook.
  • The ancients and the people today who have not been touched by foods of commerce are not bothered with dental decay. What’s at fault? We are. Our lifestyle. We are reaping what we sow.
  • Can we get out of this mess and still live where we do? Yes. A few simple rules of nature can put us in good dental health.
  • You can buy good foods at most large grocery stores now.
  • Dr Price says we can reverse physical degeneration by adhering to age-old principles. WE have seen this certainly but balancing chemistries requires us to eat for a purpose not just pleasure — so emphasis needs to be given in certain directions once an imbalance is present
  • The principles excludes most fast foods and move you up to the world of gourmet flavours.
  • As our teeth become healthier, so will the rest of our bodies.