Posted by jack (18.104.22.168) on August 28, 2003 at 11:45:05:
In Reply to: Re: Healing teeth posted by Miles Pearce on December 22, 2001 at 13:20:47:
: I too am looking for information on healing teeth
: and recalcification. I know its possible. Much love, Miles
--- My current opinion is that the tongue is the organ designed to do the job. The taste buds are capable of hunting out particles of anything digestible, including bacteria, and the tongue can create a suction effect that will sweep this material up in a flow of saliva that goes on down the throat for further processing. By sucking on the teeth and gums and stimulating the flow of saliva, minerals and other nutrients should be drawn up through the gums to remineralize the teeth and heal and re-generate the gums. However, in studying this possibility it becomes clear that the presence in the mouth of the incredible quantities of bacteria that result from eating processed food makes it a losing game, as the tongue appears to be designed to clean the mouth about a square millimeter at a time. Also the tongue has to get strong and flexible to reach behind the back molars, and practice and attention is necessary to learn to use the taste buds as a guide to where the debris and bacteria are. In the case of deep cavities or gum pockets, it's also a matter of spending the necessary time...
My ongoing question: is it possible, living in the modern world as we do, to eat so cleanly as to bring the bacteria/debris quantities down to a manageable level, where the natural healing ability of this interaction of teeth, gums, tongue and saliva is able to get ahead of the destructive goo deposited by such foods as bread, cheese, cooked starchy vegetables, and fats? That's assuming that you have already done as I have already done, and completely eliminated sugar, honey, beer, meat, ice cream, and other obvious tooth-killers. Eliminating sugar is kind of a no-brainer, right? But it seems clear to me that all cooked food deposits a gooey residue that needs to be thoroughly cleaned out, and even after brushing and flossing I find that there is a lot of work to do with the tongue/saliva process just continuing to clean the teeth and gums.
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