Do you struggle with having strong, healthy teeth? You’ll be surprised how easy it can be to get rid of those nasty cavities and save yourself from root canals. I know a thing or two about having to visit the dentist and having your mouth be turned into a metal factory. When I was younger I face planted on a slide and bashed my front teeth pretty good.
Needless to say I now have 5 fake front teeth (that’s a tongue twister) and it seems that my teeth are on a steady downhill slope. So I started studying how to make my teeth stronger and more healthy. From metal joints to metal implants for teeth, it seems that the medical community wants to turn everyone into cyborgs. Lets talk about some steps you can take to avoid having your mouth turned into fake teeth and having metal drilled into your bones.
HOW TO AVOID CAVITIES & ROOT CANALS
There are 2 simple and basic steps that to start your journey for better teeth. You can save yourself from having to visit the dentist and having your precious teeth taken away from you. But you have to do them.
1- Brush Your Teeth After Every Meal.
This is a given but hardly anyone does it. We eat and then the food sit on our teeth and the bacteria in our mouth feed on it which weakens the enamel on your teeth and that gives birth to a cavity. If you drink or eat sugary foods then it is a must that you get your teeth brushed. My advice is to find some tooth paste that isn’t the typical toothpaste you buy at the store. Try going a more natural approach to avoid having your teeth exposed to the sugary toothpastes.
Have you ever wondered why the skulls from the Neanderthals still had their teeth? They most likely didn’t have dentists breathing down their neck about brushing their teeth. My guess is they ate real, living. nutrient dense foods that built their bones and didn’t eat away at their teeth.
2- Look At Your Diet
Dentists haven’t quite made the connection between what we eat and our teeth yet. If you’re eating the Standard American Diet then you can bet you are going to deal with some type of tooth decay. Sugary foods, saturated and trans fats, refined carbohydrates and dairy foods. Avoid them at all costs. Instead try adding in more fresh fruits and vegetables. The more fruits and vegetables, the better.
Grains, nuts and seeds are good but if you struggle with bone loss or your teeth are deteriorating then nuts, seeds and grains are not the best thing to eat due to the high amount of phytates that they contain. Phytates=nutrient inhibitor. Phytates are not absorbed into the body. what they do is bind onto minerals making them not capable of being absorbed. If you do want to eat nuts, seeds and grains then those are best eaten between meals so to not interfere with nutrient absorption
THE 4 POWER MINERALS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR TEETH
I’m going to get the first and obvious one out of the way. Calcium. We all know that our bones are made up of calcium. But what you probably don’t know is that you don’t want milk to be your main source of calcium. Is it any wonder that Americans drink 3 time more milk than the rest of the world and we have the highest arthritic and osteoporosis rates? Interesting correlation don’t you think?
The key to making sure you are getting calcium is to up the intake of your fresh green veggies. Kale, Broccoli, Spinach, collard greens. We’ve been associating the color white with calcium most of our lives due to misleading advertising. GOT MILK. sound familiar? They say you can get your daily dose of calcium in one glass of milk. Don’t buy into it. Instead look for the deep greens.
This one is my favorite to talk about because it makes perfect sense. What we need to realize is there are certain minerals in the body that are catalysts to calcium, one of them being vitamin D. It’s the happy vitamin! We all know that sunlight makes us happy because we are beings of light and we need the sun to live. Just like plants and all other living things that grow, humans also need daily sun exposure.
Humans use to be outside all day, playing, working and relaxing. They got their daily dose of vitamin D and never even had to worry about it. Then the industrial age came along and what happened? You guessed it! We started to work 8+ hours inside and drastically reduced our sun exposure. We need vitamin D for strong healthy bones. But we aren’t getting nearly enough. So what’s the fix?
Try and get at least 30 minutes of sun exposure each day. And no, you won’t get skin cancer from it. If anything it’ll be the most beneficial thing you do all day. If your levels are really low and your doctor tells you to take a vitamin D supplement make sure to get vitamin D(3). Avoid vitamin D(2) it’s the synthetic version of vitamin D.
Lastly, If you are liking tanning beds then this can be a good way to get some good rays into your body if done right. Avoid the low quality tanning beds and pay the extra couple bucks to get some high quality light.
If you’re a food is sunflower seeds then you’re on the right track to getting this powerful mineral in your body. Most of the bodies phosphorus is located in bones and teeth. Phosphorus is an essential mineral mainly used for growth and repair of body cells and tissues. It’s also used for energy in the cells and removing toxins from the body.
You can see why it’s important to have this mineral in your body not only for strong healthy teeth but for a healthy body. The single best natural sources of phosphorus is, as i mentioned before, sunflower seeds. Phosphorus is an exception when it comes to being a catalyst for calcium. It actually does the opposite if taken in higher doses it can block calcium from being absorbed.
Magnificent magnesium. This is the big boss of minerals. The amount of functions that helps the body perform is in the hundreds. This mineral is the main catalyst for calcium. Those two minerals work hand in hand with each other. If you look at most legit calcium supplements they will have magnesium in them to help the calcium be absorbed more efficiently.
Magnesium helps the body to relax and as a side note is a great mineral to take if you struggle with anxiety. When our bodies are stressed we burn through our minerals fast and so we need to make sure we are putting back the minerals that are being used for the thousands of functions that they perform in the body. The main reason magnesium helps with bones is that it helps the calcium be absorbed. The best natural sources for magnesium are pumpkin seeds, spinach and, women you’ll thank me for this, is chocolate. But it has to be dark chocolate. The darker the better. And avoid unnecessary added sugar.
I hope this has been helpful and hope that it helps you in your journey to stronger and healthier teeth.
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