I am gone for the day and come back to some very interesting posts. I am not against brushing your teeth, but I just wonder that if we eat well, if brushing and flossing like crazy is really the most important. I have quit flossing unless I eat popcorn and it gets wedged around my teeth, and I have noticed the gums grow longer between my teeth. I still brush especially if I go out, but as for bad breath and morning breath, I don't have it any more since changing my diet to a traditional one. My breath is sweet now.
And lets not act like we are shocked when we hear about people not always brushing their teeth. Like my husband hasn't flossed for over 10 years, and forgets to brush constantly. He has perfect teeth and gums. I hear many people talk about their one sibling that barely brushed and have great teeth. 3 of my 9 siblings were in that case and they are the ones that never have had cavities. Totally unfair. But they were also the ones that would beg to eat the skin off the chicken and would never eat the buns (white flour) and only eat the burger. I thought they were just gross as a kid, but here I am with old filings from childhood and they are still flaunting their pearly whites.
Not everyone is prone to cavities. That's always been the way no matter what diet people consume over the centuries. People in pre0historic times also didn't live past say, age 30 or so. Most people need dentures etc. in their senior years so it is not surprising that many human remains form long ago still have full sets of teeth in their skulls.
I don't know, it's everyone's business how they treat their own bodies but I don't see what the harm is in eating well and also keeping clean.