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It's a long story but due to many reasons (premature birth, childhood malnutrition, illness, ricket...etc.) I have very crappy teeth naturally.  Very thin and crappy enamels that often chip off.  Most of my "cavities" that got filled are really chipped or demineralized enamel.  My question is: can they actually get better with good care and nutrition, if they have never been good to start with?

 

I'm very careful about taking care of my teeth once I was aware of the importance.  Back when I was a child I never smiled with my mouth open, my teeth were one of the worst.  Now I'm 40 they aren't too bad compared to my peers.  They don't give me much trouble (a bit of sensitivity sometimes) and work well.  But they don't look good.  Is it possible for teeth to get whiter and thicker with good nutrition (I love bone broth), or is that just a pipe dream?


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My teeth improved with nutrition. I had poor enamel, and translucent bottoms of my teeth all my life. I am intolerant to wheat, and until I stopped consuming it, I had very poor absorption of most vitamins and minerals in my diet. For me, that was important, but it may not be for you.

When I was able to absorb, I began to supplement with high doses of vitamin C, vitamin B3 (niacin), B complex, and, especially for my teeth and bones... Vitamin D3 and K2. These are essential! When I added the K2, especially, my teeth began to appear opaque, as they should have been. The niacin that I take allows my gum tissue to regenerate more quickly than it is broken down, and so it is now stronger, more resistant to any issues.

I also make bone broth. Glad you love it, it's wonderful! Check out the book, Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox. Life Changing! Also, Cure Tooth Decay. Using these techniques, I have had cavities that were forming reverse themselves, and become whole.

I don't use refined sugar, at all. It inhibits vitamin C absorption, but I still use coconut sugar and other sweeteners. bTW, I am 39, and have been eating this way for a little over two years. Before that, Dr. Pepper really often! LOL. I just did not fully understand the importance of good nutrition.

Yours is a very achievable goal.

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My advice is to not use toothpaste with glycerine. Brush with edible clay, it's good for teeth & gums and is low in abrasion. Your enamel needs to be remineralized to stay healthy, and glycerine coats the teeth in a shell that prevents minerals from penetrating the enamel. I don't think you can rebuild enamel but you can have healthy teeth in the condition they are already in.

 

Minimize stress as much as possible. Stress hormones in saliva are bad for teeth, stress also produces excess stomach acid which erodes teeth and harms the esophagus. Stress also causes clenching, clicking, and grinding - all bad for teeth.

 

Your diet will help very much. Make sure you get a lot of animal fat in addition to the minerals you are consuming. A low-carb high-fat diet keeps plaque at a minimum.

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My advice is to not use toothpaste with glycerine. Brush with edible clay, it's good for teeth & gums and is low in abrasion. Your enamel needs to be remineralized to stay healthy, and glycerine coats the teeth in a shell that prevents minerals from penetrating the enamel. I don't think you can rebuild enamel but you can have healthy teeth in the condition they are already in.

 

Minimize stress as much as possible. Stress hormones in saliva are bad for teeth, stress also produces excess stomach acid which erodes teeth and harms the esophagus. Stress also causes clenching, clicking, and grinding - all bad for teeth.

 

Your diet will help very much. Make sure you get a lot of animal fat in addition to the minerals you are consuming. A low-carb high-fat diet keeps plaque at a minimum.

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I just want to say that I agree with other posters. I had horrible teeth (cavities, gum problems, yellow teeth) from childhood up until about two years ago when I adopted a more traditional/paleo diet (I'm 25). In the past six months I've had a huge difference from cutting out gluten, not using glycerine basted toothpaste, and taking vitamin K2. My teeth are now white and I have a healthy gum line. It's totally possible!


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