Modern dentistry believes that tooth decay is caused by bacteria, specifically Streptococcus mutans. Bacteria eats food in the mouth and prodcues acid that cause teeth to decay. So the goal is to control bacterial growth in the mouth for treatment and prevention of cavities. Well, Ramiel Nagel, author of Cure Tooth Decay, www.curetoothdecay.com says that is not really true!
In 1883, dentist W.D. Miller believed that bacteria and their acid was part of the process of tooth decay, but not the entire equation. Dr. Miller believed that a strong dense tooth would "resist indefinitely" an attack from acid, whether it be bacteria or food. A non-dense tooth would succumb quickly to any sort of acid, from bacteria or otherwise. One hundred and twenty years later the American Dental Association (ADA) agreed with his theory stating "(Tooth Decay) occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as milk, soda, raisins, cakes or candy are frequently left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on these foods, prodcuing acids...over time these acids destroy tooth enamel, resulting in decay." The only difference is Dr. Miller knew that the tooth's density and structure are what protected it against tooth decay.
Modern dentists believe that other than food sticking to teeth, diet has nothing to do with tooth decay. That is not true. In 1954 Drs. Ralph Steinman and John Leonora proved that tooth decay is triggered by our bodies' physiology as a result of our diet. The hypothalamus in your brain communicates with glands in your jaw called the partoid glands via partoid hormone releasing factor, which releases a movement of mineral rich dental lymph through mircoscopic channels in our teeth. This mineral-rich fluid cleans teeth and remineralizes them. So when they say the enamel is gone, it is gone for good is NOT true! When a cavity causing diet is ingested, the hypothalmus tells the partoid gland to stop releasing the hormone that gives the remineralizing fluid. Over time this results in tooth decay. So what type of diet do you have? One rich in carbs, sugars, starches and processed food? If so, this is why you have cavities. There are populations of people in the world that do not go to the dentist and have no cavities, so the dentist is not the only answer, it is the diet.
Archeologists find skulls of people long ago and they have all of their teeth, but many of us do not, and we go to the dentist regularly. It is based on how we eat. You and I have full control to heal and prevent tooth decay. I know I am offering controversial thoughts, but this is Let's Talk Straight No Chaser. Check out Ramiel Nagel's book Cure Tooth Decay, and Dr. Weston A. Price's website and history, he will shake your doctrine on dentistry, and cause you to re-think how you eat, live and what type of dentist you visit. www.westonaprice.org Next time we will talk about the diet that prevents tooth decay, and a formula to remineralize your teeth.
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