Great Nutrition for Your Teeth

Great Nutrition for Your Teeth

May 19, 2014Dave Coggins

Have you ever questioned yourself "Am I on a proper diet to help my immune system protect me against decay?" Holistic and biological dentists offer nutritional advice for improving the health of our teeth. Sufficient nutritional supplementation plays essential role in our dental health.

It's not just avoiding sugars, its the understanding of nutritional requirements of our teeth such as minerals, antioxidants and Vitamin D that support healthy teeth, gums and bone. You teeth are not just static structures, they are living organs, and as such you need to feed them well. What Dr. Weston Price found was that populations around the world which has adequate nutrition- diet rich in minerals, fat-soluble vitamins (A,E, D, and K) promote reminalization of the dentin, meaning a reversal of teeth decays.

What is worth noting is that according to the great dental researcher Dr. Weston Price a nutritionally adequate teeth is that it not only prevents tooth decay, but also reverse teeth and gum disease once they've begun. Dr. Weston Price also had success curing tooth decay using a special teeth healing diet. He fed poor children one very nutritious meal a day and monitored their dental health. The same conclusion reached Drs. Edwards and May Mellanby, who concluded that when enamel is poorly formed and there is an inadequate diet, enamel would dissolve and decay sets in. Fortunately, our teeth's pulp contains odontoblast cells that form new dentin if a nutritionally adequate diet is present.  

Dr. Weston Price's Teeth Reminalization Recipe:

- About four ounces of tomato juice or orange juice and a teaspoonful of a mixture of equal parts of a very high vitamin natural cod liver oil and an especially high vitamin butter was given at the beginning of the meal. They then received a bowl containing approximately a pint of a very rich vegetable and meat stew, made largely from bone marrow and fine cuts of tender meat: the meat was usually broiled separately to retain its juice and then chopped very fine and added to the bone marrow meat soup which always contained finely chopped vegetables and plenty of very yellow carrots; for the next course they had cooked fruit, with very little sweetening, and rolls made from freshly ground whole wheat, which were spread with the high-vitamin butter. The wheat for the rolls was ground fresh every day in a motor driven coffee mill. Each child was also given two glasses of fresh whole milk. The menu was varied from day to day by substituting for the meat stew, fish chowder or organs of animals.


Variety of nutritious unrefined foods are all we need. All vitamins are vital, but especially vitamins C and E as they act as an anti-inflammatory agents and  support healthy gum tissue. They also make the terrain less acidic, slowing the growth of biofilm of plaque. 

Eating a wide variety of vegetables and fruits can help ensure you get enough of these nutrients. Nuts and whole grains are great sources of E, while citrus and cruciferous vegetables (e.g., broccoli, cauliflower, kale) are excellent sources of C.


Minerals support bone growth and maintenance. Good sources include meat, fish and dairy products, along with green leafy vegetables.You can check out the Teeth regionalising toothpaste. It is great because it provides you with balm-like edible paste made of essential oils, herbs and algae-like rich in calcium and phosphorus, ideal for rebuilding tooth enamel.

Foods facilitating teeth reminalization.

•  Fruits and vegetables (except tomato), their juices and oils

•  Nuts and seeds (except peanuts, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, heazel, pine and soy nuts), their oils and butter

•  Herb and green teas

•  Mineral water

•  Sea salt, major herbs and spices

•  Molasses

•  Full-fat pastured dairy products (if tolerated) and bone broths. Also meat, organs, fish, and eggs.

•  Fermented grains only; no unfermented grains such as oatmeal, breakfast cereal, crackers, etc. No breads except true sourdough (ingredients should not list lactic acid). Or even better, no grains at all.

•  Beans if they're soaked overnight or longer in warm water (due to the phytic acid).

•  Starchy vegetables such as potatoes and sweet potatoes.

•  A limited quantity of fruit (one piece per day or less), but no sweets.

•  Cooked and raw vegetables.

•  Sunlight, high-vitamin cod liver oil, or vitamin D3 supplements.

•  Pastured butter.

•  No industrially processed food.

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