In order to determine how to cure tooth decay naturally it would behoove the researcher to investigate what causes tooth decay. Unfortunately, our current dentistry not only does not do this, but largely ignores what has been done. This is not surprising given the threat natural cures are to some pretty big figure income.
It has actually been known for decades what causes tooth decay. Dr. Steinman was one of the founders of Loma Linda University Dental School. In his work, which was conducted over a 40 year period and included over a hundred studies, he demonstrated conclusively what causes tooth decay. Funny, his work is not even taught at the school now!
As I have written in other articles on how to cure tooth decay, it is essentially a matter of nutrition. Indigenous cultures worldwide have been shown to have very little tooth decay while eating their ancestral diets. When introduced to modern commercial diets they immediately began having the decay common in our culture.
What Dr. Steinman discovered was that each tooth is made up of literally miles of microscopic dentin tubules that allow fluid flow from our metabolism into our mouths. He did this using radioactive tracers. Well, what I should say, is normally flowing from our metabolism into our mouths, keeping bacteria out of our system.
What causes tooth decay is not the “usual suspects,” which we have been led to believe, such as external contamination by bacteria and acid producing foods. If this were the case with the incredible amount of brushing and flossing going on, not to mention all of the mouthwashes and toothpastes we should have far superior dental health to what our ancestors enjoyed.
Exactly the opposite is true, because the good doctor demonstrated that tooth decay is caused by a breakdown of the system whereby the fluid flow is reversed. This is caused by a nutritional deficiency, which manifests itself in a mineral imbalance.
More and more these days many medical practitioners are adopting least invasive, holistic techniques. We are beginning to learn that good health is dependent on delicate balances and is best maintained or restored by supplying the body with the necessary nutrients in the correct ratios and letting it heal itself.
It has been demonstrated that if our serum phosphorus level is less than 3.5 mg/dL the fluid flow in our teeth reverses and our teeth suck bacteria into them causing decay. If the flow is inward, rather than outward as meant to be, no matter how much we brush and floss our teeth will decay!
The good news is that raising the serum phosphorus level above 3.5 will right the flow and not only stop the decay, but under the right circumstances, even remineralize the tooth in the process. Sounds simple, but it can actually be a complex and drawn out process depending on how out of balance you are and often, how that came to be.
But it sure is a whole lot more attractive than drill and fill or even worse, root canals or tear it out and put in an implant! The thing is it can be done through diet, and exercise always helps our bodies to balance themselves.
One of the ways to help our bodies maintain healthy levels of phosphorus is to have a protein rich diet. Although there are a number of vegetable sources of protein they won’t help. Even though they are proteins they have a different shape than those, which we find in meat. When it comes to proteins and enzymes, shape is crucial as I explain in an article on how they work.
Dr. Steinman also demonstrated that the addition of manganese, iron and copper to the poor diet usually halted the decay. For a wealth of information on this topic, as well as total oral health and whole being health visit here.
Dentinal Tubular Flow and Effective Caries Treatment
By Timothy W. Fraser, D.D.S., M.A.
Dentinal Fluid Transport