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Is Sugar Really Toxic to Our Bodies?

April 3, 2013 Tooth Decay

Is sugar really toxic to our bodies? Yes it is toxic and unfortunately, most food manufacturers don't tell you the whole true about sugar and why it can kill you.

Sugar is a very addictive substance. It triggers the release of endorphins in our brain. Using a CAT scan, you can easily target the release of these chemicals, every time a person eats sugar. The result is almost instant. Studies have proven that people who eat excessive amounts of sugar on a regular basis, develop a resistance to these chemical releases. In other words, people who normally eat a lot of sugar, end up having to eat more of it, in order to have the same effect or reach a sugar high. With so many pre-manufactured foods in our society, it is very easy for people to become addicted and overdosed to sugar.

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How Does Sugar Cause Toothdecay and Cavities?

April 3, 2013 Tooth Decay

In a recent put out by the American Dental Association, they addressed bacteria as being the primary cause of tooth decay. Unfortunately, bacteria is not the real cause of tooth decay but rather a byproduct of having too much sugar in your diet.

Sugar causes tooth decay and cavities. When we consume sugars, it ruins our teeth a number of different ways.

1. Sugars cause teeth to decay because they increase acidity in our mouth. People who constantly eat sugars, maintain a high level of acidity that can demineralize teeth and weaken tooth enamel. It is the acidity demineralizing teeth, which creates soft spots, and eventually corrodes into a cavity. Bacteria aid in the process, by converting the sugars into acids very quickly. Acids can last in your mouth for up to 45 minutes after

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What Causes Dental Caries in Children?

March 26, 2013 Tooth Decay

1. Sugars, creating an acidic mouth, are the number one cause of dental caries in children. Most children eat too much sugar. Their little bodies also can become addicted to sugar and crave it very strongly. One thing you can do is to give your children much smaller portions. Instead of giving them a whole candy bar, give them a quarter of a candy bar. To a child, that only weighs 45 pounds. A quarter of a candy bar is the equivalent of a 180 pound person eating a whole candy bar anyway. I have five children so I have seen the effects of sugar on teeth. My advice is to wait as long as possible before giving your children candy. There is no nutritional benefit anyway, and if a child never gets any candy, they will not have a craving for it. Without an addiction for sugar,

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What Types of Bacteria Cause Cavities and Tooth Decay?

March 26, 2013 MiswakTooth DecayXylitol

The bacteria in your mouth most often blamed for creating cavities are called Streptococcus Mutans. This bacteria can react very quickly with sugars, to break them down into acids. Over time, acids can demineralize your teeth, and create cavities. Every time you eat candy, or processed sugars, the percentage of harmful bacteria in your mouth increases. Even a lot of  ‘diet’ foods and drinks can be fermented and turn into acids as well. Once an area of your tooth is completely demineralized, it destroys the tooth's structural integrity and a cavity is formed. These cavities can then become infected by the bacteria which can cause cavities to grow even faster. Tooth infection can cause your teeth a lot of pain.

There are more bacteria living in your mouth, than there are people living on

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You Don’t Have to Get Cavities and Toothdecay

February 8, 2013 Tooth Decay

Cavities and tooth decay are not a fact of life. They should not be accepted as a normal part of our existence. We seem to have forgotten that the natural physical state of person is a state of health, balance and harmony. This is how our Creator intended us to be.

I used to get cavities quite often. Whenever I ate sugar, I felt a sharp pain in my mouth. I had one cavity in my gumline, one in between my teeth and one in a bottom molar. I also had weak, yellow tooth enamel that made my teeth sensitive to hot and cold. Of course, going to the dentist was an option, but it seemed like a short term solution to a long term problem. But by using 100% natural methods, I strengthened my enamel. I got rid of ALL my cavities and healed my sensitive teeth. My wife was so impressed with how white

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Can Nutrition Help Get Rid of My Cavities?

February 6, 2013 Tooth Decay

Having the right nutrition in our lives can often be difficult. Even people who do not struggle with weight loss often struggle with eating healthy foods. It is a lot easier to go out and buy pizza or go to McDonald's when you're hungry, than it is to have a homemade meal. Most of the time, people just do not have the time to eat healthy. There are people who believe that fast food has somehow been engineered to be healthy for them. The truth is, you have to take the time to think about your nutrition. Fast food is so commercialized, that all the nutritional value has been stripped out of it. A lot of the problems that we have with our teeth today, are due to poor nutrition.
The Truth About Cereals
One example is cold breakfast cereals. Even though our government

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Ways to Prevent Cavities Naturally

January 14, 2013 Tooth Decay

If plaque and bacteria were the primary cause of cavities, you would be able to prevent them by brushing and flossing. Unfortunately, plaque and bacteria are not the primary cause of cavities. Even though most dentists won’t tell you this, cavities can only develop after your teeth have demineralized and lost their structural integrity. If you want to know how to prevent cavities, you need to learn how to build strong teeth with healthy enamel. This will defend your teeth against cavities.

Having strong and healthy teeth doesn’t just happen by accident, and it isn’t something we are born with. The good news is that even if you have lousy teeth, you can still strengthen your enamel and make them a lot stronger.

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Preventing Cavities – Five Tips For Success

August 29, 2012 Tooth Decay

If you have bad teeth, it isn't your fault. Contrary to what most people think, I do not believe that bad teeth are genetic. If you have some tooth genetic challenges, you can overcome them by strengthening your tooth enamel. A strong enamel is cavity resistant.

If you want to prevent cavities, there are five things you should do.

One - Understand the Cause of Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is not caused by bacteria and plaque. There are thousands of people that have lots of plaque and bacteria in their mouth but still do not get cavities. What is their secret? Well, they have strong enamel. Preventing cavities is easy when you have strong enamel.

Two -

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Loosing Your Teeth Can Cause Memory Loss

August 7, 2012 Tooth Decay

Are you serious? Can tooth loss really cause us to lose our memories? If a dentist yanks out one of my teeth, does it mean I'm going to lose some of the precious recollections stored in my brain? What if I lose all of my teeth? Does that mean I wouldn't be able to recall my past? Not even my own name?

Maybe I was a wee bit exaggerating there. But really? Is there a connection between tooth loss and memory loss? Swedish and Norwegian studies seem to indicate so. These studies, as published by  the European Journal of Oral Sciences, revealed that the "number of natural teeth was positively associated with performance on episodic memory, recall as well as cognition" . This means that the number of teeth we have can actually affect our ability to recall past events. This must be why

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