what causes Tooth Decay

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what causes Tooth Decay

The strongest part of our body structure is our bones. The

strongest bones are our teeth. How can they decay? We must look

at the enamel, dentine and root of the tooth as well as the bone

they rest in for some answers.

Scientists have already searched very hard and long for answers.

But their work is hampered by commercial interests that

try to shape the results. Since commerce determines which research

can be done (that is, paid for) sacred territory can be ignored.

For example, the effects of sugar-eating, gum-chewing,

tooth brushing, fluoridation, tooth filling materials and diet can

be ignored if it interferes with product sales. Trivial studies such

as comparing shapes of toothbrushes, studying the chemical

composition of plaque, and studies of bacterial structure and

genes are done instead. Studies “at the molecular level” do not

threaten existing industries.

Important research has lapsed since the 40's and 50's. Perspective

on tooth health was sound and clear in the mind of Dr.

Weston Price in the 1930's. His scientific studies stand as a beacon

even today because truths, once found, do not change. He

traveled the world over in search of good teeth. Anywhere and

anytime he found them, he described the people who had them.

This is excellent science. It lets you draw the conclusions. He

described what he saw in a book, titled Nutrition and Physical

Degeneration.13 They came to these conclusions from the following

observable facts:


Skulls of primitive peoples who lived along coastlines,

such as Peruvians, Scandinavians and various islanders,

and whose staple foods included fish daily, showed perfect

teeth; not a single cavity in a lifetime. They had strong

bones that didn't break even once in a lifetime of 45 years.

Skeletal structure was fully developed, meaning the jaw

bone was not undershot or cheek bones squeezed together,

forcing the teeth to grow into a smaller than ideal space.

Consequently, there was room for the wisdom teeth, and no

need to crowd the remainder. They saw no crooked teeth or

unerupted wisdom teeth. The authors estimated a daily

consumption of 4 to 5 grams of calcium in their fish

containing diet.

Our daily consumption of less than 1 gram calcium daily is

small by comparison. Our wisdom teeth erupt poorly, our other

teeth are often crooked. But today bad teeth go shamefully unheeded

because we don't need to chew our food, we can lap it

(ice cream) or suck it, or gum it (applesauce).


These primitive peoples got all the calcium, magnesium,

phosphate, boron and other bone builders they needed

simply from eating (fish) bones. Mexican peoples got 4 to

6 grams of calcium a day from stone-grinding of corn for

their staple, tortillas, instead of from fish.

13It is still available from the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, a

non-profit organization that seeks to keep his observations alive. Their

address is PO Box 2614, La Mesa, California 91943, (800) 366-3748.

Where do we get our calcium? Milk is our only supply. One

quart supplies one gram. There is little excuse for a carnivorous

society like ours to regularly throw away the bones of its food

animals in view of our dire shortage. It leaves us dependent on

milk alone. Milk has so many disadvantages. It is impossible to

milk a cow by machine and not get a few manure bacteria, Salmonellas

and Shigellas, into the milk. These bacteria are not

completely killed by pasteurization the way more susceptible

bacteria are. It takes boiling temperature to kill all of them. Why

isn't milk sterilized? Water was sterilized for human consumption

in distant decades. Chlorination of water is not ideal but it did

sterilize the water. Milk could be sterilized by boiling or flash-


Milk has other disadvantages: dozens of antibiotics, both by

feed and by shot, bovine growth hormone, chemicals added in

milk processing, the bad effects of homogenization, and allergy to

milk. Yet, in a choice between milk drinking and bone loss, one

must choose the milk. This would not be necessary if bones were

properly salvaged–ground to powder and added back to the meat

where it belongs–to offset the acidifying effect of the phosphate

in meat. One gram of calcium is not much bone (½ tsp.) but it

requires a whole quart of milk. Bone powder added back to

ground meat, soups, stews could greatly improve our tooth decay

problem, bone density problem, and skeletal growth problems.

Softened teeth set the stage for decay;

bacteria do the dirty work.

Zapping bacteria does not kill them all. The zapper current

does not reach into abscesses under metal filled teeth or around

root canals. Staphylococcus aureus, which we are constantly

stuffing in our mouths as we lick our fingers, finds an immediate

hiding place in a crevice where it can't be zapped. Many other

bacteria hide here, too: those that cause ear ache, sore throats,

bronchitis, stiff knees, joint disease. You can try zapping all the

Clostridia, Streps and tooth decay or plaque bacteria. But the

only way to successfully eliminate them is to pry them out of

hiding and wash them away. This is a job for the dentist.

Strep. mutans is considered to be the bacterium that causes

tooth cavities. I have found it in milk, evidently another pasteurization

escapee. All the more reason to sterilize dairy products.

Frannie LaSalle, 52, was getting compression fractures in her spine,

but the weak bone condition was evident in her mouth (many teeth

were loose—they could be jiggled!). Her gums were red and

inflamed. A low thyroid condition (she needed 2½ grains a day of

thyroid—in one day the normal body goes through 5 grains of thyroid

products) contributed to this. Her blood phosphate level was

high (4.7 mg/DL—should be below 4.0) and her alkaline phosphatase

was 205, also high, showing she was dissolving her bones

(including tooth sockets) at a rapid pace. Her whole system was

too acid, as could be seen in elevated CO2 levels (28, when 23-30

is normal).

Only the major minerals, sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium

can have an impact on this major disturbance. The dentist

said she had to have all her teeth pulled and replaced with dentures.

Her kidneys showed all three types of calcium phosphate

crystals. She drank no milk. She had only three weeks before her

oral surgery appointment. She was started on ½ cup 2% milk, 6

times a day plus 50,000 units of vitamin D (a prescription dose) to

make sure she absorbed all the calcium. She also took magnesium

oxide (300 mg. once a day) and vitamin B6 500 mg (one a day).

She was started on the kidney cleanse to help activate the vitamin

D and to help the adrenal glands make estrogen. Her estrogen

level (5.2 pg/ml) was too low to get the calcium deposited back into

her bones. She was also given licorice herb for their estrogen-like action to help with this and vitamin C, 1 gram (1,000 mg) 2 to 3 a day.

Her mouth care was to be as follows: potassium iodide (white iodine,

made up by dissolving 88 gm potassium iodide in one li-

ter/quart water). Purchase a new very soft toothbrush. Use no

toothpaste or store bought floss. Use 2 lb. or 4 lb. (the 4 lb. is

coarser) fish line (rinse first). Brush twice a day; floss only once at

bedtime before brushing. Use 6 drops of food grade hydrogen

peroxide for daytime brushing. Use 6 drops of potassium iodide for

nighttime brushing. Use no mouthwash, chewing gum, candy. In

three weeks her teeth could not be jiggled. Her dentist was astonished

(but was not interested in how she achieved this). In six

weeks her mouth looked normal and she could chew some foods.

Her vitamin D was tapered as follows: Take 6 a week for the first

week (miss one day). Take 5 a week for the second week (miss

two days). Take 4 a week for the third week. Then 2 a week indefinitely.

She never lost a tooth.

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