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What food and drink is bad for your teeth?

 
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My teeth are yellow and very sensitive. I eat alot of chocolate throughout the day. What is it thats really bad for your teeth and is their any food / drink good for it.
 
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sugars feed the bacteria that eat your teeth.

acids over time erode the enamel.

Sodas are a double whammy and according to my dentist should be illegal...

I don't know for a fact what is good for your teeth, but I've heard multiple times that bacteria have a hard time handling PH swings, so eating or drinking something with an alkaline PH might work out to help you out.
 
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Sugar and acid (both found in soda) are the most common culprits for teeth problems. Sometimes teeth issues can be a sign of mineral deficiency though which is partly caused by sugary and acid foods. The phytic acid in unsprouted grains may also lead to this kind of mineral deficiency. A researcher explains it nicely below:
http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2009/03/reversing-tooth-decay.html
 
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Anything with fluoride in it is bad for your teeth! fluoride even in very small traces (1 part in a million) can cause your teeth to go brown, brittle and brake, when this happens this is called fluoridosis, it is very common in countries that fluoridate the drinking water.
 
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Any food with Vitamin K2 is good for your bones, teeth and for reversing arteriosclerosis. Yes, I'll repeat that. Reverse arteriosclerosis with Vitamin K2.
http://www.livestrong.com/article/504425-vitamin-k-2-and-arteriosclerosis/

http://www.amazon.ca/Vitamin-K2-Calcium-Paradox-Little-Known/dp/1118065727
 
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you might check out ramiel nagel's work. he has a book out called "cure tooth decay," which is based on weston a. price's research.

basically he suggests, for healthy teeth, organ meats, seafood, raw milk, and cod liver oil and/or high vitamin butter oil.
for unhealthy teeth, he suggests a lack of *fat-soluble* vitamins and minerals, exacerbated by a diet high in sugar and phytates.
examples of "bad" foods are grains improperly prepared, vegetable oils, false sweeteners, and refined sweeteners.
i think stimulants like chocolate and coffee and tea are off the list, too.

i'm experimenting with his findings right now, as my teeth are starting to decay.
i thought my teeth were great, but apparently i was eating too many nuts/legumes and dried fruit.
 
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