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The Theory of Tooth Decay is Flawed

tooth decay an holistic dentist says its more than sugar

W.D Miller proposed the bacterial model or theory of decay in the 1890's. And that is exactly what it was - a theory. A theory that the dental profession took hold of and ran with ever since. Yet, as early as the 1920's there were those who contested Miller's theory as flawed.

Miller's theory does not explain dental disease in all cases. As I mentioned above there are exceptions:

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Does Sugar Cause Tooth Decay

Does sugar cause tooth decay

Does Sugar Really Cause Tooth Decay?

Sugar is devoid of nutrients. If you want to grow big and strong and function at optimal levels you could not do it on a diet solely made up of sugar.

If this is the case, why then would bacteria, who need nutrients to survive just like you, choose sugar as their preferred food when there are so many other essential nutrients and factors available to support growth provided by its host - you and the diet you consume?

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Why Do Teeth Decay

Does sugar cause tooth decay

Tooth Decay
The Standard Model of Tooth Decay - Sugar and Bacteria

If I were to ask you what causes tooth decay you would most likely answer eating too much sugar.

Sugar is the right answer but also it is also the wrong answer. Confused? How can eating too much sugar be both the right and wrong answer? Let me explain...

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How To Avoid and Fix 6 Common Dental Problems When You’re Over 50

How To Avoid Dental Problems When You’re Over 50, Dentist Kenmore, Evolve Dental

Smile! There’s good news from the world of dentistry: Older Australians are keeping their teeth longer than ever before and the average number of teeth people retain into old age is increasing.  But it is not all smiles. As people keep their teeth longer, there are more problems that are likely to arise, which is why keeping up with regular dental visits is so important. Here are the most common problems, and what you can do about them:

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What Do Toxins Have to Do With Dental Health?

Toxicity and Dental Health Dentist Kenmore

Toxins are very relevant to dentistry, especially in holistic dentistry, from two main perspectives:

1. Toxins can add to or be an underlying causative factor when it comes to gum disease and tooth decay. The toxins need to be dealt with to lessen the burden and impact on the body, its immune system, digestive processes and liver function.

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What Are Toxins Where Do They Come From and What Do They Do

What are toxins? Rachel Hall Kenmore Dentist Explains

Dr Rachel Hall Dentist of Evolve Dental Kenmore discusses the impact of toxins on our bodies and our welbeing.

A toxin is anything that is harmful or detrimental to the body.

Toxins can be internal - created by the biological processes of the body or external - something that is introduced to the body, ingested, absorbed or inhaled.

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How to Reduce Inflammation

Treating gum disease reduces inflammation

Chronic inflammation is long-term inflammation, which can last for several months and even years. Chronic inflammation is responsible for damaging our body and making us prone to ill health and more at risk for conditions like heart disease, diabetes, dementia and cancers. The affects of chronic inflammation can be reduced by making changes to your diet and lifestyle.

Which Foods Cause Inflammation?

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What is Inflammation?

Reducing Inflammation Improves Dental Health

Inflammation is part of the body's immune response. It is a beneficial process designed to protect, care for and heal the body. In its initial stages inflammation is doing you good but if it persists and becomes chronic it actually starts doing you harm.

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