Raise your hand if you like bad breath? Canker sores? Brushing your teeth? Flossing? Sensitive teeth? Going to the dentist? Getting cavities filled? Root canals? Dentures (false teeth)? Implants? Pain in your mouth?
Are any hands still left up in the air?
Is it possible to never be worried about tooth decay and cavities? Is it possible to get a 3rd new set of perfect teeth? Is it possible to get this while reshaping our jaw and face at the same time so it is "perfectly / optimally proportioned?" Well...read on and find out....
A number of years ago (2010) I was about to begin the process that started my physical transformation. I was on my last round-the-world trip and was eager to return home to implement what I already tested out before I went. Also to address a growing black spot (decay) on one of my upper teeth. It was ugly. I had no idea how it showed up and I didn't have a clue as to what to do.
Up until that point I didn't worry too much about my teeth. Yes, I had cavities filled in my adult teeth, but it never seemed to be more serious than that. I went to the dentist every 6 months. Brushing and flossing, I tried my best. Little did I know things were about to change. My ignorance was about to catch up with me. Ignorance is bliss, until ______.
Read the rest of the story in -- My Dental Horror Story
Background: State of my teeth in 2016 - you can see two root canals and a number of fillings on the left side of my mouth (left-looking straight at my mouth - my right). On the right there are two fillings. The tooth in red is one of them and is very large, and a root canal has been recommended. But, I have other plans for this tooth!
If you're like many in our modern world, you may have grown up with the notion that visiting the dentist is just "part of life." It's covered by insurance after all - so there is an expectation that you will go.
Perhaps you've never thought about your dentist as being part of an industry, after all, it's usually just one to several doctors, hygienists, and office managers - in a relatively small office. They are often friendly and helpful. But, they are part of an industry, just one that is distributed - in terms of what the average consumer sees.
In the US alone, as of 2016, there are roughly 155,000 practices, ~$120 billion / year industry. Not sure if that stat includes orthodontists, endodonists, or any number of dental specialties. My initial analysis seems to indicate no, thus the overall size of...let's call it the tooth industry is even larger.
I point out this statistic not because industries are bad, but they are often a sign of something else. That is, the way many of us have chosen to live has side effects. What if we could change the way we live (exist) gradually so as to not need dentists? Just as when we improve our eyesight, we don't need optometrists.
Before we go any further, I just want to say thanks to my current dentist and her team. They know who they are. She has a good heart and with her current state of knowledge she does the best she can - addressing MY bad habits - that are taking me longer than what I thought to break. Now, she and some others in her office have dental issues of their own. Which is weird, because perhaps one thinks that their dentist should have "perfect natural teeth," because they are experts after all and they are focused on teeth everyday.
to be continued...2002 - Concerns over China's teeth (BBC) -- Few Chinese Have Good Teeth (China.org.cn)
Just like the seemingly neverending list of names for vision problems, there is a seemingly endless vocabulary for mouth problems. But, really - they all have a singular root cause. And if you read the book - you already know what it is!Teeth grinding - repressed anger and other feelings
- Plaque, gingivitis, receding gums, receding gumline
- Braces, Wisdom teeth extraction
Dental Caries - Tooth Decay (NIH - USA) - 90%+ of adults. But 7-8% of adults have no cavities. What are they doing differently? Is it just genetics? Something they are eating/drinking, or what they aren't?
Global Caries Data for 12-year olds (Malmo, Sweden Univ) - notable - Denmark - 0.4, Germany - 0.5. Rye bread? Egypt, Kenya, Hong Kong - 0.4, Rwanda - 0.3, Sweden - 0.8, Tanzania - 0.3, Scotland - 0.6, Reference: USA - 1.19The culimination
Complete Tooth Loss - Edentulism
Imagine a World Without Dentures (USA Today)Ky. second in U.S. for toothlessness (Enquirer) -- Kentucky is #1 in smoking. edentulism (loss of all teeth)- Kentucky - 44%, West Virginia - 47.9%, Louisiana - 43%
Kentucky - 42.3% (2002) West Virginia 41.9%, Tennessee 36.0%, Indiana 24.7%, Illinois 24.0%, Ohio 23.6%, Virginia 21.3% --- Under 20% (1999) --- Arizona, California (13%), Hawaii (14%), Oregon, Wisconsin (Vitamin D - sun, and eating cheese?)
Full table from 1999 data of US States is here 65-74 yo - 22.9%, 75+ - 26.7%. Summary graph. Have teeth gotten worse? - because obesity has skyrocketed since 1999, which means poor eating and living habits. Also more weakened immune systems from electronics. Here is a data point - showing some significant worsening, also some improvement - but this is 12 year old teeth only.
Data on caries in all age groups in USA 1999-2002 - a lot of data to sift through. If you have data from other countries, pass it along!Read the REPAIRS tab to learn about the solutions offered by the dental industry.
Let's talk about some of the side effects of the repairs that dentists use to fix common teeth problems. We're talking about fillings, root canals, crowns, sealants, and implants.
BPA in tooth fillings may boost kids' behavioral problems (CBS) -- Chew on This: The BPA Derivative in Your Fillings -- Putting BPA-based dental fillings in perspective -- BPA, Dental Sealant and Tooth Decaysexuality - bpa
Root Canals - Root canal statistics (AAE)
Modern white composites - Before modern composites came around there were mercury fillings.
Mercury fillings - evidence of HarmMercury also comes from fish in our diet. FDA data -- NRDC -- Consumer Reports
Extra: Veneers - how they affect pressure?
Okay, now we've looked more into common dental issues and what the dental industry prescribes for repairs. So, let's take a look at what optimal teeth are then.
For the record, I had braces on my top teeth only when I was around 10-11 years old. When my family moved to a different state my new dentist said - you don't need to wear a retainer. My front two teeth separated. Then I had a small wire behind my two front teeth that hold it together.
Other dental work I've had is sealant on "deep pits and grooves."
Have you had them or do you know someone who has? Or have you seen someone who has? Are your teeth crooked? Is your jaw not aligned? Have you ever wondered why?
History of Braces -- American v British teeth (BBC) -- Metal Mouths (Science of Us) -- Why do so many American kids have dental braces? (Quora) -- Orthodontists Market to Adults Seeking Prettier Smiles (NY Times) -- What percentage of Americans have or have had braces?9000 Braces HSW Kids Getting Braces Younger and Younger (NBC)
As I was reflecting on how our body could improve itself, one day I began to wonder how did people deal with wisdom teeth that didn't grow in properly? Why did our wisdom teeth grow or erupt incorrectly? Strange as it seems, I never bothered to ask that question before - even when my mouth was still recovering from surgery to remove all four wisdom teeth at the same time. It was one of those things that when I was younger I just blindly accepted - there were other things to think about. Getting my wisdom teeth removed was just another checkbox on the road of life.
There was no oral surgery as we have today in the not too distant past. Did people just suffer? Did they die early? Suffer through pain? It turns out there is an answer to all these questions. The answer is, surprise, surprise - what we choose to eat. Yes, our diet. Apparently certain foods disrupt proper jaw formation which then affects the ability of wisdom teeth to come out.Wisdom of Having That Tooth Removed (NY Times) -- Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Oral Surgery and Extraction (Livescience)
Reflections on Optimal Teeth
Not just optimal teeth - it's an optimal facial shape. What's that worth?
Modern medicine is based on seeing a problem and attacking it or fixing it. Rather than getting to the very deep root cause - which requires a very different way of thinking, and a lot more self-study.
So what are optimal teeth? Well, I can't tell you that. Because I don't make it a point of looking at people's teeth consciously. Top 10 Celebrity Smiles
Reversing dental problems is different, but related to vision improvement.
There are many stories about healing cavities - but the stories usually involve smaller cavities. .... Here are some:
sugar, fruit, grains....nuts, beans...wheat - images
The hardest part of reversing tooth issues is changing what we eat. For it is an emotional addiction, because that's what pretty much all eating is - which you may already be more aware of after reading the book - hunGRY!
Personal History - Growing up in the USA in the 70s, 80s and 90s and watching tons of TV and cartoons, I was exposed to lots of marketing messages and shared energy with friends and other students. On top of that, my parents weren't very strict about telling me what to eat. My mother worked full time and always cooked a proper dinner, but I ended up snacking on one thing or another.
Drinks - I drank a lot of Coke, Pepsi, Sprite, and sometimes Mountain Dew. Carbonated drinks. Also fruit juices - Dole pineapple, apple, orange, and lemonade - with sugar. Of course, Hawaiian Punch too. Oh, I forget Country Time Lemonade.
Cereals - I ate lots of cereal, lots of different cereals. Rice Krispies, Cookie Crisp, Crispix, Apple Jacks, Honey Smacks, Fruit Loops, Corn Flakes, and Frosted Flakes, Honeycombs. Captain Crunch. BHT, a preservative, is in many of these cereals. Honey Nut Cheerios. Coco Crisp. Cocoa Puffs. Corn Pops. How many boxes of sugar cereal have I eaten? I'll just say, many hundreds. Maybe over a thousand.
Chocolate- I haven't even mentioned chocolate. Hershey kisses, M&Ms, peanut M&Ms, Whatchamacallits, Snickers Bars.
Other - Pop tarts. Fruit rollups.
Chips - Plenty of chips - doritos (MSG), Cool Ranch doritos, Tostitos, restaurant chips and salsa, Lay's potato chips, Sour Cream & Onion. Margarita potato chips, Pringles. Ruffles, with and without sour cream. My rough estimate of how many chips I have consumed in my life is at least 200,000 chips. Probably closer to 250,000 chips. That's a lot of repetitive motion.
Crackers - wheat thins, triscuits, chicken in a biscuit (MSG), Better Cheddar
Candy - Sucked on huge Sweet Tarts. Gummy bears, Sour Patch Kids.
Donuts - Never a strong addiction...but I've still had my fair share of donuts.
Frozen crap - Red Baron's pizza, Gorton fish sticks (aluminum), Swanson TV dinner....
Chinese food - General Tso's chicken, Beef & Broccoli, MSGTeen years - nutrition, still mcdonalds, Nature Valley Granola bars
If it was processed, I probably ate it.
My teeth relatively speaking are weak.
Some of this I grew out of and left behind, some of them stuck with me over the years.
Later...ice tea with a couple of sugar packets. I thought I was doing a healthy thing when I stopped using Sweet and Low or Equal.Also on my health kick I ate granola bars and healthier cereals. Granola cereal. Just Right Young adult - pasta with jarred tomato sauce. Eating out - pasta Mexican food - tacos, burritos, rice and beans.... Chinese food Sushi....(soy sauce)
Now, after implementing what is now called -- Advanced Mind / No Mind -- I have smashed nearly all these addictions and habits. The only lingering addiction that I want to get rid of is potato chips. And I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I almost never have chocolate, and if I do, it has only been peanut M&Ms and chocolate chip cookies in the last 6 months. My last remaining
With this method I developed, one can probably smash food addiction. And since food is like a drug, I theorize it would work on those addicted to smoking, marijuana, or any other drug - legal or illegal.
5000 BC - Human mouth in a permanent state of disease' (News-Au) - ... particularly processed sugar and flour.
79 AD Ancient Pompeiians had surprisingly good teeth (CNN)
300 AD - Dental Health in Roman Britain Studied (Archaeology) -- Roman gums 'healthier than ours (BBC) -- Britains have worse oral health (ABC) - "Gum disease has been found in our ancestors, including in mummified remains in Egypt, and was alluded to in writings by the Babylonians, Assyrians and Sumerians as well as the early Chinese."
Middle Ages - Medieval teeth 'better than Baldrick's' (BBC) -- Dental hygiene -- Middle Ages Western Europe (Quora) - "20% decay vs 90% today" (But people live longer now, and 20% is still high compared to indigenous!) -- What medieval teeth can tell us (Medievalists)
Summary - Sugar, fruits, and grains contribute to teeth and gum destruction (Nuts, and beans too if you learn about phytic acid). But, there are so many messages and in our own personal thoughts that these are good. Why is that? What exactly is taste? What influences our sense of taste? Is there another way to smash our addictions other than willpower and conscious choosing (which is difficult to maintain over time)? ;-) Read Quiet Freedom.
It's the most well known and vilified contributor to teeth problems. Read on to learn more about it.
Sugar has many names --> cane sugar, evaporated cane sugar, organic sugar, brown sugar --> many names for the ingredient. Manufacturers have realized that some want to avoid sugar, so they just keep changing the name or find an alternative ingredient, but the final result is the same. Apart from ingredient labels - cake, cookies, donuts, fruit juice - even all natural ones, granola bars, healthy cereals - using words like natural, organic, etc...but all the same thing.
Lots of people don't care about what they eat per se, nevermind how things are made, as long as it "tastes good." Disposable body. Disposable environment. If you only live once, then I guess that's "logical". But....if there is another possible road to take, and/or another truth about who we are...then maybe one's view is different. For most of our existence there were only so many choices. Now the reverse is true now, an explosion of choice.
Be lucky / fortunate -
Change your diet - In 2013...but 2016 was the year
3rd set of teeth - I remember when I was younger one of my front baby teeth (I think) came out in the playground. A weird shaped tooth started growing out. It turns out that was an "extra tooth." As the proper adult tooth came in soon after. I never thought much about it again (after all, this was the pre-internet days), until the last few years. At various times as I have suffered through teeth issues I wondered if it was possible to grow a new set of teeth. It turns out, there are stories of people who have. This is all unsubstantiated postings on various internet forums. But then, so is my 3rd extra tooth - yet, I know it happened. Some stories note of people getting partial 3rd teeth. Some note how they don't come in properly. But a few do state they came in perfectly. Some people didn't do anything, one story tells of a woman who water fasted in the desert for 19 days. (Can't find the story at the moment)
On top of this, I know my jaw has realigned as I have purged dark energy. My overbite is almost gone. (I will upload a photo of my teeth when I have a chance). The muscles that are connected to our eyes are also connected to our mouth and jaw. So, to get optimal teeth, it would be prudent to have an optimal jaw as well - first. At the time of this writing in early 2017, I am stil purging dark energy and relaxing muscles all over my body. Thus, even though my overbite is gone, the alignment and pressure in mouth (From muscles) is not optimal.
Example of teeth with an overbite.
I also read somewhere that our body has the ability to generate new teeth (like an alligator) but a gene gets turned off after the baby set leave. Could we reactivate this gene / stem cell? How? Self-healing....
- Chuong says that the DNA of humans contains the genetic material necessary to grown teeth and even regenerate other parts of the body, but that code isn't "turned on." -
This makes sense from a self-healing sequence. When my body is ready, I expect my body will push out all my existing teeth and then a new set will come out. My body will consume the root canal material as well (Gutta percha). Of course, I can't prove this part of the story, but then I did expect my vision to improve before it actually happened. What I got spectacularly wrong, was that I didn't realize how long it would take or how it would happen. But it's happening everyday! Healing as nature does....a little at a time.
What would you give up to get optimal eyesight and now optimal teeth and jaw?