Ok, so few month ago brown lines appeared on two of my bottom front teeth. Yesterday I discovered on of them has a big brown spot on the inside of it :S I'm really worried it's a cavity. I will go to a dentist the soonest I ca.
About suffer I started my teeth feel sensitive, I started using fluorated toothpaste again and it seems the sensitivity gone away.
I *think* fluoride is the only ingredient in toothpaste clinically proven to prevent cavities. It is horrible that some alternative toothpaste companies are taking it out due to pressure from customers into alternative health beliefs that make them fear fluoride. Googling around there are many fear mongering sites and if you look where there information comes from it only points to other blogs, people without medical/dental expertise and a few lone quacky doctors without an active involvement in research. Amid all of that I found some sites from good authorities like the Mayo clinic explaining fluoride use. It sounds quite safe and useful.
I've red a lot of thing trying to gather information on helathy teeth. I was a raw vegan (80/10/10) for two years, 2 years now on cooked food (because I couldn'T afford that much fruit). It's getting really annoying that you read all this stuff....too mucgh fruit or carbohydrate rots your teeth....than somewhere else a low fat whole foods planet based diet is the best for us. Somewhere that whole grains are good, elsewhere they are deadly to you. Are phytic acids really that bad in grains and legumes? Somewehre you can read that you need to eat cod liver oil for vitamin A and stuff. I'M REALLY STARTING TO FREAK OUT HERE. Sometimes I feel it would be the best not to know all about this "shit"
No disrespect. You are learning a hard lesson. That is why you check the credentials of the author, where s/he got her information and what people with similar credentials think. Is the person an MD? Are they involved in research and not just spouting a pet opinion? Are their views backed up by scientific literature. Do many other researchers agree? Etc.
From personal experience I feel the best on a high carb, low fat diet, but is it the best? Strangely when I was on the 811 diet I had no lines in my nails, since I'm eating grains, beans, legumes again I have the lines. Did I f***k myself up with the 811 and now I see the symptoms
Maybe, raw diets can be low in several nutrients and that takes time for that problem to become visible. Raw diets, especially juice & fruit heavy ones throw a lot of sugary ( juices ) and acidic foods at teeth which erode the teeth and gums over time. On top of that not brushing twice a day( and flossing ) with fluoride toothpaste to clean it all out will make it worse since those acids and sugars are just sitting in your mouth, working on decaying your teeth.
You are doing the right things by brushing with fluoride again and seeing a dentist.
Please let us know how this turns out.