In Sacramento you are going to have a hard time finding a holistic dentist, since there a few, but not many. Dentists in Sacramento have to make a living by drilling, filling, and billing or doing root canals, costly implants, and crowns. In the USA about 30 million root canals are done each year. How many really were necessary? If you have a missing tooth, you have a choice in Sacramento to leave it as is, get a permanent bridge, partial, or do an implant.
How can you decide when you’re told if a titanium screw is ‘screwed’ into your bone, what happens when your bone ‘shrinks’ and the screw gets loose or falls out? Although there’s a 98 percent success rate, you can see what a failed implant looks like on a uTube video, YouTube – Dental Implant failure. For most people, especially the rich and famous, dental implants are common but costly, usually in the five-figure range per tooth. It has been said that poor people get extractions. And the middle class are getting root canals and/or crowns.
You have to deal with online articles reporting that the titanium screw in your bone might cause in some people an autoimmune disease, maybe. Since when it comes to any autoimmune issues, individuals react differently. See the article, “Be Careful With Dental Implants – Fibromyalgia, by Dr. Lina Garcia.
And can you find a dentist in Sacramento that will work with you using nutrition or precise laser treatments to fight infections in order that you can reverse infection or inflammation and avoid costly treatments? Your first step would be to find a holistic dentist from the online directory of holistic dentists in Sacramento and nearby areas.
See, Mercury Free Dentists, Mercury Safe Dentists, Mercury Free Dentistry. But whatever dentist you choose in Sacramento, how many are familiar with the 1940s ‘Keyes’ method of treating gum disease with baking soda or using fermented cod liver oil (available online) for remineralizing some types of tooth decay? See the site, Dr. Paul H. Keyes – The Non-Surgical Solution to Oral Health – Home.
Is it true that cod liver oil heals cavities? According to an excellent book by Ramiel Nagel, Cure Tooth Decay: Remineralize and Repair Cavities Naturally with Good Food, a section of the book on page 36 is titled, “Cod Liver Oil Heals Cavities.” notes that “one teaspoonful of good cod liver oil has the vitamin A equivalent of 5 1/2 quarts of milk, or 1 pound of butter, or 9 eggs.”
Nagel’s book contains the wisdom of Dr. Weston A. Price’s research, a dentist who wrote a book in the 1930s, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. You read can reviews of that book at the Weston A. Price organization’s website or at the Price-Pottenger Foundation site.
Dr. Price’s research reported an experiment on how cod liver oil works to heal some cavities by re-mineralizing teeth. The study was reported in the New Zealand Dental Journal. Basically, in a group of 66 native New Zealand girls, the 33 girls with the best teeth were used as a control group.
The remaining 33 girls were given additional fat-soluble vitamins A and D in the form of two teaspoons of cod liver oil daily. Interestingly, the diet of both the control and test group was the same. Six months later, the group taking the daily dose of cod liver oil was found to be 41.75 percent more resistant to tooth decay (cavities) than the “previously more immune control group not taking the cod liver oil. You can read the primary source of this study in the book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, 8th edition. La Mesa, CA, Price Pottenger Nutrition Foundation; 2008;269.
Why did the cod liver oil help to re-mineralize the teeth and heal beginning cavities in the girls? The idea behind the oils are the effects of fat-soluble vitamins from natural sources that, according to Dr. Price’s original book in the 1930s, helps to heal cavities. The newer book, largely based on Price’s research, but also containing 318 listings of references to medical and scientific journal articles so you can read the primary research sources, also discusses what are the best types of cod liver oil.
On page 36 of Nagel’s book, you’ll find information on why not all cod liver oils are alike. The book notes how some types of commercial cod liver oil production might include alkali refining, bleaching, winterization and other methods of processing that may remove saturated fats. Discussions also include what happens when deodorization removes pesticides in the cod liver oil, but unfortunately also removes vitamins A and D. The resource for this material includes reference to an excellent article, “Cod Liver Oil Manufacturing,” by David Wetzel, The Weston A. Price Foundation, Feb. 28, 2006. Check out the article online,”Cod Liver Oil Manufacturing.”
Nagel’s book mentions Green Pasture™ as producing “the highest quality, most nutrient-dense fermented cod liver oil on the market called Blue Ice.™ The product has all of the cod liver oil’s vitamin D intact because the oil is never heated. Green Pasture™ is filtered and uses a technique of lactic acid fermentation along with the nutrients already in the cold liver that naturally preserve the oil without adding anything that’s synthetic.
Also fermented butter oil is mentioned in Nagel’s book, which also is sold by Green Pasture. Green Pasture.™ You also can use a combination of fermented cod liver oil and fermented butter oil. This product also is sold by Green Pasture.™ Dr. Weston A. Price discovered High Vitamin Butter Oil in the 1930’s. According to the Green Pasture website, the pinnacle of Dr. Weston A. Price’s X-Factor discovery was the extreme synergistic effect between High Vitamin Butter Oil and traditional cod liver oil. “One without the other did not do his patients justice, but the two together worked like magic”.
What you want to help re-mineralize your teeth, according to the studies, is a high quality of fat-soluble vitamins in the right amount that’s best for you, not high dosage toxic amounts. The quality and correct balance of the fat-soluble vitamins in this form of fermented cod liver oil gives your body the vitamins in the form your body can use, if your body responds well to cod liver oil. So if you plan on taking cod liver oil on a long-time basis, look into this method and form of fermented cod liver oil. . Check out the chapter in Nagel’s book on the “tooth infection formula,” chapter 6.
When grains are fermented, for example, they have a healthier effect on the body than when not fermented. Check out why fermented grains are better, and why the phytic acid from unfermented whole grains are not good for your teeth and may cause cavities.
Since Nagel’s book contains a lot of excellent information from dentist Weston A. Price’s book, check out the website of the Weston A. Price organization. Ramiel Nagel is not a dentist, but has the foreword of his book written by Timothy Gallagher, D.D.S, President of the Holistic Dental Association. The research in the book does list the medical, dental, and scientific journal articles where you can check out the primary research on any explanations about nutrition made in the book.
According to the Weston A. Price organization website, more than sixty years ago, a Cleveland dentist named Weston A. Price decided to embark on a series of unique investigations that would engage his attention and energies for the next ten years. Possessed of an inquiring mind and a spiritual nature, Price was disturbed by what he found when he looked into the mouths of his patients.
Nagel’s book also recommends Nordic Naturals® Arctic™ Cod Liver Oil without vitamin D added because the product already has no added synthetic form of vitamin D. You want cod liver oil where the vitamin D is in the cod liver oil naturally, not added synthetic vitamin D that are listed on some various brands of cod liver oil. Nagel’s medical reference article listed for this mention is the article, ” Cod Liver Oil Basics and Recommendations,” by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig. The Weston A. Price Foundation, Feb. 8, 2008.