10 Things You Wish Your Dentist Knew

10 Things You Wish Your Dentist Knew

It seems like more and more people are struggling with tooth decay these days, especially young children. You would think that, with all of the advances in health care and dentistry, people would have amazing oral health by now. But, sadly, that is just not the case. There are many things you can do to help make sure that your pearly whites stay healthy and beautiful well into old age! Keep reading for some simple tips for amazing oral health.

1. Minerals


Minerals are needed in the body to form bones and teeth. When most people think about bone and tooth health they think only calcium matters, but this is not the case. There are many minerals that work synergistically to form healthy teeth. It’s important to make sure that you are getting adequate amounts of magnesium, calcium, potassium and phosphorus. Unfortunately a lot of people do not eat enough fruits and vegetables to adequately restore their body’s reserves of these important minerals, Our soil is incredibly depleted of these nutrients and farmers only fertilize their crops with a select few minerals, which only makes matter worse. Another reason we might become deficient in minerals is that the types of pesticides conventional farmers use on their crops actually act as mineral chelators. A chelator grabs a hold of a mineral and won’t let it go, so it cannot be utilized by the plant, making the plant, and us, deficient.