Dr. Weston A. Price (1870-1948), a Cleveland dentist, has been called the “Isaac Newton of Nutrition.” In his search for the causes of dental decay and physical degeneration that he observed in his dental practice, he turned from test tubes and microscopes to unstudied evidence among human beings. Dr. Price sought the factors responsible for fine teeth among the people who had them – isolated non-industrialized people.
The world became his laboratory. As he traveled, his findings led him to the belief that dental caries and deformed dental arches resulting in crowded, crooked teeth and unattractive appearance were merely a sign of physical degeneration, resulting from what he had suspected–nutritional deficiencies.
Price traveled the world over in order to study isolated human groups, including sequestered villages in Switzerland, Gaelic communities in the Outer Hebrides, Eskimos and Indians of North America, Melanesian and Polynesian South Sea Islanders, African tribes, Australian Aborigines, New Zealand Maori and the Indians of South America. Wherever he went, Dr. Price found that beautiful straight teeth, freedom from decay, stalwart bodies, resistance to disease and fine characters were typical of native people on their traditional diets, rich in essential food factors.
Nowadays our children are facing teeth extractions, braces, cavities and badly formed mouths. We could learn from these tribes who had perfect teeth without any modern dentistry involved. If every mum knew what diet she should eat to build health before she had children this would give mum and baby a massive head start. Once the baby is born knowing that bottle feeding may affect the formation of their mouths may make women think twice before finishing breast feeding. Or if they have to bottle feed they maybe able to get help on how best to support their teeth and bones.
Having good teeth needn’t be for the lucky few. We can achieve it for our future generations so long as we know what to include in our diet. This will not only save our NHS a vast amount of money but it will also save our children from potentially a lot of trauma.
I have no real idea the kind of money involved in dentistry but roughly a brace is costing the NHS £4k. Tooth extraction I’m guessing is around £60/tooth based on how much it costs privately for these procedures.
James Nestor began learning how mouth breathing can be detrimental to the formation of our mouths and teeth. When we breathe through our noses a vacuum is created drawing the tongue up to the roof of the mouth. When we breathe through our mouths this doesn’t happen. The roof of the mouth becomes more triangular instead of a nice big arch meaning there is less room for the teeth to come into. If you look at your child when they breathe at night mouth breathers sound more laboured. His research led
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