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Preventing and Healing Tooth Decay

This article goes into a couple of scientific studies of diet and tooth decay…very interesting and supports the low carb, no sugar diets:

From the article:

"Dr. Mellanby was quick to point out that diet 3 was not low in carbohydrate or even sugar: “Although [diet 3] contained no bread, porridge or other cereals, it included a moderate amount of carbohydrates, for plenty of milk, jam, sugar, potatoes and vegetables were eaten by this group of children.”

But yeah, that sounds Low/no carb.

Some 40+ years ago in USAF Basic training, we had an AF dentist come in and talk about keeping our teeth. Since many of us were not going to have jobs where we could brush after every meal, we were taught as follows. Second tbing every morning brush your teeth, start by brushing the top trough on the left side of your mouth, then brush the left upper gums, then the teeth stroking from gums to cutting edge of the teeth. Repeat on the left bottom, right upper, right gums etc until mouth is done. Lastly brush the inside of the teeth. I have never missed a day of doing this, and have not been to a dentist in about 20 years.

[quote]Malevolence wrote:
From the article:

"Dr. Mellanby was quick to point out that diet 3 was not low in carbohydrate or even sugar: “Although [diet 3] contained no bread, porridge or other cereals, it included a moderate amount of carbohydrates, for plenty of milk, jam, sugar, potatoes and vegetables were eaten by this group of children.”

But yeah, that sounds Low/no carb.[/quote]

You stupid moron. Of course not - but Low carb diets get you to the point where you are not eating the tooth decaying foods. Due to your lack of thinking and correlation skills I am guessing you went to public schools?