“These people, who talk little and sleep naturally, have no dentists nor dentifrice, nor do they require either; their teeth almost invariably rise from the gums and arrange themselves as regular as the keys of a piano; and without decay or aches, preserve their soundness and enamel, and powers of mastication.” — Painting & Writing by George Catlin (1832) 
Our early ancestors didn’t brush… didn’t floss… didn’t get cavities. This is my “go to” line because it seems that the more we brush and floss and use fluoride, the more cavities we get. Obviously, brushing and flossing aren’t the answer, but don’t tell this to the multi-billion dollar dental industry (nor to the allopathic dentist). We all have the ability to remineralize our teeth… to withstand acidic insults… to arrest and resist decay. Nutrition giants Weston A. Price & May Mellanby published the data proving the vital importance that the fat-soluble vitamins A, D and K play in tooth remineralization.
Wife is a biological dentist (of 20 years)… I own a supplement company (yours truly). In fact, we developed a consumable product together called “Tooth Restore” that was rich in vitamins A, D, K, magnesium, phosphorus (and others)… This is not in production nor commercially available;
nor does it need to be for people to glean the benefits, because as you know, nourishing food comes first — Tooth Restore was a combination product of Liver, Bone Marrow, vitamin D and K2 (mk-4) and magnesium.
- Vitamins A, D, and K2 cooperate synergistically not only with each other, but also with essential minerals like magnesium and zinc, with dietary fat, and with key metabolic factors like thyroid hormone
- Vitamins A, D, and K2 interact synergistically to support energy metabolism, immune health, provide for adequate growth, support strong bones and teeth, and protect soft tissues from calcification
- Magnesium is required for the production of all proteins, including those that interact with vitamins A and D
Our liver product is high in real, preformed vitamin A (5,000 iu per serving). That said, if you are deficient in vitamin D, vitamin K2 and/or magnesium, you will not see as much benefit as you could (nor) will you be optimizing other important health metrics. Do you regularly get mid day sun exposure, or take a vitamin D3 supplement? Do you eat fermented veggies like kimchi or sauerkraut, or take a vitamin K2 complex supplement? Do you take a magnesium supplement (I personally recommend a transdermal magnesium oil spray because it's virtually impossible to get enough magnesium from diet alone). NOTE:
Bone marrow, organ meats and wild fish eggs are likely rich in vitamin K2 (the MK-4 variety) and the other fat-soluble nutrients, but formal tests to determine the exact range and amount remain to be carried out. While smashing bones and sucking out the marrow fat was the hard way our ancestors obtained vitamin K, it's not that difficult to obtain marrow bones and either oven roast 3" pieces to serve as appetizers, or slow cook them to make them extra delicious/nutritious... or, look for a good bone marrow supplement!
The take-home message here is live life in harmony with nature, the way of our early ancestors… love your bone soups, look to liver, get sensible sun exposure, eat your fermented foods (natto reigns supreme) and mind your magnesium. If you want fresh breath, brush your teeth (see below). If you want oral health, nourish your body.
People with periodontal issues (e.g. deep pockets, recurrent infection, bone loss/recession, etc.) will also need additional support from whole bone extract (bone, marrow and cartilage), CoQ10 (or Beef Heart) and collagen. Ideally, we would consume these nourishing nutrients by indulging in the deliciousness of true bone broth, bone marrow and organ meats (heart is the richest source of CoQ10 that exists in nature). These additional like-supports-like nutrients could easily be the missing link to the strength, energy and other health benefits that we are all after. Send me an email... let me know your thoughts... let me know your questions. I'd love to hear from you. Our mission is our purpose... putting back in, what the modern world has left out.
P.S. For those that need intensive support to regain your dental strength and health, consider practicing a ketogenic diet as a "supplement" to everything above. Ketosis helps to deprive the bad bacteria of an energy source... less energy means less fermentation... means less acidic byproducts to demineralize teeth and bone (think recession)... Wife, the biological dentist, has been using this supplemental strategy with her patients for over a decade, way before it became "trendy!" It's also incredibly helpful to swish with sea salt water throughout the day, and especially after eating and drinking, to maintain a balanced pH. Lastly, Bovine Tracheal Cartilage (BTC) has proven to be incredibly helpful with treatment-resistant conditions and wound healing (tons of peer-reviewed studies on these topics). If you don't know about BTC, you need to. Go here
... This stuff works!
- Ketogenic diet as a "supplement"
- Salt water rinses
- Bovine Tracheal Cartilage (BTC)
- Ovine Thymus (see below)
As far as brushing goes, by all means, do it when you feel like it... we recommend using a Bass brush (or) a chewing stick just like our early ancestors did which shows parallel, or even greater efficacy, as compared to standard brushing (see study
). When we brush, we use a homemade concoction of bentonite clay, coconut oil, colloidal silver, and sea salt with a dash of peppermint oil. There's even a commercial product out there by Uncle Harry's Natural Products that's very similar.
ANCESTRAL SUPPLEMENT SUMMARY FOR DENTAL HEALTH
- Grass Fed Liver (or) Bovine Tracheal Cartilage because our BTC already has liver in it!
- Grass Fed Bone Marrow
- Grass Fed Thymus - get this for immune support if dealing with chronic and / or recurrent infections
- Magnesium... transdermal magnesium oil (by Ancient Minerals) applied to feet before bed and oral magnesium (by Trace Minerals; Mega Mag)
- Vitamin D3 - get this from sensible sunshine, wild fish eggs or a supplement
- Vitamin K2 - get this from fermented veggies like kimchi, sauerkraut or natto (MK-7) and get this from marrow, organ meats and wild fish eggs (MK-4)
- Grass Fed Heart - get this if needing gum support too
- Grass Fed Collagen - get this if needing gum support too
- UVEX Glasses (see our "About Us" page to know why)
- Practice Fasting - this is the most powerful metabolic intervention to restore general, system health and oral health. See our "About Us" page to see how I do it.
Wife also makes her patients turn off their wifi routers at night, leave their cell phones out of the bedroom and remove electrical devices within a 12 foot radius of the bed (one's pillow should also not be near a power outlet). If you can get away from bathing in non-native EMFs, health and healing has a better chance. Many times, all you need to do is use an EMF meter to see where the fields have biological implications and then re-position the offensive device... sometimes you may need to re-position your bed, chair or sitting area. If you've tried absolutely EVERYTHING and you're still having issues, cut out the phytates and the lectins for six months and stay the course with everything above. VITAMIN K2: MK-7 (VS) MK-4 SUMMARY
There's K2 (MK-7) that comes from bacterial fermentation and then there's K2 (MK-4) that comes from animals.
K2 (MK-7). Get this from fermented veggies like homemade kimchi and sauerkraut made with Kinetic Culture (my favorite) or buy a boutique brand at the store and make sure that it's raw, NOT pasteurized. If you can spoon some nattō into your mouth (and manage to swallow it), do it every time there's a blue moon or a solar eclipse. You'll also find some of this MK-7 variety in diary too.
K2 (MK-4 ). Get this from grass fed / grass finished organ meats, bone marrow, wild fish eggs, and to a lesser degree, pasture raised (totally organic) egg yolks. You can even get this in desiccated Grass Fed Beef Brain / desiccated Bone Marrow in capsule form (yes, that's a shameless plug!). If you throw in the towel altogether, make sure that you're getting a good K2 complex supplement with multiple forms of K2 (especially MK-7 and MK-4) and make sure that it's GMO-free since it will likely be coming from soy... you already know the backstory there.