Nutrition and Degenerative Dental Disease
Tooth Decay and Gum Disease are commonly thought of as caused by plaque, or growths of bacteria on the teeth. Oral hygiene is stressed for prevention, and that’s good. Fluoride is used to harden enamel and make it more resistant to decay. Research from around the world suggests that use of fluoride, especially if taken systemically through water or vitamins may not be so good, because it is absorbed in other tissues. There are reports that link fluoride use to cancer and other degenerative diseases.