Personal experiences show that Celiac disease can have a negative influence in your teeth.
When dealing with this kind of disease, food intolerances, and other conditions that affect the nutrient absorption, there is a higher risk of de-mineralization of the tooth enamel. The digestive system cannot correctly release significant minerals in the body when it is damaged.
The tooth enamel is 96% mineral content and it is the strongest substance in our body. The bad news is that the enamel without difficulty can be eroded through poor diet, lack of nutrient absorption, and acidic surrounding in the mouth.
Tooth enamel’s worst enemies are acidic foods and drinks. Your daily habits can slowly melt some of the enamel minerals.
Try to avoid these foods:
- Sodas and soft drinks because of the sugar content and the phosphoric acid presence
- Processed foods
- Hydrogenated oils and margarines
- Pasteurized milk
- Artificial sweeteners
- Breads and cereals
Luckily, there are some steps you can follow in order to remineralize your teeth and make the tooth enamel stronger.
- Oil pulling is good to encourage production of saliva and keep the mouth moist. Also, it eliminates toxic dental bacteria and stimulates the salivary glands. Saliva coats teeth and helps in the re-mineralization process.
- Make sure you consume enough vitamin D because it balances calcium and phosphorus to sustain mineralization. Good sources of this vitamin are egg yolks, pure fermented cod liver oil, krill oil, salmon, and other fatty fish.
- Vitamin K2 is important to be added in your diet because of the bone growth and mineral absorption. You can consume it through high vitamin butter oil, marrow, egg yolks, chicken liver pate, and hard cheeses.
- Another important vitamin is vitamin C because it keeps your gums healthy. Consume it through papaya, bell peppers, strawberries, broccoli, pineapple, Brussels sprouts, oranges, kiwi, and kale.
- Prepare your own bone broth because it is healthy and rich in calcium, gelatin, and minerals that are easily absorbed by the body. Bone broths are excellent for bone growth and re-mineralization and support of the enamel.
- Avoid table salt and use traditional sea salt because it contains many trace minerals that are significant for the bone and enamel growth.
- Consume more strawberries since they include vitamin C and antioxidants. Also, strawberries act as natural exfoliators thanks to their malic acid content. The harmful tartar can be removed with the malic acid, making teeth whiter.
- Traditional fermented foods are rich in natural probiotics. They are good for balancing the good bacteria in the mouth. Homemade sauerkraut, kombucha, water kefir, kefir, pickled vegetables, and natto are good sources of natural probiotics.
If you are dealing with dental or enamel problems, the above mentioned steps are worth a try. However, the good results won’t come the next day. It takes time and patience because the enamel is in a frequent state of change between demineralizing and re-mineralizing.