As a student of dentistry, I heard this story. There was a young professor at the University of Washington. He took his wife on a whirlwind tour of Europe. So many countries, so many restaurants are plans for a vacation of two weeks of summer. Something felt in different countries and at different restaurants. At the end of the meal, the service cut apples brought to the table. This curious dentist finally asks: “What was the purpose of cut apples.” To his surprise, he said, “cleans teeth and freshens the palate.”
back in school, the validity of this European custom was investigated. Not only clean teeth, chewing an apple does a better than brushing with a toothbrush work. With dental students, he discovered skilled and systematically ignored certain areas of your mouth lefties. Not as chewing an apple. His research becomes very popular the concept of “detergent foods.” natural raw foods are moist and fibrous, cleaning the teeth of nature all biological time.
“chewing an apple does a better than brushing with a toothbrush work.”
to explain to patients, an apple works very well with vegetarian meals. A predominantly protein meal, carrot or celery are the best for proper digestion. It is difficult to get children to brush after every meal. Parents, be an example for having a family tradition, if parents eat a “food detergent” after meals, children will follow.
Another fact learned in dental school. The only brush cleans teeth and gums. Food debris between teeth and below the gumline have microbes growing on it. Dentists call this plate and are easily disturbed and removed if dry brush bristles can get there. Many brushing techniques, understand the goal. Focus on the elimination of all leftover food after any meal, the solution of the microorganism population increase.
Stop germs growing starve. We can not remove them, just do not let them food to eat. This prevents waste of acid damage teeth and societies microscopic growth in cities irritate the gums. salivary fluid weak, deficient in minerals, it is a big problem. Our saliva at rest, ie, when not eating, should be alkaline pH in biochemistry and complete with all the minerals of life, including fluoride. The pH and concentration of minerals from our salivary fluids is the physiological result of a natural planetary life style and diet. What do you think?