We’re back with Episode 38 of the Real World Paleo Podcast. Christine talks with Dentist Dr. Judene Benoit about her “inside and outside” approach to preventing and healing cavities and other dental problems naturally, including adequate intake of water, antioxidants, and minerals. We also talk about why children develop more cavities than adults, why you want a neutral pH in your mouth, and natural dental hygiene.
1:22 What interested Judene in dentistry and holistic dentistry
7:09 How do you prevent cavities and what role does sucrose play?
12:55 What increases and decreases fluid flow within teeth?
16:17 What’s the connection between stress hormones, fluid flow and saliva?
18:54 How do you stop cavities from progressing?
20:48 Why do children get more cavities than adults?
24:08 What creates too much acidity in our mouths and what to do about it
28:44 Dry mouth and natural dental hygiene
35:04 What is remineralization and demineralization related to cavities
38:33 Should dentists fill cavities right away?
41:02 What’s the difference between remineralization and restorative treatment?
42:52 What distinguishes Judene from holistic dentists?
45:54 Talking to her patients about the root causes of dental problems
48:28 Why she wrote her book: How To Stop Cavities: A Natural Approach to Prevention and Remineralization
49:52 Testing for minerals in teeth and the calcium/phosphorous ratio
52:53 What’s the connection between cavities, oral health and type 2 diabetes?
Dr. Judene’s Website where you can find her ebook and her print book (also on Amazon) How To Stop Cavities: A Natural Approach to Prevention and Remineralization.
Natural dental hygiene products: Living Libations
Next Episode: We will talk about the many uses for organic essential oils with the national educator for Veritidas Botanicals.