No Fluoride x 4 years + No Dentist x 6 Years = Perfect Teeth

Until 48 hours ago, I had not seen a dentist for any reason in over 6 years. I have completely avoided fluoride toothpaste for about 4 years, and have avoided water containing fluoride as often as possible during that same span of time.

According to the dentist, I do not have a single cavity.

I drink coffee almost every day for going on two and a half years now.

My teeth are significantly whiter than average.

Apparently my gums are lightly inflamed. According to the scale presented at the dentist’s office, I am dead center average with this.

A regular cleaning should “fix” this, but I question whether the inflammation actually means anything.

I’ve taken about 5,000 IU of Vitamin D3 every day for over 2 years. I started taking a daily supplement of Vitamin K2 about  2 months ago. I continue to eat plenty of grass fed dairy, especially butter.

I brush once daily. Rarely twice. I always use fluoride free toothpaste with a bit of baking soda sprinkled on. I floss 3-4 times a week. I’m beginning to think the “trick” is to floss your teeth aggressively, while being very gentle on the gums themselves.

I often use a “natural” mouth wash, that I always water down with 1 part water, and often 1 often part hydrogen peroxide. I do this after flossing and before brushing.

I never eat gluten grains. I rarely eat non-gluten containing grains. My total carbohydrate intake ranges from 10-100 grams per day. I drink almost nothing but water, coffee, tea, raw grass fed milk, and the occasional glass of grapefruit juice.

Seeing a dentist yearly may not be a bad idea, but it may also be unnecessary. Fluoride is definitely unnecessary, and is likely harmful.

— Anthony Dream Johnson

 

About Anthony Dream Johnson

CEO, founder, and architect of The 21 Convention, Anthony Dream Johnson is the leading force behind the world's first and only "panorama event for life on earth". He has been featured on WGN Chicago, and in the NY Times #1 best seller The Four Hour Work Week.    His stated purpose for the work he does is "the actualization of the ideal man", a purpose that has led him to found and host The 21 Convention across 3 continents and for 6 years in a row. Anthony blogs vigorously at TheDreamLounge.net and Declarationism.com.

11 Responses to No Fluoride x 4 years + No Dentist x 6 Years = Perfect Teeth

  1. Luke January 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    Interesting. Maybe will try out fluoride toothpaste one day.

    But what I am more interested in is your coffee consumption. Every day for 2,5 years? How much per day?
    Since reading in Tim Ferris’ 4 Hour Body about possible negative effect of chronic caffeine use I reduced my coffee and green thea consumption severely. What do you think and know about that?

    • Anthony Dream Johnson January 20, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

      I’ve never been concerned because I make my coffee very weak, and in addition, the coffee I drink most consistently is already diluted with chicory root, which is caffeine-free.

  2. Carnivore January 21, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    Yeah, fluoride is poison.Efforts are afoot to halt the addition of fluoride to drinking water.

    Definitely monitor the gum inflammation. Some link to heart disease.
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/12/081215184308.htm
    Also, a blood test of C Reactive Protein levels can also provide an indication of inflammation levels in the body.

    But, in general, an excellent diet contributes to dental health. I know some folks who lived through the deprivation of post-WWII Europe and had dental problems for the remainder of their lives. They always blamed it on the few years when they had little nutritious to eat.

  3. David Robertson January 23, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    I have been reading about vitamin K2 lately. I must credit “4 Hour Body” and Tim Ferris for bringing it to my attention. He started taking fermented cod liver oil and butter oil together. He was experimenting in ways to increase testosterone. But the cod liver oil is high in vitamin d, the butter oil high in K2.

    Dr. Weston Price studied diets of various native populations and discovered some of the healthiest populations ate things like organ meats, lots of fish, etc. He called a key substance “activator X”, which many now believe is vitamin k2. He always recommended taking cod liver with butter oil, the latter of which contains the vitamin k2. Some speculation is that high levels of Vitamin d may be toxic without adding the k2, but ok when both are taken together.

    Sorry if you have covered this already in your blog. I have been taking Green Pastures capsules combining fermented cod liver oil and butter oil, but would like a cheaper alternative.

    What brand of K2 are you taking? are you satisfied with it?

    Thanks…

    • Carnivore January 24, 2012 at 7:41 am #

      I’ve also started taking K2. I bought it off of Dr. Mercola’s site because he was running a special at the time. His supplements tend to be pricey. Would also be interested in finding a good, cheaper brand.

      Vitamin K2 is not an automatic preventative for Vitamin D toxicity. You really have to get your vitamin D levels measured to know where you stand with supplementation, although people generally take too little.

      I bumped up to 1000 IU per day and thought it was a lot until I took the blood test. By increasing my dose and repeated testing, I found that I need 8000 IU per day in the winter and 6000 IU from July to September (once it gets warmer and I get more sun; live in a northern climate). That gets me to the 60 – 65 ng/ml range which is ideal.

  4. David May 18, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    Interesting. I’ve recently become skeptical of using baking soda on an ongoing basis because it can lead to receding gums. Hydrogen peroxide is also not so great as it’s a strong oxidizer – even in its diluted form. I’m not AS concerned with flouride as I used to be, but I would agree with k2 being amazing – especially from grass fed ghee (some of them have higher concentrations of k2 than GP’s butter oil but you have to ask for the assay).

    Have you tried brushing with xylitol or sipping water mixed with 2 tsp of xylitol throughout the day? It’s supposed to inhibit bad bacterial growth.

  5. Jeremy October 23, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    What is the best way to get K2? (that doesn’t involve eating wheatgrass or something really weird)

    • Anthony Dream Johnson October 23, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

      Amazon.com, or grass fed butter and dairy. KerryGold is a popular and easy to find brand.

  6. Daniel Ziv February 2, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    i think the reason ur teeth are healthy is not because of ur toothpaste but because of the fact u are eating a low amount of carbohydrates. cavaties are caused by germs that use glucoz and make it fizzle which then causes cavities in your teeth. u dont eat alot of carbohydrates so the germs get less glucoz then the averega person and they make it fizzle alot less, therefore ur teeth are healthy.

  7. Cory S April 20, 2014 at 5:42 pm #

    Definitely …. the best dental plan is to check in with your trusted dentist once every year for a clean & inspect. My dentist even has on file that they must use non-fluoride cleaning paste (which they have in the storage cupboard). An annual check will ensure that any small problems are dealt to, and never develop into anything serious.

    Fluoride is definitely not necessary, and my dentist has even commented ..”this is proof you can have great teeth without fluoride”

    According to the GOVT “fluoride helps the poor”, which is complete BS. If they actually wanted to help them, they would not poison the water with an IQ lowering substance, they would find a suitable way to distribute free toothpaste & toothbrushes, as well as give people an annual dental checkup.

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