I know this has been discussed before, but when I did searches the information was scattered and didn’t exactly answer my question.
I did notice a discussion on receding gumline, but there didn’t seem to be an answer. I remember a holistic dentist saying that there’s no such thing as the actual gumline receding, but that its really the tooth beneath shrinking (loss of calcium I guess? I’m not sure). I have noticed this since going vegan, but I cannot say for sure if it was there before the switch becaue I wasn’t exactly looking for it. At first I didn’t worry and figured that once my diet balances out and has more leafy greens that it would correct itself (since I would be getting the proper balance of vitamins, minerals, etc.)....
HOWEVER… recently after doing the Master Cleanse I found my teeth becoming sensitive (particularly lower molars, near the front). I WAS very careful after drinking each lemonade because I knew it wasn’t good to let lemon juice sit on the teeth (or maple syrup for that matter)... I would not brush immediately after because I’ve heard thats bad but I would rinse very well with water. At first the pain seemed to only be the left teeth, then it migrated to the right. Its in both now but more prominent in the right. I thought it would go away when I started on solid food again, but unfortunately I’m consuming quite a bit of fruit now so I’m still getting a lot of sweet foods / sugar (still having some maple syrup and agave… for now). I think this is to blame BUT I am very worried and I DO NOT want to go to my dentist. I don’t want any of those chemicals, to even be around or in that office worries me. If I must, I will go, but I always believe in trying to heal myself first.
I tried pressing down hard on top of the teeth and noticed there was no pain at all. Then I pressed at the gumline and noticed considerable pain. So I don’t know if that means its not a cavity or is or what. I tried rinsing with peroxide as I usually do and it was VERY painful. Cold water also causes pain but not quite as bad. If anyone has any ideas I would LOVE to hear them.
In the meantime, someone mentioned eating more sea vegetable for iodine (to help with hair growth and teeth). I will start using these kelp granules I have as my sea salt in recipes from now on… and I will see about incorporating more sea veggies. However I would like some difinitive answers from anyone who has resolved this problem, or else has heard of ways to solve it. Common sense tells me to eat lots more leafy greens, unfortunately my desire for them isn’t substantial at the moment (at least not raw—used to love them cooked). Looks like I’ll be having some green smoothies…
EDIT: I forgot to mention, I also started oil pulling as soon as I wake. Its been two days and it seems to have gotten worse from yesterday AM to today. I think it might just be detox, but I still would love input.