THE MORNING SHOW
Dr. Judene Benoit
Stop Cavities and Love Your Teeth
Dr. Judene Benoit is a dentist in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. She is passionate about helping people improve their teeth and their lives using simple, natural techniques.
Dr. Judene uses a blended approach to dentistry; combining information taught in dental schools and research from scientific dental journals with her love of whole food and whole person holistic thinking to get real results and great success.
-Dr. Judene was a conventional dentist, but became interested in nutrition and natural healing when her dog got sick.
-Arrested vs. active cavities – not every cavity needs to be filled, some can be healed through remineralization.
-What causes cavities? What makes a cavity arrest?
-Teeth are intimately linked with systemic health.
-Fluid flow in the dentin of teeth resists bacteria, acids, stains, sensitivity. Want a sweating tooth.
-Sugar affects teeth both externally and also internally by reducing fluid flow.
-Does the type of sugar matter? Refined white cane sugar vs. brown rice sweetener.
-How do fight-or-flight response states and stress make teeth susceptible?
-Dr. Benoit’s passion is for helping people remineralize or arrest their cavities, so they don’t need fillings. She doesn’t put in fillings. Helps people not need dental procedures.
-What is reversible pulpitis vs. irreversible pulpitis? Systemic treatments for improving blood flow to a tooth.
-Need to address the underlying reason for why pulpitis develops. Importance of sufficient and balanced minerals.
-What is the role of complex carbs in tooth health? Is fasting blood sugar relevant?
-Cavities are an opportunity to heal the body. Dig in and figure out why the problem developed.
-What are natural ways to get stains off teeth?
-Teeth stains from unbound iron due to deficiency in transport protein.
-Can molybdenum increase dentinal flow?
-Is xylitol helpful?
-Properly diagnosing cavities is a complex process. Today’s standard of care practice is not what is in the textbooks.
-The teeth will thrive on whatever diet the body thrives on.
-Hair analysis as a first-indicator tool for determining mineral balance in the body.
-Is it wise to pull teeth if they are crowded?
-If dentin is showing on the lower bottom of a front tooth, can the dentin be remineralized?
-If the teeth are healthy, does that mean the person is eating the right diet for them?
-Are mineral supplements good to take?
dr judene benoit dds the whole story on cavities few talk about, july 19, 2016