Diet and Teeth 12 Caries (ouch)

Image from Wikipedia - thanks When I was in Mexico I decided to go to the Dentist as I had not been in three years. I am 32 and usually went to the Dentist once per year. All I ever heard from a Dentist was: “You have good teeth and there is nothing we need to do. No Caries. Well done.

In Mexico this changed. I went to a doctor Liz and her mum knew very well and they trusted him. I asked him for a deep clean and went there to hear “You have good teeth and there is nothing we need to do. No Caries. Well done. But it came different:

He counted a total of 9 Caries. I did not want to believe him. Liz and her mum told me that he is trusted but I just could not believe it. I had not changed the way I clean my teeth nothing. So I decided not to have them fixed since he wanted around USD 1,500 for the fix. It was good I did not fix them because the price is a lot higher then I have now been quoted in Chile.

A month after the surprising diagnosis I went to a Columbian Dentist which my friends Victor and Carola recommended. She is Columbian and has started working here in Chile in a Dental Practice three years ago. She made 4 radiographs explained to me that…

…she found 12 Caries !?!


She also gave me a very reasonable quotation. It will be 400 000 CLP which is about USD 675.00. A lot of money but considering 12 Caries and no use of Amalgam


Now I asked both the dentist in Mexico WHY?? What changed? How can that be possible. But they both did not give me a good answer. I changed my diet three years ago because I was getting fat. I discovered to have an intolerance against Fructose and Gluten and at the same time decided I don’t like the taste of Milk anymore. I think the culprit was Calcium. I did not take enough Calcium. See this article as a great reference but I will surely be doing more research on that.