Due to living abroad for over a decade, I’ve been to dentists in half a dozen countries. From my cumulative worldwide experience, I can proclaim that my worst dealings with dentists have occurred in the United States. American dentists are overly aggressive with treatment and have practices that I believe are more likely to harm your long-term health.

I had a serious problem with cavities until adulthood, which I attribute to a combination of bad teeth genes and high sugar intake. Even as a young adult, I would dread going to the dentist because I would have a “small” cavity every other visit, often multiple small cavities. The response was always to drill—the sooner the better.

I remember one visit when a dentist found seven small cavities at once, including a couple of “microcavities.” I think he needed a microscope to see them. I had no teeth pain or discomfort from these cavities, yet he wanted to drill and fill them all over the course of two visits. Foolishly, I consented.

The dentist used a different kind of drill that I hadn’t experienced before—my entire head felt like it was vibrating. A week later, I developed a massive migraine that would randomly come and go. Not connecting the migraine to my dental treatment, I thought I had a brain tumor and would soon die. The migraine eventually went away but it had caused me a lot of anxiety. I later read numerous reports online from other patients that had also experienced headaches after receiving dental work.

Before leaving for Europe in 2010, I received recommendations from two American dentists to crown my back teeth. If I didn’t do so, I was told, the teeth may suddenly go bad and require “emergency” treatment. By this point, the only emergency I had with my teeth was the migraine caused by aggressive treatment, so I passed on the recommendation.

I moved to Europe and noticed that their dentists were different: they never X-rayed my mouth… not in the eight years I lived on the continent. A couple of times I asked why and they’d say, “We don’t do X-rays unless something is wrong because it exposes you to radiation.” Let’s compare that to America, where they insist on a yearly X-ray. Some want to X-ray you every six months!

Panorama X-ray

Let’s put a yearly X-ray through the smell test. If you live to the age of 85, that means it’s recommended protocol in America for you to receive approximately 70 X-rays within the small confines of your mouth (starting from when you’re an adolescent). How does that seem even remotely sensible? And don’t give me the bologna that it’s a “tiny amount of radiation.” If it’s going through your flesh to reveal a picture of your bone, it’s too much radiation. If you have to wear a ten-pound lead apron, and the dental assistant has to leave the room when the X-ray is taken, it’s too much radiation.

But wait, there’s more. Not satisfied at X-raying your mouth once a year, American dentists have recently started pushing the “panorama X-ray” of the entire lower half of your skull that requires an even higher dose of radiation. The reason as told to me? “To make sure everything is okay and you don’t have any tumors.” So they use the fear of cancer to convince you to get more X-rays which can cause tumors! And of course this X-ray is very expensive (around $250). It’s another income stream for them. By the time you reach the end of your long life (made less likely by their X-rays), an American dentist will hit you with up to 100 X-rays. How is this at all justifiable?

The second thing I noticed about European dentists is they’re not eager to drill healthy teeth. Whenever I had a small cavity, they’d say, “Let’s watch it, but you don’t have to do anything right now.” American dentists, on the other hand, sternly recommend immediate action. Drill, baby, drill! That healthy segment of tooth around the cavity must go (to help set the filling). And they use scare tactics to get you to agree, by saying that it could go “deeper” and cause “bigger problems” down the line, maybe even requiring a root canal, a controversial procedure.

Perhaps you’re wondering, “How did the European dentists treat you without X-rays?” With the eyes that God gave them! They would do all their treatment with eye vision only. That’s not enough, you may say. Well, in the near-decade I lived in Europe, I have not had one major tooth problem. I actually came to enjoy going to the dentist, because it would leave my teeth squeaky clean, and by squeaky clean I mean totally eradicating my mouth’s natural microbiome. And what about those crowns I needed in my back teeth, that would cause an “emergency” upon failure? Ten years later and they’re fine! Let’s hope for another ten years!

Last year, I moved back to the United States and made an appointment with an American dental office. I arrived to my appointment and immediately they wanted to give me multiple X-rays, both panoramic and bite-wing. I said, “I rather not. You can just use your eyes to see if there’s a problem.”

“We need to take X-rays so we can see what’s going on,” the dental associate said. “It’s standard policy.”

“But I don’t want X-rays. I don’t want the radiation.”

“It’s also a liability issue. If you have a condition, and we don’t diagnose it, you could sue us. There may be something wrong that we can’t see.” Again with the fear tactic, but what does their fear of getting sued have to do with my health? It was clear to me that the X-ray policy is driven more by money than matters of health.

I said, “I waive all liability for you. I just want you to scrape the plaque. I don’t have any problems.”

“We can’t treat new patients without an X-ray. If you have a previous X-ray from another dentist, we can accept that.”

I didn’t want the X-ray, but now I’m thinking that I’ll have to go through this silly charade anywhere I go. Well, I haven’t had an X-ray in a decade—maybe this X-ray won’t give me cancer after all. I relented, more out of laziness to make another appointment with a different dentist. Besides, this dentist got great reviews online.

I got zapped with the X-rays and then the dentist came to do his work. I must say he was quite professional. He made sure I was comfortable and the background office music was soothing.

“Everything looks good,” he said. “Only one issue is you have a cracked filling that I recommend you repair.”

“Would you have to drill healthy teeth to repair it?” I asked.

“Yes.”

“Then I rather not.”

“It’s better for the strength of the tooth. I recommend you do that.” Drill, baby, drill! My first visit back and they’re already coming at me with the X-ray and the drill!

“Maybe next month,” I said, politely. The next month came and, of course, I did not make the appointment.

I went back to him for a cleaning about eight months later and told him with a smile that the chipped filling is holding up just fine. He tried to X-ray me again but I declined. After the cleaning, I stated that I didn’t want any more X-rays unless I was experiencing a problem. He told me that he could no longer treat me, and stated that he doubts any other dentist would treat me either. This is the first time in my life that I’ve been refused medical care.

I have better dealings with car mechanics than dentists. An honest mechanic will tell you to keep driving a car if the engine is making a little noise, but a dishonest one may insist on a complete rebuild. American dentists never have a wait-and-see attitude, and use just about any pretense to whirl up the drill. The cynical part of me wants to believe it’s a money grab, since dentists don’t exactly drive beat-up Honda Civics to work, but if you account for the years of improper schooling that all of them must go through, it will be hard to find a dentist under the age of 50 who will pass on any excuse to operate on your mouth.

It looks like I will have to find a dental assistant and pay him for underground treatment in a basement somewhere, all so I don’t get zapped by X-rays. Or maybe I’ll just plan a yearly European vacation and get treatment done that is much more sensible, without worrying about any long-term side effects. I don’t look forward to traveling in a post-coronavirus world, but if it means I don’t have to visit an American dentist, it just may be worth it.

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harman
harman
1 month ago

I agree with you. The incentives for dentists in the US are aligned with how many frivolous issues they can find in your mouth. I can’t count how many dentists have asked me to buy a “night guard” from them, or to get a minor crevice filled, or to go in for “deep cleaning” when my teeth are in perfectly good health, all 32 of them.

Even flossing is a big scam as the latest research is proving. It damages your gums and the benefits are questionable.

Part of this problem is the American fixation with pearly white teeth. This obsession is driven by media where everybody you see on TV has artificially white teeth (veneers or whatnot) and you feel bad about your yellowing teeth. And you are bombarded with ads to “fix your smile”. No thanks.

Europeans are much more confident about having teeth which don’t like they were recently dipped in white bleach.

Apex Predator
Apex Predator
1 month ago
Reply to  Roosh

Go see Dr. Aviva Kramer, I am your neighbor she works near you in Rockville, MD. The office is Dr. Victor Siegel DDS (rich jew, drives a 2020 Jaguar XJS convertible of course…) but she is new to the practice and younger.

She is very conservative and has ‘passed over’ minor cavities where a dental pick gets stuck in my mouth whereas every other dentist would have wanted to drill a hole 10x the size of that minor cavity. They will push X-Rays on you anywhere you go just say you had oral cancer and it is a death sentence for you to have ANY radiation to your mouth / face according to your oncologist. They will back off.

That is some actionable intel for you to use unless you want to ‘hunt’ the DC area for a non shyster dentist.

Jason Jay
Jason Jay
1 month ago
Reply to  Roosh

Try the water-pik flosser. It makes flossing actually tolerable and you’re more likely to do it when you enjoy it more. It goes from 1 through 10 on pressure settings. Start out on a 5 and slowly work up to 7. An 8 or higher is too much pressure.

Also check out the controversy on wisdom tooth extraction here:
https://splinternews.com/why-you-might-want-to-think-twice-about-getting-your-wi-1793854303

Zaqan
Zaqan
1 month ago
Reply to  Jason Jay

Interesting i was just thinking about that. It was done to me at 20 and i was a bit skeptical but i did have a little pain in the jaw that has since subsided. At least i had insurance then!

Jason Jay
Jason Jay
1 month ago
Reply to  Roosh

I’ve had the same experience with wanting to drill as I’m cavity-prone as well. Everytime I saw the dentist it was another problem.

emperor
emperor
1 month ago
Reply to  Roosh
Doc
Doc
1 month ago
Reply to  Roosh

If I had to choose between only brushing or only flossing, I would choose to floss.

Cyn
Cyn
1 month ago
Reply to  Roosh

May I ask why my earlier comment was put into “ limbo” then blocked

Cyn
Cyn
1 month ago
Reply to  Roosh

It was awaiting moderation. Then vanished. The last one seems to have come through just fine 🤷🏻‍♀️

RDHprofessional
RDHprofessional
1 month ago
Reply to  harman

It’s uninformed patients such as yourself who Devalue Dental that it blows my mind. Do you know why you were recommended a night guard? Probably not. Do you know why it’s important to have X-rays? Probably not. Have you seen Europeans teeth? Probably not. I take my job as a RDH very serious and I’m not in the business of screwing my patients , I’m here to give the best oral care and it makes me so angry when I hear such stupidity. Keep devaluing your oral health. It’s people like who will be the first ones to blame us for losing a tooth or for your teeth to be ground down so severe they look like pegs in your mouth. Do us all a favour and don’t bother coming in. Your flossing comment 🤣😂🤣

Mark h
Mark h
1 month ago
Reply to  Roosh

Amen. I can’t think of a time I wasn’t shamed for not flossing twice A day. Even if I lie in order to not receive the shaming, the shame I feel from lying is there also. I’ve lived in a lot of different states, but my experience at the dentist is uniform. Another issue I have is the pain. I always joked that a dental professional has a masochistic personality. There is usually truth in humor.

Dr. S
Dr. S
1 month ago
Reply to  Roosh

Roosh, I think you’re wrong about x-rays. I agree that everyone should be treated conservatively unless the patient wants to go further. However, the x-rays taken at your 6-month checkups have the same effective radiation dose as a 5-hour flight, or 4 days of normal background radiation (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/j.1834-7819.2000.tb00559.x). Do you advise people to limit their air travel because of radiation exposure? Do we build leaded walls to stop background radiation?

The leaded bibs protect your thyroid and lungs, which are more sensitive to radiation. Technicians leave the room because they take hundreds of x-rays every year.

Everything in healthcare is risk versus reward. Exposure to 30 microSieverts every 6 months is an acceptable risk when you consider the diagnostic value of the images they produce. Decay in-between teeth can’t be visualized clinically until the cavitation is too large to treat conservatively. Please take another look at the issue for yourself. It makes me disappointed to see someone with a scientific background make these kinds of claims.

Dean
Dean
1 month ago
Reply to  Dr. S

Do you have an argument which requires xrays at 6 months? Xrays are a means for the dentist to say you need cavities filled, and the lay person can say nothing because he can not read x-rays. This may lead to scamming the patient. There has got to be a optimization of when and what frequencies xray shows the most benefits. Just getting one every 6 months seems unneeded and not in the best interest of the patient. I been scammed. And as a result I have not been to the dentist in 12 years or so. I did meat one good person at the office, and she taught me many things about gum care. Good looking teeth and gums. I have one small issue which needs attention but no pain or issues. If anyone is interested. The best care for me has been the use of a Phillips sonic care usually once daily but sometimes twice. There is a way to use the toothbrush to clean and debrag your teeth. Then once or twice a week deep clean using a floss stick followed by Listerine. Then floss sticks lightly as needed.

Alex K
Alex K
1 month ago
Reply to  Roosh

First of all, well written article, but there is a lot of misconception and misunderstanding around the dentists you have visited. I have been working as a dental assistant for 5 years and currently in dental school. Although RDHprofessional is correct in certain areas, I don’t condone his attitude, how ironic to have it in your name as well. It’s registered/certified DA’s like you who are a pain to work with, stuck up and proud of achieving something I did without paying a single dollar in school. I learned everything on the job, your title means nothing to not only me, but millions of others who go to the dentist. I worked with plenty of shady and good dentists along with dealing with all kinds of DA’s. Roosh, if I could assume you were living in high population cities where dentists are very competitive towards one another. There is also the chance you lived in an area with very low water fluoridation. Also don’t forget they need to pay for the materials (costly, but slowly getting cheaper over the years), rent, their employees, etc. A lot of the time the patient is not well informed regarding their choices and what the outcomes can be, I’ve experienced this first hand with many patients. It’s very frustrating for both the patient and the practice when there is very poor communication between the two, then they go off and give a bad review.

Dr. S beat me to the punch regarding X-rays. Some offices want at least 1 set of x-rays a year if that’s what really is bothering you. But as everything else, the tech and science has improved greatly. The radiation you receive is very minimal and has practically zero hazardous effects. A doctor I used to work with taught Radiology at her school and they were required to wear tags that measured the amount of radiation and it was always minimal to none radiation received. Essentially, we don’t need the lead aprons. It is mostly more a placebo for patients to feel like they’re not getting any radiation. The pano x-rays are great for wisdom teeth extractions and ortho treatment and you only need one if you follow up with the procedures shortly after.

Next is sealants and the fluoride composition it has along with other minor treatments that can arrest very small cavities without the need of drilling. Or, if you are good with dental hygiene, you can stop the progression of that cavity indefinitely. I have a few very small cavities that are on “Watch” that I make sure to brush well and my dentist/ old boss never pushed for a filling, even though I could get the treatment for free. Every year I get x-rays and they never progressed. Dentistry is taking a turn to a more preventative approach. The chemistry in dentistry has been improving greatly over the years and the option for pausing cavity development is becoming more available to the public, rather than the whole mechanical process of drilling and extractions. The sealants is just one of many options available.

You’re a smart man, you studied science, especially microbiology. So you should have a general idea of how they progress. I highly advise you to do your research. Don’t let a few shady dentists who wanted to steal your money ruin your oral health which can lead to more serious consequences.

Patrick
Patrick
1 month ago

“Have you seen Europeans teeth? Probably not.”
Have you? You realise there are 50 countries in Europe, right? With wildly varying levels of development etc. I see your ignorance almost rivals your arrogance.

Bob
Bob
1 month ago
Reply to  Patrick

Europeans teeth are just fine, too.

Dean
Dean
1 month ago

@RDHPRo Can you certify all dentists do not treat cavities unless they need too? The reality is that some dentists do take advantage of misinformed people. The old story of I can see cavities in the x-rays and you can not is completely tiresome. You would be better off helping by informing us to what we need to know rather criticizing. One issue is of the length of time fillings last. The earlier you get a filling the earlier it will need to be replaced. Its better to put off fillings until they are needed. I am sure you take your profession seriously, but deriding the author in the comments would be better served if you could discuss the issues in the article. Just about everybody has had the same concerns. Why not help.

Ryan
Ryan
1 month ago
Reply to  harman

Take a road trip to Texas and drive all the way through to a decent sized city in Mexico. You can get inexpensive dental work done there. They will just clean your teeth without all the nonsense you mention in your anecdote.

Pitbullowner
Pitbullowner
1 month ago
Reply to  Ryan

Agreed with that one

Pigeon Bear
Pigeon Bear
1 month ago

I tried to get a cleaning from a local dentist and had the same experience–they required an X-ray. Luckily I have 5 close friends that are dentists and I can get my cleaning done with them without having to go through this nonsense. I just have to drive a little farther than down the street.

Jason
Jason
1 month ago

The last time I went to the dentist, it was for a filling that had fallen out while I was flossing. The filling in question couldn’t have been more than about 3 or 4 years old max. This was already offputting, but when I returned to get that missing filling replaced/repaired, he began to drill on the tooth directly in front of where the issue had occurred. I thought it was strange but I ignored it, he has his charts, surely he must know what the correct tooth is, I told him the exact tooth. A short while later, he had finished drilling and fit a crown onto an entirely different tooth and the painful tooth where the filling had broken off was in the same state but worse because I now felt a terrible pain whenever I would floss between those two teeth.

In the 2nd or 3rd grade, I went to the dentist who claimed to need to do all sorts of work to me despite me having my baby teeth still. He aggressively worked on my mouth and forced my mouth open with those jaw spreader devices, and ever since then I developed jaw clicking, TMJ and my jaw is visibly lopsided now. They say I’d need Jaw Realignment Surgery to fix it, which would require me to basically be unable to work for a month and two weeks or so.

To say the least, my dental experiences have been largely traumatic and that’s not even mentioning some of the worst dentists I’ve had… like the bossy female dentist who was so eager to work on my root canal that she didn’t wait for her assistant to return and allowed to me to choke and nearly vomit on my own blood because of her incompetence and frankly psychopathic behavior.

My parents grew up in Europe and my mother didn’t even have one cavity until she was in her 20’s after moving to the US. Unfortunately this meant that my parents did not stress dental health or have any idea what effects the sugary diet of Americans would have on me so I had many cavities. Who knows what harm all the exposure to various heavy metals, chemicals, and radiation has had on me.

Nietzsche
Nietzsche
1 month ago

They x-ray in the UK which is part of Europe. It is done infrequently and supposedly exposes you to far less radiation than you get in the normal course of your life. But it obviously enables them to see exactly what is going on, which often cannot be seen properly (or at all) with the naked eye from the outside.

So really this sounds like an ignorant anti-science article I’m afraid. Prevention is definitely better than cure where teeth are concerned. That isn’t to say that some dentists might not be over-zealous, but the two things aren’t mutually exclusive.

RDHprofessional
RDHprofessional
1 month ago
Reply to  Nietzsche

Agreed there are over-zealous people in all professions. Patients need to stop acting like they have medical degrees.

Monarchism
Monarchism
1 month ago

No sane and rational person listens to Any person in any field because they have an employment paper of dubious veracity. People listen to experts when they make sense and can back up what they say with evidence and reason.
This is a primary problem within a lot of academic fields today, they’ve bastardized what the scientific method and rationalist philosophy actually requites, orthodox dogma is an antithesis of science. There are just as many pseudoscientists in academia and professions as there are outside them today.

Zaqan
Zaqan
1 month ago

And doctors need to stop acting like they were appointed by God.

The old joke goes “what’s the difference between a doctor and God? God doesn’t think He’s a doctor”

Andrey
Andrey
1 month ago

I ‘ve had similar experiences with one german dentist with a jewish surname (Schuster). His office is located in his huge mansion. On the first visit he made an X-ray film and has tried to persuade me that I have a hole in my tooth which has to be filled or I ‘ll lose it in a year. Thank God I didn’t trust him! One year later I visited him again, he was angry and insisted that I absolutely need a filling, he forced me to make an appointment, which I have cancelled by calling his secretary on the next day. I ve not visited him ever since.
3-4 years later – I still have no troubles with this tooth despite smoking on and off. In February 2020 I had pericoronitis (wise tooth inflamation) for a couple of weeks, I ve prayed and the Lord has healed me.
Never lose your faith in the Lord and never trust these satanic “doctors”! You may need help if you get injured or burned, sure – broken bones, teared joints and burned skin must be treated, but for everything else – just pray without doubt or fear. Your mindset should be as follows “Father, if You want me to die from this illness – so be it, that means my job here is done I can finally join You in Heaven”. Remember, He can literally let you die and resurrect you a couple of days later if He wants.

Nietzsche
Nietzsche
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrey

When you get a bad infection one day, and pain that would make the toughest man weep, let us know how praying works out for you.

Andrey
Andrey
1 month ago
Reply to  Nietzsche

I bet you will “coincidentally” get such an infection shortly after getting the vaccine from Billy. And I hope that it will finally open your eyes to the Truth.

Zaqan
Zaqan
1 month ago
Reply to  Nietzsche

Science says it will help a lot.

Craig
Craig
1 month ago

My biggest gripe against American dentistry is they have been pushing fluoride tooth paste and mouth wash since before I was born, I’m 43. Fluoride is a well known industrial carcinogen. Ever since I started brushing my teeth with baking soda only once a day before bed time, I haven’t had any problems.

Monarchism
Monarchism
1 month ago
Reply to  Craig

Fluorides destroyed my teeth along with absolutely soviet grade dentistry practices, in northern Europe no less that’s supposed to be all so rational.
Nevermind that nobody has ever been able to find a safe lower limit for fluoride intake, it’s purely a guesstimate that goes against every molecular biology research paper in the field.
Just FYI it damages your neural system including your brains, it can and will cross the blood-brain barrier.
Find a tooth paste that doesn’t contain Any of it for your kids as the damaging effects are FAR worse for children.

Sharkly
1 month ago
Reply to  Craig

Stay away from all fluoride! I had receding gums that bled a lot and sensitive painful teeth. Then I quit using fluoride toothpaste and started supplementing with iodine instead. My gums quit receding, my teeth quit hurting, and by supplementing minerals correctly my teeth have had cavities that actually re-mineralized. My mouth was a painful mess when I went regularly to the dentist and followed their advice. I now get my dental information online from folks who fight the dental profession’s approved groupthink.
I argued with my dentist over x-rays and his desire to drill and fill here and there, and haven’t been back in 5 years, even though I have full family dental coverage. My teeth have been so much better, by not going, I can feel the difference. And I can periodically scrape any build-up off myself. Plus, using an electric toothbrush helps keep them cleaner. I’ve also quit drinking carbonated drinks and reduced my carb/sugar intake. Bad dentistry results in a whole cascade of other medical issues due to its causing constant inflammation. Your doctor and dentist have a standard of care decided by and for the industry. And they can lose their license if they tell you any truth that contradicts the outdated industry mandated dogma. Do your own healthcare research online, and find out better alternatives that may work for you.

Christine
Christine
1 month ago

And then a lot of Europeans will come down to Bulgaria to get their teeth done. Though there are also dishonest flashy practices, a bit overzealous on treating and using overpriced technologies. Maybe dentistry tourism combined with Orthodox monastery pilgrimage. Speaking of monasteries, would love to read the Roosh V visit to Mt. Athos.

Joel
Joel
1 month ago

If you eat a natural diet, you do not need to brush your teeth or even go to the dentist except very rarely.

The natural human diet is raw meat, raw eggs, fruit and small amounts of vegetables.

Look at wild animals, they do only eat raw food and do not get cavities, only domesticated animals living in captivity do.

Believe it or not, the reason people have bad breath in the morning is because it’s a reflection of their poor intestinal health (cooked food partially putrefies in the gut).

There’s a guy named Aajonus Vonderplanitz who talks about all this if you are interested in learning more (he’s dead and I’m not selling anything).

Apex Predator
Apex Predator
1 month ago
Reply to  Joel

“The natural human diet is raw meat, raw eggs, fruit and small amounts of vegetables.”

You are f-cking mental. Raw meat has NEVER been a human diet. Even our pre-homo sapien ancestors COOKED their meat genius. Eating it raw was a recipe for death up until antibiotics.

There are so many nutters on the internet and so much misinformation, you are 100% part of this brigade of uninformed lunatics.

Joel
Joel
1 month ago
Reply to  Apex Predator

Italians eat raw beef (carpaccio)
Japanese eat raw fish, raw chicken, raw eggs
Lebanese eat raw lamb (kibbeh nayeh)
Germans eat raw pork (mettenbrochen)
Europeans drink raw milk

You’re clearly a brainwashed slave please wake up

authun
authun
1 month ago
Reply to  Joel

I’ve come to find pretty much all Brits are indoctrinated to sass and despise outliers and their outlying opinions. No wonder Pink Floyd and so many more of their artists spent a lifetime screaming about their educational system of indoctrination.
Would you expect anything more sophisticated from the host of the Bank of England?

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Joel

People started eating meat because it was available and easy calories. Yes, the protein and fat can be helpful. But you should eat mostly plant foods, just like the Gorilla and the Chimpanzee.

Zaqan
Zaqan
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

We aren’t gorillas. Healthy humans have been eating meat for millennia.

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

The standard American diet is mostly plant foods. Look how that turned out…

Malstrom
Malstrom
1 month ago
Reply to  Roosh

Jimmy is right. Sugar comes from plants. Bread and grains are plant food. Nearly all processed food is plant food. Americans are eating less meat than ever which is why there is so much inflammation (obesity) and heart disease (unheard of over a century ago). The human stomach cannot digest fiber.

Eskimos had perfect teeth, and they didn’t grow crops up in the arctic.

God prescribes eating meat. The story of Cain and Abel is about the sacrifice. Cain’s sacrifice was vegetables and Abel offered fatty calves. God preferred Abel’s sacrifice and Cain killed Abel in jealousy.

Then there is Acts 10:14 where God tells Peter to eat meat and never call anything he makes unclean.

And, of course, Jesus tells us to eat his body and drink his blood. That is not vegan language.

Humans used to be six feet tall and more like modern size (New World was filled with meat. Americans ate twice as much meat as British). The discovery of agriculture shrank the Human size and also was the beginning of Human slavery.

Besides, all the plants consumed today are genetically engineered clones and freaks. Even despite that, they have natural pesticides that are toxic to the Human body.

99% of what the dentist does is preventable if the diet is mostly meat with lots of sunlight.

Zaqan
Zaqan
1 month ago
Reply to  Joel

Restricting sugar is important, but humans haven’t eaten raw food in over 2 million years.

Harrison
Harrison
1 month ago
Reply to  Zaqan

Tell that to the Japanese and native Americans.

AAMatty
AAMatty
1 month ago

Hi Roosh,I have been dealing with teeth problems for years. While I haven’t completely reversed it (because of a lack of discipline on my part), here are my suggestions. I am not a dentist or even work in healthcare, so please research my recommendations if any interest you:
1)See if a holistic dentist would be a better. fit http://holisticdental.org/about-us/
2) Fluoride is bullshit poison. Try the products and techniques from https://orawellness.com. They claim to have products that get rid of the “bad bugs” and remineralize teeth that haven’t been drilled into.
3) It isn’t bad “teeth” genetics, at least in everything I have read; its bacteria we get that is transmitted from older family to us. The only mainstream dentist product I recommend is the two part OraCare system. It is the only mouth wash that has kept the bacteria that destroyed my teeth at bay. You have to contact a conventional dentist that sells the product. Do two pumps (four isn’t necessary) per bottle, twice a day. https://www.oracareproducts.com/how-it-works.html.
4) Try Spry Gum or Mints (I personally prefer the mints). It also starves the bad bacteria and has been known to reverse deep pockets.
5) Use a combination of two supplements: Rosita Cod Liver Oil and Walkabout Emu Oil. Rosita is the purest form of cod liver. You might need heavier doses for six months to reverse the smaller cavities. Do not use Green Pastures fermented cod liver oil. It has been linked to cancer.
6) Two books that address the nutrition aspects of teeth: The Dental Diet by Steven Lin and Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel. While for Cure Tooth Decay the diet plans are sound, I would stay away from the Green Pasture supplement he recommended. From what I heard, he died of cancer before his 40th birthday and some people think Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil played a role. The Dental Diet is the most current.
7) See if you can get some raw, grass-fed dairy and bone broth into your diet. Unfortunately, the gov’t has such a stranglehold on farms, they can’t sell raw milk directly, so you have to buy part of a cow. I am unable too, but sometimes I can find raw cheeses at Whole Foods. Kerry Gold Irish butter is really good. Kettle and Fire Bone Broth is the closest thing to homemade bone broth.
8) Find a community college or dental hygienists school to get your teeth cleaned if you want to avoid the dentist. Dental Hygienists are required to get a certain amount of hours before can work for a dentist. It takes longer, but maybe you can avoid the dentist by using them instead and it is cheaper.

Gruss
Gruss
1 month ago
Reply to  AAMatty

Right on! Wanted to add all the above, but there it is all ready. Great coment.
What I will add is the Great healing power of fasting, and especially dry fasting (fasting without water) . Even with an acute tothpain. Give It a try Before you get a dentist to destroy your teath Even more.
Heal instead of conceal !

AAMatty
AAMatty
1 month ago
Reply to  Gruss

Thanks Gruss. As someone pointed out, some holistic dentists might also believe in the same conventional science as regular dentist, but if you want to remove the mercury laden fillings and replace them with mercury free ones, go to a holistic dentist. I would focus on the nutritional side of dental health in order to keep the remaining teeth until old age.

Murkywater
Murkywater
1 month ago

I feel sick to my stomach now, because the last time I went to the dentist I was 16 weeks pregnant and the dentist gave me an xray. I had the lead apron on though. He didn’t ask me if I was pregnant beforehand. All he asked was, “How’s your health?” It didn’t occur to me at that moment to mention I was pregnant, since I was in good health. I casually told him a few minutes later, not thinking anything of it. He looked pretty pissed, and I was super confused. He then handed me a pamphlet from the ADA about how xrays are okay during pregnancy. This freaks me out. I’m not sure what to believe. My boy is 18 months old now, thank God nothing about him seems out of the ordinary.

Murkywater
Murkywater
1 month ago
Reply to  Murkywater

I also noticed when I took my boy to his first pediatric dentist appointment, they kept asking me about 5 times if I was okay with him getting a fluoride varnish. Not sure what that was about. Ugh I wish I had red pilled on health care before I had my baby.

James Bale
James Bale
1 month ago
Reply to  Murkywater

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SouthernTory
SouthernTory
1 month ago
Reply to  Murkywater

I hope your son is doing ok trully dreadful what they put you through.

Jordan
Jordan
1 month ago

Totally true. .y young son had a root canel at age 5! I watched and my poor son was a champ. Now at age 9 he gets headaches and this article may give some idea as to why. I also have the same experience with dentists in Canada insisting on xrays and drilling. They are butchers. Eat animal fats and don’t eat candy and bad carbs and your teeth will probably be fine. Eat animal organs as well and healthy fish.

James Bale
James Bale
1 month ago

Only time i would show up to the dentist is in times of emergency or when i remove these damn mercury fllings, i unfortunately have.

Viciousness, those toxic mercury fillings shouldnt be allowed in the first place! I got mine when i was a clueless child, i was extradited to those scumbags.
I have not found a trustworhty dentist yet for the planned removal, i am to picky, trying to avoid another mucker at all cost.

Dentists are indeed a dangerous trap, they devastate people, harming healthy teeth or parts and then using artificial poisioning material for replacement, thats hurting your health long term. Madness. The medical sytem is a huge issue in general.

Doc
Doc
1 month ago

Roosh,
Unfortunately your dental experience in the U.S. is not uncommon. Today most dentists graduate with over $100,000 in student loans. They must spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to purchase and equip their offices. That panoramic machine can cost $50,000 so they feel the need justify the expenditure by selling as many pans and as possible.
Due to the litigious nature of American society dentists must pay outrageous premiums for malpractice insurance (The reason most dentists will insist on x-rays is not so much because of concern for your health, but instead fear of being sued for failing to diagnose a condition). Most offices have very high overhead operating expenses and dental insurance companies force participating dentists to cut their usual fees as much as 50% in some cases.
Due to these factors, most dental offices are production driven. Corporate dental companies also place production quotas on dentist employees. The problem is that in order to pay the bills at the end of the month, many dentists will over diagnose patients or try to sell unnecessary dentistry, rather than try to develop a business model that allows them to be profitable practicing ethically in their particular situation. I routinely see patients interested in a second opinion because another dentist has prescribed dental work which in many cases is excessive or sometimes completely unnecessary.
The good news is not all American dentists are trying to rip you off and you don’t need to go to Europe to have your dental work done (Eastern European dentistry while quite functional tends to be crude in appearance).  If you feel your dentist is recommending or pressuring you to do something you don’t feel is necessary, I recommend you seek a second opinion. The best way to find a dentist you can trust is through recommendations by friends and family.
A little free dental advice for you, the migraine headaches you had after treatment are most likely muscle tension headache from temporomandibular dysfunction issues, not the drill. Keeping your mouth wide open for extended periods or a small interference your bite after a new filling or crown can cause terrible headaches.

B A W
B A W
1 month ago

Look into hydroxyapatite toothpaste.
It is expensive, but it remineralises your teeth better than fluoride.
Over time it will fill in incipient cavities. It also smoothes the surface of your teeth, which prevents plaque from adhering. The smoothing is noticeable after only 2 or 3 uses.
The hydroxyapatite is safer than fluoride, it is the same mineral your teeth are made of.

Zaqan
Zaqan
1 month ago
Reply to  B A W

Found a good article on that, thanks

https://askthedentist.com/hydroxyapatite-toothpaste/

B A W
B A W
1 month ago
Reply to  Zaqan

That is a good article. Good explanation of the advantages.

Antonio Zoli
1 month ago
Reply to  B A W

Thanks for sharing this info. I’ll look into this. I haven’t had cavities for 30 years, but as the old saying goes about “an ounce of prevention…..”.

nick
nick
1 month ago

I have not been to the dentist in 15 years. My teeth are generally very healthy but there is a brown spot (presumed cavity) on my backmost bottom molar and the tooth appears to be hollowing as a result. There is no pain. I want to do something about this tooth before I am put in the position of being pressured into undergoing a root canal or other potentially deleterious “treatment.” If I knew a dentist that I trusted, I’d probably let him fix it the “normal” way because I could be assured that he wouldn’t be doing unnecessary or excessive drilling. Unfortunately I don’t know any dentists. I don’t know what to do.

nick
nick
1 month ago
Reply to  Roosh

Thanks

Zaqan
Zaqan
1 month ago
Reply to  Roosh

It’s amazing how you have to look for these obscure associations to find a good doctor. I had an eye issue that my eye doctor said was no big deal. It was literally causing pain, affecting my vision, and physical appearance. Dr Google turned me to a book about the condition and i eventually found an association with a doctor that could diagnose it. He still didn’t until i mentioned it! Finally i got a referral and it was ultimately fixed. The surgeon, of course, poopooed the book i read, but he did a good job. And doctors wonder why we hate them.

nick
nick
1 month ago
Reply to  Zaqan

And even then you can’t be sure. I was reading other comments before Roosh linked that association and someone else referenced this one: http://holisticdental.org/about-us/

I searched for members near me and found two. Went to their websites and read around. Despite belonging to “holisticdental.org,” they both recommended fluoride (toothpaste and treatments), and one even had a blog where he wrote an entire post condemning oil pulling as a unhealthy practice and “conspiracy theory.” Discouraging to say the least.

nick
nick
1 month ago
Reply to  Roosh

Agreed. I’d be willing to travel a reasonable distance for that. I’m within single digit driving hours from you. If you find one yourself, please let me know.

nick
nick
1 month ago
Reply to  Roosh

Roosh I forgot to mention to you this product: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=oramd

A decade ago or so I started to get paranoid about slight gum recession (I was paranoid about it back then, it was mostly unwarranted, or so it seems because it hasn’t progressed much). Regardless, this is a good product. I stopped using it for several years but recently started again. I brush with other flouride-free natural toothpastes, but use this twice a day (usually): Once a day I just take a couple drops directly in my mouth and use my tongue to spread it across my gums and the roof of my mouth. I let the saliva build and swish it around before spitting. Then before bed I put 3 drops on a wet toothbrush and brush with that instead of paste. I also tried oil pulling with coconut oil, but only for a couple months. I’m going to try that again and aim for better regularity. One bottle lasts several months even if you use it everyday, which is hard to remember to do.

Zaqan
Zaqan
1 month ago

Most likely it’s liability like everything else in American medicine. Money as well surely. But then you’d think in other countries, they would bilk you also if they have free market medicine. Insurance probably requires it as well.

TLW
TLW
1 month ago

I don’t like going to dentists, either. They have a high rate of depression and mental illness, I believe. When I was a toddler, one dentist had his fingers in my mouth and made me gag until I started to throw up and then yelled at me that if I threw up, I’d have to clean it up. Literally, a grown man said that. To a child. A little toddler. I started crying because he was super scary at that point and have never trusted a dentist since!

Antonio Zoli
1 month ago

I go to the dentist four times per year. Two are covered by my dental plan, and the other two are out of pocket for cleanings. Cleanings run me $60, so are reasonable. X rays once a year. I refuse fluoride treatments. Despite this, plus using a pricey electric toothbrush, and daily flossing, my teeth build up plaque like those pictures you see of hard water calcium deposits in pipes.
I live in a high-brow suburban area called Johnson County in Kansas City (I’m poor as Job’s turkey btw). Most dentists practice “boutique dentistry” here. Up selling like a car dealer trying to sell you extended warranties. “Don’t you want to look like Brad Pitt”? “No, I just want to be healthy”. One of their spiels is to sedate you, do a “deep cleaning” (whatever that is), and bill you $1,000. The kicker is dental plans don’t cover it. Many refuse you medical service if you refuse this scam. I’ve found female dentists to be the most egregious shylocks in my area. I’m not sure why. I’ve been using a nice Hispanic dentist for the last 5 years. He’s in network on my dental plan, his billing is always “customary and usual”, and he doesn’t seem to try to rack up the bill, nor get into my pockets.

victoroni
victoroni
1 month ago
Reply to  Antonio Zoli

30 years ago i was informed in no uncertain terms that unless i had a “gum flap” surgical procedure done immediately that i would lose all my teeth in the near future ! the details of the procedure gave me the creeps ! i did some research and discovered a booklet entitled “how to save your teeth” i believe the author was a dr. kennedy and it was known as the “keyes” method (pronounced kize”) not sure if book is still available. i immediately began practising the keyes method and still have most of my teeth (i am 70). i would encourage anyone interested in proper dental care to attempt a search for the keyes method. basically you make your own toothpaste with baking soda, a pinch of salt and hydrogen peroxide – mix into a slushy paste (bacteria can’t thrive in a salty environment) the method also includes regular use of an oral irrigator (a water pic) i am absolutely convinced of the effectiveness of this method !! it will be worth your while to pursue.

Jerry
Jerry
1 month ago
Reply to  Antonio Zoli

Try taking vitamin K2 MK7 every day (with fatty food). You’ll be amazed.

SouthernTory
SouthernTory
1 month ago

Joel is correct eating a natural diet with as little as possible refined sugar or high fructose corn syrup is key. I grow as much food as I can and volunteer on an organic farm every Friday. The farm pays me for my time in fruits and vegtables for which I am extremely grateful. I get a good workout – digging, lifting crops etc so all good. I don’t have a dentist (must be 10 years since I visited one) and I don’t have any issues. Also filter my water and use a natural non fluoride toothpaste. I’m sure people will red arrow me for this but it works fine for me. Less intervention and is a good thing.

Lucky Red Pill
1 month ago
Reply to  SouthernTory

I HAVE to agree with you about reducing refined sugar and other sweeteners — high-fructose corn syrup, sucrose*, etc.– (as well as salt) and I feel that it is something everyone should do for their good health.
I KNOW that it’s next to impossible to eliminate such things altogether (due to their presence in nearly everything commercially available), but the key is to reduce your intake to minimum, and to eat fruits and vegetables more.
I did this after I had a heart attack last summer (I’m in my early 60’s) and it has made a big difference in my weight as well as my cholesterol levels. Eliminating salt as much as possible has helped to lower my BP as well (even though I’ve not used a salt shaker in years).

* When you read the ingredients on the packages — if any ingredient ends with “ose”, it’s a sugar of some kind. Don’t be surprised if you find “sugar” listed, then later see multiple ingredients listed as a kind of fructose or sucrose, etc. The amount of carbohydrates are also tip-offs to the amount of sugar in the product.

LuLu
LuLu
1 month ago

I dread going to the dentist. I have an appointment later in the month. Yes, there’s always some problem. The x-ray is the worst. My mouth isn’t that big, for those bite wings. It always hurts. They’re always wanting to “save a tooth”. Really? All they see is dollars.

I appreciate you writing this. I’ll see what I can do to get out of the the deadly x-ray.

Dr. S
Dr. S
1 month ago
Reply to  LuLu

enjoy your extractions

Edward
Edward
1 month ago

My teeth are atrocious from drinking too much gamerfuel. I went to the dentist for the first time since childhood a month or two ago, he outlined me a treatment plan totalling $8k. Sounds like a lot but given my teeth, I can totally believe it’s justified. He extracted two rotten ones for me on that visit; no pain, but the sheer primality of yanking teeth was thrilling like an amusement park ride. I had no idea there was a “redpill” point of view on dentistry of all things. Keeping up with all the “secrets they don’t want you to know about” feels like a full time job at this point. I wish I didn’t have to have an opinion on everything. God bless.

Thomas
Thomas
1 month ago

It’s almost like…they want to dramatically reduce the population through subtle yet accumulative means that they’ve amped up everywhere so people die in ever greater numbers of a billion diseases but you can never point a finger at something specific like Coca Cola or being radiated at airports and dentists or artificial sweeteners or EMF radiation everywhere so people say oh he died of kidney failure or heart attack or brain tumour or a million other things.
It is through brilliantly applying inversion that true evil grows, this is why in the stories the evil character always pops up as the solution bringer and then the solution is actually doom.
Notice how everything bad has actually increased in the last 5 decades, literally everything that they’ve been trying to “solve” is actually worse and worse.
David Icke brilliantly explained it in his books.
After the war on drugs there are even more drugs, after all the marriage counselings and marriage advice heaped upon people, especially women, marriage is almost finished in the West or is becoming a total joke, after billions upon billions of dollars (actually trillions by now) cancer is worse and everywhere, autism has exploded, sterility and the war on testosterone have increased etc. It’s by brilliantly using inversion that most yuppies never see it coming. Look, Bill Gates has poured in billions into helping people ok? There’s a whole documentary on it by like, totally neutral people, what are you stupid?
I mean come on!
Imagine the world in 20 years of these fixer uppers!

Antonio Zoli
1 month ago

I see these same up selling techniques and shenanigans used by doctors, but especially veterinarians, in my area. Like the meter is running the moment you enter their offices.
It’s a roll of the dice anymore when you go to a vet here. Same with a doctor. After some trial and error, I’ve found a decent doctor (D.O. in a Christian owned & operated clinic. I run away from M.D.s anymore), and a decent vet. She came out of the SPCA clinic (were in it for the animals and not just the $) that I used previously, but it closed its vet service, so she now has her own practice.

Iain Baunoch
Iain Baunoch
1 month ago

Yep, I got a few fillings last summers. Wouldn’t you know that that the teeth they filled hurt more now than before they had been filled? I’ll never forget the disappointment in my dentists voice when he took a HUGE chunk out of one too then saw that the one next to it didn’t need a filling. American dentists are garbage.

toothless in gaza
toothless in gaza
1 month ago
Reply to  Roosh

Haven’t got a tooth in me head – proper chastisement . . .

rtalker
rtalker
1 month ago

I had the same dentist for most of my life as a kid, then his son took over. I drive 2 hours to see him…the reason is, he never pushes excessive care. He does take yearly x-rays though. For the past 3 years I stopped going because I have a fancy ultrasonic toothbrush and it does the job well. 6 Month tooth cleaning is unnecessary with an ultrasonic toothbrush.

I might go to Europe for care in the future.