I am writing this article about the importance of wisdom teeth even if few of mine have already been extracted. They have been gone for a few years now. I am pretty sure many of your wisdom teeth have been long gone as well. Then I wasn’t informed enough to make a wise decision. We trust our dentists and think that they are doing the best job possible without even questioning their methods. I should’ve researched and should’ve questioned myself. But now I have finished my research and want to share my findings with you so that you can make the right decisions for yourself and not just listen to your dentists just because they tell you so. Many of us have been told that wisdom teeth need to be taken out because we don’t really need them. According to the dentists, they are just unnecessary teeth that just inconveniently crowd out our mouths.
What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth, also called the Third Molars, are the furthest back teeth. They usually start growing when you are in your early twenties or late teens. A report published in the American Journal of Public Health says that, more than 67 % of the preventative wisdom teeth removals are in fact unnecessary. From 10 million wisdom teeth removals in America every year, only 20 proved to be necessary. The old tale about wisdom teeth causing all kind of illnesses is simply False. You have to look at it realistically, it’s a Huge money maker (around one billion dollars a year) for the dental industry.
In the 1900s, Dr. Weston A. Price made extensive researches on the link between diseases and oral health. He found that there are native tribes, that with their traditional diets, were almost 100 percent free of tooth decay. He came to the conclusion that the dental and even the overall health lies in nutrition. Fortunately, this discovery is being practiced by holistic dentists nowadays and they understand that if you supply enough nutrients to the jaw bone while its developing, all 32 teeth will have their space in your mouth without crowding it. Theconclusion is that the proper nutrition is the secret behind trouble free wisdom teeth.
Dr. Weston Price also discovered that when these tribes started inserting sugar and white flour in their diet, their perfect healthy teeth, quickly degraded.
I really recommend reading his eye-opening and fascinationg book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.