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Throughout the years, dental health has often been characterized as a reflection of our overall health, where bad oral health results from issues with other parts of our body. But what if we flipped the paradigm? What if we thought about dental health as the foundation for our physical health as a whole?

Dr. Steven Lin, an experienced dentist and the world's first dental nutritionist, has analyzed our ancestral traditions, epigenetics, gut health, and the microbiome in order to develop food-based principles for a literal top-down holistic health approach. Merging dental and nutritional science, Dr. Lin lays out the dietary program that can help ensure you won't need dental fillings or cholesterol medications — and give you the resources to raise kids who develop naturally straight teeth. With our mouth as the gatekeeper of our gut, keeping our oral microbiome balanced will create a healthy body through a healthy mouth.

Dr. Lin arms you with a 40-day meal plan, complete with the Dental Diet food pyramid, exercises for the mouth, recipes and cooking techniques to help you easily and successfully implement his techniques into your everyday life. The tools to improve overall wellness levels and reverse disease are closer than we think — in our markets, in our pantries, and, most frequently, in our mouths — if not just a well-chosen bite or two away.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Steven Lin (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Informative and Empowering

It is true that most people don't know enough about dental care to feel comfortable about it. This book helps you understand what you can do to strengthen your teeth from within and take responsibility for your dental health. It also busts myths that needlessly keeps you in fear! Recommend every person should read it.

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healthy mouth for a healthy body and mind :-)

loved the new perspective of keeping your gums and tooth healthy for a healthy body and mind that too by leveraging daily nutrition

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  • SUSAN ATWOOD
  • 22-03-18

Finally a discussion of root cause and how to fix it

For years I have wondered what is causing so much illness and diseases in us and The dental diet says it quite simply and beautifully. Nutrition, it has everything to do with our health. Which the very definition of the word means free from illness and injury in Webster’s.
My chiropractor has a sign that says there is no wonder the word heal is in the word health. Many on line health bloggers tell us all disease start in our gut, our digestive system, not genetic or hereditary but digestive. This book explains it all concerning our mouth and teeth. I have talked to my dentist and periodontist and refreshing to know the practitioners can learn outside the box and teach their patients.
Great read from someone who needed this years ago.

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  • Dave the Love Enforcer
  • 31-10-18

Introductory; disappointing for the well-read

This is your basic paleo nutrition book with phrases like “this also applies to your mouth” added in. There is a nice discussion of Weston A. Price -- great stuff if you're not familiar, but if you are, don't expect any new info here.

I really wish there were less rehashing of basic paleo ideas and more information about dental health.

I finished the book and didn’t gain any insights on issues related to standards of care in dental or periodontal medicine. I now know this dentist’s regurgitated opinions related to the food guide pyramid and lipid-heart hypothesis, but I don’t know which (if any) mouthwashes may be helpful, how to rehab receded gums, or whether topical applications of any nutrients can help with tooth decay.

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  • Monika
  • 09-12-18

Bored to death

You can skip the first 7-8 chapters, there is absolutely no information in those.
It starts giving some info after that, but it is like pulling teeth.
I have found myself skip about 90% of this book, plus the accent of the narrator is hard to understand at times.

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  • DG
  • 20-08-20

Everyone should read this book

I have learned so much from this book. Read it and share with your friends and family.

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  • RRP
  • 21-05-20

Eye Opening

This book makes a lot of sense and has inspired me to focus on dental health through my diet. Excellent information that I am sharing with others.

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  • D
  • 12-12-19

Ingredients

The recommendations include too many ingredients that should not be consumed. Such as vegetable oils, legumes and many of the nuts, as they are high in omega 6, lectins, phytic acids and Oxalates. There’s also no need for all the fibers.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-08-18

Learned new things

Very intricate down the molecules. Eat fats if you have diabetes, strange, but may be true

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-03-21

a Great help to me

I read this book in oct and started following what it said. I had chronic puffy gums for years. nothing helped. now its march and my gums are looking amazingly better. they almost look normal. I totally changed my diet but it was worth the struggle . thank you Dr Lin.!!!!

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  • Waiwaho
  • 03-03-21

Absolutely awesome book!!!

Thank you so much Dr Lin for packing so much amazing and useful health information into one book. This is not actually a Dental Diet but a whole body health plan. And it is PERFECT. I'm a Natural Therapist who educates people on diet, and Dr Lin has succintly covered everything I wish I could tell all my clients in one, easy to read, fun and interesting book.

I loved the audio version, but will be purchasing the hard copy for easy referencing and to read the recipes (listening to him reading the recipes was the only boring part of the audio book! having recipes in an audio book is unusual!). Dr Lin's reading of this book is great, he's got a good voice to listen to, you can hear his passion for his work. As a fellow Australasian, I loved listening to an audiobook in a local accent. An extremely rare thing for us down under!!

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  • william a schultz
  • 30-10-20

Very applicable, real results, go on, try it!

I like books written from passion, curiosity, and functional useability. This is a trifecta audiobook. It's worth your time listening nand the PDF is 70 pages of great material. Go on. what are you waiting for . . . a tooth to fall out? Order it. I wish I would have 3 years earlier. Steven reads his own book and he's a down to earth dentist. I'm healthier for having read and used his material. I appreciate those reading this. Thanks, Bill S.

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  • Riley Shivaun
  • 25-06-18

This must be on every family’s bookshelf.

An amazingly simple book packed full of information about the relationship between food, our health and our dental health. My family health book of the year. Wonderful. Delighted it was narrated by the author. Packed full of useful and pragmatic information.

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  • Miss
  • 18-01-18

Outstanding

Would you listen to The Dental Diet again? Why?

Absolutely!!Steven has beautifully brought together all of the information and research that I've also been tirelessly searching for in one easy to read book. Being in the dental field myself and having an inquisitive mind I it answers a lot of questions that I ask about patients on a day to day basis. Its easy to digest and it excites me for the future of dentistry.

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Everything, especially using easy to understand anecdotes to explain processes in the body. This will allow patients and clinicians to understand the content easier

Have you listened to any of Steven Lin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I've listened to Steven on podcasts and I'm pleased he's done the audible version himself and not got a narrator. It's much more genuine.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I nodded all the way through and kept thinking 'This man thinks like I do' and everything he has written backs up all the research I've been doing myself. I'm so excited for the future of dentistry in prevention rather than cure.

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It's a breath of fresh air to know that there are clinicians out there who think the same way. Food is medicine but food can be poison. I'm searching for the right advice to give patients and this book is a good starting point for anyone on the beginning of their journey. Well done Steven......keep fighting the fight

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-08-18

insightful book

loved the book but was surprised that the author didn t said anything about vegetarian or vegan diet. the book is based only on meat eating. beside that I totaly agree with the information. very helpful brreathing techniques.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-12-20

Eye-opening

Like most people I’m not a big fan of going to the dentist. I never thought I’d read a book about dental health and enjoy it at that. This is really fascinating and opened my eyes to different ways to improve my not very healthy looking teeth.

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  • Mary
  • 09-09-19

Phenomenal

Amazing book, wonderfully narrated. I got through it so quickly as I was desperately trying to relieve some of my tooth sensitivity but I got so much more from this book. I read it in 3-4 days and that's only because I kept going back to relisten to some of these amazing studies presented. Its a must read for anyone and everyone with teeth. Especially if you're spending hundreds of pounds at the dentist experiencing problems read this and save yourself cash in the long run...

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  • William Rymer
  • 20-04-21

Dental Diet

Interesting hypothesis, but no real science here. Need to read around the subject a lot to be sure that there are any advantages to the dental diet as the science was really ignored here. A lot of anecdotal evidence. Raises some interesting ideas about modifications to the diet though.

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  • Alan
  • 01-04-21

Audible isngreat but I also bought the book

I really got a lot from this book in terms of diet and how best to look after my body, teeth, gut, microbiome etc. I know there are so many health books out there but what is in this book is consistent with most of the best ones I've read. I also boight the book to accompany it as there are lots of recipes and meal planners in the book but enjoyed listening to the audio book on my walks.

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  • Deano
  • 15-02-19

Great information

Having recently studied the ketogenic diet & it’s myriad of benefits, I unintentionally found myself reading this book, & was pleasantly inspired by the numerous parallels contained within. I encourage readers to combine knowledge from both sources, in order to have a wholistic approach to healing both body & mind.

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  • Alexandru Nicolae Gheorghe
  • 02-11-18

It's a Must!

I thank the author for his commitment to progress. The information written here is very important for maintaining a healthy life!

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  • Silviu Blajut
  • 04-10-18

Amazingly awakening

The book is a true must read and it could be the only diet book you could read as it has enough wisdom for a healthy lifestyle diet.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-01-21

worth it

easy to understand and worth the time. Implement these strategies and see the benefits come your way

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  • Cris
  • 16-07-19

Great educational book

Informative and packed with some delicious recipes at the end.
It is never too late to start taking care of yourself.

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  • Joanna
  • 02-06-19

A must listen

I first heard about Steven’s work on a couple of health & wellness podcasts, I then proceeded to listen to his other interviews before purchasing this audiobook. The way he puts the link between oral/dental health with the rest of the body really hits the message home. I found the information surrounding the diet and common dental problems (crooked teeth, crowding etc) really fascinating. I highly recommend you read/listen to this. I purchased a hard copy as well so I can easily refer back to specific chapters.

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  • Wes
  • 31-01-19

Great book for the health conscious

This book should be required reading for all health practitioners. Well written and researched.
I highly recommend

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-10-18

Interesting and informative in the way the facial muscles and bones work and what nutrients we need but that’s about it

I found some useful information about the way our facial muscles and bones work, and what nutrients we need to keep our teeth from rotting, but I don’t believe the dietary recommendations were necessarily looked into deep enough.. (cured meats anyone?) also the emphasis on the need for vegetables, meats and dairy to be organic I think should have been much greater, as most inorganic butter, meats and even vegetables tend to lose a LOT of their valuable nutrition content during commercialisation, and some even add horrible chemicals that will do more harm than good once consumed. Overall not a bad audiobook, good for someone starting out on their health journey, very informative for someone who doesn’t know the links between diet and teeth rotting

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-05-18

dentist review

As a dentist i have great respect for Steven's work and i think this topic is very important, my only criticism is that it was not written and presented in a captivating way which would help in spreading the message farther.
Great information and very relevant in today's world.