Feb 26, 2013 2:56 PM GMT
So teeth-brushing, flossing and washing is simply covering up a more fundamental problem, says NPR, that we don’t have the right bacteria in our mouths anymore to keep our teeth healthy. In fact, the bacterial balance in our mouths right now has shifted towards the kinds of bacteria we don’t want‚the harmful kinds. Our body is constantly fighting them off, no matter how hard or regularly we brush.
To restore the balance, Cooper told NPR, cut the carbs and eat more like a caveman.