Home Remedies for Tooth Decay and Cavities
There is a common believe among most Americans that once you have tooth decay, it cannot be reversed. This is not the case as research done on tooth decay shows that there are home remedies for tooth decay and cavities that can help reverse tooth decay and cavities. Most people tend to believe that once the tooth has decayed or formed cavities, the only way to heal them is by drilling and having them filled with a synthetic material. Well, this is not the case anymore, once you give the body what it wants, then the body can heal things that you thought were impossible.
Research done by the British Medical Journal shows that tooth cavities can be easily healed or reversed by taking certain diets. They performed their research on 62 children who were divided into three groups and fed on different foods. Children who were fed on certain kinds of foods were found to heal all their cavities completely. Understanding the causes of tooth cavities can help a lot when it comes to healing the tooth naturally.
The most common causes of tooth decay and cavities include:
- Excessive consumption of processed sugars.
- Lack of minerals in the food taken
- Excessive consumption of foods rich in phytic acids.
- Lack of soluble vitamins in the diet
Having known the common causes of tooth decay, let’s look at ways that one can easily cure tooth decay and cavities naturally.
How to reverse tooth decay and cavities naturally
1. Removing sugars from your diet
Sugar should be avoided at all costs if one desires healthy teeth. Sugar is known to play a key role in the formation of decay and cavities. Bacteria feed on sugar, meaning once we take a lot of sugars we actually feed the bacteria and help them multiply with ease. Sugars also prevent the flow of dental fluids within the mouth, which can have adverse effects on the teeth. Sugar is also very acidic and can dimeneralize or decalcify the tooth causing cavities.
Avoiding sugar simply means staying away from foods like candy and foods that have been baked with sugars. Drinks rich in sugars like sodas also need to be avoided. If one has to drink juice, then it is essential to drink it sparingly to protect your teeth from developing cavities. Artificial sweeteners should also be avoided as they contain lots of sugar that can cause decay and the formation of cavities. Taking raw honey and stevia in moderation is an alternative option to get sugar into your body.
2. Removing Phytic acid from your diet
Phytic acid, also known as phytate is an enzyme inhibitor and mineral blocker. This acid is commonly found in grains, seeds, beans and nuts. This is healthy foods for our but can also be dangerous, causing tooth cavities and decay if taken over a long period of time. During the ancient times food preparation methods include sourdough and sprouting which kill of the enzyme. In the today’s world, food preparation methods have drastically changed, making phytic acid become an issue. There have been several researches done on phytic acid showing how it creates mineral deficiencies in the mouth leading to osteoporosis.
Grains usually contain phosphorus which is essential for healthy teeth. However, 80% of this enzyme is bound by phytic acid, making the phosphorus un-absorbed. The mineral binds all minerals that are essential for the body. These minerals include magnesium, iron, calcium and zinc. Apart from preventing absorption of minerals into your teeth, the acid leaches all essential minerals from your teeth contributing to tooth decay and cavity formation. The best option is to completely stay clear of grains and all un-fermented soybeans, which cause tooth cavity and decay. Eating organic foods or GMO free foods can also be a good way to prevent tooth decay since phytic acid is commonly found in foods grown with artificial fertilizers. Soaking nuts and sprouting them or doing sourdough fermentation can help reduce the amount of phytic acid by 50 to 100%.
3. Eating foods rich in nutrients and taking more raw dairy products
Raw dairy products are usually rich in mineral and vitamins, which contribute to the effective flow of dental fluids within the oral region helping maintain strong teeth. Consuming raw dairy weekly will be very effective in reversing your tooth decay and cavity. Raw dairy is usually rich in vitamins K2, vitamin D3, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium and fat soluble vitamins which are essential for healthy teeth. Organic grass fed butter, raw cheeses and milk kefir from goats can be a great choice to help prevent tooth decay.
Increasing the amount of fat soluble vitamins and minerals taken on a daily basis will play an important role in ensuring teeth remain healthy at all times.
A list of recommended foods includes:
- One piece of fruit every morning
- Cooked and raw vegetables, especially the leafy one
- Raw dairy like milk kefir and raw cheese
- Foods with healthy fats like coconut, avocado, olive and fish
- Fermented grains should also be taken but in moderation
- Avoid processed foods and packaged foods
4. Remineralization of your toothpaste
It is essential to remineralize your toothpaste to help prevent tooth decay and reverse any cavities or decay. This can easily be done by using mouth wash or fluoride toothpaste. This can be expensive, but is worthy doing. However, homemade remineralized paste can be made using five parts of calcium powder, 2 parts of baking soda, 1 part of diatomaceous earth, 3 to 5 parts of coconut oil and 3 parts of Xylitol powder.
5. Oil pulling
This has been used for centuries as an Ayurvedic medicine and works effectively in maintaining healthy teeth. Oil pulling is simply done by swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth for about 20 minutes. Oil pulling in the morning after getting out of bed is the best time to make your teeth remain healthy.
Our health is very important, but it does not mean visiting a doctor every day. The simple home remedies discussed above can be the turning point for teeth and work wonders. What we take into our bodies in most cases determines the health of our bodies. By changing the foods we eat into the foods discussed above, your teeth will tremendously remain healthy and all decays and cavities formed will be reversed.
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