There’s a common belief that once a person attains a cavity the only way to fix it or reduce the damage is by filling it with a synthetic material. However according to researches, cavities may be prevented and even healed with proper nutrition. For example, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal, nearly all cavities in the children who had a grain-free diet and consumed vitamin D healed within several weeks.
According to the American Association a tooth decay occurs when foods containing carbohydrates are constantly left on the teeth. The bacteria that lives in the mouth then use these carbohydrates to produce an acid that over time destroy tooth enamel. The American Association is right, but they are only informing people 1 of 4 things that can contribute to cavities. The other three are also major factors in contributing to tooth decay and they are: lack of fat soluble, high consumption of phytic acid foods, andlack of mineral intake.
In addition to daily oral hygiene, there are several natural ways to help reduce and heal cavities without having to get them filled. Keep in mind that if a tooth continues to trouble you, you really should see a dentist, natural remedies can definitely help, but if it’s too far gone you may need a professional. Here are some of the best ones to try out:
Teeth are known to be porous and like a sponge, contain passages that pushes nutrients to the surface of the enamel. Note that this only occurs if the good nutrition is present in the body, if not, it can provide the opposite affect and pull in toxins into the teeth. Coconut oil has the ability to cut right through the plaque and provide teeth anti-bacterial properties. By “oil pulling” – swishing the coconut oil in the mouth – it can help reverse the flow of toxins and pull bacteria out of the teeth. This will lead to strengthening the teeth and healing cavities overtime.
Eat Nutrient Rich Foods and Drink Raw Dairy
Having a healthy diet contributes to helping reduce cavities and aid in healing them. Eating food that contains vitamin K2, vitamin D3, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and fat-soluble vitamins are a good way to keep teeth strength and healthy. It is also recommended that consuming raw dairy products can aid in healing cavities overtime.
Avoid Food with Phytic Acid
Found in grains, seeds, beans, and nuts, phytic acid when can consumed can damage oral health overtime. It blocks minerals necessary to maintain a healthy teeth. The acid itself creates an opposite affect by leaching minerals out of your bones and teeth. By avoiding high consumptions of any food containing phytic acid, can lead to cavities healing and keep teeth strong overtime.
Note; Keep in mind that seeds and nuts are an important part of any healthy diet and phytic acid content varies greatly among plants depending on the type of seed, environmental condition, climate and soil quality.
Use Mineralized Toothpaste
One of the more expensive ways to curing cavities, switching out any current toothpaste for a mineralized one. Brushing teeth with mineralized toothpaste will help to fill protect cavities as it heals itself over the course of time. There are also simple recipes that can be found online on making homemade mineralized toothpaste for people that would like to save money. A regular oral hygiene routine with mineralized toothpaste will whiten teeth, keep bacteria away, and cure cavities.
Note; Fluoridated toothpaste is also very important to avoid for healthy teeth. Combined fluoride exposure from all sources-water, food, toothpaste, mouth rinse, or other products-contributes to enamel fluorosis.
Reducing Sugar Intake
Sugar can become deadly if consumed in high amounts along with a poor oral hygiene routine. It can lead to tooth decay and other oral health problems. Switch out sugar for raw honey and maple syrup and drink juices cautiously to avoid future cavity formation.