Tooth decay or cavities is a breakdown of teeth due to bacteria activity which damages the tooth enamel. This might damage the inner layer, dentin, and cause damage to the tooth structure. Most people treat their tooth problems by simply going at a dentist, but you should know that you might reverse cavities and heal tooth decay on a natural way.
According to one recent study that was published in the British Medical Journal, cavities could be reversed by one simple dietary change. The study examined 62 children that had cavities and they were divided into 3 groups. Group 1 consumed standard diet + oatmeal; group 2 ate the same + vitamin D supplements, and the group number 3 was put on a grain-free diet and they also took vitamin D supplements.
According to the results, the first group had an increase in cavities. The second fared a bit better, while the last group had the highest improvements with more or less all of the kid’s cavities healed. Lots of doctors and dentists backed the findings of this study and they claim that a change in your diet can result in natural cavities healing.
There are 4 things that can contribute to tooth decay: lack of fat-soluble vitamins, lack of minerals, consuming foods rich in phytic acid and consuming too much sugar.
Natural Ways For Reversing Cavities
- Remove sugar from the diet
This is the most important step – removing sugar from your diet is going to significantly reduce the cavities in your teeth. Sugar is feeding the oral bacteria and prevents a healthy flow of dental fluids and is also very acidic, resulting in demineralization of the teeth and cavities.
- Consume nutrient-rich foods
If you want to defeat tooth decay, you have to increase your intake of fat-soluble vitamins and minerals. You should eat more leafy green vegetables and foods that are rich in healthy fats (coconut oil, avocado) along with seeds and nuts to create an ideal barrier against the tooth decay.
- Eliminate phytic acid from your diet
Phytic acid is able to cause serious health issues and very often it can be found in grains, nuts and seeds that are not GMO free or organic. It is a enzyme inhibitor and mineral blocker which prevents the body from absorbing minerals from the food you consume while leaching them from your bones and tissues.
- You can try oil pulling
Oil pulling is one ancient technique that detoxifies the oral cavity. You just need to put one tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth and swish it for around 20 minutes. In the beginning it can be difficult, so try about 3-5 minutes in the first few days and then gradually work your way up. This amazing technique could prevent tooth decay, cure gingivitis and can even reduce headaches.
- Use a mineralizing natural toothpaste
The fluoride-free toothpastes are very expensive, but there are several affordable brands that you can buy. Also you can make your own toothpaste at your home. The process is so simple – here is what you need to do.
- Three tablespoons of food grade diatomaceous earth clay
- 1/4 teaspoon of mint-flavored chlorophyll
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract
- One tablespoon of filtered water
- Half a teaspoon of coconut oil
Mix all the ingredients together and you will have your own natural fluoride-free toothpaste.