When a certain acid-producing bacteria begins destroying the tooth enamel and the underneath layer, it causes the appearance of cavities. This bacteria will slowly destroy your tooth, and people believe that this process can’t be reversed and that all they could do is go to their dentist and get a filling!
However, they think wrong, as there are few natural ways to successfully reverse cavities and heal tooth decay.
According to a study published by the British Medical Journal, tooth decay and cavities can be naturally reversed through diet. There were 62 participants in the study (kids with cavities) separated into three groups.
The kids from the first group were instructed to consume a normal diet with an addition of oatmeal for breakfast (high in phytic acid). The participants from the second group took a standard diet with an addition of vitamin D supplements, and those from the last group were instructed to have a diet free from grains and vitamin D supplements.
The outcomes of the study showed that the cavities of the kids from the first group, who took a diet rich in phytic acid and grains were increased, the cavities of the kids from the second group were improved, and the cavities of those from the third group showed greatest improvements by being nearly completely healed.
A lot of dentists and doctors have verified this study, by stating that a change in a person’s diet can help him/her reverse tooth decay and cavities. It is generally believed that you need to brush your teeth to prevent the appearance of cavities which apparently appears because of starchy and sugary residues on the teeth.
But to be real, there are so many more factors rather than just regular brushing that encourage cavities and tooth decay. Dr. Ramiel Nagel, Dr. Weston Price, and Dr. Edward Mellanby explain that there are 4 diet-related factors that influence the appearance of tooth decay:
- Lack of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K in the diet;
- Lack of minerals (calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus deficiencies);
- Too much-much-processed sugar;
- Too much food is high in phytic acid.
Natural Treatments to Reverse Cavities
1. Exclude sugars from your diet
That’s right. You need to exclude all sugars from your everyday diet if you want to have healthy and cavity-free teeth. There are two main reasons for this: because sugar is highly acidic and because it feeds the oral bacteria which doesn’t allow a healthy flow of dental fluids. These factors demineralize and decalcify the teeth’s structural content, leading to tooth decay.
2. Eat Foods Rich in Nutrients
In order to reverse but also prevent the appearance of cavities, you should consume more fat-soluble vitamins and minerals throughout your diet. For that purpose, consume more healthy fats like avocado and coconut, more leafy green vegetables, nuts, and seeds. This is the perfect combination of foods if you want to have cavity-free teeth.
3. Oil pulling
This procedure has been used for detoxification of the mouth for centuries. Take a tablespoon of coconut oil and swish it around your mouth for up to 20 minutes. Oil pulling will take care of your teeth and will also help in various health conditions like gingivitis and headaches.
4. Exclude Phytic Acid
This acid is usually found in nuts, grains, beans, and seeds which are not GMO-free or organic. It inhibits the production of enzymes and blocks the absorption of minerals. Consuming food high in phytic acid can cause various health problems like osteoporosis and mineral deficiency. Therefore, always choose GMO-free and organic foods to make sure you don’t consume phytic acid.
5. Mineralizing Toothpaste
We all know that fluoride-free toothpaste is preferred but also expensive, so you can choose a less expensive but equally useful alternative. This is a recipe for a remineralizing toothpaste that you can prepare it at home. Check out the video below for detailed instructions:
- 3 tablespoons of food-grade type of diatomaceous earth;
- 1 tablespoon of filtered water;
- ¼ teaspoon of baking soda;
- ¼ teaspoon of peppermint extract;
- ½ teaspoon of coconut oil;
- ¼ teaspoon of chlorophyll with mint flavor.
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