It is a common belief that once there’s tooth decay, cavity is irreversible.
The only way to get rid of it is to have the tooth drilled out and sealed with some synthetic material. If you have cavities now, here’s good news for you: you can reverse the problem naturally. In fact, science has proven that both tooth decay and cavities can be treated by simply changing your diet.
Of course, you need to floss and brush daily to reverse cavities and there’s no need for fluoride. Here are the best ways to improve your oral health and at the same time, get rid of tooth decay and cavities:
This age-old technique can reduce cavities, along with other problems such as bad breath and bleeding gums. Oil pulling removes harmful bacteria in the mouth that can lead to several dental problems. Here are the steps to oil pulling:
- Have a tablespoon of sesame, sunflower, or coconut oil in your mouth.
- Swish it around for five minutes (if you’re a beginner) to 20 minutes.
- Spit the oil out before rinsing your mouth using warm water.
- Brush your teeth like you normally would.
You can also use water with salt when you rinse your mouth, instead of just warm water. Do this every day on an empty stomach.
If you already have tooth decay or cavities, make sure you avoid sugar like a plague. Sugar is the food of oral bacteria and it is also highly acidic that can demineralize the structure of your teeth. Stay away from sugary foods, such as soda, candy, and even baked goods with tons of sugar. If you need to sweeten your foods, go for stevia and raw honey instead.
Phytic Acid Elimination
Phytic acid or phytate blocks minerals and enzymes. It is found in seeds, nuts, beans, and grains. The acid can cause serious health problems, not only in our dental health. You can still consume the mentioned foods if you use ancient preparation techniques, including sourdough fermentation and sprouting, since they remove phytic acid.
Consume Calcium and Nutritious Foods
Raw dairy has tons of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin K2, D3, phosphorus, and magnesium that can improve dental health as it boosts fluid flow within the mouth. This aids in maintaining strong teeth and oral wellness. Include raw cheeses, goat milk kefir, and organic butter as your top options.
Some herbs and spices, such as garlic, turmeric, salt, and licorice, can also help keep the teeth free from cavities. Bottom line is misinformation should be stopped about tooth decay because such dental problem can actually be remedied even at home.