When the teeth gets cavities and you feel a painful sensation, you think there’s no choice but to have it filled or worst have it extracted but this doesn’t have to be the case. A pearly white teeth boosts self-esteem and protects oral health. The good news is that cavities can be prevented. Studies show that having a grain-free diet and taking vitamin D in children will heal cavities after several weeks.
Cavities form when you neglect your teeth and brush irregularly especially when you eat foods that are high in carbohydrates. This happens because the carbohydrates inside the mouth are used by bacteria which create and acid that targets the tooth enamel. Aside from that, tooth decay is also caused by fat soluble insufficiency, high amount of phytic acid foods and when you don’t take minerals.
It can however be reversed by doing a couple of things to give your teeth a new life and completely eradicate decay.
1. Eat Nutritious Foods and Add Raw Dairy in Your Diet
Vitamins K2 and D3 and minerals like calcium, magnesium and phosphorous and fat-soluble vitamins like vitamins A, D, E and K can help keep the teeth healthy and tooth-decay-free. Foods rich in these vitamins can keep the teeth strong.
On the other hand, raw dairy can heal cavities due to its good bacteria content which fights the bad bacteria and keeps the teeth looking healthy.
2. Lessen Your Sugar Intake
If you’ve ever noticed that you get a terrible toothache when you eat sweet foods, that’s because of enamel or cementum or acute tooth damage which can result to tooth loss which is why you need to lessen your sugar intake or make sure you brush your teeth after you eat those. Raw honey and maple syrup can be the better choice if you’re really craving for sweets. You may also want to lessen you fruit juice intake.
3. Use a Toothpaste that’s Rich in Minerals
Mineral toothpaste can help target the tooth that has a cavity so there’s a possibility that it will heal properly after you use it. You can make your own mineral toothpaste in case you can’t find one. Just find a reputable website online that teaches the produces. Making your own mineral toothpaste can even save you money in the long run. Using mineral toothpaste can whiten teeth, fight off bacteria and most of all, heals cavities.
4. Do the Oil Pulling Method
The oil pulling or swishing method which uses coconut oil enables the tooth which has passages that lets nutrients be absorbed to get the nutrients it needs to prevent or cure cavities. Coconut oil’s many health benefits include reversing the toxins that harm the tooth and pulls the bacteria out of the teeth thus the ‘oil pulling method’ name. You just need to directly gargle coconut oil.
5. Lessen Your Intake of Foods Rich in Phytic Acid
Phytic acid rich foods are grains, seeds, nuts and beans. These foods can cause damage to the teeth because it obstructs the minerals that are supposed to enter the teeth. Though these foods are also needed for the other functions of the body to keep it healthy, a mindful consumption can cure cavities while keeping your whole body healthy.
*While fluoride is also needed by the teeth for stronger and healthier teeth, too much of it have negative effects that’s why it’s important to ask a dental practitioner about the amount of fluoride you should be using. One of the side effects of too much fluoride is enamel fluorosis which causes tooth discoloration.