The lack of proper oral hygiene and the regular consumption of sticky candy and sugar can lead to cavities. Tooth decay can be healed by drilling out the decay and filling the hole with a synthetic compound or extracting the tooth.
The British Medical Journal published a study that showed following a healthy diet can heal tooth decay.
The study examined the connection between cavities and nutrition. It involved 62 children divided into 3 groups. Namely, group 1 consumed a conventional diet that included phytic acid-rich oatmeal. Moreover, group 2 consumed a conventional diet and took a Vitamin D supplement, whereas group 3 followed a diet free of grains and took a Vitamin D supplement.
The participants in group 1 had more cavities. On the other hand, the participants in group 2 experienced improvement in current tooth decay and reduced new tooth decay formation. Believe it or not, the participants in group 3 had the greatest improvement in tooth decay. That’s not all, almost all their cavities were healed.
These Are the Main Culprits of Tooth Decay:
Dr. Weston Price, Dr. Edward Mellanby, and Dr. Ramid Nagel conducted research that examined the main causes of tooth decay.
They found that the major culprits of this dental problem include:
- Consuming foods high in phytic acid.
- Eating too much refined sugar.
- Following a diet low in soluble vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin D, and vitamin K, particularly vitamin D.
- Being deficient in phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium.
How to Heal Cavities and Reverse Tooth Decay Naturally
– Avoid Eating Phytic Acid-Rich Foods
Phylate is present in beans, nuts, seeds, and grains. This ingredient acts as an enzyme inhibitor and a mineral blocker, thus contributing to some serious health issues. Interestingly, in Ancient food preparation methods, people used sprouting or sourdough fermentation in order to decrease the phytic acid by 50-100%.
Most of the phosphorus is un-absorbable since it is bound to the phytic acid in the beans and grains in the modern diet. It actually binds minerals like magnesium, iron, zinc, and calcium, which play a key role in keeping good oral health. The consumption of phytic acid-rich foods can reduce the absorption of magnesium by about 60% and the absorption of zinc by up to 20%.
The phytic acid interferes with the absorption of these essential minerals, as well as depletes your teeth and bones of these minerals. This can increase your risk of osteoporosis.
– Minimize Your Consumption of Sugar
Did you know that oral bacteria typically feed on sugar and interfere with the natural dental fluid flow? In fact, sugar can demineralize the structural makeup of your teeth and result in tooth decay along with its decalcification because it is highly acidic. You can consume moderate amounts of raw, organic honey and Stevia as a substitute for processed sugar.
So, You Should Make These Simple Changes in Your Diet to Prevent or Heal Cavities:
- Exclude trans fats, processed and packaged foods from your diet.
- Raw dairy is rich in fat soluble Vitamins, Vitamin D3, Vitamin K2, magnesium, phosphorus, and calcium. You should introduce grass-fed goats milk, cheese, butter, and kefir in your diet.
- Consume more fermented cod liver oil, olives, fish, coconut oil, and avocado as they are abundant in healthy fat.
- Eat more fish, meat, eggs, and bone broth.
- Consume a piece of fruit each morning.
- Only consume sprouted beans, seeds, and nuts.
- Optimize your vitamin D levels through sunlight exposure. Also, you may want to take 5,000IU of Vitamin D3 every day.
Practice Oil Pulling
Oil pulling is actually an incredible oral detox technique, which has long been practiced in Ayurvedic medicine. All you need to do is swish a tbsp. of coconut oil along with a drop of GRAS certified Clove essential oil in your mouth. Make sure you swish it for about 20 minutes before spiting it out. It is important to know that you should spit it out in the garbage can, not in the drain to prevent it from clogging. Then, rinse your mouth by using some warm salt water because it has potent antimicrobial properties. Next, brush your teeth as usual.
This ancient dental technique has been found to treat gingivitis, remove bad breath, and improve oral health. It may also fight headaches and help in the treatment of diabetes.
Here is also a homemade remineralizing tooth paste you may want to try:
DIY Tooth Powder to Heal Cavities
- 4 tablespoons of cold-pressed, extra-virgin coconut oil
- Half a teaspoon of magnesium or calcium powder
- 2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 5 tablespoons of calcium powder
- 1 teaspoon of bentonite clay
- 3 tablespoons of xylitol
- 20 drops of trace minerals
- 20 drops of GRAS certified essential oil, Spearmint, Melaleuca, Clove, Peppermint, or Cinnamon.
You should heat the coconut oil, so that it turns into a liquid.
Afterwards, mix all ingredients in a small glass mason jar by using a spoon and then use it. Make sure you keep the jar closed.
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