The enamel of the teeth, as well as the underlying layer, dentin, are destroyed by the tooth decay that results from certain types of acid produced by bacteria. Yet, tooth decay and cavities can be naturally reversed, as opposed to the popular belief.
The British Medical Journal published a study which showed that a diet is a powerful natural way to reverse these dental issues.
The cavities of participants that ate a standard diet enriched with oatmeal, which is high in phytic acid, increased and improved in people who are a normal diet and supplemented with vitamin D. Yet, the cavities of participants that ate a grain-free diet and nutrient-rich foods, and also took Vitamin D, were healed.
Moreover, researchers found that the 4 main factors that contribute to tooth decay include the excessive consumption of processed sugar, phytic acid-high foods, and the lack of minerals and fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) in the diet.
Therefore, here are the best ways to reverse cavities in a natural way:
1. Consume Nutrient-Rich Foods
Your diet should be rich in vegetables and foods high in healthy fats, fat-soluble vitamins, and minerals. Increase the intake of seeds, nuts, avocado, coconut oil, and leafy green vegetables. According to Authority Dental:
“Vitamin D is crucial to the absorption of calcium, phosphorus, and other minerals your teeth need to remineralize. We recommend supplementation because so many people are vitamin D deficient. However, it is entirely possible to get enough vitamin D from your diet. Eating 6-8 oz. of salmon or mackerel, every day would do it for most people. Tuna, sardines, fortified milk, and eggs can also help. Then, the sun is also a legitimate source of vitamin D.”
“Just like the bones, teeth rely on minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium for strength. Make sure they are present in your diet.”
2. Avoid Sugar
Sugar feeds oral bacteria and inhibits the healthy flow of dental fluids. It is excessively acidic and thus decalcifies and demineralizes the teeth. Therefore, make sure you avoid it if you want to have cavity-free teeth.
3. Mineralizing Toothpaste
Tooth remineralization is a natural process that occurs in the body on a daily basis when it replenishes tooth enamel, the rate depending mostly on diet. Make your homemade, fluoride-free toothpaste by simply mixing the following ingredients, and use it on a daily basis:
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1/4 teaspoon mint-flavored chlorophyll
- 3 tablespoons of food grade diatomaceous earth clay
- 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon filtered water
4. Oil Pulling
This is an ancient technique for detoxifying the oral cavity and treating numerous health issues, from toothaches and gingivitis to headaches. You should swish a tablespoon of coconut oil in the mouth for 20 minutes, and then spit it out.
5. Eliminate Phytic Acid
Authority Dental explains:
“Phytic acid (aka phytate) is often called an “anti-nutrient”.That’s because it snatches up nutrients in the digestive system and prevents them from being digested.
If they aren’t digested, they don’t make it into the bloodstream. If nutrients don’t make it into the bloodstream, they don’t make it to other tissues in the body. This includes your teeth.”
Inorganic or GMO seeds, nuts, grains, and beans contain phytic acid, which acts a mineral blocker and enzyme inhibitor that can lead to numerous health issues, like osteoporosis and mineral deficiencies, by inhibiting their absorption and leaching them out of your body, bones, and teeth.
While the process of elimination of the cavities is neither easy nor quick, you will witness amazing improvements by making these steps your routine, and you will drastically boost the longevity and health of your teeth.