Proven ways to reverse cavities naturally: According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, cavities and tooth decay could potentially be reversed through home remedies such as dietary changes.
What is tooth decay?
Tooth decay is the destruction of your tooth enamel when germs (bacteria) in your mouth make acids that eat away at a tooth. It can lead to a hole in the tooth, called a cavity. If not treated, tooth decay can cause pain, infection, and tooth loss.
A tooth has three layers.
The hard outer layer is called enamel.
The middle layer is called dentin.
The center of the tooth is called the pulp. It contains nerves and blood vessels.
The more layers that are affected by decay, the worse the damage.
What Causes Tooth Decay?
Tooth decay can occur when acid is produced from plaque, which builds up on your teeth.If plaque is allowed to build up, it can lead to further problems, such as dental caries (holes in the teeth), gum disease or dental abscesses, which are collections of pus at the end of the teeth or in the gums.
Tooth health is kept in check with proper nutrition, not dentistry or fluoride. In fact, fluoride doesn’t make teeth stronger and it actually puts our health at risk.
Studies prove that , fluoride was added to a list of toxic environmental chemicals contributing to neuro developmental disabilities such as autism and ADHD.
Tooth decay happens for a multitude of reasons including:
- Lack of Fat Soluble Vitamins (mostly vitamins A and D):
- Standard American Diet Full of Processed Foods (SAD)
- Hormone Imbalances
- Lack of Minerals in the Diet
- Too much consumption of phytic acid-rich foods
- Too much consumption of processed sugar
Eliminate Phytic Acid:The good news is that teeth (and bones) are able to heal themselves in a process called remineralization. Basically, specialized cells in the center of the tooth are able to regenerate dentin, the layer of tooth just under the enamel, and the enamel can then properly remineralize from the outside. This same process happens in bones when phytic acid is removed from the diet and minerals/fat soluble vitamins are added.
Phytic acid (phytate) is a mineral blocker and enzyme inhibitor found in grains, nuts, seeds and beans that can cause serious health problems in our diets. The main reason phytic acid has become an issue today is because we have stopped ancient food preparation techniques, such as sprouting or sourdough fermentation, which kills off the phytic acid.
People who consume large amounts of phytic acid (most Americans) in the form of grains, seeds, nuts, and legumes have higher rates of tooth decay, mineral deficiencies and osteoporosis.Phytic acid not only prevents you from absorbing minerals in your food, but it also leaches minerals out of your body, bones and teeth!
Remove Sugar:Cutting back on sugar is a good idea, because cavities can not form, since they feed on sugar.Limit fruit and even starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes and focused on mineral rich vegetables, bone broths, meats, and healthy fats.Additionally, use raw honey and maple syrup, and drink juices sparingly, as too much sugar can contribute to cavity formation. Be careful of artificial sweeteners because of their health risks as well. Bottom line: Make stevia your new best friend along with raw honey in moderation!
Consume Raw Dairy and Nutrient-Rich Foods:
Consume raw dairy products at least weekly as it is loaded with calcium, vitamin K2, vitamin D3, magnesium, phosphorus and fat-soluble vitamins.Raw dairy is filled with the vitamins and minerals that contribute to a healthy dental fluid flow and help maintain strong teeth and promote oral wellness. Thus, it’s a great way to get cavity-free teeth.
Follow this diet to beat tooth decay:
- Vitamin D — get plenty of sunshine, and days not in sun supplement with 5,000IU daily of D3
- Raw and cooked vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables.
- Raw dairy like kefir, cheese and grass-fed butter.
- Fruit, one piece daily early in day
- Foods high in healthy fats like coconut oil, avocado, olives, and fish or fermented cod liver oil.
- Fermented grains only and in moderation, such as true sourdough bread (or even better no grains at all). You can buy raw flours and breads.
- Nuts, seeds and beans only that have been sprouted.
- Rich in animal foods like bone broth, meat, fish and eggs.
- Finally, NO processed foods, packaged foods or fast food.
This diet would maximize mineral absorption while providing abundant fat-soluble vitamins. It probably isn’t necessary to follow it strictly. For example, if you eat more mineral-rich foods such as dairy and bone broths, you can probably get away with more phytic acid. Or you might be able to heal cavities eating like this for only one or two meals a day.
Use Mineralizing Toothpaste:
Try Fluoride-Free Toothpaste
You can make your own toothpaste. If you can create this formula — even once in awhile — why not?
- 4 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- 1/8th teaspoon of stevia
- 1 drop of peppermint essential oil
- 20 drops of trace minerals
Optional: add 500-1000 mg activated charcoal
Mix this and… well, brush your teeth!
This post is focused on diet, but obviously oral hygiene also matters. Brushing your teeth, flossing, and rinsing your mouth out after meals will also reduce dental risks.
The technique described above is applicable to early-stage, small cavities, not necessarily to advanced decay. If you try to heal your own cavities using diet, please do it under the supervision of a dentist.
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