5 Simple Ways to Naturally Reverse Cavities and Heal Tooth Decay
Cavities are a type of tooth decay that occur when specific types of bacteria produce acid that destroys the tooth’s enamel as well as the underlying layer, the dentin.
Many people believe that once tooth decay sets in, it’s impossible to reverse it, but the truth is, there are several ways to naturally reverse cavities.
1. Add supplements and vitamins to your diet
We’ve already discussed eliminating sweets and candies from your diet, but there’s one more thing you can do to help your saliva fight dental plaque. Vitamins are essential for establishing the good health of your teeth.
To promote salivation, you need to consume a lot of foods rich in fiber such as fruits, nuts, and vegetables. The best ones are apples, bananas, Brussels sprouts, and peas.
Eat whole grain foods. They contain a lot of vitamin B and iron. In addition, whole grains contain magnesium, a mineral that helps absorb calcium and strengthen your teeth.
Eat seafood more often if you want to get more vitamin D from your meals. Salmon, herrings, canned tuna, and sardines are a great source of vitamin D.
2. Try coconut oil pulling
Do you want to know another good way to use coconut oil? You can try coconut pulling to naturally protect your teeth from decay. The oil pulls bacteria out of your teeth and naturally heals them.
Simply swish a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes until your saliva and the oil turn a milky white color. Don’t swallow it. It’s so simple yet so effective!
Oil pulling does not reverse the effects of tooth decay, but it helps prevent cavities. By the way, it works twice as effectively alongside brushing and flossing.
3. Make your own remineralizing toothpaste
This simple toothpaste recipe requires only a few natural ingredients that you can buy in every store. Since you make it yourself, you can be sure that all the components are natural and won’t harm your health.
You’ll need the following ingredients to make the toothpaste:
4 tbsp calcium powder
1 tbsp stevia
1 tbsp sea salt
2 tbsp baking soda
1/4 cup coconut oil
Mix all the ingredients until you get a paste. It should be even with no crumbs. Use it as a substitute for your regular toothpaste.
Remember: Don’t use this toothpaste for more than 30 days in a row due to its abrasive structure and absence of fluoride.
4. Clean and change your toothbrush regularly
What’s the most important tool that we use to clean our teeth? Right! A toothbrush. However, few people know how important it is to choose the right toothbrush.
Always pick a small or a medium-sized brush, and make sure that its bristles can reach into the crevices of your molars where food remains can hide after you eat.
Don’t use covers for your toothbrush because they may harbor microorganisms and bacteria. Instead, just rinse your brush with water after each use, and leave it to air dry. And don’t leave your brush in the same room as your toilet since fecal bacteria can end up on it.
Change your toothbrush regularly because its bristles deteriorate with time and usage. As a result, you don’t clean your teeth as well as with a new toothbrush.
5. Chew sugarless gum
It might sound ironic, but chewing sugarless gum can actually help you prevent tooth decay. Most sugarless gums contain a component called xylitol, which is a natural sweetener. Unlike food, xylitol does not lead to the growth of bacteria in your mouth.
Plus, when you chew, your mouth fills with saliva that can naturally wash off food remains.