A study, published in the British Medical Journal, showed that cavities and tooth decay can be reversed by following healthy food habits. The study was conducted on 62 children who suffered from tooth cavity.
How to Reverse Cavities
The children were divided into three groups. The first group had a diet containing oatmeal packed with phytic acid.
The second group followed a diet rich in vitamin D. And, the third group had a grain-free diet which included vitamin D supplements.
According to the result of the study, the first group had an increased level of cavity formation due to the intake of grain and phytic acid. The second group showed some improvements while the third group had completely healed teeth.
Many dentists agree with the findings of the study and confirm that cavities and tooth decay can be reversed by having a nutrient-rich diet which includes a vitamin D supplementation. Here are some simple tips that can help you to naturally reverse cavities and tooth decay.
Eat Nutritious Foods
In order to prevent and treat cavities and tooth decay, you need to consume foods that are rich in magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, as well as vitamins A, D, E, and K.
A deficiency of these minerals and vitamins can seriously damage the health of your teeth and gums. You should eat more leafy green vegetables and foods that are rich in healthy fats, such as coconut oil, avocado, nuts, and seeds.
Avoid Foods Containing Phytic Acid
Phytic acid is an enzyme inhibitor that can be found in grains, seeds, nuts, and beans. The consumption of the foods containing phytic acid blocks your absorption of minerals, which can lead to osteoporosis and poor dental health.
Eliminate the Sugar from Your Diet
If you want to have healthy teeth, you must eliminate the processed sugar from your diet. The sugar feeds the bacteria in the oral cavity, prevents a healthy flow of dental fluids, and demineralizes the teeth since it is extremely acidic.
Use a Homemade Mineralizing Toothpaste
The fluoride-free toothpaste is usually quite expensive. But, you can make an excellent natural toothpaste by mixing the following ingredients:
- 3 tablespoons of grade diatomaceous earth clay (eatable)
- ½ teaspoon of coconut oil
- ¼ teaspoon of mint-flavored chlorophyll
- ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon of peppermint extract
- 1 tablespoon of filtered water
You should brush your teeth with this paste on a daily basis.
Practice Oil Pulling
Oil pulling is an ancient technique that can protect you against tooth decay. In order to perform it, you should swish a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for about 20 minutes.
Initially, you can do this technique for 3 to 5 minutes, and then gradually increase the duration. This simple method will detoxify your oral cavity and protect your dental health.