One of the most common oral conditions that the majority of people face is tooth decay, and it is another sign that something within our body is out of balance, as tooth health is dependent on proper nutrition.
Causes of Tooth Decay:
- Lack of vitamins A and D
- Excessive consumption of processed foods
- Hormone imbalances
- Lack of dietary minerals
- Diet rich in phytic acid
How to Naturally Treat Cavity
Down below is a list of few advices which will help stop the spread of tooth decay and prevent it from forming on other teeth:
- Remove Sugar
If you want to maintain healthy and white teeth, it is recommended that you avoid sugary foods as the oral bacteria which prevents a healthy flow of dental fluids is fed and supported by sugar, meaning that the more sugar you consume, the worse your oral health will be.
- Consume Nutrient-Rich Foods
It is recommended to consume nutrient-rich foods with fat-soluble vitamins and minerals, as they can prevent tooth decay and can even reverse a small portion of the damage. In order to fight tooth decay, dentists stress the importance of consuming leafy green vegetables as well as food which contains high amount of healthy fats such as avocado and coconut oil.
- Try Oil Pulling
Oil pulling has been one of the oldest ways of detoxifying the mouth and maintaining healthy teeth. All you have to do is swish a tablespoon of coconut oil for 20 minutes, and spit it in the trash afterwards before washing your teeth as usual.
- Eliminate Phytic Acid
Excessive consumption of foods rich in phytic acid can result in a number of serious health conditions such as mineral deficiencies, osteoporosis and others, as it prevents the body from absorbing the minerals from the food and leaches minerals out of your bones, teeth and body.
- Use Mineralizing Toothpaste
Most types of toothpaste we use are loaded with various chemicals, that can damage our teeth. On the other hand, fluoride-free toothpaste is expensive. That is why we are going to present you a recipe for a homemade toothpaste that will help clean your teeth better than any other product:
Ingredients you will need:
- ½ a tbsp. of Coconut oil
- ¼ a tbsp. of Baking Soda
- 1 tbsp. of Filtered water
- ¼ tsp. of Mint-flavoured Chlorophyll
- ¼ tsp. of Peppermint extract
Mix all the ingredients together, and brush your teeth just as if you’re using a normal toothpaste.