Healthy and Natural Cures: How to Heal Cavities and Tooth Decay Naturally with These Home Remedies
Trips to the dentist can be painful, costly and sometimes traumatic
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Looking after your teeth as best you can keep dentist visits to a minimum, and these home remedies can ensure your dental hygiene is always up to scratch.
Nearly everyone will suffer from some kind of tooth problems at some point.
General wear and tear and attacks from acids in the healthy foods, such as fruit, that we all like to enjoy can lead to decay and cavities in your teeth no matter how well you think you are brushing.
These natural remedies go well as an added extra to your dental hygiene program.
1. Use of Turmeric, Coconut Oil, Clove Oil and Salt.
- ¼ teaspoon of Coconut Oil
- ¼ teaspoon of Turmeric.
- 2 drops of Clove Oil.
- A pinch of Salt.
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
- Apply the mixture to your toothbrush and brush your teeth gently, targeting the cavities’ areas as much as possible
- Leave for 5 minutes and brush once more.
- Finally, rinse the teeth with lukewarm water.
2. Use of Baking Soda, Lemon Juice, Dried Mint Powder and Peppermint Essential Oil.
- 1 drop of Peppermint Essential Oil.
- ½ teaspoon of Baking Soda.
- 2 drops of Lemon Juice.
- ¼ teaspoon of Dried Mint Powder (optional).
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
- Apply the mixture on a toothbrush and then brush gently, paying attention to all areas.
- Leave it on your teeth for about 3 minutes.
- Lastly, rinse your teeth with slightly warm water.
3. Use of Licorice Root Powder, Activated Charcoal, Sweet Orange essential Oil and Food Grade Bentonite Clay Powder.
This recipe should be used only once a week
- ½ teaspoon of Activated Charcoal.
- ¼ of Licorice Root Powder.
- 1 drop of sweet Orange Essential Oil.
- A pinch of Food Grade Bentonite Clay powder.
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
- Apply the mixture on a toothbrush and brush your teeth gently.
- Wait for about 3 minutes and then use slightly warm water to rinse your teeth.
- After rinsing, you can use the brush to brush your teeth once again and the rinse with lukewarm water.
Reverse Cavities And Heal Tooth Decay With These 5 Steps!
The teeth, just like any other part of your body, require your attention and proper care. Tooth decay is a major problem people deal with at one point in life. cavities can make life uncomfortable an unbearable. But if you don’t like visiting the dentist, you can try to prevent dental decay on your own.
Although many people believe that once tooth decay sets in, it’s impossible to reverse it, the truth is, there are several ways to naturally reverse cavities.
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.
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.
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
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.
Eliminate Phytic Acid
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.
DENTAL TRUTHS AND MYTHS: CAN YOU REALLY HEAL CAVITIES? AND MORE!
Butter Nutrition: A healthy diet loaded with fat soluble vitamins, especially A, D & K2 to help prevent cavities, per the research of Dr. Weston A. Price in the early 1900’s. In recent years, there have been a lot of articles going around that say food can not only prevent cavities, but it can heal them as well. An opinion from a trusted holistically-oriented dentist help sort out fact from fiction. This is a post from Dr. Paul Rubin, one of Seattle’s pioneers in “mercury-free” dentistry. Dr. Rubin has been practicing Mercury-Safe, “biological” Dentistry for over 32 years.
Dr. Rubin’s responses to some common dental myths!
MYTH #1: “NOTHING HURTS SO I MUST BE OK”
Pain is not a reliable indicator of dental problems. Sometimes pain can be a useful, early warning of trouble, but many dental problems can develop with no pain symptoms. A cavity can develop, sometimes getting quite advanced, with no symptoms at all. A deep cavity can develop over time into an abscessed tooth, and even this can happen with no symptoms! Periodontal disease can be there with no symptoms. The point is, regular checkups are your best way of early detection of problems, as well as preventive help. I will repeat: Pain is not a reliable indicator of dental problems.
MYTH #2: “I’VE HEARD YOU CAN HEAL CAVITIES WITH [FILL IN THE BLANK]”
One example here is the Weston A. Price diet. It is a very healthy and health-building way of eating. You can get information from the Weston A. Price Foundation. It may be one of the best diets for preventing cavities and periodontal disease. But some have been claiming it can heal and reverse cavities. What does that really mean? It is understood that very beginning cavities, that have just started to break down the enamel surface, can be stopped and re-mineralized. But it is not yet seen any reliable evidence that a cavity, once it’s beyond the very superficial stage, can be “healed.” The tooth just isn’t capable of rebuilding the lost tooth structure. The mechanism isn’t there.
There are some misleading articles and blogs and even photos, claiming to heal cavities. The claims don’t hold up to scrutiny. The criteria for being “healed” often include “It doesn’t hurt anymore.” (see the above Myth #1 about pain). Or, it’s claimed that “I can see that the cavity has disappeared.” There is one blog about this that included before and after photos. The photos showed surface stain(not decay)! The stain visibly reduced or disappeared in the “after” photos. The person thought it was a cavity that disappeared and wrote to tell everybody about it.
“If I could see one good example of a real cavity that was documented by a dentist, and evidence from a dental exam and/or X-rays that this cavity “healed” or disappeared, I’d be jumping at the chance to find out what was done and how to advise my patients to duplicate this. Please, if anybody has such evidence, let me know!,” Butter Nutrition
MYTH #3: “AN ABSCESSED TOOTH CAN BE HEALED”
Can an infected tooth, where the “nerve” or pulp of the tooth is infected or necrotic (dead) be revived? Alas, the answer is again: No. Why do some people think that it can? Usually it comes down to Myth #1 – lack of pain. A patient uses an antibiotic, or maybe a homeopathic remedy, and the pain fades and disappears. Or, the swelling fades away. The symptoms have stopped, but that doesn’t mean the tooth has healed. There is still a chronic, asymptomatic infection going on, and it is still dangerous.
Because of the internal anatomy of a tooth, the live pulp tissue doesn’t have the same healing capacity of tissues elsewhere in the body. The pulp tissue may be affected by deep decay and bacterial invasion. It gets inflamed. If caught early enough and treated, this inflammation may be reversible. But there comes a “point of no return” where an inflamed pulp progresses to “irreversible pulpitis” or actual infection or tissue death. At this point, it is not reversible. It cannot regenerate. It is a dead tooth and must be treated.
Unfortunately the only treatment options here are a root canal treatment or extracting the whole tooth because an infected, abscessed tooth cannot heal and become a healthy tooth again.
Note that a gum abscess (which sometimes has a similar appearance to a dental abscess), definitely can be treated and healed. This may confuse some, and may be partly responsible for some says “I didn’t need to do a root canal after all. I healed my tooth.”
MYTH #4: “YOU DON’T NEED TO TAKE X-RAYS ON ME TODAY UNLESS YOU SEE A PROBLEM.”
The point of taking X-rays is that they show things that cannot be seen visually. They have a tremendous value in early detection. Some X-rays are needed to clearly diagnose the source of a perceived problem. But if you understand the busting of Myth #1, then you see that not all dental problems are obvious or create symptoms. For example, one of the most common areas for decay to start is between the teeth where adjacent teeth contact each other. These will show up on “bitewing” X-rays many months before they are actually visible in the mouth.
The earlier a cavity is detected, the simpler and more conservative is the filling to repair it. If a cavity between the teeth goes undetected until it’s visible and obvious, then restoring the tooth may be a more extensive and expensive procedure than it needed to be.
So, X-rays is taken periodically. Some dentists take them much more conservatively than many dentists. And taking them with a digital system is 70-90% less radiation exposure than the traditional dental film X-rays.