I didn't now this is possible, but according to some dentists you can reverse cavities and heal tooth decay naturally. What do you think?
What Really Causes Tooth Decay?
Tooth decay is another message from our bodies that something is out of balance. 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. In a recent study published in The Lancet Neurology, fluoride was added to a list of toxic environmental chemicals contributing to neurodevelopmental disabilities such as autism and ADHD. Fluoride joined the list along with mercury and arsenic. This casts a new light on those fluoride treatments offered by your dentist, doesn’t it? Unfortunately in many places around the country water is still fluoridated and any bottled water bought at the store usually contains added fluoride too. Not to mention the fluoride in many children’s toothpaste brands.
According to the doctors, 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
~ A Diet High in Phytic Acid (naturally occurring on most grains, nuts and legumes. Phytic acid can be removed by soaking grains, nuts and legumes overnight in water and a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice before consuming them.)
How to Reverse Cavities Naturally
~ Remove Sugar
Probably the worst culprit of them all for anyone who desires healthy, cavity-free teeth, sugar should be avoided like the plague. So kick that sugar addiction stat. Not only does sugar feed oral bacteria that prevents a healthy flow of dental fluids, but it’s highly acidic and can literally decalcify or demineralize the structural content of teeth that create dental decay.
~ Eliminate Phytic Acid
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.
~ Consume Raw Dairy and Nutrient-Rich Foods
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. Loaded with calcium, vitamin K2, vitamin D3, magnesium, phosphorus and fat-soluble vitamins, it’s a good idea to consume raw dairy products at least weekly. I recommend goat milk, kefir, raw cheeses and organic grass-fed butter as great options.
Remember, if you’re going to beat tooth decay, you need to increase your fat-soluble vitamin intake and mineral intake. If I were creating an ideal diet to follow, it would look like this:
` Rich in animal foods like bone broth, meat, fish and eggs.
` Raw and cooked vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables.
` Raw dairy like kefir, cheese and grass-fed butter.
` Fruit, one piece daily early in day.
` Vitamin D — get plenty of sunshine, and days not in sun supplement with 5,000IU daily of D3.
` 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.
` Finally, NO processed foods, packaged foods or fast food.
~ Use Mineralizing Toothpaste
First of all, I know it can get expensive, but there are several brands of fluoride-free toothpaste that you won’t have to pay a small fortune to get your hands on. Second, if you’re looking to save a buck or two and also want to remineralize your teeth in aparticularly powerful way, try making your own Homemade Remineralizing Toothpaste:
` 4 tablespoons coconut oil` 2 tablespoons baking soda (aluminum-free)
` 1 tablespoon xylitol or 1/8 teaspoon stevia
` 20 drops peppermint or clove essential oil
` 20 drops trace minerals or (calcium/magnesium powder)
~ Try Oil Pulling
Used for centuries by Ayurvedic medicine, oil pulling is a fantastic oral detoxification procedure that has gained some popularity in the U.S. the last several years. Simply done by swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth for 20 minutes, this simple oral detoxification procedure has been praised to cure everything from gingivitis to headaches to systemic diseases like diabetes.
If you can’t do 20 minutes, three to five minutes is still good. I recommend using coconut oil and a drop or two of clove and/or tea tree essential oils for maximal antiseptic and antifungal power.