4 Simple Ways to Naturally Reverse Cavities and Heal Tooth Decay
- Published on Mar 10, 2018
- What's the first thing that hits your mind when you hear the word "Cavities"?
Well, there's a good chance of thinking that the problem cannot be reversed - this is exactly what we have been made to believe!
At such times, the only solution is book an appointment with your dentist to have part of your tooth drilled out and of course, filled with a synthetic material.
But what if you don't like the idea of visiting the dentist every now and then?
Well, you'll be glad to know that you can handle the situation on your own.
In other words, there are quite a few ways to reverse cavities naturally.
Ready to check them out? I'm pretty sure you are!
1. Start Eating Healthy
First off, excessive intake of sugar-rich products can cause and even aggravate tooth decay, but the good news is, a healthy diet can keep these problems at bay.
According to a study published in The British Medical Journal, a change in your eating habits can reverse tooth decay.
With this in mind, you won't be wrong to cut off some junk foods and start getting calcium!
Why? Well, it's only because calcium is incredibly important to both teeth and bone health - dairy products like yogurt, milk, and cheese are sure to work great.
What's more, it's in your best interest to stay away from sweetened juices and soda - it's way better to stick with water, unsweetened beverages and fruit smoothies.
All in all, cut down your sugar intake!
It's also good to mention that vitamins promote salivation and that's great for fighting dental plaque.
For the most part, you should eat more fruits like bananas and apples.
Vegetables like Brussels sprouts are also sure to help your cause!
2. Care For Your Toothbrush
At this point, you'll want to start by choosing the right toothbrush for you - a small or medium-sized one is perfect.
Moreover, you should ensure that its bristles are good enough to reach even the trickiest of areas - more like the crevices of your molars.
What's more, it's ill-advised to cover your toothbrush after brushing especially if you want to reduce the spread of germs and bacteria.
Also, avoid keeping your brush in the toilet room - you can never know when fecal bacteria end up on it.
Finally, adopt the habit of changing your toothbrush on a regular basis - your teeth will thank you!
3. Go For Regular Cleanings
In addition to brushing or flossing your teeth on a regular basis, it's also great to book regular cleaning appointments with your dentist.
The thing is, a dentist knows exactly how to clean just about every part of your teeth (including hard-to-reach areas) and that, of course, is a big step in your fight against tooth decay.
4. Coconut Oil Pulling
It's also good to know that coconut oil can work wonders on your teeth - it can stop decay and even help you develop stronger teeth.
For the most part, coconut oil pulling eliminates or better still, pull out bacteria from your teeth and heals them naturally.
As you probably guessed, you only have to swish a tablespoon of the oil in your mouth for about 20 minutes and spit it out - it's as simple as that!
So there you have it! These are a few tips that can take the place of professional dental treatment - now it's all up to you to make good use of them!
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