Cavities is a common dental problem both among young people and adults.
Researchers have found that cavities can be prevented and it can even be healed if you follow a healthy diet. A study has shown that children who eat foods which are not in the grains group and consume vitamin D, heal cavities within several weeks.
According to the American Association a tooth decay occurs when you consume high carbohydrate foods. These foods are left constantly on the teeth. Bacteria in your mouth use the carbohydrates to produce an acid which leads to cavities. Over time, this acid damages your tooth enamel. Lack of fat soluble, consuming phytic acid foods, and insufficient intake of minerals are the major factors which contribute to development of cavities.
Good oral hygiene is essential for a healthy mouth. You can reduce and heal cavities naturally without having to get them filled. But, there are cases when you should see your dentist. The following tips will help you improve your dental health.
Teeth contain passages which push nutrients to the surface of the enamel. However, if you consume unhealthy foods, it occurs the opposite effect and then those passages pull in toxins into the teeth. Coconut oil has potent anti-bacterial effects and has the ability to reduce bacteria, plaque and infection in the mouth. Coconut oil strengthens your teeth and heals cavities.
Eat nutritious foods and drink raw dairy
Eat foods which are high in vitamin K2, vitamin D3, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and fat-soluble vitamins. These foods keep your mouth clean and healthy. Consuming raw diary products can also heal cavity gradually.
Avoid foods which contain phytic acid
Phytic acid is present in grains, seeds, beans, and nuts. These foods can damage your tooth enamel and interfere with the body’s ability to absorb the minerals which keep your teeth healthy. The acid caused by the bacteria in your mouth and phytic acid leach minerals out of your bones and teeth. So, avoid consuming foods which contain phytic acid.
It’s important to use remineralizing toothpaste
Remineralizing toothpaste strengthens and whitens your teeth and prevents tooth decay. Using fluoridated toothpaste contributes to enamel fluorosis, a common dental disorder when teeth have intrinsic white or brown mottling.
Reduce sugar intake
A high-sugar diet combined with poor oral hygiene is the worst thing you can do for your teeth, because it can lead to many dental complications. Consume raw honey and maple syrup in place of sugar to prevent cavity formation.