2 Natural Methods To Remineralize Your Teeth And Heal Cavities

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When you have a tooth cavity, there are several different options you can choose from for treatments and repairs. There are natural remedies available to help you repair dental problems, or you can go see a dental specialist for various treatments and care. Here are two ways to help you remineralize your teeth and help heal cavities the natural way.

Avoid Phytic Acid Foods

Recent research has shown with the right diet, you can heal cavities, remineralize your teeth, reverse gingivitis, and heal other dental damage. Research has also found if you eat a lot of foods with high amounts of phytic acid, you will be at a higher risk of getting cavities. Foods high in phytic acid includes seeds, nuts, legumes, and grains.

Another study found that children who consumed a diet containing no phytic acid foods and with supplemental Vitamin D had very few new cavities and had many existing cavities heal. In this same study, a group of children who consumed phytic acid foods and had no supplemental vitamin D continued to get cavities with little or no healing to their teeth.

These results show when you don't eat foods with the right minerals, or you eat a lot of foods with phytic acid, your body won't have the right nourishment it needs to be able to keep your teeth strong and healthy. When this takes place, the deficit in minerals can cause your teeth to become weak and decay, forming cavities. So, you should cut out as many phytic acid foods from your diet as you can, and limit foods containing sugars or starches. You can do this by eating more meats and vegetables and limiting your intake of fruits and starchy vegetables. Then, you should increase the amounts of healthy fats and minerals in your diet. By following these guidelines, you can heal your teeth by remineralizing them. 

It is a good idea to supplement your diet with healthy fats—such as fermented cod liver oil, butter oil, and coconut oil—and Vitamin D. Also, rinse your mouth with water mixed with calcium and magnesium powders. These supplements are helpful in keeping your mouth alkaline and providing minerals for your teeth to remineralize themselves. Then, cells inside each tooth's pulp chamber can regenerate the dentin layer inside your teeth. And with the right type of eggshell calcium supplement and toothpaste discussed in the next section, you can remineralize your tooth enamel.

Remineralize With Egg Shells

Tests have recently shown that taking eggshell calcium can increase bone density, decrease arthritic pain, and stimulate cartilage growth in humans. And, a dentistry school in the Philippines completed a study on the use of eggshell toothpastes against other various leading toothpastes. The researchers found that the teeth cleaned with the eggshell toothpaste had less build-up and stronger tooth enamel than the teeth cleaned with the other toothpastes. Eggshells contain minerals and a lot of calcium, and are similar in composition to your teeth, making them beneficial in remineralizing them.

Grind up your own organic eggshells and take one eggshell each day to help remineralize your teeth. Make sure you boil your eggshells for at least five minutes to kill any pathogens that may be on the shells. Then, drain the shells and set them out on a cookie sheet overnight to dry. The next morning, bake them in a 200 degree F oven for ten minutes. Next, grind them up in a food processor or coffee grinder and separate the powder into baggies so you have pre-measured daily doses. To take the ground eggshells, you can add them to a smoothie, yogurt, or oatmeal. 

You can also make your own eggshell toothpaste to help rebuild your teeth and heal any cavities. Grind up some of your boiled and baked eggshells, then combine together

  • 1/4 C. ground eggshells
  • 3 T. coconut oil 
  • 1 T. baking soda
  • 10 drops of peppermint oil
  • 1 ts. Castile Soap

Store the mixture in a small jar. Scoop it onto your toothbrush with a small spoon. 

Use these instructions to practice natural ways of healing and remineralizing your teeth. For more advice, contact a company like Cobbe Dental & Orthodontics.


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