Healthy gums and teeth make it easy for you to eat as well as enjoy food. Multiple problems can have a negative impact on your oral health. However, taking good care of your gums and teeth will keep them strong as you age.
The best way to keep good oral health is to eat healthy and have proper oral hygiene. In fact, various nutrient deficiencies are the main culprit of tooth decay, such as low levels of fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin A and vitamin D and A in your body. Unfortunately, the standard American diet is high in processed foods and low in vitamins and minerals.
That’s not all, phytic acid present in some plant foods has been found to contribute to tooth decay. To be more specific, phytic acid is actually a compound present in plants. This compound is created, so that plant tissues could store phosphorous. Phytic acid is present in legumes, nuts, seeds, and grains. When you consume seeds and grains, the phosphorous found in them isn’t readily bioavailable, which means your body cannot digest it. Moreover, phytic acid decreases the amount of phosphorus available from the food you eat. Also, it binds with minerals, like zinc, iron, magnesium and calcium to create a phytate. When bound as phytates, all these minerals are made unavailable to you. So, foods rich in phytic acid act as anti-nutrients by reducing your blood phosphorous levels and interfering with your body’s ability to absorb necessary minerals from your diet.
But, you can remove the acid by soaking legumes, nuts, and grains overnight in a solution of water and 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice.
Here Is How to Reverse Cavities and Heal Tooth Decay Naturally:
1. Avoid Eating Foods Packed with Phytic Acid
As mentioned above, foods that possess phytic acid include seeds, beans, nuts, and grains. You should avoid eating these foods since the phytic acid found in them could keep your body from absorbing the vitamins and minerals from the food you eat.
2. Consume Foods High in Nutrients
Beating tooth decay requires an increase in fat-soluable vitamins and minerals. A diet full of vegetables – especially leafy green vegetables, and foods high in healthy fats such as coconut oil and avocado, along with nuts and seeds can help create the ideal diet for battling tooth decay.
3. Try Oil Pulling
Oil pulling has been used for centuries as an oral detoxification procedure. Simply swish a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes, then spit the oil into the trash. If 20 minutes is too long, start with 3-5 minutes. Oil pulling has been praised for its ability to treat numerous health issues, from gingivitis to headaches.
4. Eliminate sugar from your diet
Sugar-rich foods are the main culprit for tooth decay and cavities. The bacteria in your mouth feed on sugar to survive, so in order to cut down their numbers, you should cut down your sugar intake.
5. Use a remineralizing toothpaste
The toothpastes we often use are full of fluoride and other chemicals which can slowly damage our enamel. Luckily, you can prepare your own remineralizing toothpaste at home which will help your teeth regenerate. Here’s what you need to do:
– ½ a teaspoon of coconut oil
– 3 tablespoons Diatomaceous Earth powder
– ¼ teaspoons baking soda
– ¼ teaspoon chlorophyll (mint flavored)
– ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
– A tablespoon of water
Just mix the ingredients well until you get a nice paste, then use the toothpaste instead your regular one.