We have all been told that cavities are caused by consuming sugary, sticky candy and the lack of good hygienic care. Once there is a tooth decay, the only solution to the problem is to have a part of your tooth drilled out and filled with synthetic material.
However, according to the study published in the British Medical Journal tooth decay can be potentially healed or reversed with diet.
A study was performed on 62 children with cavities, and they were divided into three different diet groups:
- Group 1 ate a standard diet plus oatmeal (rich in phytic acid).
- Group 2 consumed a normal diet and supplemented with vitamin D.
- Group 3 ate a grain-free diet and took vitamin D.
The results found that Group 1 who had a diet high in grains and phytic acid had an increase in cavities. Group 2 had improvements in cavities and less form. Group 3, who followed a grain-free diet with nutrient-rich foods like vegetables, fruits, meat, milk and took vitamin D, saw the greatest improvements (nearly all cavities were healed).
How does tooth decay occur
Weston Price lived in the 1900’s and was a pioneer of the American Dental Association. He traveled the world to find the cause of tooth decay. Price found a common link between modern foods and cavities. The isolated indigenous tribes Price visited had perfect teeth with little tooth decay. But once they began eating a western diet, they began to experience bone loss, chronic illnesses, and tooth decay.
Four main reasons for tooth decay
According to the research of Dr. Edward Mellanby, Dr. Ramid Nagel and Dr. Weston Price these are the 4 reasons why we experience tooth decay:
- Lack of minerals in the diet (calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus).
- Too much consumption of foods rich in Phytic acid.
- Lack of fat-soluble vitamins (A, E, K and especially D).
- Too much consumption of processed foods.
How to reverse tooth decay and heal cavities naturally
Probably the worst culprit of them all for anyone who desires healthy, cavity-free teeth, sugar should be avoided like the plague. Not only does sugar feed oral bacteria that prevents a healthy flow of dental fluids, it is highly acidic and can literally decalcify or demineralize the structural content of teeth that create dental decay.
This means to stay away from candy, soda, and cakes. As an alternative, you can use raw honey and maple syrup and drink juices sparingly as too much sugar can contribute to cavity formation.
Avoid Phytic acid
Phytic acids are anti-nutrients found in grains, nuts, seeds and legumes. They interfere with our body’s abilities to absorb essential nutrients as well as pull essential minerals (calcium, iron, zinc, and copper) from our bodies. According to research published in The Lancet, a diet high in phytic acid will create mineral deficiencies and cause osteoporosis.
Subsequently, the powerful anti-nutritional effects of phytic acid have been known to cause digestive disorders, lack of appetite, nutrient deficiencies, and tooth decay. A good rule is to limit your grain consumption and stay away from all soy products, and GMO foods, and try to eat only organic.
Raw Dairy is rich in vitamins and minerals that contribute to a healthy dental fluid flow and help maintain strong teeth, promote oral wellness and it’s how to get cavity-free teeth. It is rich in calcium, vitamin D3, vitamin K2, phosphorus, and magnesium. The best options are grass fed butter, raw cheese, and goat milk kefir.
- Eggs, meat, bone broth, and fish should be included in our diet.
- Eat one piece of fruit early in the morning, daily.
- Enjoy the sunshine when you can and supplement when necessary with 5,000IU of Vitamin D3 daily.
- Avocado, coconut oil, fish, olives and fermented cod liver oil are all great sources of healthy fat.
- Only eat sprouted seeds, nuts, and beans.
- NO processed, packaged or fast food.
Want to give oil pulling a try?
Oil pulling is an age-old remedy rooted in Ayurvedic medicine that uses natural substances to clean and detoxify teeth and gums. It involves swishing approximately 1 teaspoon of oil (coconut oil) in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spitting it out.
This is very effective way of cleansing the body from toxins and improving oral and overall health. It is especially beneficial for detoxifying the teeth and gums and whitening of your teeth at the same time.
Oil pulling works by cleaning (detoxifying) the oral cavity in a similar way that soap cleans dirty dishes. It literally sucks the dirt (toxins) out of your mouth and creates a clean, antiseptic oral environment that contributes to the proper flow of dental liquid that is needed to prevent cavities and disease.
Tips for oil pulling
Make sure to oil pull first thing in the morning right after you get out of bed before you brush your teeth or drink anything.
You should swish a teaspoon of solid organic coconut oil in the mouth, and let it melt. Keep it for 20 minutes. You can do it during the day, before meals as well, in the case of severe dental problems or gum infections.
Keep it for 20 minutes, which is enough time for the oil to be absorbed by the gums and kill bacteria and plaque, but insufficient for the body to reabsorb the toxins again.
Spit out the oil in the trash and immediately rinse your mouth out with warm water (you can use salt water for added antimicrobial properties).
In the end, brush your teeth as usually, to remove all bacteria left. You may even want to try a homemade remineralizing toothpaste recipe like this one:
Magical tooth powder to reverse cavities naturally
- 5 tablespoons calcium powder
- 4 tablespoons cold pressed, unrefined coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons xylitol
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon bentonite clay
- 1/2 teaspoon calcium/magnesium powder
- 20 drops of trace minerals
Combine all ingredients in a small glass mason jar with a spoon. Cover.
Note: The coconut oil may need to be warned slightly to help mix the ingredients well.