The common belief is that once you get a cavity, it cannot be healed. That way the only solution is to go to the dentist, have a part of your tooth drilled out, and have it filled in with synthetic material.
The world has been slowly waking up to the fact that, when you nourish your body, it can heal itself in ways that we previously thought impossible. Some things have been deemed completely incurable, one being dental cavities. When you actually do the research, it is now becoming blatant that that tooth decay can be reversed, and there are proven remedies!
Naturally we all assume that it is not curable, that cavities cannot heal! The fact is, this is simply not true. According to a study done by the British Medical Journal; cavities and tooth decay can be healed or even reversed. The Study was done on 62 children all with cavities, and they were divided into three different groups. Group one ate a standard diet plus oatmeal. Group 2 consumed their normal diet and supplemented it with vitamin D. Group 3 ate a grain-free diet and took vitamin D.
The results showed that group one had an increase in cavities, two had improvements in cavities, and little to no formation, and 3 had the greatest improvements to where nearly all the cavities had healed.
This study, along with the backing of many doctors and dentists along with extensive research proves that we have all been misinformed about what caused cavities and if they can truly be reversed.(scroll down for the video)
What causes tooth decay?
Not enough minerals in the diet.
Not enough fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) in the diet.
Nutrients not being readily bioavailable and your intestinal system not properly absorbing them. The presence of phytic acid largely influences this factor.
Over a period of time, if your diet lacks certain vitamins and minerals from a poor diet and contains high levels of phytates, the blood chemistry and the ratio of calcium and phosphorous become out of balance, which results in minerals being pulled from bones, causing tooth decay, and bone loss.
How you can heal cavities and tooth decay:
Do not be fooled, there in addition to brushing and flossing your teeth daily, there are several ways you can reverse cavities and maximize your oral health. Here are a few ways to consider:
Sugar is one of the worst culprits there is for anyone who desires healthy, cavity-free teeth, sugar should be completely rid from our diet. Sugar feeds oral bacteria that prevents a healthy flow of dental fluids; it is highly acidic and can decalcify or demineralize the structural content of teeth that creates dental decay.
Removing Phytic Acid
Phytic acid is a mineral blocker and enzyme inhibitor found in grains, nuts, seeds, and beans that can cause serious health problems. The main reason phytic acid has become an issue today is because we have stopped ancient food preparation techniques such as sprouting or sourdough fermentation that kills off the phytic acid.
Oil pulling has been used for centuries as an Ayurvedic medicine, oil pulling is an amazing way to start the detoxification procedure that has gained some popularity in the U.S. that last several years.
The best time to oil pull (like most other detoxification procedures) is first thing in the morning right after you get out of bed.
Don’t let the 20 minutes time frame deter you. You won’t even notice 20 minutes have gone by if you do this during your normal morning routine (i.e. while you shower, put your clothes on and prep for the day).
Immediately afterwards, rinse your mouth out with warm water. Use salt water for added antimicrobial properties.
Don’t be shocked if the oil/saliva mixture you spit out is milky white or yellow.
Finally, brush your teeth as normal.
A diet high in minerals is very important.
A diet high in soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.
A diet that helps all the minerals and vitamins to get absorbed in your body. This depends on the level of Phytic acid in your diet.
Supplements to consider are:
Fermented cod liver oil – very high in fat-soluble vitamins A, D and K.
Magnesium – required to use calcium and phosphorous effectively.
Gelatin – if you don’t have time to make bone broth, this is a good alternative and is great for gums and digestion.