According to one study, a healthy diet may be able to reverse tooth decay and cavities. The study examined 62 children with cavities and divided them into 3 groups – the first group ate a standard diet and oatmeal; the second ate a standard diet and vitamin D supplements, while the third was put on a grain-free diet and vitamin D supplements.
The results showed that the first group had an increase in cavities due to the phytic acid in oatmeal, while the second group showed slight improvements. The third groups had the greatest improvements, with nearly all the cavities of the subjects healed.
Many health experts have backed the results of the study and now suggest that a healthy diet can certainly help reverse cavities. While we’ve been led to believe that tooth decay occurs when you eat too much sugar, the study points to many factors. Dr. Edward Mellanby, Dr. Weston Prince and Dr. Ramiel Nagel managed to isolate 4 things that contribute greatly towards tooth decay:
- Lack of minerals in the diet;
- Lack of fat-soluble vitamins in the diet;
- Excess consumption of phytic acid;
- Excess sugar consumption.
- Natural ways to reverse cavities
If you want your teeth to be healthy and cavity-free, you need to avoid consuming sugar. It feeds oral bacteria and prevents the healthy flow of dental fluids, eventually allowing decalcification and demineralization of the structural content of teeth.
Eliminate sugar from your diet
Eliminating tooth decay requires consuming more fat-soluble vitamins and minerals. A diet rich in leafy green veggies as well as healthy fat foods (coconut oil, avocado), along with nuts and seeds should create an ideal balance for defeating tooth decay.
Consume nutrient-rich foods
Oil pulling has been used as a successful oral detox procedure for centuries, and it’s very easy to perform – just swish a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes then spit it out. Try with 3-5 minutes in the start, then gradually increase the duration every day. This method can heal anything from gingivitis to headaches.
Phytic acid is a mineral blocker and enzyme inhibitor that’s present in nuts, grains, seeds and beans. It can cause mineral deficiency and osteoporosis, and it will also prevent mineral absorption in the body while leaching minerals from your bones.
Eliminate phytic acid from your diet
Fluoride-free toothpaste are expensive, but the good news is that you can make your own toothpaste by mixing the following ingredients:
Use a mineralizing toothpaste
- 3 tablespoons of food grade diatomaceous earth clay
- 1/4 of a teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/4 of a teaspoon of mint-flavored chlorophyll
- ¼ of a teaspoon of peppermint extract
- ½ a teaspoon of coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of filtered water