There’s nothing fun about having a tooth drilled and filled.
Did you know that if you already have a cavity that there are ways to actually heal the cavity without a visit to your dentist?
Let me share with you how…
How to Heal a Cavity Naturally
Here are 5 tips for healing a cavity naturally without needing to visit the dentist for a filling.
1. Remove sugar from your diet.
You probably already know this one, but too much sugar in the diet, especially soda and other sugary drinks, is probably the number one reason I see people in my office for fillings.
Especially in kids.
By cutting out sugar, or at the very least, cutting way back on your consumption, you will remove the biggest cause of cavities and greatly decrease your risk of needing a filling.
As I’ve mentioned, soda and fruit juices are a big source of sugar. Try switching to water and green tea to stay hydrated.
Desserts such as, cakes, cookies, pies, candies, etc are also responsible for cavity formation. These foods also contribute to diabetes, cancer, and heart disease so it wouldn’t just be cavity risk you’d be decreasing by avoiding these foods.
Not to mention they greatly increase your waistline!
2. Remove phytic acid from your diet.
Phytic acid is a mineral blocker found in grains, seeds, nuts, and legumes and can also cause cavities.
Grains are probably the food group that we consume the most now a days – bread, pasta, rice, corn. They’re cheap and easy to prepare, but at a cost to our health, including our oral health.
Phytic acid will leach minerals out of your teeth making them weaker and more susceptible to cavities.
3. Use mineralizing toothpaste.
This is a great way to rebuild the minerals and strength of your teeth – make your own toothpaste!
Here’s a great recipe:
- 4 TBSP coconut oil
- 2 TBSP baking soda
- 1/8 TSP Stevia
- 20 drops peppermint essential oil
- 20 drops trace minerals
Using a natural toothpaste recipe can save you money and assure you’re getting all the minerals you need for your teeth without any additives that may be harming your health.
4. Try oil pulling.
Oil pulling isn’t new, but it has recently become more well known in the health and wellness industry.
Oil pulling is simply taking a scoop of coconut oil in your mouth and swishing it around, pulling it through your teeth, for about 20 minutes. Then spit out and rinse your mouth.
It is an easy task, but you may be wondering how to do that for so long.
I recommend doing it while you’re watching TV so you can be distracted. If you are super busy and you don’t get much TV time, then try it while you’re doing the dishes, laundry, mopping the floors or other tedious task that you don’t have to think too much about.
Oil pulling is also one of the natural ways to whiten your teeth.
For a more detailed description of how to do oil pulling check out this video:
Start by incorporating one of these steps into your life and slowly work in the rest one at a time, until you are doing all four.
Not only will you prevent any cavities in the future from forming, but you may very well heal a cavity you currently have without having to visit that nasty dentist for a filling!