4 Steps to Reduce Tooth Decay Naturally

Tooth decay and cavity are one of the most common oral issues of the day. Although it may seem that going to your dentists is the only solution there is, sometimes Mother Nature steps up to the plate to offer a better alternative.

The truth is that, by changing your everyday diet, you can improve your teeth health immensely. The trick is to add more vitamin D and calcium-rich products to your everyday menu.

Aside from this, you will need to maintain your oral hygiene to the optimal level, without using fluoride-based products.

Take a look at the listed tips and tricks that can help you preserve the teeth health:

  1. Consume more calcium-packed and nutritive foods

Start with dairy. All dairy products contain plenty of phosphorus, minerals, magnesium, vitamins D3 and K2. The result will be healthy, white and strong teeth.

Choose products such as organic butter, goat milk, and raw cheese, seasoned with turmeric, salt, licorice, and garlic.

  1. Steer clear of sugars

Sugar is the number one enemy to the body in general. This is due to the fact that sugar stimulates bacteria found in the body to multiply and spread. In teeth, this is the number one trigger for cavities and toothache.

To avoid sugar, make sure to exclude soda, baked goods, and candy from your diet. In case you have the sweet tooth (no pun intended) stick to stevia and raw honey.

  1. Oil Pulling

This ancient method helps the gums and teeth stay healthy, while eliminating the oral cavity bacteria.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A tablespoon of sunflower, coconut or sesame oil
  • Place oil in oral cavity and swish around for 5 minutes minimum
  • Spit out oil and rinse mouth with lukewarm water well
  • Brush teeth as per usual
  • Boost the effects by rinsing the mouth with salt water
  1. Remove Phytic Acid

Phytic acid can harm the beneficial enzymes and minerals found in teeth. It is usually found in beans, grains, seeds, and nuts. Aside from teeth problems, the acid can cause overall health issues as well. Therefore, before consuming any of those foods, ferment them first.

Dr. Axe


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