I believe that remineralization should be the first line of defense against tooth decay after cavity prevention. This not only involves eating the right diet to support remineralization, but also taking any supplements necessary to improve dental health and staying informed about current dental health research and best practices.
But, why do we get cavities? To create the ideal environment for the formation of cavities, naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth must attach to the outer layer of the tooth and begin to digest food sugars. Then, this bacteria will produce a plaque called colorless waste that will protect the bacteria and support their continued growth.
Moreover, the minerals that form tartar in our saliva bond with the plaque. A professional must remove this tartar carefully, but in the meantime it begins to dissolve the tooth’s calcium. This process, called demineralization, erodes the rods of calcium that make up the hard outer layer of our teeth, opening up small cracks that allow bacteria to enter and cause decay.
If you feel discouraged about your current diet and your cavity formation risk, don’t be. As I mentioned, tooth decay can be reversed through a process called remineralization, although some facets of this process need to be addressed and clearly understood.
This incredible home-made remedy is safe to use, more efficient and easier to make. It removes teeth stains, helps you to reverse early decay, and also gives you the free whitening effect on your teeth.
- A pinch of salt;
- two drops of clove essential oil;
- ¼ tablespoon of organic coconut oil;
- ¼ tablespoon of turmeric powder;
In a small bowl, add these ingredients and stir very well. Place the paste with a toothbrush on your teeth. After your teeth have been brushed, leave the paste for five more minutes. Rinse with water well.
Baking soda and mint whitening effect:
- ½ tablespoon of dried mint powder;
- ½ tablespoon of baking soda;
- One drop of peppermint essential oil;
- Two drops of lemon juice;
Blend all of the ingredients above well and apply the mixture on your teeth. Carefully brush your teeth and let the mixture on your teeth fro five minutes.
Clay, activated charcoal, and licorice mixture:
This incredible home-made toothpaste is said to have the ability within two weeks to improve and cure oral health. The best way to use it is 1 per week.
- One drop of orange essential oil;
- ½ teaspoon of activated charcoal;
- ¼ teaspoon of licorice root powder;
- a pinch of food grade bentonite clay powder;
Mix well all the ingredients and apply the mixture to your teeth. Leave the mask on for another 3 minutes after you brush them. Rinse well. Caution: Do not swallow the ingredients mentioned above. Spit always after use.
There are several ways you can naturally reverse cavities and maximize your oral health without having to resort to fluoride intake, in addition to daily brushing and flossing.