One of the most pervasive health issues affecting people living today is dental caries or cavities. Junk food is converting sugars into acids that weaken tooth enamel. Processed flours and foods easily form plaque and bacteria coating the teeth and making the effect of the acids last even longer on the teeth.
The most important contribution to dental health is diet which either results in acidic cavity-encouraging mouths or alkaline cavity-fighting mouths. The intake of proper nutrients builds stronger healthier teeth and bones. Fresh, whole, unprocessed foods like green leafy vegetables are the best source of calcium, phosphorus, and vitamins teeth need to remain strong.
View the list to read some other things you can do to prevent cavities and even heal tooth decay. Simply brushing and flossing your teeth is not sufficient to undo the damage your diet can cause.
Studies have shown that people can cut their cavity formation in half when they get enough Vitamin D. Sunshine is the best natural source of Vitamin D and it only takes ten minutes of sun daily for an adequate amount.
Drink cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is a great source of Vitamin D to supplement it if you work indoors and cannot get outside often enough for natural sunshine.
Drink green or black tea
Bacteria is prevented from eating tooth enamel by components in green and black tea, but do not add milk or sugar to the tea. The entire body benefits from antioxidants in the tea.
Chew xylitol gum
Bacteria is prevented from growing in the mouth by the natural sweetener xylitol. Chew gum that contains xylitol such as Xyla gum available for about $12 online at this website. Xylitol helps re-mineralize your teeth against bacteria.
Eat unsweetened yogurt
Every day eat some natural unsweetened yogurt which kills harmful yeast, bacteria and germs in the mouth that cause cavities, and the calcium strengthens teeth and gums. You can make your own yogurt with the recipe at The Sweet Beet website.
Use a Miswak stick
Use a Miswak Stick like this box of 60 at a cost of $50 on Amazon. It is a natural, safer, more effective toothbrush than conventional synthetic ones and can get in between teeth crevices better. It strengthens enamel and teeth and is a natural cure used in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia for centuries to cleanse teeth, kill infection and stop toothaches.
A Miswak is made from Asian Arak or Peelu trees, or olive or walnut trees. Its natural mineral content is alkaloids, vitamin C and calcium. Chewing it promotes saliva and blood circulation. It is antibacterial and prevents tooth infections, the only tooth brush that promotes tooth remineralization. Learn more at the Miswak stick site and watch a short video on how they heal cavities.