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Natural Home Remedies for Tooth Decay and Cavities
People are gradually waking up to the truth about the importance of nutrition. When you give the body the nutrition it needs, it can heal itself from just about anything. That includes dental cavities. Most people mistakenly believe that there are no other options but to drill and fill, but that isn’t true. We will take a look at some of the top all natural remedies that you can use for tooth decay.
First, let’s look at what tooth decay actually is. The American Dental Association describes tooth decay as something that occurs when foods that have carbohydrates (which are sugars and starches) get left behind on the teeth. Bacteria naturally in the mouth live on these foods and produce acid. Over time, acid destroys tooth enamel and eventually results in tooth decay.
Well, just a few of the problems with this belief is that:
- Why did Native Americans, who ate carbs yet didn’t brush their teeth, have extremely low rates of tooth decay?
- Bacteria today do not eat flour or processed sugars because there are no real nutrients in them
- Why is it that foods bacteria like to live on, such as milk, fish, fruit, and cheese, aren’t usually mentioned as the cause of tooth decay?
These statements bring to light the faulty logic of the American Dental Association.
So what does cause tooth decay? Three major issues:
1. Nutrients that are not bioavailable to the body because the digestive system does not absorb them. Phytic acid in the body is the major problem here.
2. Not enough minerals in the diet.
3. Not enough fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K mainly).
When your diet lacks minerals and vitamins from a poor diet (find out mistakes of modern diet), your blood chemistry, along with the ratio of calcium and phosphorous become unbalanced. This results in minerals being pulled from bones, which are what causes tooth decay, tooth loss, and bone loss.
Now that long-held belief that sugar causes tooth decay is true, but not for the reasons you have been led to believe. Sugar results in a depletion of nutrients from the body, which is what causes cavities, not because bacteria eat it.
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