May 1st, 2013
Can a Cavity Heal Itself?
August 29, 2012 Tooth Decay
Can you heal cavities? A lot of times, you can heal a cavity without even going to a dentist. If this is your first time hearing this, you might find it difficult to believe. You might wonder why you spend so much money at the dentist. When I found out how to prevent cavities, I thought the same things.
Can a cavity heal itself? Even though I am not a dentist, I have seen cavities heal themselves on numerous occasions. If you get rid of the infection, and then give your body the nutrients and minerals it needs, it can heal itself completely. It is a lot easier to heal cavities when they are small.
Begin by going to the dentist or inspecting your own mouth for signs of cavities that are just beginning. When you find a cavity, you can start treating it right away. If the cavity is small, you can get rid of it in just a few weeks.
In order to heal a cavity, the following needs to happen:
First of all, you need to have a natural balance in your mouth that favors mineralization of your teeth. If you have an acidic mouth because you have been eating a lot sugar, you need to stop eating sugar for a while. Replace it with healthy fruits and vegetables.
Secondly, you need to provide your body with the nutrition it needs to heal on its own. Grass fed meat and dairy are an excellent source of nutrition for your teeth and bones. You can also make broth from bones, and this will give your body the minerals it needs to help your teeth heal themselves.
The third thing you need to do is find an effective way to kill the bacteria inside of the cavity. While the bacteria are there, they encourage demineralization to occur much faster. Once you get rid of the bacteria, you can remineralize and heal your teeth naturally. One of the best ways to kill bacteria is to chew on a Miswak stick. It has antibacterial properties that kill the bacteria, but also encourages remineralization by encouraging more saliva and more blood flow through your teeth.
The last thing needed for you to heal a cavity is to make sure to keep track of your progress. In the future, try to find cavities as early as you can. If the cavity is just a small dark speck in your tooth, you can get rid of it very quickly. If it has created a large crater in your tooth or molar, it may take quite a long time to get rid of. If the cavity is causing you serious pain, you may still want to schedule an appointment with your dentist to have a filling put in. If you can kill the bacteria before you go to the dentist, your dentist probably won’t need to use a drill.