May 1st, 2013
Can Tooth Decay Be Reversed?
August 28, 2012 Uncategorized
A lot of people think that tooth decay can only get worse. If you follow the advice given to you by your dentist, this might be true. But can tooth decay be reversed? Of course it can!
If you break a bone, will a doctor use Superglue to hold it together? No, Superglue doesn’t work to heal your bone, and the same goes for your teeth. Superglue doesn’t heal your teeth and neither does getting a filling. As a matter of fact, over time, fillings can only get worse. They do permanent damage to your tooth structure. Using a small drill can damage the micro tubulars that go through your tooth enamel.
A dentist will tell you that if you brush and floss your teeth on a regular basis, you can prevent cavities. The truth is that more than 95% of people who try brushing and flossing as a means of prevention, still get cavities and tooth decay. Brushing and flossing alone aren’t enough to stop or reverse cavities. The only way we can reverse cavities is to first, kill bacterial infection that is often found in cavities, and then give your tooth the proper nutrients that it needs to heal all on its own.
Additionally, tooth problems only tend to get worse as we get older. From these glum statistics, it appears that tooth decay seems to be an inevitable part of life, and that it only gets worse as we age. Perhaps that is because we have never been told what really causes cavities.
Getting a filling for a cavity doesn’t treat the cause of cavities. It only treats the symptoms. The real cause of cavities is weak teeth in an acidic mouth. This causes our teeth to demineralize. Once they demineralize completely, cavities form very quickly.
How to Reverse Cavities
If you want know how to reverse cavities, you’re going to learn how to have strong teeth. The best way to have strong teeth is to have teeth that are fully mineralized. This makes the enamel a lot stronger and more resistant to corrosive acids. The difference between strong enamel and weak enamel is that acids will damage weak enamel, but they will not cause any damage to fully mineralized enamel.
Corrosive tooth acids are usually generated by sugar that is metabolized by bacteria in our mouth. If we can cut down on our sugar intake, and then provide our bodies with the nutrition we need to build strong teeth, we can reverse cavities!
The earlier that you can catch cavities, the easier it will be to reverse them. Small cavities can be stopped in just a few days. With a large cavity, it may take a few weeks just to kill the infection. Then it may take you up to two or three months for your large cavities to fully re-mineralize.
Even though the process of stopping and reversing cavities is difficult, it helps to prolong the lifespan of your teeth. Rather than having to have the tooth pulled every two or three years, you can keep the same teeth for your whole life if you use preventative dentistry.
To learn more about preventative dentistry, visit our homepage and learn how to prevent cavities naturally.