May 1st, 2013
Reverse Tooth Decay – Four Easy Steps
August 30, 2012 Tooth Decay
Is it really possible to reverse tooth decay? If it is, why haven’t I heard anything about it from my dentist? Well, the unfortunate part about becoming a dentist is that you spend four years in school, and almost $250,000 on school fees, and you don’t know any more about how to reverse tooth decay and cavities, than you did when you started. The things that dental students are taught today are very similar to what they were taught 50 years ago. They learn how to drill, fill, and bill. This is a good way to treat tooth emergencies, but for every day dental care, it is really unnecessary. I have some really good friends that are dentists, and they don’t even know some of the tips that I’m about to share with you.
Dentist don’t really have an incentive to teach people how to reverse tooth decay. If people learn how to reverse cavities without going to a dentist, they would be out of a job.
The first tip to reverse tooth decay is to change the acidity of your mouth. There are more than 10 billion bacteria in your mouth. Every single time you eat sugar, bacteria in your mouth metabolizes sugar and convert it into an acid. Acids weaken tooth enamel and do a lot more to cause cavities than plaque and bacteria. A dentist will tell you to brush and floss your teeth so that you do not get plaque. The truth is that there are hundreds of thousands of people who have a lot of plaque and bacteria, but don’t get any cavities. Dentists are quite happy to have you think plaque and bacteria are the cause, and then when you do develop a cavity, you can pay them to have it fixed. By telling you to brush and floss, you can feel like you are doing your part, but you’re still going to find yourself going to the dentist regularly.
Getting rid of the acid is the first step to reverse tooth decay. Brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular basis are not enough. The first thing you need to do is eat less processed sugar and candy. If you’re going eat desserts, eat them before dinner, or else drink milk after your dessert. What you really want to do is cut down on the amount of time that the acids have to eat away at your tooth enamel.
The next thing that you want to do to reverse tooth decay, is to create a positive environment for your teeth to heal themselves naturally, and strengthen your enamel. Your enamel demineralizes when the pH is low. However, when the pH is slightly alkaline, your teeth start to remineralize. In order for teeth to remineralize, they need to have access to phosphate and calcium ions. These are found naturally in your blood and in your saliva. There are also a lot of other places that you can get these ions from (discussed in my e-book). If you can fully remineralize your teeth, they can be virtually immune to cavities.
Wouldn’t it be great to develop an immunity to cavities? Well, there are at least five different ways that you can develop an immunity to cavities. In our book “Never Get a Cavity Again – How to Heal Cavities Naturally“, we talk a lot about the specific methods that you can use to change your dental future. All of these things that you will read about are fun and exciting because they will not only change your dental health, but they’ll improve the health of your whole family, and future generations!