Dental health is an important aspect that we should pay close attention to, in fact, it is as important as physical health. Bad dental health can lead to serious health issues and in some extreme cases, to death.
Because dental health is strongly dependant on what we eat, a healthy diet can have a major impact on it. For example, A study published in the British Medical Journal in 1932 found that a change in diet has the ability to reverse tooth decay, whereas fat-soluble vitamins, as well as mineral deficiency and overconsumption of processed sugar and phytic acid, can cause tooth decay. Without further ado, here are the 5 easy steps that can heal cavities and fight tooth decay.
1. Eliminate sugar
Sugar can make your dental cleaning a lot harder and even more complicated because it helps the cavity-causing plaque to multiply and become a large substance that can act like glue. This means that sugar makes it harder for you to clean your teeth of cavity-causing bacteria.
2. Consume nutrient-rich foods
When it comes to maintaining an overall healthy body, a nutrient-rich diet is necessary. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can actually cause periodontal disease. Make sure to have a diet based on fresh vegetables, lean protein, and whole foods in general because zinc, omega-3 fats, Vitamins, A, B, Cn D, phosphorus, and calcium are all necessary for good oral health.
3. Practicing oral pulling
Oral pulling is an ancient Indian technique that requires you to swish a tablespoon of oil in your mouth for 20 minutes (until the oil become milky white), then spit the oil instead of swallowing it. This method can pull off microbes from the teeth reversing tooth decay as well as preventing it. The method can also prevent cavities if used with flossing and toothbrushing two times a day.
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