If you have a problem with your teeth and bad breath it’s usually caused by some kind of bacteria overgrowth in your oral cavity. If you don’t do something to improve the condition of your teeth and gums, you’ll eventually lose your teeth and that can be quite problematic as you would imagine. However, if you start taking better care of your oral cavity you could still be able to salvage your teeth and eliminate the bad breath.
Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is the basic oral care but there are a few more things you should do to improve your teeth’s condition. The first step towards recovery is to start eating healthier. Eliminate junk food, processed food, sugars and increase your vitamin D and A intake. If your diet is rich in nuts, beans and grains you might want to consider removing their phytic acid content. How to do this? Well, simply soak the grains or beans in some lemon water and leave them overnight before you prepare them.
Here are 5 important things you should do if you want to heal your teeth and improve their condition:
1. Oil pulling
Oil pulling is an ancient technique that has enormous health benefits especially when it comes to oral care. It usually performed with coconut oil, organic. Just take a tablespoon of organic coconut oil and swish it around in your mouth for 20 minutes. Spit it out in the end. You might find it difficult to start with 20 minutes at first but you can start with 5 and gradually increase your oil pulling time to 20.
2. Eliminate sugar
If you want to have healthy teeth you need to eliminate foods that contain high levels of sugar. Sugar has a detrimental effect on your teeth, decalcifying them and demineralizing their structural content. Plus the bacteria in your teeth feed on sugar and need it to survive, if you eliminate it they’ll starve to death.
3. Consume more nutrient-rich food
Eating food that’s rich in minerals and vitamins will prevent and heal tooth decay. Consume plenty of leafy greens and healthy fats like coconut oil, nuts, avocado and seeds.
4. Cut back on the phytic acid foods
Grains, beans, seeds and nuts are all foods rich in phytic acid which has a negative effect on your mineral absorption. If you want to have healthy set of teeth and gums you need to avoid this phytic acid by eliminating the foods that contain it or neutralize it in some way.
5. Use mineralizing toothpaste
Fluoride free toothpastes can be rather pricey and not everyone can afford them even though we know they’re the best for our teeth. However, there is an excellent recipe for a homemade mineralizing paste you can simply prepare by mixing a few readily available ingredients:
- 3 tbsp. of Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade Powder
- ¼ tsp. of peppermint extract
- ¼ tsp. of baking soda
- ¼ tsp. of mint-flavored chlorophyll
- 1/2 tsp. of coconut oil
- 1 tbsp. of distilled water
Prepare this toothpaste by mixing everything up and use it on a regular basis. After a short period of time you’ll notice significant improvements, your teeth will be healed and your breath will smell fresh and amazing.
Try these tips out and see that you can heal your cavities completely naturally without spending a fortune on expensive products and dental procedures.