It is sometimes possible to remove cavities using some home remedies when the cavity is at the pre-cavity(early) stage..These remedies include:
Oil- Pulling – belongs to the ancient system of alternative medicine called Ayurveda. A teaspoon of sesame or coconut oil is swished around the mouth for a prescribed time and spitted out.
Aloe Vera tooth gel may help to fight the bacteria causing tooth decay according to a few researchers. But more information is needed regarding the remineralisation capacity of aloe vera.
Avoid phytic acid
Phytic acid can damage the tooth enamel and some studies have proven a link between cavities and a diet high in phytic acid. Phytic acid is commonly found in :
- Kidney beans
- Pinto beans
- Haricot beans
- Broad beans
Vitamin D supplements have proven to reduce the incidence of dental caries significantly.
Avoid sugary foods and drinks
Eat liquorice root
The antibacterial properties of liquorice root target the cavity causing bacteria . However more research is needed before dentists can recommend liquorice sweets for cavity prevention.
Sugar free gum
Research has proved that chewing sugar free gum after meals have reduced the level of bacteria that damage the enamel.