How to get rid of cavities naturally??

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 :

  • Cereals
  • Legumes
  • Maize
  • Wheat
  • Rice
  • Rye
  • 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.

How to recover fast from a root canal?

Our 8 tips for a speedy recovery after a root canal includes:

  • Keep your head elevated and please don’t eat anything immediately
  • Take a pain medication
  • Gargle with warm salt water
  • Avoid anything that can cause inflammation – abstain from hot food for the first few days , no smoking, do not drink from a straw and do not eat hard foods or foods that you need to suck.
  • Eat icecream and use a cold compress
  • Relax after your root canal for a couple of days..

You should be prepared for what you might expect after a root canal . This could be sensitivity to hot or cold food, sensitivity to biting and a dull persistent toothache around the area.

And finally.. call your dentist if you are worried..

Which foods to avoid to keep your gums healthy?

The top six foods to avoid for bad teeth and gums:

  • Highly sugary drinks
  • Solid candies and chocolates
  • High starchy foods
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Acidic and Citrus foods
  • Alcoholic beverages