8 simple tips to fight off tooth decay and naturally reverse cavities for a radiant smile

For many people, dental care is one of the most important things alongside a perfect skin care routine and a balanced diet. Well, it’s no surprise that healthy teeth can improve a person’s confidence, especially when in public. There are even some people who are willing to splurge on expensive dental treatments to get perfectly beautiful teeth.

But before you start spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on dental treatments, you may want to try the following eight simple and inexpensive ways to take care of your teeth from cavities and cavities. With just great oral hygiene and some simple dietary changes, you can save a ton of money on your dental care!

#1 Change your diet and reduce your sugar intake

Diet which is rich in sugar may lead to teeth decay since phytic acid which can be found in cereals and grains can block the absorption of calcium.

Consuming more calcium rich foods (i.e. kale, collards, broccoli rabe and dairy) which can help strengthen your bones and teeth.
Avoid drinking pop, juice and drinks with high carbonation as the sugars cause excessive plaque and tartar build up which may result in cavities.

#2 Chew sugarless gum

However ironic it may sound, chewing sugarless gum can actually help you to avoid tooth decay. Most sugarless gums contain a component called xylitol which is a natural sweetener. This natural sweetener does not lead to growth of bacteria in your mouth and it can also helps your mouth to produce more saliva which is essential to keep your teeth clean from food remains.

#3 Clean and change your toothbrush regularly

Many people might not know how important it is to choose the right toothbrush and to change it regularly.

Always pick a small or a medium-sized toothbrush and make sure its bristles can reach into the crevices of your molars to clean off the food remains.

Do not use covers for toothbrush as they may harbour microorganisms and bacteria. Instead, clean and rinse your toothbrush with water after you brush your teeth and leave it to dry. It is also important not to leave your toothbrush in the same area with your toilet since faecal bacteria can end up on it.
Change your toothbrush regularly because its bristles can deteriorate over time and daily usage. It is recommended to change your toothbrush every three months.

#4 Follow a basic dental care

Brushing alone may not be efficient enough to keep your teeth clean and healthy. Instead, include these steps in your oral care:

Brush your teeth at least twice a day ensuring you reach all the surfaces, crevices, pockets and corners.

Floss at least once daily. This helps remove any remaining food from underneath your gums and prevents bacteria from forming.

Use mouthwash; it has antibacterial properties and helps you get rid of any remaining bacteria in your mouth.

One important tip – do not rinse your mouth with water after you use mouthwash. The effect will last longer.

#5 Visit your dentist for regular cleanings

Do not wait until you have dental problems to start paying a visit to dentist. We all know that a visit to the dentist may not be a pleasant experience but it is always better to prevent a problem than to treat it. Sometimes, there are areas that cannot be reached by flossing and brushing, so your dentist will clean them for you.

Usually, your dentist will clean the gum line on the back and the front of your teeth to remove any plaque and tartar buildup. Make sure that you visit your dentist at least twice a year.

#6 Add supplements and vitamins to your diet

Add vitamins and supplements to your diet. Micronutrients are essential to bone health and keep inflammation under control to prevent or reverse cavities.

Apart from reducing sugary food, there is one more thing that you can do to fight dental plaque – by taking vitamins.

To promote salivation, you need to consume foods that are rich in fibre such as fruits, nuts and vegetables.

Consume whole grain foods. These foods contain Vitamin B and iron. Plus, whole grains contain magnesium, a mineral that helps absorb calcium and strengthen your teeth.

Include more seafood in your diet. They are rich in Vitamin D which is essential for healthy teeth and to help absorb calcium.

#7 Try coconut oil pulling

You can try coconut pulling to naturally protect your teeth from decay. The oil pulls bacteria off your teeth and naturally heals them. Simply apply a tablespoon of coconut oil to your teeth and wait for 20 minutes until your saliva and the oil turn milky.

#8 The DIY toothpaste

This DIY toothpaste comes with a lot of benefits and it just require a few ingredients to be made. You will simply need 2 tablespoons of baking soda, 1/4 cup of coconut oil, 4 tablespoons of calcium powder, 1 tablespoon of sea salt and 1 tablespoon of stevia.

Mix all the ingredients together until it reaches paste consistency and use it as a substitute of your regular toothpaste.

Remember: Don’t use this toothpaste for more than 30 days in a row due to its abrasive structure and absence of fluoride.

Have you ever tried any of the above tips? If you haven’t you might want to give them a try and who knows that they will give a wonderful result to your teeth!

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