How to Reverse Cavities and Heal Tooth Decay
Hey guys, Dr. Axe here, doctor of natural medicine, and founder of draxe.com. In this video, I'm going to do an advanced training on how to reverse cavities and how to heal tooth decay.
I'll talk about the best diet, talk about supplements, as well as natural treatments for fighting cavities and tooth decay. And I'm going to tell you, this could make a huge difference in your health or your family's health if you want to save some money and really help have incredible oral health. And I want to say, there are obviously, different, varying types of cavities in terms of how severe they are. I know this will work with both mild and moderate cavities. If you have a very, very severe cavity, it may not work as well or completely, but still for pretty much everyone, this is going to benefit your teeth in a major way. So there are really four main causes of tooth decay. Excess sugar in your diet, too much phytic acid, lack of minerals, and lack of fat-soluble vitamins. This is something that Weston A.
Price and other dentists figured out thousands of years ago, or hundreds of years ago about specifically what actually causes cavities within your mouth. And so let's start talking about number one, excess sugar. We know excess sugar, when it sits in your teeth, causes bad bacteria to build-up of all different types, which actually starts to eat away at the enamel of your teeth, and actually has been linked to heart disease and other issues. Actually your oral health can often times be linked to the health of your entire body. So number one thing you've got to do if you want to start to reverse cavities is remove all processed sugar from your diet. If you are going to consume something that is sweet, I recommend stevia, I recommend a little bit of Manuka honey or raw local honey, maximum a tablespoon a serving, or even fruit, something like a date. But I would get rid of all white sugar, all corn syrup, and I'd even remove things like maple syrup and coconut sugar and that from your diet in most cases for a period of time.
And then again, doing maple syrup here and there is fine, but for the most part you want to get sugar completely out of your diet because that is a major cause of cavities. The second thing is something that a lot of people have never heard of and don't realize, but phytic acid, or too much phytic acid consumption, can cause cavities. Now phytic acid is found mostly in grain products or grains, beans, nuts, and seeds. And specifically it's found in large amounts in grains. And what phytic acid is, it's sort of the carrier, or it's where most of the minerals and vitamins are bound into a food product. So let's say, for instance, that you go out and buy wheat bread today. And it says on the label, "Contains 20% your daily value of folate, or vitamin B9, or vitamin b6, or iron," some sort of mineral. Well remember this principle, "You aren't what you eat.
You are what you digest." Here's the issue, phytic acid today is bound to these minerals. You might consume it, but because of phytic acid, you're not absorbing it into your body. This is a huge thing to understand. Most of us are not getting minerals because our foods aren't properly prepared or cooked. This is why an Ezekiel bread or a sprouted-grain bread is so much healthier than a regular bread, is when you soak a grain, or a nut, or a seed, and then you let it sprout, that kills off phytic acid. So it unlocks the nutrients, so now you can absorb all the vitamins and minerals. And so that's big.
So again, number one dietary cause, too much sugar in your diet. Number two, you're consuming too many grains on a regular basis that aren't sprouted or slow-cooked. And so if you're going to buy brown rice, or oatmeal, or oats, look for sprouted oats, or germinated rice. Only consume those types of whole-grains on a regular basis. It's going to go a long way in fighting cavities and tooth decay. Step number three to beat cavities and tooth decay is load up on minerals, especially not just calcium, but calcium, magnesium, also selenium is great. But again, and iron, getting more minerals in your diet, phosphorous, silica, you want minerals in your diet. You can take a mineral supplement, or also start consuming foods that are mineral-dense such as vegetables, sprouted nuts and seeds, meats, but really vegetables and sprouted seeds such as flaxseeds.
Those are very, very dense in minerals, even raw cheeses and dairy such as raw goat's cheese or raw sheep's yogurt. I don't recommend cow dairy, but goat and sheep milk, cheeses, and yogurts, and probiotic-rich foods are also fantastic for boosting up the minerals in your diet. But I'd definitely recommend a multi-mineral supplement that has magnesium. And last, but not least, consuming a diet and supplements that are high in fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin A, D, K, and E. We know vitamin K and D especially help build strong bones and help build strong teeth and tooth enamel. So again, if you want to start to reverse cavities and start to build up that tooth enamel, you've got to have minerals and you've got to have fat-soluble vitamins. So what I would start doing, is I would look for a supplement that contains vitamins D and K in it absolutely. So vitamin D and K.
I'd also start consuming more foods that are orange and green. Those orange and red color foods are high in beta-carotene, which is going to help support vitamin A within the body, production. Also getting a lot of green, leafy vegetables and dairy products such as fermented, raw cheese and kefir and things like that. Those are full of vitamin K and vitamin D. And then getting sunshine for more vitamin D, but in addition, I would take a fat-vitamin supplement that has vitamin D and vitamin K if you're looking to naturally reverse cavities. I'd look for vitamin D-3, and vitamin K-2 are the most beneficial. And then just, in general, getting more healthy fatty acids in your diets such as Omega-3 fatty acids are fantastic as well.
And the last natural treatment I want to mention is you want to brush your teeth, flossing is okay, but really you want to brush your teeth. And you want to do something called oil-pulling. Oil-pulling, it's where you mix coconut oil, or just use coconut oil or sesame oil. You're going to take a tablespoon of it, or a half a tablespoon, and swish it around in your mouth between 5 and 20 minutes. What I typically do is I do oil-pulling when I get in the shower. So I'll do a tablespoon of coconut oil, I'll take a shower, when I get out I'll spit it out. That's how I do oil-pulling. But oil-pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic technique, it was part of Indian medicine, that's been shown to actually help in preventing cavities and help heal tooth decay and have great healthy gums.
It even helps with teeth whitening. So look up, you might even look up online. I've got an article on this, "Dr.
Axe oil pulling." So look up "Dr. Axe oil pulling." I have a YouTube video on it as well on how to do oil pulling. But start using oil pulling. I also love using essential oils in that way. Myrrh essential oil is probably the most beneficial oil for your dental health. So myrrh oil. Also oils such as clove, peppermint, cinnamon are also beneficial. But again, myrrh oil is great to do with oil pulling or even rubbing on your gums if you have gum inflammation is great as well, but also great for cavities.
So again, using some of those essential oils are great and oil pulling. And you might also make a toothpaste that helps re-mineralize your teeth. I'd recommend some baking soda, you can add actually some minerals like a mineral powder supplement to that as well, as well as some peppermint oil, make your own at home toothpaste. You can look it up. I've got a recipe. Look up "Dr.
Axe tooth paste recipe." I have one of those online as well. But guys, I hope you've enjoyed this training. Here's the truth. If it's a mild or moderate cavity, it many cases it can be reversed. And if you have gum disease, tooth decay, these things can be healed to a certain point just like if you have an injury or a health condition, your teeth can heal like many things can heal. Again, if it's very severe, it may be to where you do have to get a filling. Make sure they're not a silver filling, might have to be a white, like a porcelain filling. That can happen sometimes.
But a lot of these things you can see great and fantastic results with. If you want to learn more in depth information on how to reverse cavities, just do a Google search for "Dr. Axe reverse cavities," or "Dr. Axe tooth decay," and I've got a lot of great things on my website there. And also, if you want to learn more natural remedies, I've got some great YouTube videos coming out.
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