The world is slowly waking up to the fact that, when you give the body what it needs, it can heal things we previously thought were impossible. A fine example of what is often deemed as an incurable health problem is dental cavities, but extensive research is now becoming more public about the true nature of tooth decay and the fact that there are proven remedies that can remedy it.
Cavities are generally found in children but adults are prone to them too. With out care you could end up losing more than just the tooth! This is bad for anyone in the present day or when SHTF takes place.
These Herbal remedies for cavities work and are actually really good to know in a SHTF situation. If you are not dental savvy, and do not keep up with cleaning you may get cavities and if SHTF eventually you could lose the tooth. Toothache is hard to resolve. Normally the only way is to pull the tooth.
I do not know about you but I do not want to have my teeth pulled for being lazy. “A cavity, is an infection, bacterial in origin, that causes demineralization and destruction of the hard tissues of the teeth (enamel, dentin and cementum). It is a result of the production of acid by bacterial fermentation of food debris accumulated on the tooth surface.
If demineralization exceeds saliva and other remineralization factors such as from calcium and fluoridated toothpastes, these once hard tissues progressively break down, producing dental caries (cavities, holes in the teeth).”
To solve cavities go to the dentist but if you cant, and you find yourself in a situation say when SHTF this information could help you… read on to see more about the herbal remedies available.
The lies perpetrated about tooth decay
According to the American Dental Association, the reason we have tooth decay is as follows:
“[Tooth decay] occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as milk, pop, raisins, cakes or candy are frequently left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on these foods, producing acids as a result. Over a period of time, these acids destroy tooth enamel, resulting in tooth decay.”
There are a few problems with this theory, including:
- Groups of indigenous people who had fermentable carbohydrates stuck on their teeth all the time that did not brush or floss were mostly or completely free of tooth decay.
- Bacteria do not consume processed sugar or flour because of the lack of nutrients in them.
- Foods that bacteria like to eat, such as milk, vegetables, meat, fish and fruit, are not commonly implicated in causes of tooth decay.
So if the modern explanation of tooth decay is not accurate, what is actually the cause of tooth decay?
What actually causes tooth decay
Tooth decay, as researched by Dr. Weston Price and other dental pioneers, boiled down to three factors:
- Not enough minerals in the diet.
- Not enough fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) in the diet.
- Nutrients not being readily bioavailable, and your intestinal system not properly absorbing them.The presence of phytic acid largely influences this factor.
Over a period of time, if your diet lacks vitamins and minerals from a poor diet and/or contains high levels of phytates (from grains, seeds, nuts, and legumes), the blood chemistry and the ratio of calcium and phosphorous become out of balance, which results in minerals being pulled from bones, causing tooth and bone loss.
So, the long-standing belief that sugar causes tooth decay is true, but as a result of it depleting nutrients from the body, not because bacteria eat it and produce acid that ruins your teeth.
The food remedies that can heal cavities and tooth decay
Foods to focus on are:
- Coconut oil, grass-fed organic dairy (especially butter), grass-fed meats, seafood and bone broths.
- Organic cooked vegetables (soups with bone broth are ideal).
- Organ and gland meats, like liver.
Limit foods that are high in phytic acid, like grains, beans, nuts and seeds, as well as limiting processed food intake full of processed flours and sugars that upset blood sugar balance.
6 Herbal Cavity Treatments
In order to restore the ratio of calcium and phosphorus in our blood, and to enable minerals to bond to our teeth, it is not enough to just avoid eating too many sweet or processed foods. We must also eat health-building foods, containing copious amounts of minerals and vitamins that will build a glassy hard tooth structure.
h cavities, the bane of existence for every candy crunching kid who pays a visit to the Dentist. But kids aren’t the only ones susceptible to this problem. Without proper dental maintenance and care, adults can also develop cavities.
In essence, a cavity is a little hole in your tooth that is caused by bacteria, which produce acids in the mouth that eat away at your tooth enamel. The only permanent fix for cavities and tooth decay is another visit to the dental office where the cavity can be cleaned out with a drill and refilled with artificial material. However, there are some excellent herbal remedies available that are effective treatments in killing bacteria and preventing further cavity formation.
The following herbal remedies are essentially free of side effects and much closer to free financially than a costly dental appointment.
An ancient herb from India, neem is the most commonly used herb to fight the formation of plaque and enhance dental health. The bark of neem is used to brush teeth. The natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of the herb kill harmful bacteria and prevent further tooth decay. Neem is widely used in toothpastes and other remedies. Though it sounds incredibly exotic, you can easily find neem in drug stores and local markets.
No, we’re not saying eat licorice candy to treat cavities. In fact the sugars of traditional licorice will combine with bacteria to form acid and lead to further tooth decay. Licorice root, on the other hand, is a traditional antibacterial in China and contains chemical compounds that eradicate bacteria in the mouth which cause tooth decay and cavities.
The root of this North American herb is used to treat cavities and dental infections. Goldenseal can be used as a mouthwash or rinse. Mixed with water, the extract of goldenseal can be gargled where it will instantly kill bacteria it comes in contact with. After gargling, the liquid is safe to swallow, and in fact, is also commonly used to treat bacterial infections of the throat caused by the common cold.
Myrrh is a natural antibacterial and antimicrobial agent used to treat cavities and oral infections. The recommendation is five drops of myrrh essential oil mixed with water and gargled three times daily.
Cloves are an aromatic herb that can be used as an antibacterial agent against the causes of cavities. Simply put it in the affected area of the mouth to not only help stop the decay but also soothe the pain that can go along with a cavity. Clove oil can also be used in a similar fashion to treat cavities.
A mild natural pain killer, calendula is well-known for soothing nerves and healing infected tissues. Cavities are typically treated with a mouthwash or gargle made of calendula flowers twice a day. It will ease pain and kill the bacteria that cause tooth decay. In dry form, the herb can also be brewed and consumed as a tea.
Supplements to consider are:
- Fermented cod liver oil – very high in fat soluble vitamins A, D and K.
- Magnesium – required to use calcium and phosphorous effectively.
- Gelatin – if you don’t have time to make bone broth, this is a good alternative and is great for gums and digestion.
Now go get your pearly white smile back.