IS THERE SUCH A THING AS A TOOTHPASTE THAT HEALS CAVITIES?

IS THERE SUCH A THING AS A TOOTHPASTE THAT HEALS CAVITIES?

TOOTHPASTE THAT HEALS CAVITIES?

Can tooth decay and cavities be reversed? Some studies say there is a possibility that tooth decay and even some minor cavities may be healed with proper self-care. However, there is no proof that toothpaste or other home remedies can actually reverse cavities after they appear. The key to oral health is preventing cavities with positive lifestyle changes in diet and good oral hygiene.  

PREVENTING CAVITIES WITH DIET

Eating a healthy diet that includes the freshest fruits and vegetables is a great way to prevent tooth decay. Avoid sugary foods and those that tend to get stuck between the teeth. Fresh foods help to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong. Foods that are rich in nutrients not only support the gum tissues but helps to keep bacteria from becoming a problem in the mouth. Raw dairy foods can provide the calcium the teeth need to maintain their enamel covering.  

HOME REMEDIES

Since toothpaste that heals cavities is impossible to find, try a home remedy like coconut oil pulling, hydrogen peroxide, or making your own toothpaste out of baking soda, clove oil, xylitol, coconut oil, and a few drops of trace minerals. Tooth powder is another tried and true method of keeping your teeth and gums clean without wearing away the sensitive tooth enamel. Mixing a drop or two of clove oil in with the coconut oil that you use for oil pulling will also help to rid the mouth of excessive amounts of bacteria.  

GOOD ORAL HYGIENE

The best way to prevent cavities and tooth decay is to practice good oral hygiene and visit your dental health professional once a year for a thorough examination. Brush and floss your teeth at least once every day. When you can’t brush your teeth after a meal, use an ADA-approved mouthwash to rinse away any debris that may be lurking between your teeth. While having a toothpaste that heals cavities is nice, it’s best to prevent tooth decay from the very beginning.   While most commercial toothpastes on the market don’t have what they would need to actually heal a cavity, there are a few mineralizing toothpastes out there that can slow down the progression of tooth decay and prevent cavities from occurring. No matter what toothpaste you use, the key is good oral hygiene that involves brushing and flossing your teeth at least once a day.   Talk to your dental health professional and find out what type of toothpaste he recommends. If you aren’t sure, they can also show you how to properly brush and floss your teeth so that you clean every surface and get deep within your teeth and gums when you’re flossing. Prevent tooth decay by making some healthy lifestyle changes and cavities will soon be a thing of the past.