In the world of cookies and chocolates, tooth decay and cavities is just another problem developing in one out of two individuals, from youngsters to adults.
One of the most common oral health problems, dental cavities, also known as caries, refers to a condition in which tooth decay causes holes in the teeth. This decay is usually a result of a bacterial infection that leads to demineralization and destruction of the hard tissues in the teeth.
Understanding the basics of a cavity will help get rid of cavities and heal tooth decay naturally.
Common causes of cavities include:
The major symptoms of cavities include toothaches, tooth sensitivity, mild to sharp pain while eating or drinking, pits or holes in the infected tooth, and black/brown/white stains on the surface of the affected tooth.
If not treated timely and properly, a cavity may lead to a severe toothache, infection or even loss of the tooth.
Dental science has convinced us that the only way to deal with the problem is drilling a bigger hole and filling the cavity, and in certain cases, even a root canal. But there are still several holistic ways to get rid of cavities without incurring those hefty costs for fillings.
The first step toward preventing cavities and stopping a cavity from getting worse is to practice proper oral hygiene and take good care of your teeth. At the same time, there are some natural remedies that can help provide relief and cure cavities.
Here are few natural methods to help you heal a cavity naturally without the dentist’s drill.
Oil pulling is one of the most effective treatments to cure a cavity, as it helps clean the mouth of harmful bacteria that leads to different dental problems. An oral detoxification technique, oil pulling draws toxins and bacteria out of your mouth, while also strengthening your tooth enamel with essential nutrients.
Coconut oil is one amazing ingredient for the oil pulling process. A good fat loaded with powerful antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal properties, coconut oil kills off bad bacteria in the mouth, thus providing relief from bad breath, bleeding gums and cavities.
Repeat twice each day, soon after waking up in the morning (on an empty stomach) and before bedtime.
Garlic contains incredible antibacterial and antibiotic properties that stimulate the healing process for cavities, while also relieving pain and discomfort.
Repeat the process 2 times each day for 15 days to heal tooth decay and get rid of a cavity.
Salt possesses antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that help ease pain, reduce inflammation and draw out infection from the mouth.
Warm water soothes pain and discomfort in the mouth.
Repeat the process for 4 to 5 days to observe a considerable amount of reduction in your cavity.
Clove oil is loaded with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that help reduce the intensity of the toothache, while also restricting further spreading of the cavity.
Sesame oil safeguards the oral cavity walls from bacteria, while also attacking the germs present in saliva and plaque.
Repeat the process each night before going to bed and observe amazing results in a week.
Alternatively, swish some clove oil in your mouth and spit it out once it becomes foamy. This helps to pull out infection from the tooth and relieves pain instantly.
DIY toothpaste is probably the first thing you must do in the way of getting rid of cavities.
Commercial toothpastes (including those that claim to be natural) are loaded with a number of harmful toxins and minerals that should strictly be avoided while dealing with cavities. Some of the basic ingredients used in commercial toothpastes include triclosan, glycerin, artificial colors, dyes and sweeteners that are extremely harmful for the health of the mouth and result in numerous dental troubles.
So, the best way is to refrain from the use of such toothpastes and go natural instead to make your own toothpaste that is free from harmful chemicals and contributes to the health and strength of your teeth and gums.
Coconut oil contains antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial and healing properties that help reduce cavity-causing bacteria in the mouth and thus fights off infections.
While baking soda is alkaline in nature and helps neutralize acids in the mouth, sea salt adds extra minerals to the toothpaste.