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Can You Reverse Cavities And Tooth Decay With Food?

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Curejoy Expert Claude Butler Explains:

The common prevailing belief today is that tooth decay and cavities cannot be reversed, they can only be prevented. The only solution suggested to have your cavities filled. But according to a study published in the British Medical Journal cavities and tooth decay could potentially be healed or reversed with diet.

A study was performed on 62 children with cavities and they were divided into three different diet groups. Group 1 ate a standard diet plus oatmeal (rich in phytic acid). Group 2 consumed their normal diet and supplemented with vitamin D. Group 3 ate a grain-free diet and took vitamin D.

The results found that group 1 who had a diet high in grains and phytic acid had an increase in cavities. Group 2 had some improvements in healing their cavities. Group 3 who followed a grain-free diet rich in vegetables, fruits, meat, milk and took vitamin D saw the greatest improvements in which nearly all cavities healed.

According to the American Dental Association the cause of tooth decay is as following:

“[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.”

An ideal diet that can both prevent and reverse tooth decay and cavities would be the following:

.Eat food rich in animal foods like bone broth, meat, fish and eggs.

.Eat raw and cooked vegetables especially green leafy vegetables.

.Consume raw dairy products like kefir, cheese and grass-fed butter.

.Have at least one fruit a piece early in the day.

.Get High vitamin D – get plenty of sunshine and days not in sun supplement with 5,000IU daily of D3.

.Include foods high in healthy fat like coconut oil, avocado, olives and fish or fermented cod liver oil.

.Have fermented grains only and in moderation such as true sourdough bread (or even better no grains at all).

.Eat nuts, seeds and beans only that have been sprouted. You can find sprouted nuts and seeds.

.No processed food, packaged food or fast food.

 

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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Gary Puntman
Gary Puntman 5pts

It would be great to be able to do this! I'm sure you can prevent cavities with food. If the cavities aren't too deep they might be able to be healed through food.  I'm sure fruit and vegetables help your teeth a lot.  It sounds like a plant-based diet is best for your teeth. http://www.hamiltonmoutaindentureclinic.ca/our_services.html