The acid produced by microbes after consuming sugar has the effect of pulling minerals from teeth. Eventually, this results in the formation of cavities. If plaque is removed by brushing and the consumption of sugary foods is eliminated (or at least moderated), then teeth get a chance to recover. However, if you continue to eat sugary foods then the microbes in the plaque just keep making acid with nothing to control them. Not only will this result in more cavities, it can also kill off many of the beneficial microbes in your mouth. You are likely to have other dental problems along with tooth decay.
Tips for Natural Cavity Prevention and Treatment
• Try Oil Pulling
This practice has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine as a method of oral detoxification. It has gained considerable popularity over the last few years in the US. It is believed that oil pulling can draw out toxins from teeth thus preventing tooth decay while also delivering nutrients to the teeth. It is done by swishing one or two tablespoons of oil in the mouth for 20 minutes first thing in the morning and then spitting it out. Coconut oil is recommended. A drop of clove oil can be added maximize the antiseptic benefits.
• Improve Nutrition
Focus on foods high in calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. These foods will encourage your body to secrete fluids needed for healthy teeth. This means eating raw dairy and green leafy vegetables along with meat, eggs, and fish.
• Use a Mineralizing Toothpaste
This will provide your teeth with the minerals that are lost when you brush your teeth. It strengthens you tooth enamel and makes your teeth more resistant to cavities.
The microbes in your mouth will produce plaque and release cavity-causing acids continually if you keep eating sugary foods and ignoring oral hygiene. The result will be tooth decay and other issues. However, you can prevent these problems by following the right dental care steps.