What causes cavities?
Friends, if you do not know, then let us tell you that this dental cavity or cavity is a small hole in the hard surface of the teeth. And at the same time they are caused by bacteria on the surface of the teeth that make acid from sugar. The most common culprit is a bacterium also known as Streptococcus mutans.
And tell that these bacteria form a sticky film and that which is known as plaque. The acids in plaque remove (demineralize) minerals from your enamel – a coating of teeth that is mostly made up of calcium and phosphate. And at the same time, due to this erosion, small holes are made in the enamel. Once the acid damage has spread to the dentin layer beneath the enamel, it becomes a cavity.
Get rid of cavity at home
Note that many of these home remedies are based on a study from the 1930s, which suggested that cavities were caused by a lack of vitamin D in the diet. And in addition to this, in this study, children who included vitamin D in their diet showed a reduction in cavities. And with that though, and those who added vitamin D by eliminating grain products from their diets, and at the same time, they had the best results. And that’s probably because the grain can stick to the teeth.
And let us tell you that not getting enough vitamin D increases the chances of getting cavities in the teeth, and with that but now we understand that this is only one part of the puzzle. And note that other risk factors for cavities include:
- Explain that it has to be dry mouth and either a medical condition and one that reduces the amount of saliva in the mouth
- And tell that eating such foods that stick to the teeth, such as candy as well as sticky food
- as well as this soda, and that cereal and ice cream like this sugary foods and either the frequent consumption of beverages
- Heartburn (due to acid)
- as well as insufficient cleaning of teeth
- baby food at bedtime
And let us tell you that once a cavity has entered the dentin, and with that you will not be able to get rid of it at home. Plus the following home remedies can help prevent cavities and either treat “pre-cavity” by re-mineralizing vulnerable areas of your enamel before a cavity develops:
1. Sugar Free Gum
It should be noted that chewing sugar-free gum after a meal has been shown in clinical trials to help regenerate enamel. And also this gum containing xylitol has been widely researched for its ability to stimulate salivary flow, raise the pH of plaque, as well as reduce S. mutans, as well as this but long-term study is required.
And also, sugar-free gum containing a compound called casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP) has been shown to reduce S. mutans more than chewing gum containing xylitol. And with that you will find this type of glue in stores.
2. Vitamin D
And at the same time, vitamin D is important for helping you absorb calcium as well as this phosphate from the food you eat. Furthermore, studies show an inverse relationship between eating foods high in vitamin D as well as calcium, such as yogurt, and cavities in young children. Plus you can get vitamin D from dairy products like milk and yogurt. In addition, you can also get vitamin D from the sun.
3. Brush With Fluoride Toothpaste
Explain that it plays an important role in preventing fluoride cavity as well as in remineralization of enamel. Moreover, this extensive research has been done to show that regularly brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste can prevent cavities.
And note that most of these studies have been done in either children or adolescents, and that is why more research is needed in adults as well as in the elderly.
4. Stop Eating Sweets
Let me tell you that this is a cavity remedy which no one likes to hear – stop eating so much sugar. And the World Health Organization says that eating sugar is the most important risk factor for cavities. And they also recommend reducing your sugar intake to less than 10 percent of your total caloric intake for the day.
And tell that if you are going to eat sugar, and you try not to eat sweet food throughout the day. And with that, once the sugar is gone, that’s when your enamel gets a chance to re-mineralize. But if you are constantly consuming sugar, and that is why your teeth do not get a chance to mineralize again.
5. Oil Pulling
Explain that this oil pulling is an ancient practice and one that involves swirling oil like sesame or coconut in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spitting it out. And the claim that oil pulling “removes toxins” from the body is not supported by evidence. But a small, triple-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial showed that oil pulling with sesame oil reduced plaque, gingivitis, as well as the same number of bacteria in the mouth. Effectively reduces and that same as chlorhexidine mouthwash. And also larger studies are needed to confirm these effects.
6. Licorice Root
At least one study suggests that extracts from the Chinese licorice plant (Glycyrrhiza uralensis) can only combat the bacteria responsible for dental cavities.
So that is how one researcher has be taken it to the next level and also created licorice lollipops to the help fight tooth decay Also pilot studies using licorice extracts in the lollipops showed that they were effective in reducing S. mutans in the mouth as well as preventing cavities. Larger as well as more long-term studies are needed.
See a Dentist
And let us tell you that many dental problems, even deep cavities, develop without any pain and either or without other symptoms. Also, the best way to catch a cavity before it gets worse is through regular dental checkups. Early diagnosis means easier treatment.
This may then include the dentist’s treatment for a cavity:
Fluoride Remedies: Also, these professional fluoride remedies contain more fluoride than toothpaste as well as mouth rinses and the one you can buy at the store. And that’s if you need that strong fluoride daily, and that’s only your dentist and that doctor can give you a prescription.
Fillings: Also, when a cavity extends beyond the enamel, filling is the main treatment.
Crown: Also a crown is a custom-fitted cover and either the “cap” that is placed over the tooth to treat extensive caries.
Root canal: Also this is when tooth decay reaches the internal contents of your tooth (pulp), as well as the need for a root canal.
Tooth extraction: Also it is the removal of severely decayed tooth.
So can you heal a cavity naturally?
Tell me whether these cavities are cured naturally? And it is that although the early stages of tooth decay can be reversed, cavities do not heal naturally. And according to the Mayo Clinic, plus this professional fluoride treatment can repair weak enamel as well as reverse a cavity in its early stages.
So can brushing itself get rid of the cavity?
Friends, let us tell you that extensive research has been done to show that it is only by regularly brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste that cavities can be prevented.
How many cavities are normal?
And it should be noted that according to the National Institutes of Health, 92% of adults between the ages of 20 and 64 in the United States have a cavity in their permanent teeth. And this is also an average of 3.28 cavities in each of these people.
So that’s should be a noted that vitamin D and oil pulling licorice lollipops or chewing gum, as well as other home remedies will not automatically and get rid of the existing cavities. And with that was but these methods can stop the cavity from getting bigger and keep the new one from coming. Best of all, they can help soften and either soften areas of your enamel before a cavity develops, or help regenerate it.
So well that’s sooner a cavity is detected, and the easier of it will be for the your dentist to fix it and so be sure to visit your dentist regularly.