Curing Tooth Decay Naturally
Written By: Michele, The Green-Mother
Lately, I have been fascinated with the idea that I can cure tooth decay naturally with diet. Is their any truth to this statement? After doing some research I have discovered that there are two schools of thought. Some believe that there is no substantial evidence to this while others believe that there is.
What is tooth decay? It is defined as bone loss in the mouth. According to an article that was published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, tooth decay is not caused by bacteria.
For the purpose of this post I will focus on the theory that I am able too cure tooth decay with diet. After a recent dental exam I was told that I had an “above average clean mouth” and “good dental hygiene”. But, there was a “but”. My back teeth were worn down and a cavity was found. Not a big cavity, but big enough that it required a drilling and a filling. I am lucky to have found a dentist that is honest and does the minimal work required. I trust her professional expertise and interventions.
Since this, I have been left wondering how I could of prevented all of this. I already floss daily and brush my teeth at least three times a day. To my surprise my dentist advised me that I was brushing too much and this was contributing to my issue of worn down teeth. This led me to believe that brushing and flossing alone were not enough.
After doing some research online, I discovered the work of Ramiel Nagel. He believes that tooth dentin can be remineralized and heal cavities. In his his book “Cure Tooth Decay””, he teaches how to heal and prevent tooth decay. In his opinion, this can be achieved through eating special foods and avoiding damage to your teeth.
I believe that there is truth to this and one can heal their teeth using his advice. According to him, if I eat natural, unrefined whole foods I can help prevent or even heal dental cavities. His book discusses which foods can reverse your tooth decay.
You can learn more about this fascinating subject by ordering his book through the link below.