How To Deal With Cavities
[toc]When a tooth decays or gets broken down, it develops a hole inside it referred as tooth cavity. Cavity is a hole in tooth that can grow deeper or bigger with time, when not treated. Cavity is caused by the tooth bacteria that thrive on the food debris, secrete acids and build up plaque that sticks to teeth, while acids eat away the enamel (outer layer of tooth).
Cavities are also referred as dental caries that need to be managed to prevent digging hole from becoming bigger and bigger, gradually leading to complete decay of tooth. Though, dental procedures are available that can fill the cavity, but what if it can be easily dealt at home without the painful procedures.
Dealing With Cavities At Home
Cavities heal faster when subjected to combination of two nourishing and therapeutic oils like butter oil capsules and cod liver oil. Offer 3 butter oil capsules with one teaspoon of fermented cod liver oil, every morning to the child with cavity and continue this for a month or more. Additionally, provide the breakfast of 2 slices of raw butter and toast with honey spread to nutritionally strengthen teeth and overcome the cavity.
Opt For Neem Toothpaste Or Oil
Start using toothpaste containing herbs like neem as these holistic pastes are very effective in checking the bacterial growth in teeth and preventing further damage from the cavity forming bacteria. While brushing, let the paste set inside the mouth and teeth for 3 minutes or more and then spit it out to get maximum benefits from herbs of the toothpaste.
Alternatively, use Cayenne Pepper or Neem oil and dab it into the hole formed by the cavity. Though, neem tastes awful when used this way, but it surely imparts higher benefits in healing the cavity.
Hydrogen Peroxide And Thyme
Rinse mouth after every brushing with hydrogen peroxide and then make use of oregano oil after the rinse. Put 2 to 3 droplets of the oil directly into the formed cavity hole. Then break open a capsule of Thyme herb and dab it all over the tooth with cavity and the gum line.
Allow it to set for 1 to 2 hours and it would not be much difficult as it taste fine. Thyme is enriched with antibacterial and antioxidant properties that aid in healing of cavity and offering protection from further bacterial infection.
Chew Calcium Citrate Tablets
Make use of calcium citrate or tablet with calcium and vitamin D combination, along with Q10 tablets. Chew these on regular basis and let it set on the cavity portion of the tooth.
Do not opt for any vitamin C tablet or foods containing citric acid as these tend to erode the enamel. While eating raw fruits, citric acid is incorporated and therefore, makes sure to rinse mouth afterwards with water to clear it off from the mouth.
Xylitol is rich in anti-cavity properties and is amongst a few natural sweeteners that are healthy for teeth. It aids in prevention and healing of tooth decay. Make use of xylitol chewing gum or mouth rinses containing xylitol or toothpaste with xylitol component in them. Incorporating xylitol in daily lives keep the cavity under check and prevents its further deepening.
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