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A Holistic Guide to Healing Cavities and Restoring Tooth Enamel

If you know anything about holistic dentistry, you’ll understand that the focus tends to be on how you can prevent future diseases with a stronger mind and better consumption generally, rather than just reacting to problems when they occur. Therefore, we’re here to talk about healing cavities and restoring tooth enamel using holistic approaches: how possible is this and what are the benefits?

How to Heal Cavities Naturally At Home

A cavity is when a small hole appears in your teeth due to decay. It happens to many people and can be addressed with the right dental care.

One holistic approach a dentist might take to caring for a cavity in your teeth is to advise you on your diet. Although this is perceived as a preventative measure to avoid future cavities, it also makes sure your cavity doesn’t get any worse. Therefore, a dentist will caution you about consuming too much sugar or acidic food or drink that can exacerbate the severity of your cavity.

There is evidence to show that a sufficient amount of fluoride can be beneficial to your mouth and reduce the likelihood of tooth decay. Therefore, holistic dentists might suggest that you drink tap water (where it is safe to do so) as a lot of tap water has added fluoride. In the UK, tap water is deemed safe to drink.

The whole point of holistic dentistry is to look for alternative ways to treat oral problems rather than using medicine. Regularly rinsing out your mouth with a mouthwash containing fluoride, on top of brushing and flossing routinely, reduces the amount of bacteria in your mouth and can help your dental cavities.

How to Restore Tooth Enamel Naturally

Look closely at your teeth in the mirror and you’ll see that they have a glossy, almost shiny appearance to them. This is the enamel that protects the teeth underneath from damage it would otherwise face. Over time, however, we might see the amount of enamel in our teeth fade.

So, how do we increase or restore enamel from home? One way researchers feel could be an effective way of doing this is by taking in more probiotics in your diet. Certain strains you might find in yoghurts, for example, are good at reintroducing helpful bacteria into your mouth to remineralise your teeth and are considered a holistic way of addressing your enamel problem.

Consuming vegetables and fruit that aren’t highly acidic can also be a great way to get the vitamins and minerals you need to build up your natural defences and not jeopardise your teeth.

If you’re slightly nervous about the idea of visiting a traditional dentist and the procedures they’ll perform, these are some home tips to consider to help your oral health. However, should you need professional assistance, contact the Pure Smiles team today.

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