How to Heal Cavities Naturally
Hey guys. Axe here, of FunctionalMedicine and founder of DrAxe . In this tutorial, I'm going to share with you how tocure cavities and how to heal cavities naturally. This is something I get questions about veryoften is once you have a cavity, can it be healedé And here's the truth. If you're at the beginningstages or even in the middle stage of a cavity, you can actually heal that outer part of thetooth. Now, if you have a very, very severe cavity, there may be an area there that can'tbe completely restored. But again, for the most part, if you have beginning stages oreven an area of a cavity that's I would say
sort of middle of the road, you can absolutelyhelp heal that area. I've worked with many, many dentists and natural dentists and medicals who have really shown and proven with their patients that you can naturally healcavities. So I'm going to go through my four step processto naturally heal cavities. Number one has to do with the foods you're eating and whatto remove, and that is excess grains and processed sugars. Now, you're going to find out laterI'll talk about that actually sugar isn't necessarily bad if it's the right type ofsugar. But the first things you want to remove are, again, grains and sugars.
Now, the problem with grains, number one isthey contain too much of what's known as a nutrient blocker called phytic acid. Phyticacid essentially binds to all of the minerals in grains and beans and nuts and seeds anddoesn't allow you to absorb them. So you might think, hey, I'm eating this bread or thisoatmeal and I'm getting all of these nutrients. The truth is you're absorbing almost noneof it because of phytic acid. This is really the difference of why something like regularbread, or Ezekiel bread is typically known as a healthier bread or an ancient grain,fermented sourdough bread is also known as a healthier bread, the reason they're healthieris because they're free of phytic acid, this
thing that essentially binds to vitamins andminerals. So when you soak a grain or a nut or a seed,it essentially kills phytic acid and unlocks all of the nutrients in the food, and youneed those vitamins and minerals to help replenish your teeth and help heal cavities and forhealthy strong bones and teeth and hair and skin and nails. So all of those things areimportant. Again, the first thing, step number one isget grains out of your diet or, at the very least, get out processed grains. If you'regoing to consume grains, one serving a day of something like a sprouted Ezekiel breador a lacto fermented bread, like a true ancient
grain sourdough bread if you're going to consumegrains. Step number two, get rid of processed sugar.Processed sugar is the first thing that will cause bad bacteria overgrowth in your bodyand cause cavities to start. I think most people realize that, and you hear that allthe time, quot;Hey, stop doing sugar.quot; But again, it's not all sugar surprisingly. It is reallyjust processed sugar. If you're doing a little bit of raw local honey or manuka honey ona regular basis, that's really the one specific sweetener where there will probably be nonegative effect on your dental health. Also some fruit in moderation, wild blueberriesand raspberries and apples can actually be
very cleansing and healthy for your teeth.So again, real whole fruit and raw local honey, really the two sweeteners that you can stillconsume and still have healthy teeth. The third thing you've absolutely got to doif you want to overcome cavities is you have to consume more fat soluble vitamins and consumemore of a traditional diet. So fat soluble vitamins and specific minerals, especiallyvitamin D, vitamin K, magnesium, and calcium are crucial for your dental health. As I mentionedearlier, a lot of the foods we're eating are void of nutrients, and one of the best superfoods for healing your teeth is raw goat's milk kefir, a probiotic rich super food anda dairy food that actually has all of those
Dental Health Home Remedy for an Abscessed Tooth
I've been asked many times what a home remedyis for treating an abscess. You can go in and pop the abscess to help drain some ofthe infection. The problem with that is it's not treating the source of the infection.The bubble that you see or the blister that you see is the secondary to the infectionthat you developed in the gums or the tooth. So it's very important even after you havedrained it and you're successful at that, you still might need to make sure that you'reeliminating the source of the problem. For example, if you have a tooth that has a verylarge cavity, and it gets into the nerve and causes infection, and then further abscesses,you will develop a blister or a bubble typically
at the end of the tooth that will cause thediscomfort that you often see. You can go in there and pop the collection of infectionthat sits in that bubble, however, you still have a cavity on the tooth, and the toothis still infected. It is for that reason that you will still require some sort of additionaltreatment, whether it be a root canal, therapy treatment, or an extraction. Either one ofthose will eliminate the source of the infection. But also prevent the further onset of anotherabscess. In terms of home remedies, things that you can do, again, you can basicallypop the abscess with something sharp and sterile and disinfect it. That will kind of ensurethat you won't have that bubble there. Again,
it will not eliminate the problem but it willget a little more comfortable for you. You could also use warm salt water rinses or rinseswith peroxide, or listerine, that will kind of help disinfect the area around the infection.But again, it will not treat the source of it. More or less treat some of the symptoms,and some of that bubble infection that you see.