Do you still believe in the tooth fairy? It’s time to stop and become your own tooth fairy! Your teeth, just like any other part of your body, require your attention and proper care. If you don’t like visiting the dentist, you can try to prevent dental decay on your own. Doctors advise combining excellent dental hygiene with some simple dietary changes.
We at WeGoRo created a list of simple and natural tricks that you can do on your own to prevent tooth decay and reverse cavities.
Changing your eating habits and switching to a healthy diet always helps boost your health, no matter what your goal is. A study published in The British Medical Journal suggested that a change in diet can actually reverse tooth decay. We already know that the consumption of products rich in sugar leads to teeth decay and that phytic acid can block the absorption of calcium. However, if you change your eating habits, you may never face such problems.
It might sound ironic, but chewing sugarless gum can actually help you prevent tooth decay. Most sugarless gums contain a component called xylitol, which is a natural sweetener. Unlike food, xylitol does not lead to the growth of bacteria in your mouth. Plus, when you chew, your mouth fills with saliva that can naturally wash off food remains.
What’s the most important tool that we use to clean our teeth? Right! A toothbrush. However, few people know how important it is to choose the right toothbrush.
It might sound like overfamiliar advice, but it really works. According to the International Dental Health Association, almost 42% of adults use just a toothbrush for their oral care. Sometimes we don’t realize that our dental care isn’t right or requires changes. If you want to protect your teeth from early decay, include the following steps in your dental care routine in the morning and before going to bed.
We know that regular visits to the dentist are not the most pleasant procedure, but it’s always better to prevent a problem than to treat it. No matter how well you brush or floss your teeth, there will always be areas that are hard to reach.
A dentist will clean near the gum line on the back and front of your teeth to remove any plaque and tartar. Regular cleaning is a very important step in the fight against cavities. Many people say that they enjoy cleanings and the lovely smooth feel of their teeth afterward. Make sure that you book an appointment at least once or twice a year.
We’ve already discussed eliminating sweets and candies from your diet, but there’s one more thing you can do to help your saliva fight dental plaque. Vitamins are essential for establishing the good health of your teeth.
Do you want to know another good way to use coconut oil? You can try coconut pulling to naturally protect your teeth from decay. The oil pulls bacteria out of your teeth and naturally heals them. Simply swish a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes until your saliva and the oil turn a milky white color. Don’t swallow it. It’s so simple yet so effective!
Oil pulling does not reverse the effects of tooth decay, but it helps prevent cavities. By the way, it works twice as effectively alongside brushing and flossing.
This simple toothpaste recipe requires only a few natural ingredients that you can buy in every store. Since you make it yourself, you can be sure that all the components are natural and won’t harm your health. You’ll need the following ingredients to make the toothpaste:
Mix all the ingredients until you get a paste. It should be even with no crumbs. Use it as a substitute for your regular toothpaste.
Remember: Don’t use this toothpaste for more than 30 days in a row due to its abrasive structure and absence of fluoride.
Do you follow any of the rules listed above? Or do you prefer professional dental treatment? Do you know any other tricks that might help prevent teeth decay? Share your ideas and experience in the comments.
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