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How Can I Get Rid of Cavities?

According to the research, a lack of vitamin D in your diet can lead cavities. People who enhance the consumption of vitamin D in their diet experience a proven reduction in cavities. Moreover, those people who added vitamin D intake while removing grain items from their meal had the best outcomes. It is probably because grains can cling to your teeth. Not having enough vitamin D may make your teeth more vulnerable to cavities. But now we understand that it is only one part of the puzzle. Other factors that enhance the risk of cavities, include consuming foods that cling to your teeth, like sticky foods and candy, inadequate cleaning of your teeth, frequent snacking on sugary beverages and foods, like cereals, ice cream, and soda, dry mouth, as well as having medical condition that decreases the amount of saliva in the mouth or bedtime infant feeding. Once you get a cavity then you won’t be able to get rid of it. Following these home remedies may assist you to prevent cavities and protect the weakened parts of your enamels before a cavity grows:

Sugar Free Gum

Research has shown that if you chew sugar-free gum after having your meals, this can remineralize your enamel. Xylitol present in gum causes it to stimulate your saliva flow, raise the pH of the plague and decreases S. mutans.

Sugar-free gums that contain a compound known as casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP) have been proven by research to cause even more reduction in S. mutans than that which has xylitol.

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that helps your body absorb phosphate and calcium from your food. Research has shown that the more the consumption of calcium and vitamin D foods in children, the lesser the number of cavities. You can ensure an adequate quantity of vitamin D and calcium by eating dairy products and getting a good exposure to sunlight.

Use a Fluoride Toothpaste

Make it a habit to brush regularly with a fluoride toothpaste because fluoride prevents cavities and demineralizes your enamel.

Reduce the Intake of Sugary Foods

According to WHO, the most important risk factor for cavities is sugar, and you should decrease your intake to less than 10% of your total daily caloric intake.

If you constantly eat sugar, your teeth don’t get a chance to get remineralize so it is best if you space out your sugary snacks or foods.

Oil Pulling

This is an ancient practice in which you swish around oil in your mouth for around 20 minutes. Small-scale studies have concluded that it helps removes toxins from your mouth and may reduce problems like gingitivitis and plaque.

Contact Dr. Bo Stanley in Austin, TX

If you have any additional questions or would like to schedule a teeth cleaning with Dr. Stanley, please don’t hesitate to contact us today! Our friendly staff would be delighted to assist you. 

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