From experience, I understand that going to the dentist can not only be very expensive, but it can also be painful. Dentists should be a last resort. If you can prevent cavities naturally, going to a dentist regularly won’t be nearly as expensive or painful. The following are five simple tips to help you learn how to prevent cavities naturally.
The first thing that you can do is drink a lot of water. Drinking water helps to clean the bacteria out of your mouth. If you have something that is especially sweet, make sure that you drink water or milk right away to help get rid of the acidity that sweet foods can cause to develop in your mouth. Aside from this being good for oral health, drinking water is also good for your overall health as well.
The second thing that you want to do is you want to eat raw vegetables. Chewing on raw vegetables is good for your teeth and gums. Eating raw vegetables also provides your teeth with vitamins and minerals that they need to stay healthy.
Don’t fall for the fluoride gimmick. Don’t think that just because you brush your teeth and use toothpaste, you aren’t going to get cavities. Fluoride is actually ineffective at fighting cavities. It just softens the enamel in your teeth, making them brittle and making them crack easier. Fluoride isn’t even very good for your body. If you can find a way to brush your teeth without using Fluoride, you’ll be better off.
The Best Alternative: Use Miswak Sticks
The best thing you can do to have healthy teeth and gums is to use a Miswak stick or Miswak chewing stick. It is very easy to brush your teeth for 20 to 30 minutes while you are doing something else. Miswak will help to strengthen your gums. It also helps to fight cavities.
The last thing the will organically help you to have healthy gums and teeth is to pull with coconut oil. Coconut oil pulling is a great way to have health gums and teeth. You can also use full fat milk or you can use vegetable oil. Coconut oil is the preferred method for oil pulling because it tastes delicious.
For super healthy teeth, you want to do oil pulling at least three times a week. This involves swishing oil around in the back of your mouth for 10 to 15 minutes. Then, spit it out in the sink. You’ll be amazed at how much plaque you are able to remove from your teeth. Basically, when you use oil pulling, it pulls out the bacteria buildup because it attaches itself to the fat rather than to your teeth. It is a great way to get rid of the bacteria that cause cavities to develop.
Using Miswak and coconut oil pulling at the same time will also make your teeth a lot whiter. The great part about it is that it is one hundred percent natural!