8 Easy Tips Regenerate Your Teeth Naturally

Teeth have been around for a lot longer than toothpaste, so it shouldn’t be surprising that your teeth have naturally evolved to resist cavities and decay. Your teeth are protected by a layer of enamel, made from decay-resistant calcium phosphate. However, in tandem with your teeth’s natural defenses, proper tooth care is an essential ally against today’s sugar-proliferated diets. General wear and a poor diet can eat away at your enamel, stripping your teeth from their protective minerals.

So what should you do to protect your teeth from malicious sugars and the elements? Re-establish mineralization of your teeth. We gathered 8 easy ways to mineralize your teeth and protect your pearly whites.

1. Limit Sugar Intake

Sugar is bad for your teeth for many reasons. One in particular is chemical in nature—and it’s not even happening in your mouth. Sugar alters your hormone balance, and your body works hard to even things out. One way it does that is to redirect calcium and phosphorous to neutralize the imbalance. This means those key minerals are not getting to your teeth as they are intended. If you eat less sugary food, you can give your body more of a fighting chance to replenish tooth enamel.

2. Eat Natural Sweeteners

Instead of sugar, satisfy your sweet tooth with natural sweeteners. Honey and stevia, for example, are excellent options. Neither has the negative effect of sugar, and both taste delicious!

3. Limit Grains

Most people are unaware that a grainy diet can have a negative effect on your tooth enamel. Grains, nuts and legumes all contain high amounts of phytates, which lower your metabolism and prevent minerals from getting where they need to be. Your best bet is to eat grains in moderation.

4. Eat Butter

Finally, some good news! Butter works well for a couple of reasons—one of which is that it has several fat-soluble vitamins essential to enamel growth. Second, butter (especially from a grass-fed source) contains hormones that trigger the response that is suppressed by such foods as sugar and grains. In short, if you keep a healthy dose of butter in your everyday diet, your teeth and bones stand to benefit.

5. Drink Milk

You’ve heard all your life that milk helps establish strong bones. It’s true for your teeth, as well. The properties of milk are excellent for preventing damage and restoring tooth enamel. Like butter, milk contains vitamins and minerals needed to promote healthy bone and enamel growth. On the outside, milk acts as a base, countering the more acidic foods that will erode your teeth over time. Add a glass or two of milk to your everyday diet, and benefit from its protective qualities.

6. Eat Vitamin D

Vitamin D naturally promotes remineralization, and it’s easy to find. Natural sunlight, for example, stimulates natural vitamin D production and in effect helps your teeth. It’s also found in milk (cow, soy and coconut), eggs, yogurt and fish. If you are still in doubt, consider a vitamin D supplement. About 600 international units each day will help to replenish bone and tooth enamel.

7. Chew Gum

It doesn’t have to be gum, but it helps if it’s chewy. Chewing stimulates the natural production of saliva, which in turn, works to mineralize your teeth. If you go the gum route, be sure it is sugar free. Also, avoid chewy foods that are citrusy or sour, as the negative effects of citric acids can more than counter the benefits from chewing.

8. Use Teeth-Cleaning Products Containing Fluoride

The addition of fluoride to drinking water was a game-changer in the United States. It didn’t take long for people to notice that their teeth were stronger and less prone to decay because the fluoride was naturally mineralizing their teeth. Today, you can purchase all sorts of dental products containing fluoride, such as toothpastes.



 

Author Bio:

Bonnie Coberly is a graduate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition at Columbia. She is now a Certified Health Counselor at Natural Horizons Wellness Centers and focuses on educating her clients on improving their overall health.

5 Comments on 8 Easy Tips Regenerate Your Teeth Naturally

  1. From the heart: please do not listen to this article. if you want to remineralize your teeth, use coconutoil and Oilpull, use natural toothpaste (you can make it yourself or buy in healthstores, just look it up), clove is a good essential oil and Doterra sells forexample real organic clove oil http://www.doterratools.com/documents/Clove_Essential_Oil_Product_Information_Page.pdf

    This is an article about what happens to your brain after many years of fluorite intake: Myself have been off for many years and i feel so amazing. It takes so time to detox the body but if you only start…

    http://fluoridealert.org/issues/health/brain/

    Good luck

    • Thank you for your thoughtful response. We agree that using fluoride is a health risk and reconsider it’s position on this list, however, there are many other substantially healthful tactics to take in remineralizing your teeth, explained in above.

      You mention oil pulling, which is an ayurvedic medicinal practice in which you swich oil in your mouth so hat your fat cells release toxins into the oil – where they are trapped – and then you can spit it out. We agree this is an effective way to balance your oral health! Try coconut oil to start.

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