Natural Tooth Care: Can You Heal Cavities and Regrow Teeth?

Natural Tooth Care: Can You Heal Cavities and Regrow Teeth?
Natural Tooth Care: Can You Heal Cavities and Regrow Teeth?

You can’t help but notice that pothole forming in the back of your mouth. You shouldn’t be so surprised–you’ve forgotten to floss for the last two months and you love to snack on sweets just before bed, but even still, the idea of going under the drill just isn’t appealing. Or maybe you’re not thrilled about putting mercury in your mouth. The filings that have a silver appearance are made with 50 percent mercury and various other metals. It’s all the more reason to avoid getting your cavities filled if at all possible. If only you could heal your cavities or regrow teeth…

Is There Mercury in Your Mouth?

So you wonder–is it actually possible to regrow your teeth?

Some holistic health professionals say yes, and in fact, they’ve done it themselves. Natural health writer Kim Evans swears by two must-haves that are peculiar at best, but none the less, make sense. First, organic egg shells, made up of a similar composition as bones and teeth. Eat one egg shell per day. How could you possibly eat a crunchy, nasty egg shell? It’s easy. First boil the egg shell for five minutes to kill any pathogens and then add to a smoothie made with bananas so that the egg shell doesn’t fall to the bottom.

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Next up, comfrey root helps with tooth decay because of its ability to amp up bone, tissue, and tooth growth. Blend 1 square inch of comfrey root with 2 tablespoons of water and swish the liquid in your mouth.

What Not To Eat

Tooth decay is caused by foods that contain carbohydrates like bread, cereal, soda, fruit, cakes, and candy. These foods feed a certain group of bad bacteria that then release an acidic substance which damages your teeth. Avoid eating these foods for the most part, and when you do eat them, drink water and then floss and brush your teeth. If you’re trying to regrow your teeth, do this after each meal.

Fat soluble vitamins like vitamins A, D, E, and K are good for regrowth. Curtis Aiken of Co-Inside says that the following foods are good for regrowing your teeth: Celtic or Pink Himalayan salt, fermented foods, sea vegetables, soaked and sprouted nuts, coconut oil, greens, eggs, and animal flesh. Avoid refined foods that may include added sugars. And make sure you get ample vitamin D by enjoying some fun in the sun.

READ MORE: 10 Common Foods That Are Great For Your Teeth

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Sara Novak specializes in health and food policy writing for Discovery Health. Her work has also been featured on TreeHugger,, TLC Cooking, and Animal Planet. After graduating from the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia, Sara headed up the communication efforts for a national scholarship program in Washington, D.C. Sara has also handled copy writing and public relations for a global environmental consulting firm. She loves fiddling with healthful recipes, traveling, and exploring life atop her yoga mat. Today, Sara lives in Charleston with her husband and two lovable cocker spaniels, Madison and Bella.