- There are those who make claims online that you can heal the cavities on your teeth without seeing the dentist
- Although the proper diet can make a positive impact on your health, cavities cannot heal naturally
- Cavities need to be treated by the dentist as soon as possible so you can avoid tooth loss
A lot of YouTube videos today claim that you do not have to go to the dentist to have cavities fixed. This is because you can actually heal tooth decay or cavities on your own through natural means. Although it might sound very convincing, one should take note of the fact that Dental Associations in general, do not agree with this claim.
Some of the claims made by the “dentist” or “doctor” in one of the videos say that you need to change your diet in order to heal cavities. He says that you need to remove excess grains and processed sugars in your diet. This is because grains contain phytic acid that can stop you from absorbing nutrients properly. Processed sugars, as what the video says, is what can trigger the development of cavities.
Unfortunately, these statements completely contradict scientific findings. This is because sucrose is basically the food source of the bacteria in your mouth and as a matter of fact, even a little sucrose can lead to decay. It should also be noted that it is very difficult to avoid sucrose since it is basically present in almost all foods. The licensed dentists, on the other hand, say that proper oral hygiene is a much better strategy when it comes to preventing tooth decay.
The video also claims that some forms of honey do not have a negative impact on your teeth and that some acidic fruits can be good for healing your cavities. Unfortunately, these claims are very far from the truth. This is because honey also contains sugars that can help bacteria to thrive. Also, a diet that consists of acidic fruits, and acidic beverages can actually make the decay worse. Accredited dentists highly recommend that you avoid an acidic diet and also avoid having acidic episodes per day if your teeth are decayed.
They also claim that super foods such as goat’s milk, and probiotics can be used to repair cavities. This is why it is very important for us to know that once a cavity is formed, even a small one, no amount of milk, vitamins, and minerals, can be used to fix it on its own. You should keep in mind that at the beginning of decay, the enamel softens, this can be fixed through proper cleaning and remineralization, but that is not always the case.
If the cavity starts to form, only the dentist can help you fix it. While the video’s advice is great when it comes to improving your health in general, professional dentists do not agree that it can be used to heal cavities.
You should understand that prevention is the cheapest way to avoid tooth decay and that dental treatments are the only way for you to fix cavities especially severe ones. If you will leave cavities untreated, it will worsen over time and this can lead to tooth loss. It is highly recommended that you see your dentist right away if you notice cavities or experience pain on your teeth.