Tooth decay

Tooth decay

Cavities can affect the teeth around the world so it is vital to know the causes that produce them as well as how to combat them.

What are cavities?


Tooth decay is an infectious disease characterized by the destruction of the hard tissues of the tooth. The consequence is a demineralization by acids generated by bacterial plaque from the intake of carbohydrates.


The plaque is a series of bacteria that accumulate in the mouth, are deposited in the teeth and mucosa of the mouth, and cause diseases such as caries and inflammation of the gums.


Plaque starts to accumulate in the teeth 30 minutes after ingesting food, which is this time where the bacteria have more life. That’s why we have to brush our teeth to remove plaque just after eating any foods especially sugars.


If the decay is not treated, you can reach from the enamel dentine reaching its final journey to the pulp which causes inflammation which is called pulpitis.


Throughout this process causes excruciating and unbearable pain that if you don’t put the remedy ends with the extraction of the part or affected parts at the end.

Does decay occur?


The causes of the occurrence of caries can be varied, but one of the most important are the lack of tooth brushing.


For a good dental hygiene is to brush teeth after each meal, especially at night is when we sleep when microbes exploit to damage teeth. Go to the dentist often and to act at the first symptoms.
Food plays an important role in the occurrence of caries. The consumption of sweets (candy), sweets, chocolate, ice cream, cakes, buns, soda with sugar and all foods that contain sugar, carbohydrates are responsible for more the appearance of cavities provided by ingesting them don’t we we wash teeth.
Some medicines (especially some to treat asthma) can also favour the emergence of caries. They alter the ph and cause an acidic saliva which promotes the erosion of enamel which in turn allows the passage of bacteria that cause tooth decay.
Certain hormonal changes (especially during pregnancy) also may trigger decay.


Natural remedies for tooth decay


Propolis or propolis extract is very effective since it relieves pain (analgesic effect) and combat infection.


If we are suffering from toothache and we not going to the dentist right away what we can do is get a clove of kitchen dampened and wrapped with gauze in the wheel that we have pain in minutes anger disappearing the pain.


If we didn’t have cloves, we try with raw onion, putting a small piece in the calm impacted molar pain.
As prevention both clove and onion are great for destroying the bacteria that cause tooth decay.

Herbs or medicinal plants for tooth decay


Thyme: thyme rinses every day as mouthwash and if you are prone to have caries after each brushing.
Green tea: green tea infusions have antibacterial effect and in addition contain fluoride which strengthens tooth enamel.
Black tea: tea black tea for its number of beneficial for our teeth fluoride.
Laurel: laurel aromatic oil can fight bacteria in dental plaque, in some toothpastes are essential Laurel oil.
Bergamot: it prevents tooth decay and to contain Thymol, which is a natural antiseptic goes great to make mouthwash.
Neem: a tree of the India which extract has been used in toothpastes to prevent or fight cavities and all kinds of infections of the mouth.


Adequate food or diet therapy


It is very important the role that makes feeding in the prevention of tooth decay.
To prevent the occurrence of caries, it is essential to take much raw vegetables.
An Apple in fasting cleans the teeth, strengthens the gums, provides vitamins and also prevents decay.


The lima as a carrier for vitamin C is ideal to prevent bleeding gums as well as the maintenance of the bones of the body including the teeth.
Let us remember that, in general, we should avoid sugary and industrialized food.

Homeopathy and caries


Aconitum: in case of pain, anxiety and insomnia related to tooth decay.
CalcArea Fluorica: If there are toothache
Homeopathy: can go very well in chronic cases or repetitive decay since it helps to modify the Constitution or tendency of the patient.

Tooth decay


Trace elements are always useful in case of tooth decay because, like homeopathy, they tend to correct the “ground” of the patient.
In addition to the trace element fluorine take manganese, manganese, Manganeso-Cobalto or copper-gold – silver as our case.
In all cases, we recommend you consult with your doctor, therapist or other competent health professional. The information contained in this article has a merely informative function.

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