First of all, let's explain what we mean with remineralization of your teeth. We refer to the process in which minerals are returned to the molecular structure of the tooth itself. It can even help your teeth to recover from cavities in an early stage. We'll always recommend you to visit your dentist, but we want you to know that there are things that you can do for your teeth at home. Our goal at Sani Dental Group is for you to be able to take care of your dental health, with this in mind we give you the tips you need.
Can Damaged Teeth Be Regenerated?
There's plenty of evidence that shows how your diet has a direct impact on your oral health. The presence of minerals and vitamins A, D, E, and K can influence your body's ability to reverse cavities. It also depends on how well your body is absorbing them. The presence of phytic acids could damage your body's capacity of absorbing these vitamins. So yes, as any other bones, your teeth can regenerate and heal as long as you have a good oral health accompanied with a good diet.
Let's Talk about Phytic Acids
As we mention above, these acids can be harmful to your dental health, but you know where these acids are? Well, this substance is found in plant seeds. Because phytic acids have the ability to impair the absorption of iron, zinc, and calcium, this acid may promote mineral deficiencies. As a consequence, your teeth can be affected. Phytic Acids are present in all edible seeds, grains, legumes, and nuts in varying quantities.
Now Let's Talk about Diet
By now you should know that you need to cut on eating foods containing phytic acid. What you also need to know is that you need to cut on sugars. Sugar consumption is one of the main causes of tooth decay, so if you want your teeth to remineralize, sugar is not an option.
Instead, focus on eating mineral rich vegetables, bone broths, meats, and healthy fats. These foods will increase the level of minerals and vitamins of your diet, and they're also delicious. That's what we call a win-win.
A Few Supplements Don't Hurt
Yes, we know that the title of the post says "naturally", but a little bit of help is never a bad thing. While diet alone might be enough, supplements can fill the gaps left by food. These are the supplements that we recommend to improve your dental health and help your teeth to regenerate.
- Vitamin D - It affects beneficially calcium metabolism and can stimulate the calcification of teeth. Also, vitamin D induces cathelicidin, an antimicrobial peptide that attacks oral bacteria.
- Calcium - While there is no evidence that by taking calcium supplements your teeth can remineralize, it helps to make them stronger.
- Magnesium - When you suffer magnesium deficiency, there can be an unhealthy balance of phosphorus and calcium in saliva. It has as a consequence that your teeth lose strength.
We know how personal is for some people the idea of taking supplements, so remember that it is always a decision of your own.
And of Course, Oral Hygiene
The key to have the best dental health will always be to have the best oral hygiene. There are no magic tricks, brushing and flossing are the things you need to do to make that smile shine. Doesn't matter how good your diet is, without an optimum oral hygiene, your teeth won't heal. Brushing at least twice a day, and flossing at least once you can keep bacteria away from your mouth and protect it. Hygiene plus a good diet can take your smile to places you've never imagined.
As always, Sani Dental Group wants you to have the best dental health, that’s why we want you to take care of your smile. We invite you to visit one of our dental clinics in Los Algodones, Mexico. Give us a call and our patient coordinators will give you all the information you need about our services. Our main goal is that you receive the best service at the best price, and we work hard to achieve it. Don’t hesitate and start to improve your smile today, because there is no better time to have a beautiful smile than now.