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Why Tooth Decay?

Posted by on January 22, 2013

What causes someone to have tooth decay?

Tooth decay is something that occurs when the waste products of the bacteria in our mouth cause acid erosion on the enamel. This acid waste breaks down the tooth enamel and dark holes appear(cavities). Another problem would be the transparency of the teeth and or chipping away of enamel. If you look under the light you might be able to see the tips of the teeth less dense than the root. You would be very surprised why most people develop tooth decay in the first place. So how does this bacteria thrive in our mouth in the first place?

tooth decay

The #1 factor that plays a HUGE part in tooth decay is the consumption of meat, dairy, processed, and cooked foods. We weren’t designed to eat cooked food. Bacteria thrive in this acidic environment and produce waste products that eat away at the enamel. Cooked food doesn’t have any cleaning properties to it. However, an apple has natural pectin that gently scrubs your teeth and whitens them, alkalizes and remineralizes the teeth.  Also you can take the inside of a banana peel and rub it against your teeth for a few minutes everyday to make them white….amazing huh?

Look on the back of every tube and you’ll see ingredients like glycerin, sodium lauryl sulfate, and fluoride. The glycerin that builds up around our enamel can prevent our body’s natural way of remineralizing the teeth with minerals already present. Also, popular brands of toothpaste have highly hazardous amounts of fluoride that is harmful even if not swallowed. Excessive intake of fluoride during enamel development can lead to enamel fluorosis, a condition of the dental hard tissues in which the enamel covering of the teeth fails to crystallize properly, leading to defects that range from small markings to brown stains and surface pitting. Sodium lauryl sulfate is a harsh and abrasive detergent that is also used in toothpaste.  Long term oral exposure of this chemical can lead to increased tumor growths.


To keep a healthy mouth you need to start with,

(1.) A diet rich in raw fruits and vegetables.

(2.) A soft bristle tooth brush or a miswak stick.

(3.) A natural toothpaste recipe like below without harsh ingredients.

(4.) Daily oil pulling with coconut oil to remove harmful bacteria and plaque.


This is the simple recipe I use :

*2 tbsp baking soda (scrubs away plaque)

*6 tbsp coconut oil (antibacterial and soothing for gums)

*3 tbsp calcium powder (remineralizing)

*3 tbsp stevia powder or xylitol (prevents cavities)

*few drops of peppermint oil (minty taste)

You don’t need to use this everyday if already on a raw diet. All other days just use soft bristle brush with warm water. It is necessary to make sure your body contains the right ratio of minerals so that it keeps your teeth and bones strong, and free from decay. We need minerals like calcium, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, iron, magnesium ect. Eat at least one large salad a day of leafy greens or a green smoothie for your daily dose of minerals. If you already have tooth decay, keep citrus fruits to minimum and rinse thoroughly after eating.

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