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suzaincolas   , 30

from Glen Oaks


Effective Home Remedies for Cavities

What are cavities and how are they formed?

Cavity or cavities also called as Tooth decay, and this occurs when the bacteria formed inside one’s mouth due to the food eat starts releasing harmful acids. These acids slowly eat away teeth. If neglected, this gets infected and increase the pain also sometimes lead to the loss of the teeth. The process of decaying starts with the initial stage of damaging the hard outer covering of the teeth called enamel. Once it eats away the hard coating, then digs deep and damages the internal layers of the teeth. This leads to the formation of pulp which is very sensitive containing blood vessels and various nerves.

There might be many reasons why a tooth decay and few of them are listed below.

  1. Poor maintenance of teeth: If one does not brush their teeth regularly and floss, this may lead to the deposition of plaque over the teeth and leads to the release of various acids which erodes its enamel and thus responsible for the formation of a cavity.
  2. Improper Nutrition: People who generally tend to have high sugar content foods like sweets, chocolates, drinks are prone to many dental issues.
  3. Tooth crevices: Individuals who have crevices are also prone to these tooth cavities. The bacteria from the food debris accumulate in the crevices and leads to the decomposition of the teeth which leads to the formation of tooth cavities.
  4. Tooth grinding: Many people are habituated to grind their teeth in two cases, either when they are subjected to stress or when they are in a deep sleep. This grinding of teeth damages the outer enamel which in turn is responsible for tooth decay.

As these are the common issues faced by most of the people, there were many methods to follow and treat the cavities. Among all the practices, the natural ones are always advisable by the dentists. Hence, few home remedies are listed below.

  • Homemade toothpaste: To fight the cavity and other tooth issues, every individual can make their own natural toothpaste, making use of some ingredients which are easily available at home. One can use clove oil, coconut oil, baking soda, calcium powder and xylitol and prepare toothpaste. These substances clove and coconut have antibacterial properties which fight the bacteria in the mouth. The baking soda used in this preparation is acidic in nature and counteracts with the microorganisms in the mouth, treating the tooth decay.


  • Guava leaves: The leaves of this wonderful fruit are abundant in phosphoric acid, manganese, and calcium. The mixture of above three substances helps in reducing the pain caused by tooth decay and treats the infection. There is no specific method to follow in this case. All that one needs to do is chewing these guava leaves for about 5-6 minutes and rinse mouth with warm water. This can be used twice a day to get fast relief from the tooth decay.

The other alternate way to use is one need to boil these leaves in water for 5-10 minutes and can be used as a mouthwash after taking any meals or any food item. This mixture prevents the plaque and the formation of a cavity.

These natural remedies are much effective and at the same time low-cost and easy to use also.