Everyone suffers from dental problems from time to time; whether it is a dull, insidious ache, or an excruciating jolt of pain every time you bite down, there is no denying that dental problems can be a huge source of inconvenience and stress.
Luckily, there are many chemical-free, completely natural ways to strengthen your teeth and re-mineralise your enamel, greatly reducing the chance of having dental issues in the future:
Avoid Sugary and Acidic Foods
While this point is widely known, its importance is commonly underestimated. Foods that contain acids and sugars are greatly damaging to the teeth, and have the potential to cause significant enamel loss.
While all sugary foods cause some level of damage, soft drinks, candies and sodas are the ones to look out for. If possible, try to completely avoid sugary soft drinks, as they not only contain a ridiculous amount of sugar, but they also contain phosphoric acid, which causes even more damage to the enamel.
Get the Right Vitamins in your Diet
There are certain vitamins that do wonders to strengthen your teeth and aid in enamel remineralisation.
- Vitamin D – found in fatty fish oils and egg yolks – balances the levels of calcium and phosphorous in your body, which are crucial for enamel mineralisation.
- Vitamin K2 – found in bone marrow, egg yolks, and hard cheeses – aids in bone growth and mineral absorption.
- Vitamin C – found in many fruits and vegetables – strengthens your gums.
Drink Homemade Bone Broth
Bone broth is considered by many to be a superfood. Containing plenty of gelatin, collagen, and all of the minerals that are essential for your body, bone broth has more health benefits than you can count (including aiding in remineralisation and bone growth).
However, it is very important that the bone broth is homemade. Commercial broths are typically deficient in many minerals, and tend to be laced with preservatives and unwanted chemicals. For the healthiest option, get your hands on some bones and boil them yourself!
Eat Traditional Fermented Foods
Speaking of superfoods, traditional fermented foods are widely considered to be at the top of the list. Fermented foods such sauerkraut, kombucha, and kefir contain huge amounts of probiotics (good bacteria) which come with an impressive list of health benefits.
Regarding oral health, probiotics help to improve the bacterial balance in your mouth. Bad bacteria are at the root of nearly all dental problems, so get some traditional fermented foods in your diet right away. For more ideas and help, try contacting a dentist in your area to ask more questions.