How to cure cavities on a vegan diet
Can vegans cure cavities and gum disease holistically?
Vegans looking for holistic teeth healing solutions want to know how to cure cavities without compromising their commitment to a plant based diet.
Whether you are strictly vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free or just minimizing meat, there are a suite of holistic strategies that you can use to cure and prevent cavities. ‘
In this article, I’ll use ‘vegan’ but the information really applies to anyone.
In this video, I use the game of Jenga to demonstrate how different influences in your unique situation give you more, or less, resilient teeth, and what you can do to make your teeth stronger to help cure cavities.
What causes cavities?
There are lots of reasons why some people’s teeth stay strong and healthy no matter what they eat, or don’t eat, yet others (like me) have teeth that are prone to decay, no matter how hard we try to take care of them well.
Vulnerability and resilience to cavities
The health of your teeth and gums is influenced by earlier generations’ health, diet, stress and events.
Any stressful experiences in your own life experience as a baby, child, adolescent and adult accumulate their affect on your teeth as you get older.
The particular nutrients you’ve consumed or not consumed at different points in your life, from the moment of conception until today, play a role.
Environmental influences on cavities
Pregnancy and motherhood, especially long periods of breastfeeding more than one child can really deplete your teeth’s resilience.
Environmental toxins including fluoridated water, GM foods and exposure to pesticide and toxins in your own body including old dental work may influence the current and future health of your teeth.
All or any of the following factors (and more) can also influence whether your teeth are able to stay strong on a plant-based diet:
- recreational drugs (including tobacco and alcohol)
- lip or tongue piercings
- long-periods of travel or even short periods of homelessness
- relationship break-ups
- job losses
How to cure cavities on a vegan diet
It is possible to heal your teeth holistically without compromising your commitment to a plant-based diet.
Precisely because there are so many potential factors influencing your vulnerability to decay, there are also many potential ways in increase the strength of your teeth and gums.
The more demands placed by your current lifestyle is on your teeth (e.g. motherhood), the more important a multi-faceted approach becomes.
Vegan diet hacks that can help to cure cavities
- Minimize phytic acid from grains, beans, nuts and seeds
- Eliminate sugars including dried fruit and juice
- Eat lots of organic, fresh vegetables
- Add minerals from sea vegetables, supplements and/or cell salts
- Add Vitamin K2 from fermented foods especially natto
- Add high quality, cold-pressed fats
- Use herbs such as black walnut
- Drink spring water
- Use a good sea salt or Himalayan salt
Other holistic strategies to help cure cavities
Vegans who are vulnerable to cavities due to accumulated influences not only need to ensure you are getting the best possible teeth healing nutrients through your diet, you also need to to incorporate additional holistic strategies.
- Do relax the jaw
- Do be consistent with the best oral self-care routine for you
- Do guided meditations for teeth healing
- Don’t sleep with your cell phone
- Don’t use drugs or medications that inhibit your mineral uptake
- Do investigate meridian connections between cavities and the rest of your body
- Don’t get a tongue or lip piercing
- Don’t use alcohol based mouthwash
- Do research before getting dental work
- Do use your intuition to ask your body for guidance on how to get rid of cavities
Find out what will work for you
Finding just the right mix of holistic strategies to cure your cavities can involve assessing your current and past lifestyle; your childhood, family and ancestry; and the emotional and whole body connections to the teeth that are most vulnerable.
In my coaching we develop a personalized plan to help cure cavities or gum disease and prevent tooth decay in the future. Learn more about working with me.