Cavities are caused by cariogenic bacteria. We have up to 700 different bacteria species in our mouths. The three that cause cavities are streptococcus mutans, streptococcus sobrinus and various lactobacilli. The main one to cause cavities is streptococcus mutans.
How do we remove these cavity causing strep mutants and biofilms?
Dr. H Knight demonstrated that eating whole raw apples or carrots eliminated 96.5% of harmful mouth bacteria so eating raw apples and carrots is a great idea.
1) Sea Water Mouthwash Rinse
You can make a great healthy mouth wash from sea water or you can dissolve a tsp of sea salt into a mug of warm water you can also add a few drops of peppermint essential oil. Use this rinse mornings and before bedtime.
2) Clean along gum lines
(rubber tipped gum tool) see above a regular toothbrush with a rubber tip. Use the tool to gently clean along the inner and outer gum line.
3) Brushing your teeth
A lot of fluoride free toothpastes contain glycerin and this can remove your natural protective tooth enamel coating.
You can protect your teeth and enamel by making your own tooth powder using the ingredients below:
Mix equal parts of –
calcium bentonite clay
Put into a sealed glass jar and use instead of shop bought toothpaste.
Use a soft bristled brush and hold the brush at a 45 degree angle across the gum line, move side to side with gentle pressure keep holding against the gums.
4) Oil Pulling
In clinical studies both coconut oil and certain essential oils have proven to reduce strep mutants and biofilms.
Swish about 2 tsp of coconut oil around your mouth for 10 minutes 2-3 times per day shortly after cleaning your teeth.
Every other week add one of these essential oils oregano,
Ceylon cinnamon or clove to the coconut oil and swish around your mouth for 10 minutes 2-3 times per day.
One week just coconut oil and every other week coconut oil with an added essential oil.
Do not swallow the coconut oil, discard it in the rubbish. Don’t put down your sink as coconut oil goes solid in mild temperatures.
5) A diet rich in minerals
Teeth are made up out of minerals, the foods highest in minerals are vegetables and then fruits. Our saliva carries minerals to remineralize our teeth, it does this to replace the tiny amounts of minerals we loose while eating, caused by the abrasions of chewing. To maintain healthy teeth we should eat plenty of mineral rich vegetables and fruits, we can also take spirulina.
6) Flossing or Waterpik