Caries: causes and methods of prevention

Acids produced by bacteria that are present in the human oral cavity contribute to the reduction in the amount of minerals (especially calcium salts) needed to maintain the health of the teeth. This is the way caries is formed, an unpleasant disease that many of us have had to face more than once.

Since childhood we have got used to hear, that caries cause caramel sweets, however there is much more quantity of the products, capable to become the reason of this illness. In fact, tooth problems are most often caused by an imbalance of nutrients in the human diet. That’s why prevention and treatment of caries is in our hands!

Two risk factors

Most often, those who suffer from caries, combine two things:

  • Weak digestion
  • Abuse of certain foods

There are people who have only one of the presented risk factors in their lives, and their teeth are healthy. For example, it is often possible to meet a person who consumes a large amount of sugar, but he does not, however, spend long hours in the dentist’s office. It also happens that with a balanced diet, the condition of the teeth leaves much to be desired. In the latter case, there is a weak digestion, although there may not be any visible symptoms.

High acidity

The pH balance in the gastrointestinal tract depends on how we eat, and on how our digestion functions. If the food is balanced, and the stomach is working normally, the saliva contains elements that help fight against microbes. The presence of problems with food or digestion creates in the oral cavity environment, favorable for the reproduction of various bacteria. Microbes, however, are not the main cause of caries.

  • Products that can cause increased acidity
  • Fast food and semi-finished products
  • White sugar and products containing it in its composition
  • White flour
  • Meat products in excess quantity
  • Cheese
  • Coffee


Caries indicates problems in the body

Normally, an adult has 32 teeth. Each tooth corresponds to one vertebra, and each vertebra is associated with a specific organ or gland. Consequently, if a tooth is damaged by caries, it is a signal that the work of one of the organs is broken. Fangs, for example, are associated with the liver and gallbladder.

About the benefits of calcium

Calcium is the basic element necessary for dental health and prevention of tooth decay. To ensure that it is present in the body in sufficient quantities, you need to eat the following foods:

  • Sesame (paste from sesame, dry seasoning from sesame and salt, sesame oil, etc.)
  • Broccoli (it is better to purchase broccoli shoots)
  • Raw unsalted almonds
  • Kefir (it is preferable to use yogurt, than yogurt, as the enzymes of kefir are better for digestion, it is possible to prepare kefir from goat’s milk)
  • Seaweed (environmentally friendly, free from toxic substances present in seawater)

It is also useful from time to time to take the homeopathic preparation Calcium Fluoratum, which will help the body to better absorb the calcium we consume.

How to overcome caries with the help of folk recipes?

A good way to make an environment in the mouth that can withstand the multiplication of bacteria is to apply some baking soda to the toothbrush. It is not recommended to do this every day and use a large amount of soda, however from time to time, after consuming acidic foods or when you notice that the gums are slightly inflamed, such a procedure will be very useful.

Essential Oregano Butter

Oregano is a strong antibacterial agent of natural origin, so we can dilute a drop of essential oil from this plant in a tablespoon of vegetable oil and the mixture obtained from time to time brush your teeth or rinse your mouth. If the taste of the solution is too saturated, you should add more vegetable oil.

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The oral cavity by means of natural origin

You can independently prepare a mouthwash using natural essential oils.


  • 3 drops of carnation essential oil
  • 10 drops of mint essential oil
  • 3 drops of essential oil of tea tree
  • 1 drop of cinnamon essential oil
  • 3 drops of essential oil of thyme
  • 40 drops of liqueur
  • 100 ml of mineral water

Stir well all ingredients and shake the mixing vessel. Store the resulting solution in a cool dry place. If this remedy is used by children, the essential oil of mint should be excluded from the composition.

Mouthwater rinse solution

In pharmacies and specialized stores we can find small bottles of purified sea water, which can also be used to rinse your mouth. Sea water contains alkali and is also rich in all the minerals present in the periodic system of chemical elements, in quantities necessary for our body to work properly.

People living near clean beaches can collect sea water on their own. It is very important to do this at dawn, preferably not in the bathing season, immersing the bottle to collect water as deep as possible to pass the top layer, in which toxic substances accumulate.

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