Taking Charge of Your Health

Hey guys, Dr. Axe here, doctor of natural
medicine, and founder of In this video, I’m going to do an advanced
training on how to reverse cavities and how to heal tooth decay. I’ll talk about the best diet, talk about
supplements, as well as natural treatments for fighting cavities and tooth decay. And I’m going to tell you, this could make
a huge difference in your health or your family’s health if you want to save some money and
really help have incredible oral health. And I want to say, there are obviously, different,
varying types of cavities in terms of how severe they are. I know this will work with both mild and moderate
cavities. If you have a very, very severe cavity, it
may not work as well or completely, but still for pretty much everyone, this is going to
benefit your teeth in a major way. So there are really four main causes of tooth
decay. Excess sugar in your diet, too much phytic
acid, lack of minerals, and lack of fat-soluble vitamins. This is something that Weston A. Price and
other dentists figured out thousands of years ago, or hundreds of years ago about specifically
what actually causes cavities within your mouth. And so let’s start talking about number one,
excess sugar. We know excess sugar, when it sits in your
teeth, causes bad bacteria to build-up of all different types, which actually starts
to eat away at the enamel of your teeth, and actually has been linked to heart disease
and other issues. Actually your oral health can often times
be linked to the health of your entire body. So number one thing you’ve got to do if you
want to start to reverse cavities is remove all processed sugar from your diet. If you are going to consume something that
is sweet, I recommend stevia, I recommend a little bit of Manuka honey or raw local
honey, maximum a tablespoon a serving, or even fruit, something like a date. But I would get rid of all white sugar, all
corn syrup, and I’d even remove things like maple syrup and coconut sugar and that from
your diet in most cases for a period of time. And then again, doing maple syrup here and
there is fine, but for the most part you want to get sugar completely out of your diet because
that is a major cause of cavities. The second thing is something that a lot of
people have never heard of and don’t realize, but phytic acid, or too much phytic acid consumption,
can cause cavities. Now phytic acid is found mostly in grain products
or grains, beans, nuts, and seeds. And specifically it’s found in large amounts
in grains. And what phytic acid is, it’s sort of the
carrier, or it’s where most of the minerals and vitamins are bound into a food product. So let’s say, for instance, that you go out
and buy wheat bread today. And it says on the label, “Contains 20% your
daily value of folate, or vitamin B9, or vitamin b6, or iron,” some sort of mineral. Well remember this principle, “You aren’t
what you eat. You are what you digest.” Here’s the issue, phytic acid today is bound
to these minerals. You might consume it, but because of phytic
acid, you’re not absorbing it into your body. This is a huge thing to understand. Most of us are not getting minerals because
our foods aren’t properly prepared or cooked. This is why an Ezekiel bread or a sprouted-grain
bread is so much healthier than a regular bread, is when you soak a grain, or a nut,
or a seed, and then you let it sprout, that kills off phytic acid. So it unlocks the nutrients, so now you can
absorb all the vitamins and minerals. And so that’s big. So again, number one dietary cause, too much
sugar in your diet. Number two, you’re consuming too many grains
on a regular basis that aren’t sprouted or slow-cooked. And so if you’re going to buy brown rice,
or oatmeal, or oats, look for sprouted oats, or germinated rice. Only consume those types of whole-grains on
a regular basis. It’s going to go a long way in fighting cavities
and tooth decay. Step number three to beat cavities and tooth
decay is load up on minerals, especially not just calcium, but calcium, magnesium, also
selenium is great. But again, and iron, getting more minerals
in your diet, phosphorous, silica, you want minerals in your diet. You can take a mineral supplement, or also
start consuming foods that are mineral-dense such as vegetables, sprouted nuts and seeds,
meats, but really vegetables and sprouted seeds such as flaxseeds. Those are very, very dense in minerals, even
raw cheeses and dairy such as raw goat’s cheese or raw sheep’s yogurt. I don’t recommend cow dairy, but goat and
sheep milk, cheeses, and yogurts, and probiotic-rich foods are also fantastic for boosting up the
minerals in your diet. But I’d definitely recommend a multi-mineral
supplement that has magnesium. And last, but not least, consuming a diet
and supplements that are high in fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin A, D, K, and E. We know vitamin K and D especially help build
strong bones and help build strong teeth and tooth enamel. So again, if you want to start to reverse
cavities and start to build up that tooth enamel, you’ve got to have minerals and you’ve
got to have fat-soluble vitamins. So what I would start doing, is I would look
for a supplement that contains vitamins D and K in it absolutely. So vitamin D and K. I’d also start consuming more foods that are
orange and green. Those orange and red color foods are high
in beta-carotene, which is going to help support vitamin A within the body, production. Also getting a lot of green, leafy vegetables
and dairy products such as fermented, raw cheese and kefir and things like that. Those are full of vitamin K and vitamin D.
And then getting sunshine for more vitamin D, but in addition, I would take a fat-vitamin
supplement that has vitamin D and vitamin K if you’re looking to naturally reverse cavities. I’d look for vitamin D-3, and vitamin K-2
are the most beneficial. And then just, in general, getting more healthy
fatty acids in your diets such as Omega-3 fatty acids are fantastic as well. And the last natural treatment I want to mention
is you want to brush your teeth, flossing is okay, but really you want to brush your
teeth. And you want to do something called oil-pulling. Oil-pulling, it’s where you mix coconut oil,
or just use coconut oil or sesame oil. You’re going to take a tablespoon of it, or
a half a tablespoon, and swish it around in your mouth between 5 and 20 minutes. What I typically do is I do oil-pulling when
I get in the shower. So I’ll do a tablespoon of coconut oil, I’ll
take a shower, when I get out I’ll spit it out. That’s how I do oil-pulling. But oil-pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic technique,
it was part of Indian medicine, that’s been shown to actually help in preventing cavities
and help heal tooth decay and have great healthy gums. It even helps with teeth whitening. So look up, you might even look up online. I’ve got an article on this, “Dr. Axe oil
pulling.” So look up “Dr. Axe oil pulling.” I have a YouTube video on it as well on how
to do oil pulling. But start using oil pulling. I also love using essential oils in that way. Myrrh essential oil is probably the most beneficial
oil for your dental health. So myrrh oil. Also oils such as clove, peppermint, cinnamon
are also beneficial. But again, myrrh oil is great to do with oil
pulling or even rubbing on your gums if you have gum inflammation is great as well, but
also great for cavities. So again, using some of those essential oils
are great and oil pulling. And you might also make a toothpaste that
helps re-mineralize your teeth. I’d recommend some baking soda, you can add
actually some minerals like a mineral powder supplement to that as well, as well as some
peppermint oil, make your own at home toothpaste. You can look it up. I’ve got a recipe. Look up “Dr. Axe tooth paste recipe.” I have one of those online as well. But guys, I hope you’ve enjoyed this training. Here’s the truth. If it’s a mild or moderate cavity, it many
cases it can be reversed. And if you have gum disease, tooth decay,
these things can be healed to a certain point just like if you have an injury or a health
condition, your teeth can heal like many things can heal. Again, if it’s very severe, it may be to where
you do have to get a filling. Make sure they’re not a silver filling, might
have to be a white, like a porcelain filling. That can happen sometimes. But a lot of these things you can see great
and fantastic results with. If you want to learn more in depth information
on how to reverse cavities, just do a Google search for “Dr. Axe reverse cavities,” or
“Dr. Axe tooth decay,” and I’ve got a lot of great things on my website there. And also, if you want to learn more natural
remedies, I’ve got some great YouTube videos coming out. Hey, make sure you subscribe here to my YouTube
channel. Guys, I want to say thanks so much for watching. This has been me, Dr. Axe, talking about how
to naturally reverse cavities and heal tooth decay.

100 thoughts on “How to Treat Cavities and Reverse Tooth Decay Naturally

  1. I have a tooth that hurts but it gives occasional toothaches and is gone on the inside it hurts so much but I don't know how to deal with it. It's currently acting up to the point I can't stop hurting

  2. For your fat soluble vitamins take green pasture blue ice royal blend (fermented cod Liver oil/concentrated butter oil) and fermented skate liver oil along with some good remineralizing tooth powder . Also read Ramiel Nagel's book cure tooth decay

  3. So… i have a front tooth that is broken down. The base is still in, and it doesn't hurt. I am trying to determine what to do now because I don't want to put titanium or any metals in my mouth which are commonly used for implants. And, as it turns out, partials also have metal on them and I would have to pull out the root which I don't want to do if I can restore it. I am trying to better my health. Do you think I can rejuvenate my tooth ( also have a couple others where the root and nerve are still in but no tooth) again? The dentist said there is nothing wrong with my bones. And I don't have gum disease. My teeth are just breaking down from poor diet and wearing braces for too long when I was yonger. What do you think?

  4. What is the best thing to do for roots in the tooth? Mine have gone bad in my upper teeth from dystonia. I also have TMJ. I have to get two teeth pulled. I've been doing oil pulling to help with the decay and taking magnesium.

  5. I have been on a ketogenic diet for 6 months this year. I also take CBD oil with small amount of thc/cbd blend for pain and now tonight a piece broke off my tooth where I have a root canal 1.5 years ago. No sugar and no grains but still having teeth problems.

  6. Much of his regurgitation is correct, but his dietary promotion is absolutely inappropriate for the human anatomy and physiology as well as optimal cell-restructuring. After my forty-plus years of combined studying, teaching and practicing as a Naturopathic Practitioner certified as a nutritional consultant, iridologist, acupressure massage therapist, reflexologist, cranio-sacral therapist and herbalist, I can see that you.would benefit many more viewers by learning about and practicing a hygienic, simple, organically-grown, grainless, raw vegan diet. It is refreshing that you are aware of the acid-forming, contesting, fermentive properties of grains. That is a great step.
    Some additional steps and studies that will be valuable to you: The Mucusless Diet Healing System, the Thrive Diet, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (on line), and most appropriately the Raw Vegan Diet (with correct combinations and sequence).

  7. Dates and raisins are really cavity causing. Mothers who give them to their babies end up seeing early cavities for tiny babies.

  8. i haven't seen a doctor nor a dentist since the time i followed blood type diet's instructions, which recomends specific and comprehensive diet and lifestyle.

  9. Tooth decay is caused by bacteria they are swimmers & humans get them from dogs or kissing someone that has them. Don’t let the dog lick your face

  10. Which kind of Organic Coconut is best there are SO many….should it be Virgen Cold pressed? which brand do you do it before you brush or after you brush do you do it twice a day ?

  11. I'm 22 and have never had a cavity. About 4 days ago I spotted a reasonably large shadow on a back molar that I'd never noticed before (and I check almost daily). Since then I have developed a sudden toothache and sensitivity in that area. I started oil pooling twice a day the minute I found it, cut out all sugar/sweetness (which wasn't much), been rinsing after I eat, taking vitamin D (which I'd already started 2 weeks ago as I found out I was severely deficient), and yet the pain just seems to be getting worse. I had no pain previously. I have no idea what's going on and have been in a panic crying all day. It's happening so fast and I don't know what to do. Please help.

  12. I read somewhere that pulling with wheat grass was actually more beneficial than oil pulling… is there any truth to that?

  13. I just got my fillings about 2 weeks ago and 2 of my cavity came back, so I tried to find coconut oil but I don’t have any, got anything else to help I really need to get rid of it?

  14. Sea vegetables like nori seaweed for example are some of the greatest sources of minerals you can take on earth.

  15. How about if you have an infection in your gums and have a small bump in it, how can it heal if without going to Dentist, please I need help

  16. 2:15 too much phytic acid found in grains. 2:55 you are what you digest. due to phytic acid, we dont absorb the minerals. azekiel/sprouted grains, oats, germinated rice kill off phytic acid so we can absorb its minerals. 4:00 load up on minerals, magnesium/selenium/iron/phosphorus/silica, veggies, sprouted seeds, raw goat/sheep cheese/milk. diet high in fat-soluble vitamins ADKE build strong teeth. 6:25 coconut/sesame oil swish during shower, aryuvedic.

  17. The enamel is off my teeth and my gums are receding. There is also transparency. Would coconut oil pulling benefit me?

  18. I have 2 small cavitys. Is there anyway i can brush my teeth a lot and get them to go away? Or is there any other way to get rid of small cavitys are your own? Video wouldnt play

  19. My mom looked in my mouth and saw in the very back of my teeth in a molar theres a smallllll cavity not even the size of an ant and im scared… i might need it filled….but i might be able to brush it away

  20. I enjoyed video however I question the use of animal products. I myself am not vegan however I do understand the benefits .So I question the goat cheese etc. If you're going to use dairy anyway you might as well use DAIRY.

  21. *1. Distilled water
    2. MSM powder
    3. Celtic Seasalt
    4. Baking Soda
    5. (option) Crushed Garlic Water soak for 24-hrs than strained thru cheesecloth, using only the liquid and adding it to the UPPER 4 – Ingredients and mix into paste.
    Use paste to brush with after each meal andor apply on gums, extracted teeth holes, abscess, let sit 5-minutes and rinse!!*

  22. You can't reverse a cavity. A cavity is a hole in the outer layer of your tooth called enamel. Enamel is not a living tissue and cannot regrow. Once your ameloblasts form enamel, they then die off. Once your enamel is gone, it's gone despite whatever crazy diet you put yourself on. Improving your diet can help prevent cavities, but once they're there, they're not going away. Get the cavity filled, then see a dental hygienist about ways to improve your oral hygiene to prevent them from coming back.

  23. I wish I knew more about oil pulling and this when I had braces when I was younger. I would brush my teeth twice a day but I also had problelms with dry mouth and the food I ate. Now they make act products for dry mouth. Is flouride safe? I heard it messes with the gland in the brain. I've tried oil pulling, mouth wash, drinking almond milk and fluoride treatments to try help tooth decay.

  24. Thank you Dr Axe, most informative and very helpful. I have a gum infection just over one tooth. What's the best way to quickly heal the gum so I can wear my partial dentures? Would love to hear from you! Thank you so much!

  25. I pray for everyone whose parents didn’t show their children how to take care of their dental health properly

  26. Price has been dead less then 100 years ago……………..Weston Price


    DescriptionWeston Andrew Valleau Price was a Canadian dentist known primarily for his theories on the relationship between nutrition, dental health, and physical health. Wikipedia

    Born: September 6, 1870, Canada

    Died: January 23, 1948, Santa Monica, CA………… is inaccurate to talk about hundreds of years

  27. I love you Dr. Axe. Once you mentioned oil pulling I knew you knew what you were talking about. You are the real deal. Subscribed

  28. Just wonderful, been searching for "natural tooth enamel restoration" for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried – Nelevi Gapify Elimination – (just google it ) ? Ive heard some amazing things about it and my mate got great results with it.

  29. This was great, thanks, I've been looking for "the truth about tooth decay" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Ever heard of – Nelevi Gapify Elimination – (should be on google have a look ) ? Ive heard some interesting things about it and my partner got cool results with it.

  30. Cheers for this, I been tryin to find out about "fix a tooth cavity at home" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Ever heard of – Nelevi Gapify Elimination – (do a google search ) ? Ive heard some interesting things about it and my co-worker got excellent success with it.

  31. This was great, I been tryin to find out about "how to prevent tooth decay from getting worse" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across – Nelevi Gapify Elimination – (do a search on google ) ? Ive heard some incredible things about it and my buddy got amazing success with it.

  32. Cheers for this, been searching for "home remedies for tooth decay treatment" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across – Nelevi Gapify Elimination – (just google it ) ? Ive heard some super things about it and my work buddy got amazing results with it.

  33. This was great, thanks, I've been looking for "reversing tooth decay with diet" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across – Nelevi Gapify Elimination – (search on google ) ? Ive heard some interesting things about it and my partner got great results with it.

  34. Agree. But wasn't sure if you mentioned a basic daily vitamin? What seems to be really helping my teeth is beef bone broth. Lots of amino acids I seem to need.
    Lived in Penang, poor dental services, lots of oil pulling, very little processed sugar, though lots of fruit.
    Also, be careful with medications. Put on one for 5 months, destroyed most of my formerly healthy teeth. A common medication prescribed in the U.S. Get a PDR!

  35. A part of my teeth is soft and the part fell off. Can anyone tell me what just happened and how to treat it?

  36. If you oil pull it helps to add a couple drops of oregano oil to your coconut oil… I’ve cured an abscess and two cavities this way. I trust and use this one : Oil of Oregano –

  37. Read ‘hidden epidemic’
    Best kept secret. Netflix also had a movie called Root Cause but pulled it. I suspect it’s because big pharma got their sticky hands on it and squished the gateway to truth. Thank you Doc Ax. You are awesome

  38. Hi Dr. Axe, I include 1/2 teaspoon in a glass of water of foodgrade diatomaceous earth powder daily and my bone density test has improved. (osterporis) I have stopped eating sugar and started eating healthier and went from 256 pounds to 150 lbs. Thank you for the excellent information Dr. Axe!!

  39. This all helps but most fast tooth decay is bad bad bugs ! Lyme spirochettes etc ! Oil pulling is a no no if you have silver fillings as it causes mercury to leach into your body . I think more dentists should look under a microscope at what bugs you have !

  40. @Gina2190 what can you do if you have mercury fillings and don't have the resources to have them properly removed?

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