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Hey guys. Dr. Axe here, Doctor of Functional
Medicine and founder of DrAxe.com. In this video, I’m going to share with you how to
cure cavities and how to heal cavities naturally. This is something I get questions about very
often is once you have a cavity, can it be healed? And here’s the truth. If you’re at the beginning
stages or even in the middle stage of a cavity, you can actually heal that outer part of the
tooth. Now, if you have a very, very severe cavity, there may be an area there that can’t
be completely restored. But again, for the most part, if you have beginning stages or
even an area of a cavity that’s I would say sort of middle of the road, you can absolutely
help heal that area. I’ve worked with many, many dentists and natural dentists and medical
doctors who have really shown and proven with their patients that you can naturally heal
cavities. So I’m going to go through my four step process
to naturally heal cavities. Number one has to do with the foods you’re eating and what
to remove, and that is excess grains and processed sugars. Now, you’re going to find out later
I’ll talk about that actually sugar isn’t necessarily bad if it’s the right type of
sugar. But the first things you want to remove are, again, grains and sugars. Now, the problem with grains, number one is
they contain too much of what’s known as a nutrient blocker called phytic acid. Phytic
acid essentially binds to all of the minerals in grains and beans and nuts and seeds and
doesn’t allow you to absorb them. So you might think, hey, I’m eating this bread or this
oatmeal and I’m getting all of these nutrients. The truth is you’re absorbing almost none
of it because of phytic acid. This is really the difference of why something like regular
bread, or Ezekiel bread is typically known as a healthier bread or an ancient grain,
fermented sourdough bread is also known as a healthier bread, the reason they’re healthier
is because they’re free of phytic acid, this thing that essentially binds to vitamins and
minerals. So when you soak a grain or a nut or a seed,
it essentially kills phytic acid and unlocks all of the nutrients in the food, and you
need those vitamins and minerals to help replenish your teeth and help heal cavities and for
healthy strong bones and teeth and hair and skin and nails. So all of those things are
important. Again, the first thing, step number one is
get grains out of your diet or, at the very least, get out processed grains. If you’re
going to consume grains, one serving a day of something like a sprouted Ezekiel bread
or a lacto fermented bread, like a true ancient grain sourdough bread if you’re going to consume
grains. Step number two, get rid of processed sugar.
Processed sugar is the first thing that will cause bad bacteria overgrowth in your body
and cause cavities to start. I think most people realize that, and you hear that all
the time, “Hey, stop doing sugar.” But again, it’s not all sugar surprisingly. It is really
just processed sugar. If you’re doing a little bit of raw local honey or manuka honey on
a regular basis, that’s really the one specific sweetener where there will probably be no
negative effect on your dental health. Also some fruit in moderation, wild blueberries
and raspberries and apples can actually be very cleansing and healthy for your teeth.
So again, real whole fruit and raw local honey, really the two sweeteners that you can still
consume and still have healthy teeth. The third thing you’ve absolutely got to do
if you want to overcome cavities is you have to consume more fat soluble vitamins and consume
more of a traditional diet. So fat soluble vitamins and specific minerals, especially
vitamin D, vitamin K, magnesium, and calcium are crucial for your dental health. As I mentioned
earlier, a lot of the foods we’re eating are void of nutrients, and one of the best super
foods for healing your teeth is raw goat’s milk kefir, a probiotic rich super food and
a dairy food that actually has all of those nutrients in them. Raw fermented goat’s milk
dairy is loaded with vitamin D, vitamin K, and magnesium as well as calcium. Those are
the things you need to build strong teeth and, again, to restore and heal cavities. So make sure, again, you’re getting goat’s
milk kefir. Listen, you can’t go and buy this cheap yogurt you buy in the grocery store.
It doesn’t work as well. Go to your local farmer’s market and find goat’s milk yoghurt
or goat’s milk kefir and drink about four to eight ounces of that every day. You’re
going to see some great results with your teeth. Then last but not least, you’ve got to make
sure you’re getting plenty of probiotics in your diet. As I mentioned earlier, kefir and
yoghurt, also sauerkraut and kimchi and apple cider vinegar, fermented foods are fantastic
for your overall dental health. The great thing about probiotics is they kill off bad
bacteria and help eliminate that bacteria and plaque that is one of the chief causes
of gum disease today. So again, guys, if you want to heal cavities
naturally, my four step process is number one, remove grains from your diet or replace
them with sprouted true grains. Number two, remember remove excess sugar from your diet.
Number three, remember add in those fat soluble foods, things like coconut oil, avocados,
healthy meat products as well as raw cultured dairy. And last, go for probiotics. I recommend
taking both probiotic foods and supplements. You do those things, you’re well on your way
to a healthy mouth. Hey guys, if you enjoyed this video on natural
cures for cavities, hey, make sure you subscribe here to the YouTube channel. I’ve got a lot
of great stuff coming at you with other super foods and natural cures that can help heal
your body fast.

100 thoughts on “How to Treat Cavities Naturally | Dr. Josh Axe

  1. I have braces I have a new tooth growing all the way in the back and it's a god darn CAVITY! It's not my fault cause I clean my teeth heck well brushing after every meal yet another tiny cavity my tooth all the way in the back is slanted so that's why I can barely clean it gosh darn it I hate cavities! Lord help me

  2. I like your videos but most of your solutions seem to be built for those with money. Can you please do some based on low income families?? Pregnant women and children too? Alaskan farmer's markets don't have darey and are only around for 3/4 months in the summer. Winter is hard and Safeway has no goat options.

  3. I loots cavities and I m just 16 tho
    When I work next year I will go to dentists and clean all this thing and make my teeth white
    This all cuz when I was kid I didn't brush my teeth now I m so sad and wanna go to past and clean my teeth

  4. Used to have no cavities, started to remove sugar from my diet for health reasons (including grains), got my first cavity a month later, so, great.

  5. What kills me is I've known all this information for so long but it's not that easy for everyone to get the items he is listing.. not every area has access to those things. It figures now that I am suffering badly with poor health, a lot of people are jumping on the bandwagon so of course stores are starting to incorporate healthier, more natural alternatives to what we've been offered for the past few decades.. I'm from the generation who was lied to and told things like granola bars were good for us!! Knowing what we know now, I feel so stupid that I was ever duped.

  6. The day someone invents a toothpaste that leaves somekind of protective coating on our teeth ,so they cant decay then we can say something good. Its a joke decay is big money so non will stop it just have to suffer for others pockets

  7. What about mineralising with laila London tooth and gum powders and also nature hackers teef powder and fine ground eggshell powder…calcite!…I will try your suggestions..indeed hopefully if I find a good enough farmers market somewhere in UK…wth raw goats milk keifer…or is it Keefer…and stuff..I do tend to buy and try sodas at night I get pop thirsty…and never really buy any types of honey to sweeten coffee or tea

  8. Fruitarian diets also lead to extensive de-mineralization and tooth decay. Many of us do better with bovine milk products rather than goats milk products.

  9. My dental hygenist, and a dentist I was working on both had no idea about phytic acid and soluble vitamins A and D as a dietary modifcation. WTF? Thank you for making this video. This corroborates a book I read on this topic. (Cure Tooth Decay by Ramel) My only struggle with the advice of this book is, they advocate massive amounts of meat and (high-quality) dairy. I like your goats milk kefir recommendation as well as probiotics. Fermented foods!!! Cool.

  10. I think I have a cavity on my front tooth. Not sure. Im doing oil pulling and Im making my own toothpaste and eating healthy. Im trying to heal it and will give you updates every single day.
    Day 1: Nothing much

  11. I rebuked ah toothache in 2008 and ain't have ah tooth ache since. The Bible is for believers and I used what I learned and it worked.

  12. yeah this video is like a doctor telling you " OK so we are gonna treat your cancer with you not smoking anymore, and that will fix the cancer….

  13. Dr Axe Can you tel me how to stop bone loss on your gums ? i'll be loosing my teeth if i don't do something about it , im so fed up with dentist they see you and say according to your needs , how to feel their pockets . HELPH

  14. I disagree grain is alkaline and the carbonated body needs that. Not honey but agave ….the Body needs minerals not vitamins. Well maybe it works for you but it doesn’t work me being a African American or Black American?we have different diets 🤷🏽‍♀️…. remove starch… not grain. 😊

  15. I would add proper dental care, use a waterpic type device with a splash of hydrogen peroxide in the water. this will remove plaque, especially below the gumline, kill bacteria, and prevent gingevitis. also swish some coconut oil around your teeth at bedtime will coat your teeth as an anti-microbial.

  16. PLEASE HELP I have very very very bad tmj and my jaw doesn't aline and I fully believe that it not aligning has caused my saliva to not produce as well and cause cavities in me. Please help recommend a full daily meal guide for me to help cure them naturally and where I can get them. I have my breakfast covered: 2 eggs, 2 pieces of turkey sausage, Apple sauce, bone broth, oil pulling but don't know what to eat for lunch or dinner that will fill me up and give me plenty of energy. Please help GOD bless. Praying. 🙏❤🙏

  17. You are Fabulous Dr. Axe and so needed. There are so many "Professionals" who just want con people out of their money….I took one of my daughters for a check up when she was about 16. The dentist told her she needed a bunch of work done.
    I was very skeptical.
    I contacted a friend who worked in a dental office. She said that what my daughter was told is common for elderly people, and she was highly skeptical that it was true. So I took my daughter to the dentist my friend works for, and she only needed a Wisdom tooth extraction. The first Dentist was totally trying to con a young, trusting person.

  18. 😂😂😂 all Dairy from any animal is full of pus and blood and is very unhealthy for us that's what causes disease s

  19. Damn I wish I had access to raw goats milk. I'm doing home made kefir here but I don't have any source of affordable natural foods. Still, doing the best I can with what I've got – sadly it's supplements but it's better than being deficient

  20. My teeth are extremely sensitive to sugar and although the reaction isn’t as bad as straight up sugar, berries absolutely trigger toothache, as does honey. In order to be healthy, I have to take in ZERO sugar including natural.

  21. Watches video randomly after randomly deciding to munch on *egg shell with egg – whilst suffering a very slow gum disease and of a couple cavities…

    Sounds like there's really something to being HEALTHY and routine !

  22. I saw on another article that the tartar will need to be removed professionally before the remoneralizing process. Is this true, or can I just change my diet and start reaping the benefits after a few months?

    I also have some glue on the backs of my bottom teeth from a retainer that fell out in 2012. I obviously don't have much interest in going to the dentist or orthodontist, but I do want to get my dental situation under control as naturally as possible haha

  23. I've had a cavity on my front tooth for over a year. It's in front of it and it's a decent size black dot.
    It's pretty big but I haven't been able to get to a dentist. I'm afraid if I need it pulled. It doesnt hurt or anything it just looks really bad and distracting.
    How do I know if it needs to be pulled.
    I'm terrified if i need it pulled.
    If it doesn't hurt at all. Is it too late to just get it filled.
    It just looks bad cuz of a black dot
    If it doesnt physically hurt. Does that mean it doesn't need to be pulled?

  24. I think I have one, and I go to the dentist in a couple months, their numbing gel is TERRIBLE 😖😖

  25. I have 3 or 4 cavities and my parents won't take me to the dentist so i have to find a way to treat it myself… It sucks

  26. Great advice. I take vitamin k2, vitamin D, drink raw cow's milk, avoid wheat and sugar, brush with fluoride free toothpaste, and avoid fluoride water. I haven't needed the dentist in over two years.

  27. Thanks YouTube and smart/generous YouTubers like you for being a free platform for us to educate ourselves. Really.
    While watching this I remembered myself in elementary school cooking class using white sugar, milk, flour…
    All these "regular" foods your mother use, cooking shows on TV use, school teach you how to use…
    Believing that's the healthy way…but getting health issues…
    Being taught that way and being fed those foods for 20ish years before you start exploring what's really healthy and right for you…
    I'm imagining the world where harmful foods/companies don't exist and people are educated useful information at school…Just a dream.
    All I can do now is educate myself as much as I can to help me and my family.
    World is full of commercial foods made by companies which just want our money and don't care about our health. Very sad.
    I'm wishing everone who's watching this is getting smarter and healthier.
    We. Deserve. Health.

  28. 5:13 what you just described it's NOT for treating or healing a cavity, as your video title says, its for PREVENTING cavity. Misleading title/wrong word. Those who already have a cavity can gargle with warm water with salt or turmeric or both.

  29. If only I had the money to do all of these things. I am taking magnesium and calcium though ; I need to get some vitamin D and K.

  30. I have receding gumline on the bottom side tooth. I stooped brushing so hard in that area and now there is a cavity fml🤦🏾‍♀️

  31. I would love a vegan approach to this, grains and legumes are something I really consume because I dont eat meat, so its hard to completely eliminate from my diet, I can try decreasing the amount for sure, and also no dairy, no salmon or meats, no kefir, what would you recommend to use instead of what you said? I find it very hard to find helpful information for vegans.Thank you.

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  41. What are your opinions on commercial toothpaste e i have two small cavities and my dentist recommended for me to use Sensodyne, however, I'm reading conflicting evidence of people saying that toothpaste contains glycerin
     which coats the teeth for up to several days and prevents them from being remineralized by the saliva. This will dramatically impede your body's ability to repair and regrow the teeth, but how damaging could Sensodyne be as it claims to help rebuild teeth, thank you for reading

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