Natural Tooth Care: Can You Heal Cavities and Regrow Teeth?

Natural Tooth Care: Can You Heal Cavities and Regrow Teeth?
Natural Tooth Care: Can You Heal Cavities and Regrow Teeth?

Despite your commendable efforts with natural tooth care, you can’t help but notice that pothole forming in the back of your mouth. 

You shouldn’t be so surprised, though. You’ve forgotten to floss for the last two months and you love to snack on sweets just before bed. But even still, the idea of going under the drill just isn’t appealing. 

Or maybe you’re not thrilled about putting mercury in your mouth? The fillings that have a silver appearance are made with 50 percent mercury and various other metals. It’s all the more reason to avoid getting your cavities filled if at all possible. If only you could heal your cavities or regrow teeth…

READ MORE: Is There Mercury in Your Mouth?

So you may actually be asking the question:

Is it possible to regrow teeth naturally?

Some holistic health professionals say it is possible to regrow tooth enamel naturally., In fact, they’ve done it themselves. Natural health writer Kim Evans swears by two must-haves that are peculiar at best, but nonetheless, make sense. 

1. Organic eggshells, which are made up of a similar composition as bones and teeth. Evans encourages to eat one eggshell per day. 

How could you possibly eat a crunchy, nasty eggshell? It’s easy (somewhat). First, boil the eggshell for five minutes to kill any pathogens. Then add them to a smoothie made with bananas so the eggshell doesn’t fall to the bottom.

2. Comfrey root, which helps with tooth decay because of its ability to amp up bone, tissue, and tooth growth. Blend 1 square inch of comfrey root with 2 tablespoons of water and swish the liquid in your mouth.

Foods that cause tooth decay

Tooth decay is caused by foods that contain carbohydrates like bread, cereal, soda, fruit, cakes, and candy. These foods feed a certain group of bad bacteria that then release an acidic substance that damages your teeth. 

Avoid eating these foods for the most part and, when you do eat them, drink water and then floss and brush your teeth. If you’re trying to regrow your teeth, do this after each meal. Also, avoid refined foods that may include added sugars

Foods that promote teeth regrowth

Fat-soluble vitamins like vitamins A, D, E, and K are good for regrowth. Curtis Aiken of Co-Inside also says the following foods are good for regrowing your teeth: 

  • Celtic or Pink Himalayan salt, 
  • fermented foods, 
  • sea vegetables, 
  • soaked and sprouted nuts, 
  • coconut oil, 
  • greens, 
  • eggs, and 
  • animal flesh.. 

Lastly, make sure you get ample vitamin D by enjoying some fun in the sun.

The jury is still out on whether you can realistically regenerate teeth naturally and heal cavities. We have listed foods that are said to help with that. Add those to your diet if you would like to try regrowing your teeth. 

But you should concern yourself more with how you can prevent cavities and tooth decay to save your good teeth. We have looked at the foods that cause tooth decay, which you will do well to avoid. We hope all this information will help your fight against cavities.

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Sara Novak specializes in health and food policy writing for Discovery Health. Her work has also been featured on TreeHugger,, TLC Cooking, and Animal Planet. After graduating from the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia, Sara headed up the communication efforts for a national scholarship program in Washington, D.C. Sara has also handled copy writing and public relations for a global environmental consulting firm. She loves fiddling with healthful recipes, traveling, and exploring life atop her yoga mat. Today, Sara lives in Charleston with her husband and two lovable cocker spaniels, Madison and Bella.