Dental cavities are a common problem. The bacteria in your mouth feed on sugar and form acid. Over time the acid erodes the enamel of your teeth and forms holes that are called cavities. Although your dentist will recommend filling the cavity, nevertheless, there is an amazing natural remedy with eggshells that can help in treating cavities naturally.
Eggshells are an excellent source of calcium and other minerals that your body needs to build the tooth enamel. Treatment with eggshells stimulates remineralization of the teeth that helps in filling the holes in your teeth naturally. Brushing your teeth daily with homemade toothpaste that contains eggshell as the main ingredient gradually increases calcium deposition in the cavities. Here is how you can use eggshells for treating dental cavities naturally.
Homemade Eggshell Toothpaste
The eggshell toothpaste is made with natural ingredients. There is no risk of any adverse effect of using the toothpaste. Furthermore, apart from using the eggshell toothpaste for healing dental cavities, you can use it as your regular toothpaste to prevent cavities.
Things You Will Need
To prepare the eggshell toothpaste, you will need eggshells, two tablespoons of extra virgin coconut oil and one tablespoon of baking soda. Traditionally coconut oil is used for oil pulling to remove bacteria and impurities from the mouth. Baking soda works as an abrasive agent. It helps in whitening the discolored teeth. It also helps in reducing unpleasant mouth odor.
To further boost the healing property of the toothpaste, you can add one teaspoon of sea salt, which acts as an antiseptic, 4 to 5 drops of peppermint essential oil that gives a minty flavor to the toothpaste and also enhances its antiseptic property and one teaspoon of Castile soap as a foaming agent.
Clean And Crush Eggshells
After removing the egg white and yolk, thoroughly rinse the eggshells to remove all traces of impurities from the surface of the shell. Put the egg shells in a pan containing boiling water and boil the shells for about 5 minutes. This helps in destroying the microbes present on the eggshell. Spread the eggshells on a clean surface and allow them to dry. Crush the dried eggshells into fine powder.
How To Make The Toothpaste
Take a quarter cup of powdered eggshells and add baking soda and sea salt. Mix the ingredients well. Slowly add the coconut oil to the mixture and combine the oil with the eggshell mixture with a spatula until you get a smooth paste. Add Castile soap and peppermint oil to the paste and blend well.
How To Use
Take the desired amount of the paste on your toothbrush and brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day. It will gradually help in re-mineralizing your teeth.