Brushing away the sugar and bacteria can help to keep your teeth from decaying.

Turns out, this isn’t quite accurate.

Despite our daily gleeful teeth cleanings, brushing, and flossing, tooth decay has become commonplace and even expected. According to the National Institute of Health, 98% of adults in the  Indians have had cavities in their adult teeth.

When I looked a bit deeper, I learned that too much sugar actually upsets the calcium to phosphorus ratio in the body, which in turn will cause calcium and other minerals to be leached from teeth and bones, weakening them.

Improve your diet if you want to prevent cavities and even remineralize your teeth:

Optimize Food Digestion

In order to be able to properly digest and assimilate nutrients, it’s essential to have healthy digestive function. Probiotic-rich foods and possibly probiotic supplements play an important role in strengthening your body’s ability to digest food.

Reduce Mineral upset

Because sugar can upset the body’s calcium to phosphorus ratio and weaken teeth, it’s best to limit all sweets – especially if you currently have cavities.

Consume More Minerals

There are lots of opportunities to include more minerals in your diet naturally. Bone broth, discussed above, is one the easiest ways to infuse your body with essential minerals for healthy teeth.

Eat More Fat and Fat-Soluble Vitamins

Time to shake any fat-phobia because saturated fat and cholesterol from healthy, properly raised animals are essential to healthy teeth. These often shunned fats contain fat-soluble vitamins A, D, K, and E which are unavailable in vegetable sources. The sources of these foods include dairy from grass-fed animals, organs meat, and shellfish. Many of these foods seem odd to our modern tastes of simply eating muscle meats like chicken breast, flank steak, and filet of fish, but once you get used to the idea, they are both delicious and deeply nourishing.