Home Remedies for Tooth Decay and Cavities. A 100% Proof Of Efficacy - NAIJATWIST

Home Remedies for Tooth Decay and Cavities. A 100% Proof Of Efficacy

Tooth decay and cavities are among the world’s most common oral health problems. These problems are most often seen in children, teenagers and older adults. However, anyone can get cavities. We have provided top 10 home remedies for tooth decay and cavities...

The first step toward preventing cavities and stopping existing cavities from becoming worse is to take good care of your teeth. Brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes twice a day, in the morning and before bedtime. Floss once a day and also clean your tongue daily.
There are also some natural remedies that can help provide relief and maintain good oral health. Also, consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

1. Salt


Salt can also be used to treat cavities due to its antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It can reduce inflammation, ease the pain, draw out any infection and prevent the growth of bacteria in the mouth. 



  • Dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water. Swish a mouthful of this solution around in your mouth for 1 minute, concentrating on the affected tooth. Follow this treatment 3 times a day until your symptoms subside.

  • Alternatively, mix 1/2 teaspoon of salt and a little mustard oil or lemon juice to make a paste. Massage the gums gently with this paste for a few minutes, then gargle with warm water. Repeat twice daily for a few days to kill bacteria.

2. Garlic


Being rich in antibacterial as well as antibiotic properties, garlic is often recommended for tooth decay and cavities. It can also provide respite from pain and promote healthier gums and teeth.

  • Prepare a paste from 3 to 4 crushed garlic cloves and 1/4 teaspoon of rock salt. Apply it on the infected tooth. Leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing with a mouthwash. Do this twice daily for a few weeks to reduce cavities.

  • You can also rub garlic oil on the affected tooth to get quick relief from pain due to a cavity.

  • Eating raw garlic regularly can also provide effective results.