Getting rid of cavities at home

Chewing sugar-free gum after meals has been shown in clinical trials to help remineralize enamel.

Vitamin D is important to help absorb calcium and phosphate from the food you eat.

Fluoride plays an important role in preventing cavities and remineralizing enamel.

This is the cavity remedy that no one likes to hear — stop eating so much sugar. The World Health Organization.

Oil pulling is an ancient practice that involves swishing around an oil,  like sesame or coconut, in your mouth for about 20 minutes.

Extracts from the Chinese licorice plant (Glycyrrhiza uralensis) can combat the bacteria responsible for dental cavities.

mutans in the mouth and preventing cavities. Larger and more long-term studies are needed.