Eggs are extremely nutritious food products, but did you know that eggshells are also very valuable especially for the treatment of the cavities. In fact they contain the ideal substance for the treatment of cavities that not even the regular toothpastes have. Plus, it contains high quantities of calcium, and also 27 minerals. Eggshells are very similar to human teeth in structure and they provide the proper quantity of calcium for re-mineralizing teeth.
There have been many studies performed on the properties of eggshells; however the most comprehensive one was of the Hungarian Dr. Krompeher, who collaborated with biologists and medics. In a period of 10 years they conducted various researches which revealed that egg shells are an amazing source of bio-available calcium, which is dense and can be easily absorbed.
Another study carried out by a dentistry school in the Philippines made a comparison between different chemical toothpaste brands and the eggshell toothpaste. Researchers have come to the following conclusion that teeth brushed with eggshell toothpaste showed less plaque buildup and contained stronger enamel. Thanks to the content of calcium in eggshells and due to other substances the teeth acquire healthy enamel, thereby preventing the occurrence of cavities.
If the eggshells are prepared in a proper manner, they can represent the most balanced calcium source. Namely, 93% of the content of eggshells is calcium, and for that reason they are used for the treatment of orthopedic illnesses such as osteoporosis or hereditary hip dislocation. Plus, the bone tissue and teeth are very similar in structure with eggshells which makes the treatment even more efficient.
Eggshells contain 27 elements
Aside the content of calcium which is the main mineral required for having healthy and strong teeth; eggshells contain few more minerals that are also very important in protecting the teeth from cavities. Here they are:
Furthermore, eggshells contain proteins which on the other hand contain some valuable acids like cysteine, lysine, methionine, and isoleucine.
Toothpaste Made of Eggshells
Just follow the instructions below and prepare homemade eggshell toothpaste.
First, put the eggshells in boiling water and let them stay like that for a minimum of five minutes so that you remove all present pathogens. After that dry them out. Use a coffee grinder and grind up the shells till they become like powder. Aside cleaning your teeth with it, you can also consume half a teaspoon daily, and it can be included into your food as well.