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Can baking soda or drinking green tea help prevent cavities?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
No: Baking soda helps remove stains from teeth but does not prevent cavities. Green tea helps improve the immune system but does not prevent decay.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Brushing & flossing: .. Are the two most important factors in keeping your mouth healthy and cavity free. Mouthwashes, toothpastes, and other products help in that goal. In addition, a visit to your dentist twice a year is necessary since all of the above does not ever guarantee no cavities or gum disease.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
No, but: Proper tooth brushing, flossing and avoiding those sticky starchy and sugary foods that promote cavities will help prevent cavities.

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