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Does Peroxide Prevent Cavities
Esentially yes: Your teeth are primarily made up of hydroxyapetite and they get demineralized by acidic environments created by our food and bacteria in our mouth. Fluoride replaces the hydroxide and remineralizes and becomes fluorapetite which is actually stronger and more dense helping to reduce decay and prevent continued damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will swishing with act anticavity fluoride mouthwash help prevent cavities and strengthen teeth? Or is it useless
Mouthwashes: The single best way to prevent cavities is to brush and floss properly and avoid food and liquids that are high in unrefined sugars or sticky carbohydrates. Also consult with your own dentist to see how well you are taking care of your mouth. Anticavity-fluoride rinses can also help but have a minimal effect when compared to the more important factors I mentioned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do dental sealants prevent cavities? I'm thinking baout getting dental sealant applied. Does it fully prevent new cavities in molars, as long as there isn't already an existing cavity?
Dental : Dental sealants are used to protect your molars or pre-molars under perfect oral conditions or hygiene, if not they will act as a trap for bacteria and food particles causing your teeth to get decay, and they last for about 12 to 18 months, and then they will need to be replaced. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Not really: Fluoride rinses are helpful with preventing tooth decay but only mildly helpful with plaque removal and hardly at all with preventing calculus buildup. There are some rinse additives that claim to prevent calculus buildup but studies don't bear it out. The best way to reduce calculus and tartar build up is with physical plaque removal with a toothbrush and floss and regular dental cleanings ...Read more
Rinses dont reach: Gum disease is below the gum tissue. Rinses are good above the gum, but cannot reach beneath the gum tissue and even if they were directed below the gum tissue they would be flushed out by the fluid that forms there. You treat gum disease with a method like the perio protect method that delivers doctor selected medicines below the gum tissue where it controls the bacteria. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Want to know do toothepastes without fluoride protect the teeth from cavities, enamel erosionetc?
No: Unfortuately its anti-mocrobial effect is fairly insignificant and would not be useful in the case of oral fungal infection. ...Read more
LUSH product: Thank you for posting this question. I have looked up this product online, as i was not aware of this product. Interesting--a tablet you can crush then brush with your tooth brush instead of toothpaste! while i cannot comment on this rather new product, preventing cavities requires basic home care: remove all bacteria by brushing ; flossing. Ask your dentist how clean your teeth are from using it. ...Read more
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Sensitivity: Using hydrogen peroxide in you mouth will have limited effect on the enamel of teeth. It has been used for bleaching and treating gum disease for years. The stronger the peroxide used, the more likely it would cause a chemical burn on gingiva. The teeth would become sensitive, can ache. Enamel damage no. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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