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Does Peroxide Prevent Cavities
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
To a point: Dental cavities are caused by acid that is produced by bacteria...They make acid out of carbohydrates. If you rinse vigouously with water and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda or chew and swish an anacid tablet, the acid can be neutralized. However, this is not meant to be long term 'fix'. Your tooth needs to be evaluated and repaired by a professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It already is: A carious lesion starts with demineralization of the enamel. Bacteria soon reside and colonize the cavity. At this point the tooth can be restored with a restoration. Allowed to progress, the carious lesion will eventually reach the nerve of the tooth, where the bacteria can pass through the tooth, infecting the bone. Then you will need root canal therapy or extraction. So have the tooth fixed. ...Read more
Follow instructions: See dentist for regular exams and cleaning. Keep mouth scrupulously clean by following dentist's directions. Avoid acidic/sugary/starchy foods. Use Fluoride toothpaste and/or mouthwash. It's all the same stuff they taught your in elementary school. There are no shortcuts, otc's, or tricks that will work. Comes down to good old fashioned personal responsibility. Call your dentist for help. ...Read more
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