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How does xylitol prevent cavities?

How does xylitol prevent cavities?

Inhibits bacteria: Xylitol is a 5-carbon alcohol sugar that cavity causing germs can not use to grow and multiply. The cavity causing germs release enamel destroying acids when they metabolize sugars eaten in one's diet. They can not do this with xylitol. ...Read more

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Does salt help against tooth cavities?

Does salt help against tooth cavities?

No: No, salt does not prevent tooth decay. Plus, excess salt is bad for your overall health. The best formula for prevention of cavities is brushing thoroughly 2-3 times per day with Fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily. ...Read more

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Does fluoride produce fluorapatite crystals to help prevent dental caries?

Does fluoride produce fluorapatite crystals to help prevent dental caries?

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 more

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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 more

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Does mouthwash helps to reduce the teeth cavities?

Does mouthwash helps to reduce the teeth cavities?

Yes: There are new mouthwashes being developed that can eliminate strep mutans the bacteria that causes tooth decay. ...Read more

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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? .

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?


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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 more

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Could fluoride rinse really prevent tartar buildup?

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

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How could toothpaste prevent tooth decay?

How could toothpaste prevent tooth decay?

Fluoride: Cleaning the plaque from the tooth and the cavity prevention effects of fluoride help prevent tooth decay. Keep brushing with a fluoride toothpaste. ...Read more

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Will mouthwash prevent cavities from getting worse?

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Will mouthwash prevent cavities from getting worse?

Unfortunately, no: Cavities cannot be cured, they can only be prevented and treated. ...Read more

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Can peroxide mouth rinses remove plaque or prevent gum disease?

Can peroxide mouth rinses remove plaque or prevent gum disease?

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 more

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Want to know do toothepastes without fluoride protect the teeth from cavities, enamel erosionetc?

Want to know do toothepastes without fluoride protect the teeth from cavities, enamel erosionetc?

Toothpastes: The best way to protect teeth from cavities is thorough and proper brushing and flossing, and proper eating habits. Any toothpaste will clean your teeth. Fluoride is not a substitute for poor and improper oral hygiene and poor diet choices. ...Read more

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Will brushing everyday and using good mouthwash prevent tooth decay?

Will brushing everyday and using good mouthwash prevent  tooth decay?

Yes: Brushing and mouth wash will prevent tooth decay. But proper brushing and flossing are very important after each meal and at bedtime. Furthermore, having a dental cleaning every 6 months will also be beneficial. ...Read more

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Does peroxide rinse help prevent or cause oral candida?

Does peroxide rinse help prevent or cause oral candida?

No: Unfortuately its anti-mocrobial effect is fairly insignificant and would not be useful in the case of oral fungal infection. ...Read more

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Could lush toothy tabs 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

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Can mouthwash with peroxide soften tooth enamel?

Can mouthwash with peroxide soften tooth enamel?

No: Peroxide is oxygen supercharged, called superoxide radicals, that migrate into the enamel and break-up double bonded carbons, which are the stains in your teeth. The peroxide in no way damages the crystalline structure of your enamel. ...Read more

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Is aim toothpaste ok to use ? Can it prevent cavities?

Yes: Look at the back of the package for the American Dental Association seal of approval. Aim is an accepted brand. Any accepted toothpaste used regularly will help prevent cavities. ...Read more

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Will using hydrogen peroxide ruiin tooth enamel?

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 more

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