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Foods That Prevent Cavities
Toothpaste for preventing gingivitis? Do those toothpastes and mouthwashes that claim to fight tartar also help prevent gingivitis? Are they really better than regular toothpastes?
Prevent Gingivitis: They're not better just different they contain a chemical that keeps the calcium in your saliva from hardening in your plaque. If you brush well enough the plaque will not build up to be able to solidify into tartar. If you do have an excessive amount of buildup you should have your systemic ph checked. Your body ph can be too acidic leading calcium to be leached out of your bones. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Prevent halitosis: In general, eat a healthy, balanced diet and regular meals. A serving of yogurt per day is helpful to prevent halitosis, as are carrots, apples, celery, melons, berries and citrus fruits. Herbs such as cardamom, rosemary, eucalyptus, coriander can be steeped in a tea or chewed on fresh. Parsley works as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Decay: Tooth decay involves the breakdown of the enamel matrix subsequent to contact with acid. Only the most superficial of lesions can be reversed using a variety of remineralizing pastes. Good, healthy eating habits can help prevent decay together with regular brushing and flossing. You'll need a dentist to restore a cavity since you cannot eat your way out of it. ...Read more
Absolutely: In a word, "yes".Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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 alone: To prevent cavities you need to mechanically remove the soft film that grows on your teeth 24/7. This contains various bacteria.The gum and apples would be a help in preventing cavities, but you have to examine the rest of your diet. And these are not substitutes for brushing and flossing. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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