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Prevent Tooth Decay
Unknown: The only reliable studies I am aware of indicate xylitol is effective in interfering with dental plaque development. Mannitol will not be metabolized like regular sugar so it will not cause tooth decay but probably does not have the same effect of xylitol. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Restore it now!: Cavities don't fix themselves and teeth don't heal without professional intervention! i would suggest you go to your dentist or find your dentist and get these cavities fixed while they are small. It will be simple, not complex, pain free and less expensive. Waiting will only create a more complex situation and now it will be easy & you'll probably be able to get "tooth colored" fillings! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Rinse afterward: Its not so much the amount of sugar, as it is the prolonged exposure. After sugary drinks, rinse with water or brush, of possible, to avoid the sugar sitting on the teeth. Also, dont sip all day long. Have the drink, finish it, rinse. The prolonged exposure, or constant bathing the teeth of sugar, keeps the ph in the mouth out of balance, and allows the "sugar bugs" to do their damage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Protect your teeth: Brush twice a day with a Fluoride toothpaste. Clean under your braces daily with floss threader, floss picks, water pick, or other interdental cleaner. Eat nutritious meals and limit snacking. Check with your dentist about the use of supplemental fluoride. Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral examination. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Saliva can't PREVENT: Saliva can't prevent tooth decay, but its "absence" can promote it. Saliva contains bicarbonate--a buffer to the acids contained in foods, drinks and bacterial plaque. An acidic (low ph) diet will dissolve tooth structure when ph dips below 5.5. A healthy mouth exists at ph 7.2-7.4. Check your meds, break the sugar habits, check your gut (indigestion/reflux) and clean your teeth twice daily.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can we put our son to bed with other than a bottle to help prevent tooth decay? Our son has a really difficult time falling to sleep unless he has a bottle to suck on. I know this isn't good for his teeth, and would like to find something that might
A pacifier?: You are absolutely, right that putting your son to sleep with a bottle is bad for his teeth. You can start with a bottle with only water and than move to a pacifier. Always make sure his teeth are cleaned before bed and be strong when you get resistance from your child. You really need to work on this with you child. You may even want to encourage him with a reward system that results in a prize! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I need some help please! why should you use a tooth brush containing fluoride to prevent tooth decay?
Fluoride TP: I think you meant to write, 'why should you use a tooth paste containing Fluoride to prevent tooth decay?' it's an additional way to help but not a panacea. It helps strengthen the surface of the enamel making it slightly more resistant to dental caries. Proper brushing, flossing and diet is even more important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does fluoride in drinking water have any other effect on your teeth besides preventing tooth decay?
No: The small amount of Fluoride in drinking water will not have any other effect on your teeth. To much systemic Fluoride prior to age 6 can cause dental fluorosis (mottling) on the permanent teeth. Care should be taken that children who live in areas with Fluoride in the water not receive to much Fluoride from additional sources. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What foods can I eat to get my high acid saliva level down, and get rid of high oral bacteria levels to prevent tooth decay?
Balanced diet: Limit all sugars and simple carbs. Eat healthy, well balanced meals including vegetables. Cheeses are great in moderation. Limit snacking and drinks between meals (except water) but the most important thing to do is brush, floss, and an use antibacterial rinse. Chewing sugar free gum between meals can help stimulate salivary flow which buffers the acids. See dentist atleast twice yearly! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A 6-y child, his teeth is in good state and no dental caries.do you suugest to pit and fissure sealing on molars in order to prevent tooth decay?
Fluoride cryolite is a rat killer and used on foods 2/3 of all eggs get powered and used for processing food at allow 900ppm what is the goal blood level limits to help prevent tooth decay for fluoride
where can I find the fda approval for safety and effe
Dr. : Dr. Edderai has given you a good source to answer you question. The use of fluroride in our daily lives have become a very controversial and emotionally charged issue with some activists going to great lengths to search for and highlight possible adverse effects of the mineral. Most of their claims are not backed up by valid peer reviewed research. Also understand that if you eliminated every food, drug and environmental product that has harmful side effects you would be left with little in the way of effective treatments for the diseases known to man and there would be significantly less in the way of food for the world to eat. The bottom line is that life expectancy is rising across the world, due in part to the advances made in health care products. I have included two additional links to help you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wipe baby's teeth and gums after breast feeding? I read recently that you should wipe your baby's teeth and gums with a soft cloth after breast feeding to help prevent tooth decay. I've never heard of this before, and don't know anyone who has done it. Is
Clean after feeding: One serious form of decay among young children is baby bottle tooth decay. This condition is caused by frequent and long exposures of an infant’s teeth to liquids that contain sugar. Among these liquids are milk (including breast milk), formula, fruit juice and other sweetened drinks. After each feeding, wipe the baby’s gums and teeth with a damp washcloth or gauze pad to remove plaque. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers