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How to prevent further tooth decay?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: Good home care

Brush 2x daily with fluoridated tooth paste.
Floss daily. Use Fluoride mouthwash nightly. Avoid acidly drinks like soda and gatorade. Avoid high carbohydrate snacks. Eat less processed foods and more natural fruits and vegetables. Visit dentist 2-4 x per year to clean area you ma be missing.

In brief: Good home care

Brush 2x daily with fluoridated tooth paste.
Floss daily. Use Fluoride mouthwash nightly. Avoid acidly drinks like soda and gatorade. Avoid high carbohydrate snacks. Eat less processed foods and more natural fruits and vegetables. Visit dentist 2-4 x per year to clean area you ma be missing.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Dr. Howard Schneider
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Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: prevent decay

See your dentist at least twice a year, have sealants put on your molars that are not filled due to decay, use a Fluoride toothpaste, brush for two minutes 3 times a day, floss once a day, use an electric toothbrush with a timer to start.

In brief: prevent decay

See your dentist at least twice a year, have sealants put on your molars that are not filled due to decay, use a Fluoride toothpaste, brush for two minutes 3 times a day, floss once a day, use an electric toothbrush with a timer to start.
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
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1 comment
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Decay is caused by certain bacteriaa "eating" sugars. They do this and release, as one of their by products, acid. This disolves tooth structure and we call it decay. So, cut out sweet stuff, especially sticky sweet stuff, and brush after eating.
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