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What are some ways to prevent cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease besides brushing?

6 doctors weighed in
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In brief: Nutrition

Along with brushing, flossing, and rinsing, it is important to have great nutrition.
Please cut down on sugary snacks, and eat lots of fruits, and vegetables!

In brief: Nutrition

Along with brushing, flossing, and rinsing, it is important to have great nutrition.
Please cut down on sugary snacks, and eat lots of fruits, and vegetables!
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Dr. John Kong
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Floss

Flossing and use of mouth rinse like listerine.

In brief: Floss

Flossing and use of mouth rinse like listerine.
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Prevention

Chewing sugar free gum is very efective(esp.
Gum with xylitol)reduction of sugar, softdrinks etc also helps.

In brief: Prevention

Chewing sugar free gum is very efective(esp.
Gum with xylitol)reduction of sugar, softdrinks etc also helps.
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Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: No magic bullet

Preventing cavities can be accomplished by reducing sugar intake, especially sticky sugars like raisins, dried fruit, caramels, etc.
Gingivitis and periodontal disease can be reduced by brushing, flossing and using oral rinses. there is no magic bullet: you have to work at it to stop its progression.

In brief: No magic bullet

Preventing cavities can be accomplished by reducing sugar intake, especially sticky sugars like raisins, dried fruit, caramels, etc.
Gingivitis and periodontal disease can be reduced by brushing, flossing and using oral rinses. there is no magic bullet: you have to work at it to stop its progression.
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