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If the mouth keeps a pH of 7 what are the probable chances of cavities forming?
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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Still high
Bacteria can live at many different pH levels.
Mouth washes can help, but regular brushing, flossing, use of a water pic, and mouthwash can all help prevent cavities.

In brief: Still high
Bacteria can live at many different pH levels.
Mouth washes can help, but regular brushing, flossing, use of a water pic, and mouthwash can all help prevent cavities.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No difference
Cavities are formed by localized accumulations of bacterial plaque on teeth.
The ph of the immediate area is of concern, not the ph of the saliva. The bacterial plaque sets up a "colony" and baths the tooth area with acid causing demineralization of the localized area. Regular brushing and flossing disrupts these local colonies and the acid is greatly reduced.

In brief: No difference
Cavities are formed by localized accumulations of bacterial plaque on teeth.
The ph of the immediate area is of concern, not the ph of the saliva. The bacterial plaque sets up a "colony" and baths the tooth area with acid causing demineralization of the localized area. Regular brushing and flossing disrupts these local colonies and the acid is greatly reduced.
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dr. Gary Chapman
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