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Tips for Reversing Tooth Decay

 

We all have had that dreaded dental visit where they give us the report “you have a cavity”.  No one wants to hear those words…….and when we get home, we immediately think of ways to undo what has been done. 

 

Some cavities can’t be reversed, but potential threats, can!  Start a healthy dental routine, that is THE MOST important step you can make.  What’s the rule?  30 days can make something a habit?  It will be the best decision you ever made! 

 

Check out our early article for more tips……but here are just a few more to consider!

 

Chew Sugarless Gum

Might seem a bit ironic to tell someone to chew gum to help them maintain good oral care, but chewing sugarless gum after eating a meal can actually help to prevent cavities.  Most sugarless gums contain a natural sweetener called xylitol.  Xylitol is a five-carbon sugar alcohol and this helps to reduce plaque formation and how the plaque attaches to the tooth.  It has been shown to be effective as a preventive agent.  Also, the activity of chewing, in itself, will increase saliva, which flushes away food particles.   Cosmetic Dentist Daphne AL

 

Use Antacids for Excess Acids

If you have acid reflux often or suffer from acid reflux disease, it may be a good idea to take antacids to reduce the acidic environment in your stomach.  When acid rises in the mouth, it bathes the teeth in caustic liquid that will erode the teeth, causing sensitivity and decay.  Cosmetic Dentist Daphne AL

 

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