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Dental Benefits – Tooth Decay

Monday, Sep. 2nd 2019 5:52 AM

What is Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay is the destruction of the outer surface of a tooth from acid forming bacteria that is produced by food containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches). Tooth Decay Prevention: Brush your teeth twice a day with a tooth paste that contains fluoride. Preferably, brush after each meal and before bedtime to help reduce the bacteria from staying on your teeth for a certain length of time.

You may wish to consider these helpful tips as well:

  • Floss your teeth daily to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Check with your dentist regarding the use of a supplemental fluoride which strengthens your teeth and helps prevents tooth decay.
  • Consider dental sealants which is a plastic like substance placed on the top of molars to protect the teeth from decay.
  • Use mouth wash with fluoride. Many of them kill 50% or more of the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Chewing gum with the ingredient Xylitol © may also kill some of the bacteria which causes tooth decay.
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