Tooth Decay: Fight It, Stop It & Prevent It Naturally

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Keep that smile on your face by protecting and strengthening your teeth and gums. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may reduce the number of trips to the dentist:

What You Need To Know:

  • Protect your pearly whites
    Try over-the-counter toothpastes (Gel-Tin, Stop) and mouthwashes (ACT, Fluorigard) to help protect your teeth and make them stronger
  • Discover xylitol
    Chew gum containing xylitol to reduce the activity of cavity-causing bacteria
  • Battle the bad bugs
    Inhibit cavity-causing bacteria by adding lactobacillus GG to children’s milk
  • Pass up sticky sweets
    Cut down on cavity-causing bacteria by avoiding sugary foods that stick to your teeth or stay in the mouth for a long time
  • Keep an eye on hygiene
    Prevent tooth decay by brushing and flossing regularly, and visiting your dentist’s office for fluoride treatments and periodic cleanings

These recommendations are not comprehensive and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or pharmacist. Continue reading the full tooth decay article for