New tips to prevent tooth decay

The tried and true methods of preventing cavities are still in play, but there are new developments in the battle for healthy teeth. One your dentist does for you, and the other you can do at home.

 

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Dr. Jin Cho, Glendale Dental Associates:  “Tooth decay, also known as dental cavities, as we all know it as, occurs when bacteria in our mouth consume sugars from foods that we eat every day.  And when that sugar sits in your mouth the bacteria will give off a byproduct, which is essentially acid, and over time, the acidity from the acid will cause demineralization of the enamel of our tooth.  As far as advancements, as far as any new cutting edge advancements, uh, it hasn’t changed much within the past few years.  The best things that are available today are dental sealants which are essentially a covering of the tooth that we put on that does help prevent cavities.  Another thing is uh electronic toothbrushes have come a long way in preventing dental cavities.  It does a very good job at keeping teeth clean.”

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