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What are some Natural Ways to Fight Cavities?

Green Tea as a Natural Fluoride Treatment.

There are a lot of natural health remedies on the market today. And there is one that can help as a natural fluoride treatment. If you like green tea, this is good news. Drinking unsweetened, or at least sugar-free, green tea daily can help to eliminate harmful bacteria buildup in your mouth.

Green tea contains some naturally occurring fluorine, which acts as a decay preventative. You can even use green tea to gargle or swish with, using it like a mouthwash. Just be sure not to replace your actual mouthwash with green tea, and only use it as a supplemental mouthwash in addition to your primary mouthwash.

Diet Habits

In addition to the green tea remedy, general dietary changes can also help to slow the advance of tooth decay. If you are regularly consuming sweet, sugary snacks and sweetened drinks such as fruit juices or sodas, you are in fact helping the tooth decay to spread by feeding the harmful bacteria.

Think about limiting your consumption of sugary snacks and beverages and use a straw when you do consume things like soda and fruit juice, so the sticky sugars bypass your teeth. It is a good idea to brush and floss immediately afterward, perhaps followed up by a good antibacterial mouthwash. By practicing these habits, you are preventing the sugar residue from remaining in your mouth and feeding the bacteria, which will allow them to ultimately multiply and spread.

Good Dental Hygiene Habits

Of course, proper dental hygiene habits, including daily brushing and flossing and regular dental checkups, are the best ways to prevent cavities from forming in the first place.

Make sure to brush at least twice each day, floss carefully, and use a good mouthwash product regularly. Ideally, you should brush and floss each day before bed and after getting up in the morning, as well as after each meal. Use a mouthwash at least two times per day to help slow the development of tooth decay.

And always make sure to book and keep your appointments with the professionals at Longmeadow Family Dental Care. After all, it’s really the best way to fight tooth decay!