Surprising Cavity Fighters

Tooth decay is a common problem but fighting cavities might be easier than you think.


Eat More Cheese

Cheese is tasty, contains calcium, and it can also disrupt harmful bacteria. This is because it increases the alkalinity of saliva, helping to neutralise acids that can cause cavities.

Drink More Milk

It’s not so surprising to learn that milk is good for your teeth because it contains calcium, phosphorus and caseins, which help to prevent acidic bacteria from damaging teeth. One tip is to drink milk after eating sugary treats such as biscuits or cakes. This helps to wash away sugary residues while the milk will provide some protection for your teeth.

Drink through a Straw

If you want to have fruit juice, fizzy drinks or other highly acidic drinks then use a straw. This will minimise contact with your teeth. Ideally, it’s better to avoid these drinks if possible!

Chew Sugar-Free Gum After Meals

Chewing sugar-free gum after eating can help protect against tooth decay. This is because chewing stimulates saliva flow, helping to wash away excess bacteria and food, and reducing acidity in the mouth.

Don’t forget to visit New Age Dental for your regular check-ups and cleanings. If you do have any cavities these can quickly be detected and treated.

Mar, 19, 2018