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How to prevent cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease besides brushing?

are there any other ways to prevent cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease *besides* brushing at least twice a day, regularly flossing, regular dental cleanings/check ups, using mouth wash(my dentist recommends ACT which I use), scraping the tongue, avoiding sugary foods? Does sugar-free gum help? What about hydrogen peroxide?

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3 Responses to “How to prevent cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease besides brushing?”

  1. Dr. Albert, DDS (UNITED STATES) Says:

    ALL IS GOOD BUT HYDROGEN PEROXIDE. THIS IS DAMAGING TO EVERYTHING INSIDE THE MOUTH.

  2. you already listed all the dental care measures. lol

    i guess if you really want to prevent it, don’t eat candy or sugar or anything acidic. but that’s sort of taking it to the extreme

  3. Try to limit snacking between meals, this includes drinking anything that contains calories. Every time you eat the bacteria in your mouth eat also, there by-product is acid. after you stop eating (assuming no pieces of food are stuck in your teeth) your mouth is acidic for 15 min taking minerals out of your teeth. Your saliva takes a little over 1.5 hours to replace these minerals. I would try to stick to an every 2 hour eating/snacking schedule and just plain water between meals.

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