How can we prevent cavities and remineralize tooth enamel ?

To remineralize your teeth and arrest the early signs of decay,  you may follow these steps ,remembering that prevention is always better than cure:

  • Cut down on sugar
  • Eat teeth friendly foods: Fibrous vegetables and fruits – cheese,yogurt and other dairy products – green or black tea
  • Chew sugar-free gum:  Increases saliva flow.Saliva helps kill bacteria and contains proteins and minerals to protect tooth enamel and prevent decay, gum disease and bad breath.
  • Good oral hygiene : Brushing at least twice daily and flossing regularly ,help remove the plaque that feeds acid-producing bacteria.
  • Use a fluoride toothpaste  and mouth rinse: Fluoride is a mineral that not only prevents tooth decay but also reverses it in early stages.