Preventative Care Instructions

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Preventative Care Instructions

Easy Tips To Prevent Cavities:

1. Place toothpaste on toothbrush, then dip in baking soda. Brush your teeth as usual. This will make the pH of your mouth more basic, and cavities need an acidic environment to grow.

2. After brushing your teeth, spit out as much of the toothpast as possible and leave the rest behind. Do not swish with water/mouthwash, it will rinse away all the good stuff in your toothpaste. Don’t have anything to eat or drink for 20 mins after

3. Add xylitol into your diet. Xylitol is a sweetener that comes from plants and research has shown that it kills the specific bacteria that causes cavities! You do need 6-10g spread out over the day for it to be effective, and start slow, 6g all at once can cause diarrhea.

4. If your concerned about the potential that you may have cavities, we would love to see you and create a personalized prevention plan based on your needs.