How to Prevent Tooth Decay?
Tooth decay is the most common disease across the globe. In the United States alone, over 90% of adults aged 65 and older have experienced at least one permanent cavity in their adult teeth.
Given its prevalence, you might think cavities were unavoidable. The truth, however, is that tooth decay is highly-preventable with good hygiene and routine maintenance. Apart from brushing and flossing, the most effective treatment for tooth decay is to apply fluoride to the teeth.
Fluoride is easily accessible in our lives. 80% or more of mouthwash in supermarkets contains fluoride, and more than 90% of toothpaste, except for infants’, contains fluoride. Direct fluoride application can be done by dentists, but it can also be applied through the products sold in market.
For children, it is advisable to apply fluoride regularly at the dentist. However, if you are looking for a fluoride-containing product at a mart, make sure you see the letters 'fluoride~' among the ingredients. The most typical example is sodium fluoride.
How does fluoride actually works to prevent cavities? When your saliva has fluoride in it from sources like toothpaste, your teeth are able to take it in. Once in your enamel, fluoride teams up with calcium and phosphate there to create the most powerful defense system your teeth can have to prevent cavities (fluoroapatite) from forming.
It’s never too late to inculcate a good hygiene and routine maintenance to your children by incorporating dental and mouth care. Little Martin’s Drawer has developed a Sonic electric toothbrush that made up of DuPont nylon bristles which are soft and gentle to protect young teeth and gums, while silicone brush head to help soothe discomfort of teething when used to massage baby’s gums. Also, it is designed with white LED light for moms to observe baby’s teeth.