Tooth decay is a common problem, and although we can fill cavities using the most advanced materials, it’s better to try to prevent them. Twice daily tooth brushing combined with once-a-day flossing is essential for removing the bacteria that can cause cavities, but there are other small changes you can make to your daily routine and which can make a big difference.
Snack on cheese in between meals or finish your meal with a piece of cheese. Cheese contains casein, a protein that is good for teeth and eating cheese provides plenty of calcium to strengthen tooth enamel. When you chew cheese, it helps to stimulate saliva flow.
Chew Sugar-Free Gum
Chewing sugar-free gum is a great way to end a meal, increasing saliva flow and helping to wash away decay-causing bacteria. If you can, choose a gum containing xylitol, which helps to interrupt the action of harmful mouth bacteria, giving your teeth a bit more protection.
Foods that also help promote salivation include bananas, brussel sprouts, peas, Vitamin supplements Vitamins B, D, magnesium and iron. And if you are not interested in taking vitamin supplements, eat whole grain foods and seafood. (Salmon, canned tuna and sardines are all great sources of vitamin D).