To Fight Tooth Decay
Alan A. Winter, DDS
We know that sugary beverages
and foods promote
tooth decay. To help prevent itů
Drink green or black tea.
Both provide a naturally occurring
form of tooth-protecting fluoride.
Eat crunchy fresh vegetables
such as carrots and apples,
to remove sugars and food
particles from the mouth. Swishing
with plain water also helps remove
debris lodged between teeth.
Have cheese for dessert.
believed to neutralize acids found
in plaque and boost the production
of saliva to wash away sugars.
Note: Chewing sugarless gum
also helps clean the mouth.
*Twice-yearly dental visits are recommended for
most people. For people with gum disease, four visits
per year are typically recommended.
Bottom Line/Health interviewed Alan A. Winter,
DDS, founder and president of Central
Park Periodontics, PC, www.CentralPark
Perio.com, in New York City. Dr. Winter
is a diplomate of the American Board of
Periodontology and an adviser to the
Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical
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