Helpful Ways to Treat Tooth Decay
Increase the amount of arginine in your diet. Arginine can be found in foods like spinach, soy, seafood, and nuts.
Brush with baking soda. Taste can be helped by putting a small amount of your toothpaste on the brush then dip it in the baking soda. Moistened tooth brush dipped into a small amount of soda works well if you don’t mind the taste.
Have Fluoride varnish placed on your teeth during your hygiene visits at least 4 times a year.
Check out www.Nuvorainc.com. They have a lot of products designed to reduce decay. Sucking on their lozenges multiple times during the day helps keep the pH high enough in the mouth so the cavity causing bacteria is unable to multiply as rapidly.
Glylic is a compound found in licorice root that has specific antimicrobial properties against cavity causing and gum disease causing organisms. Lollipops with glylic can be found at www.drjohns.com.
Xylitol is a great preventive aid. You should consume at least six grams per day. IceBreakers Ice Cubes gum has some of the highest concentrations of xylitol and are easily available at most convenience stores. Health food stores and www.GlobalSweet.com have more options.
MI Paste can be purchased at some dental offices and is the only product that changes plaque biology. Place a small amount on your tongue after brushing. Use the tongue to wipe it around the mouth.
For very difficult cases a prescription for an arginine mouthwash or pilocarpine lollipops and can be formulated by a compounding pharmacy.