Tooth Care

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  1. DeathStar1

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    There's so many things out there on how to take care of Teeth and prevent enamel decay. Can anyone recomend a reputed article, and what's a good toothpaste to use to help the enamel from decaying further?
     
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    Try google: "tooth care ADA"
     
  3. Jason L.

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    In general, I believe it is your gums - not your teeth - that you need to worry about decaying. I remember years ago dentists saying that all you really need in a toothpaste was flouride. That's it.
     
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    Well, that and brushing after every meal...
     
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    ...And floss every day.
     
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    To put it simply, there are low abrasion tooth pastes and higher abrasion tooth pastes. The higher abrasion will actually whiten your teeth a little bit, at the expense of being a little harder on the enamel.

    For those interested in whitening their teeth a little bit the one to get is Ultrabrite All in One Advanced Whitening, according to Consumer Reports.
     
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    Buy a SoniCare toothbrush, best thing I ever did. It cleans better than anything I have ever tried and whitens your teeth. If you are like most of us and do not floss regularly, this thing will do most of what flossing will do.
     
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    I've read that this is false in a mens nutritional guide. it's best to wait an hour after eating before brushing. There is an enzym or something in your saliva that helps foster the enamel in your teeth, by brushing right after a meal, your teeth miss out on this, and can cause extra tooth decay.

    Again, I don't know if it's true or not, but something to consider.
     
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    While I eat dinner around 6pmish, sometimes I'll wait to eat dessert (ice cream) or so til 8 or 9pm. I've always waited til after dessert to brush/floss but always wondered about the after dinner thing. I hope that saliva thing is true!

    Jay
     
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    > Buy a SoniCare toothbrush, best thing I ever did.

    Yeah, an electric is the way to go. You can actually damage your gums by pressing too hard with a manual toothbrush.

    Do wild animals suffer much from dental problems? They never brush or floss and seem to do fine.
     
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    They also don't eat refined sugar, candy, gums, etc...
     
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    Here's an interesting chart on what foods cause the most decay.
     

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