Sugar Free Gum
Research has shown that if you chew sugar-free gum after having your meals, this can remineralize your enamel. Xylitol present in gum causes it to stimulate your saliva flow, raise the pH of the plague and decreases S. mutans.
Sugar-free gums that contain a compound known as casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP) have been proven by research to cause even more reduction in S. mutans than that which has xylitol.
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that helps your body absorb phosphate and calcium from your food. Research has shown that the more the consumption of calcium and vitamin D foods in children, the lesser the number of cavities. You can ensure an adequate quantity of vitamin D and calcium by eating dairy products and getting a good exposure to sunlight.
Use a Fluoride Toothpaste
Make it a habit to brush regularly with a fluoride toothpaste because fluoride prevents cavities and demineralizes your enamel.
Reduce the Intake of Sugary Foods
According to WHO, the most important risk factor for cavities is sugar, and you should decrease your intake to less than 10% of your total daily caloric intake.
If you constantly eat sugar, your teeth don’t get a chance to get remineralize so it is best if you space out your sugary snacks or foods.
This is an ancient practice in which you swish around oil in your mouth for around 20 minutes. Small-scale studies have concluded that it helps removes toxins from your mouth and may reduce problems like gingitivitis and plaque.