If you're like me, you'll never give up ice cream and all the delicious, sugary treats even when your dentist tells you to :). Here are some inexpensive products that will dramatically reduce the amount of cavities you have over a life time! I am a huge advocate in preventing cavities. You may never have cavities ever again!
A Box of Baking Soda $1-2 - For Cavities and Dry mouth
You know that little orange box you use to make the refrigerator to stop smelling? In fact, it can eliminate bad mouth odor as well! This powerful product is at the top of my list for a reason! It's cheap, its super effective, and easy to use.
Put some baking soda in a cup and keep it by your sink. Once you place your toothpaste on your toothbrush, dip it into your baking soda and brush! Pick some up at your store! Warning, don't use the baking soda labeled for detergent. Use the one in the baking aisle.
Xylitol Mints or Gum - For Cavities and Dry mouth
Frequent use of xylitol gum will help eliminate bad bacteria that destroy your teeth and gums. Studies show that consuming up to 3 grams per day will lower your levels of bacteria that cause oral health problems. This is PROVEN and EFFECTIVE!
Here are some amazon links that I found to be the most affordable and effective:
Spry Mints, 240 pieces for $8 ($0.03 cents per piece)
Spry Gum, 200 pieces for $12 ($0.06 cents per piece)
Closys Mouth Wash - For Gum Disease, Cavities, and Dry Mouth
If you have chronic gum disease and are needing frequent deep cleanings up to 2-4x a year, you need this! In the past, chlorhexidine has been the gold standard, but this is proven to be more effective and never stains your teeth! It is extremely gentle and worth its weight in gold! If you suffer from gum disease this is one of the best products on the market.
Closys, unflavored, ultra sensitive mouth rinse
Xylimelts - For EXTREME Dry Mouth Sufferers!
If you wake up with dry mouth through the night or in the morning, this is for you. Xylimelts are lozenges that stick to your cheek and slowly time release an ingredient to help stimulate your saliva. Try these out!
Xylimelts, 40 pieces, for $10 ($0.25 cents per piece)
Many people may think their teeth are doomed because their mom, dad, sibling lost all their teeth and they're next in line. This is so incredibly far from the truth. These products will help you achieve your best oral health. I would love to hear from you if you tried any of these products and if they worked for you, please!