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What Causes Dental Caries in Children?

March 26, 2013 Tooth Decay

1. Sugars, creating an acidic mouth, are the number one cause of dental caries in children. Most children eat too much sugar. Their little bodies also can become addicted to sugar and crave it very strongly. One thing you can do is to give your children much smaller portions. Instead of giving them a whole candy bar, give them a quarter of a candy bar. To a child, that only weighs 45 pounds. A quarter of a candy bar is the equivalent of a 180 pound person eating a whole candy bar anyway. I have five children so I have seen the effects of sugar on teeth. My advice is to wait as long as possible before giving your children candy. There is no nutritional benefit anyway, and if a child never gets any candy, they will not have a craving for it. Without an addiction for sugar,

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What Causes Cavities in Teeth to Develop?

September 13, 2012 Tooth Decay

If you ask a dentist what causes cavities in teeth to develop, they will tell you that cavities are caused by plaque and bacteria.


In reality, there is a lot more to it than just plaque and bacteria in your mouth. Cavities are caused by four different factors. The two most influential factors are the pH of your mouth, and whether or not your teeth are fully mineralized.


The problem with modern dentistry's approach to dealing with cavities is that even though they tell you how to treat plaque and bacteria, they don't tell you how to prevent mouth acidity. They also don't tell you that eating healthy helps you to re-mineralize your teeth and keep them strong. Brushing, flossing, mouth

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