Tooth Decay

Also indexed as:Cavities, Dental Cavities
Keep that smile on your face by protecting and strengthening your teeth and gums. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.

The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.

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Choose whole grains and unprocessed foodsA diet high in whole grains and low in processed foods is a healthful choice that probably helps defend against tooth decay.
Pass up sticky sweetsCut down on cavity-causing bacteria by avoiding sugary foods that stick to your teeth or stay in the mouth for a long time.

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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