Here's how to undo the damage caused by tooth decay:
Contrary to popular belief, sugar (alone) doesn't rot your teeth.
Researchers have found evidence for a new theory of how fluoride keeps our teeth healthy.
Did you know that there could be more bacteria living in your mouth than there are people on earth?
Got tooth decay? You are not alone.
Having trouble with cavities or tooth decay? Read about the "Gene Enamel Fix" on this Moment of Science.
A child’s first set of teeth will eventually fall out to be replaced by a permanent set, so does it really matter whether or not you take good care of those baby teeth? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Does sugar really cause cavities? Find out on A Moment of Science.
Honeybees make propolis by collecting the secretions of trees and other plants where they live; thus the make-up of propolis varies depending on the plant life around. Researchers have found the propolis of Brazilian honeybees to be particularly potent when it comes to protecting teeth.
If you chew gum with sugar in it, you need to chew for twenty minutes or more in order to produce enough saliva to wash away a significant amount of the sugar residue. Even then, it’s a good idea to brush your teeth afterward.