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#1 of 5 Old 06-21-2011, 07:43 PM - Thread Starter
 
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don't really know what to do.  my 4 year old is so very prone to cavities.  we don't do much sugar, we let her have juice water or milk for drinks, we brush, we've tried different toothpastes.  6 months ago at her last check she had 5 cavities, we go back tomorrow and upon inspecting her mouth she has at least 4 more.  what can i do to change this trend?  her dad had horrible teeth as a child so i'm guessing it is genetic.  we're trying to avoid flouride if at all possible (this is a recent change after all the cavities had started so no slams on no flouride are necessary!)

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Sorry to hear that. If you read some of the threads here, you'll find great information on cell salts, xylitol, and other ways to remineralize the teeth. I'm currently using those, as well as calcium and colloidal silver. Good luck!


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Sometimes (often, usually?) teeth that are prone to cavities are that way because of a colonization of strep. mutans bacteria (which can be passed from person to person).  My dentist just posted on facebook about new research that suggests 3 strains of strep. probiotic bacteria can inhibit the strep. mutans.  

 

I searched, and found a mint containing the 3 strains (at Walgreen's, of all places!)... we're going to try that and see what happens.

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Sometimes (often, usually?) teeth that are prone to cavities are that way because of a colonization of strep. mutans bacteria (which can be passed from person to person).  My dentist just posted on facebook about new research that suggests 3 strains of strep. probiotic bacteria can inhibit the strep. mutans.  

 

I searched, and found a mint containing the 3 strains (at Walgreen's, of all places!)... we're going to try that and see what happens.


What's the name of the mint??

 


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The mint is called EvoraPlus.  I don't know if it's working, but my 4 yo dd loves to be able to have one after she brushes her teeth (it also has xylitol), and her breath has been better in the morning.  Apparently it's the bad bacteria that causes the bad breath.

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