Can Salt Make Cavities Worse?

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Hi Nana, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The relationship between salt and teeth is not absolute, there is a good side and a bad side. Among the good sides of salt for teeth are:

In the short term, gargling with salt water is one of the best treatments for pain in the mouth area. If you have recently had oral surgery, have an infection, swollen gums or a toothache, gargling with salt will reduce swelling and pain, as salt is a natural disinfectant.
Salt helps increase the pH of the mouth area, making it harder for bacteria to survive in the mouth.
Salt helps toothbrushes stay longer in the mouth so teeth stay clean and fresh for longer


While the badness of salt for teeth is if the salt is obtained from foods rich in sodium, such as bread, pasta, rice, and biscuits. Consuming sodium from these foods can actually increase the chance of cavities. So in conclusion, salt itself has many positive effects on teeth, but salt obtained from foods rich in sodium is actually bad for teeth. Cavities can also be prevented by brushing your teeth at least 2 times a day in a circular motion, gargling frequently, and having regular check-ups with the dentist. If your cavities are already very bothersome, our advice is to immediately go to the dentist so that you can immediately get adequate treatment.


So, hopefully useful.


dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa

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