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Does adding salt to sugary things prevent tooth decay

  1. em_saenz profile image41
    em_saenzposted 5 years ago

    Does adding salt to sugary things prevent tooth decay

    I am thinking of things like Chinese preserved plums and sweet and sour sauce

  2. aspiretoinspire profile image59
    aspiretoinspireposted 5 years ago

    To prevent tooth decay, I think your best bet would still be to brush and floss your teeth regularly, and gargle some water after sugary things.

  3. MikeNV profile image80
    MikeNVposted 5 years ago

    What you ask makes no sense at all.

    First you need to know what causes tooth decay.

    If the fuel to feed the bacteria is present it makes no difference if you were to ad salt unless salt could kill every bacteria that caused decay.

    1. em_saenz profile image41
      em_saenzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You say that what I say makes no sense, and then you go on to explain why it does make sense.Salt is a powerful destroyer of bacteria and it may be that it destroys the bacteria that cause decay, if you take it at the same time that you take sugar. P

  4. TDAPharm profile image74
    TDAPharmposted 5 years ago

    I am sorry to say that does not work. Developing good dental hygiene would be the best recommendation.

    1. em_saenz profile image41
      em_saenzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      To continue my comment above: Populations who habitually eat the kind of food I have described, do not develop as much tooth decay as Western populations, despite lack of access to dentists and toothbrushes.

 
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