Natural Ways to Fight Tooth Decay

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You may not have realized it, but one of the chemicals in your oral care product comes from nature, and is vital in helping prevent decay.

The plant-based chemical, trans-chalcone protects against harmful mouth bacteria and prevents the build-up of plaque. It is found in liquorice root and blocks the key enzyme that lets bacteria in your mouth thrive.

Check the label of your oral care products to see if they include trans-chalcone, if so, then you are doing your teeth a big favor. What it does is it stops bacteria from preventing a biofilm. When a bacterium tries to latch onto teeth and create plaque, it creates something called a biofilm. By preventing the creation of these protective layers, plaque cannot form.

Talk to your dentist about where you can find the products with the nature-based trans-chalcone.

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