For tooth decay to appear, we need 3 essential things: 1. The tooth; 2. The bacteria; and 3. Sugar!
So you may be wondering “what can we remove from this equation to prevent cavities”? Well, we want to keep our teeth! And the bacteria is actually healthy for us in normal numbers. Conclusion: the best thing is to try and reduce the amount of sugar left in our mouths by gently and thoroughly brushing and flossing our teeth, and cleaning/scraping our tongues, cheeks and mucosa.