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Why does your dentist continue to use the “F-word”?

Since we reopened our business on May 13th, traffic has been brisk. And the number of cavities we’ve been diagnosing is higher than I’ve seen. My sense is, about 90% of these have started between peoples’ teeth. No amount of brushing can prevent cavities in this area. Flossing is the answer! Bacteria are the root of all evil! Even the best brusher and flosser can’t totally eliminate bacteria. And those that remain, are not eating our teeth. They eat what we eat, and when they do, they digest the food producing waste. That waste is toxic to your gums, but it is also very acidic, dissolving the minerals out of the tooth structure it rests on. Without these minerals the hard surfaces of teeth d

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