Daily oral hygiene aids in good oral health and the reduction of dental plaque which causes cavities and gum disease. Keeping up with routine dental cleanings and check-ups is important as well because many times your dentist can see what you don't. Don't wait to get on track with your oral health, contact The Office of Dr. Bellisario at to schedule your appointment with a Newtown Square dentist today!
The mouth tends to love bacteria, so when this bacteria aggregates the surface of your tooth it forms plaque which can lead to cavities and gum disease. A recent study shows that L-Arginine, which is a common amino acid that is naturally found in foods, actually breaks down dental plaque and can help to stop the formation of additional plaque.
L-Arginine is found in red meats, fish, poultry, and dairy products. Some dental products that are meant for tooth sensitivity already use L-Arginine as an ingredient. More research is still needed to better understand the mechanism for how L-Arginine causes the disintegration of biofilm.
Current antimicrobial agents that are aimed at breaking down plaque may affect a person's sense of taste or cause the teeth to stain. L-Arginine may be able to help millions of people avoid gum disease and cavities in a natural manner with no negative effects.
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