I had a regular dentist appointment last week. It had to be the fastest appointment I've had in years. There were no cavities and the gums were fine. I had the cleaning and inspection, and the whole thing was over in around a half hour.
Something I've changed in my oral health routine is providing solid benefits, though I'm not sure what. I've made three changes in the last month:
- Started using Peelu toothpaste
- Started using EvoraPlus, which is an oral probiotic
- Started eating honey, which has been shown to reduce cavities
My hunch is that the toothpaste has had the biggest impact. I feel that most modern toothpastes (which are really "chemical cocktails") probably upset the natural balance of bacteria in the mouth. Removing these chemicals and replacing them with natural cleaners, like in Peelu, should be beneficial.
I will continue with the EvoraPlus until I run out, and then see if the Peelu toothpaste provides enough protection.