…continued from Part 1. An alternative to fluoridated toothpaste for babies? A good alternative that is available in the market is xylitol. Xylitol has properties that reduce levels of bacteria in the plaque..
Dental caries is the scientific term for tooth decay or dental cavity. Q: How does it occur? Certain bacteria in the mouth (eg Streptococcus mutans) converts sugar into acid which consequently destroys tooth structure..