She also recommended that parents susceptible to cavities consider limiting sharing utensils with their children and gave this handy list for anyone else who wants to prevent decay in their own mouth:
- Visit the dentist regularly to catch things early.
- Reduce the frequency of sticky and sugary foods.
- Use oral hygiene products with an alkaline pH.
- Choose products with fluoride to improve enamel microhardness.
- Keep saliva flowing to buffer any acids in the oral environment.