Many X-rays though a tooth by Dr Benedicta Arhatari like a MRI at La Trobe University and the SupertoothNDK project to end decay, help make 3-D images and models of teeth showing that minute pits and fissures in chewing surfaces of molar teeth penetrate deep into the enamel down to the dentine junction where chewing forces the first bite of food and resistant plaque bacteria change any carbohydrate like sugar to acid that demineralises tooth that brushing, saliva and fluoride toothpaste, cannot reach to clean, neutralise acid and remineralise tooth like on easy to access surfaces that develop few cavities.

Over 80% of cavities start deep inside pits and fissures at the dentine junction so it is important, never to start any meal or snack with a high carbohydrate food like sugar confection to prevent acid demineralisation.

Chewing carbohydrate free food first temporarily blocks further food access a bit like fissure sealants from the dentist so carbohydrate rich foods are less able to cause demineralisation.

Chewing fibre like celery after eating forces saliva into trapped food to dilute any carbophydrate, neutralise any acid and remineralise any demmineralised tooth.

It is the hope of the SupertoothNDK team at the university to develop a way to chew and force fluoride toothpaste inside pits and fissures before brushing to help give the same protection to all tooth surfaces.

Join the SupertoothNDK Project by registering on www.supertoothNDK.org and sharing with your friends on Facebook etc., to end decay.

Please write to your local members requesting that Government should finance better evidence based national Oral Health Promotion, particularly to prevent Tooth Decay, our most common disease affecting every family including 11 million Australians per year.


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