“Sugar doesn’t cause cavities, acid does” – Dr. Ryan Nolan DMD.
Did you know that acid is created when the bacteria in our mouths are exposed to carbohydrates (sugars)? Once this oral acid forms on your enamel, it immediately starts eating cavities into your teeth. Shockingly, despite the fact that acid is the cause of cavities, most traditional products are actually VERY acidic. These products have the potential to make your mouth worse after every use. Remember, the lower the pH means the higher the acidity. If your mouth rinse scores a 5.5 or lower on the pH scale, each use of the product is exposing your teeth to cavity-causing acid levels.
If your mouth rinse isn’t acidic, that’s a good start! The next question is whether or not it also has the ability to kill bad bacteria, neutralize your existing oral acid (pH of 7.5 or higher), and deliver calcium to the teeth.