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Top 4 Ways to Prevent Cavities

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Cavities are a form of tooth decay when bacteria produce an acid that can destroy not only your tooth’s enamel but also the underlying layer called the dentin. Cavities can be from weak teeth, the food/drinks you put into your mouth, or from not taking the proper care of your teeth. Here are some of the best ways to help prevent cavities and to maintain healthy teeth:

Ways to Prevent Cavities

Brush Your Teeth

When your mouth and teeth are fighting bacteria, it’s essential to brush your teeth twice a day. If your toothpaste contains fluoride then it will also help give your teeth added protection against the bacteria that causes cavities. You can use a regular or electric toothbrush, just make sure to get both sides of your teeth and the top/bottom. Plaque can grow back which is why brushing twice a day is important.

Floss Your Teeth Daily

Bits of food can get stuck in between your teeth when you eat and if it doesn’t get removed it will cause cavities. Flossing is the best way to get rid of the food that gets stuck because even when you brush every day if there is food in between the toothbrush won’t be able to go as deep or in small places.

Eat Healthy

Proper nutrition plays a big role in the overall health of your teeth. Cutting back on both sugary and acidic drinks and replacing them with water can help reduce the plaque on your teeth which will eat away at the enamel that protects your teeth.

Visit Your Dentist Regularly

We recommend that you visit a dentist regularly so that your teeth can get professionally cleaned as well as your dentist can check and see any potential warning signs for cavities. Most cavities can only be found by a dentist or by dental x-rays, if a cavity isn’t taken care of, it can go deeper into the tooth and cause nerve problems. A dental cleaning will also help get rid of any tartar build up that brushing alone won’t be able to do.

If you have questions about preventing cavities on yourself or on your children, ask us at your next continued care appointment! We are happy to help keep your mouth in great health in between appointments. To contact us you can visit us online or call us at 781-780-2246.

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