Top 5 Ways To Keep Cavities Far Away From Your Teeth!

Top 5 Ways To Keep Cavities Far Away From Your Teeth!

Posted by ARDEN DENTAL CARE on Jul 20 2017, 11:07 AM

Top 5 Ways To Keep Cavities Far Away From Your Teeth!

Cavities are tiny holes in the teeth that can cause significant dental problems. They develop when harmful acids attack the tooth's outer layer called the enamel. These acids primarily come from your food and the oral bacteria that flourish due to poor oral hygiene. 

If cavities are left untreated, decay-causing bacteria can penetrate the tooth and affect its structure. Here are some simple ways to prevent cavities:

Tips to Keep Your Teeth Cavity-Free

Brush & Floss Every Day

A good oral hygiene routine can prevent cavities. It helps remove dental plaque, a sticky film that sticks to the teeth. Thoroughly brush your teeth at least twice each day, using fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride can strengthen your tooth enamel and prevent the development of cavities.

Flossing is particularly important as your toothbrush cannot reach all the areas between the teeth. Hence make sure to floss at least once a day on both sides of every tooth, including the back molars. 

Pay Attention to Your Diet

Certain foods and beverages can be damaging to your teeth. Sugary drinks contain acids that attack the enamel structure and make your teeth more vulnerable to decay. 

Drinking water is much better for your oral health because it is entirely non-acidic. Water also stimulates saliva production, which has natural cavity-fighting properties. 

Sugary and starchy foods like candy, cookies, donuts, and chips can also pose a problem as they encourage the development of oral bacteria that cause cavities and increase the acidity in your mouth.

Chew Sugar-Free Gum

Chewing sugar-free gum can help prevent cavities by increasing saliva flow in your mouth. Gum will also keep your breath fresh. 

Quit Smoking

Smoking and tobacco use can cause different health problems. These harmful habits can also affect your oral health, damaging your teeth and gums and causing teeth stains, gum disease, tooth loss, and, in the worst case, oral cancer.

See Your Dentist Regularly

Regular dental checkups and professional cleanings are a great way to maintain excellent oral health. Your dental hygienist can clean the challenging areas of your mouth that you cannot reach with your toothbrush or floss. 

The dentist will also look for early signs of tooth decay and take timely action. If necessary, the dentist may recommend specific preventive treatments if you are more prone to cavities. These include dental sealants and fluoride applications, which are easy, quick, and effective treatments to fight tooth decay. 

To learn more about how you can protect your teeth from cavities, contact Arden Dental Care at (916) 481-2001 or visit us at 1832 Avondale Ave Ste 1, Sacramento, CA 95825.

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