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Tips to Prevent Cavities

December 29, 2020 10:06 pm

We think it’s safe to assume that when you go to the dentist you’d prefer to hear that your smile is cavity-free! While many cavities can be fixed with restorative treatment like a dental filling or root canal therapy, it’s better to avoid the issue from coming up at all.

Our team here at Dental Solutions of Central Park has put together a list of simple tips to decrease your risk of developing tooth decay and cavities!

  1. Daily Clean Your Mouth with Good Technique
  2. Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, floss every day, and brush your tongue daily. Doing so will prevent the buildup of plaque, a harmful film of bacteria. When you’re brushing, make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush so you don’t damage your enamel or gums. We also recommend using a toothpaste that contains fluoride to fortify your enamel against decay.

  3. Make Healthy Food & Drink Choices
  4. Foods and beverages that are sugary and/or acidic are some of the prime culprits when it comes to cavity formation. Acid gradually erodes enamel, making it vulnerable to damage and decay. Sugar becomes food for bacteria, which then produce acidic byproducts that damage enamel. While we don’t expect you to give up all of these for the rest of your life, consume them in moderation. For example, drink water instead of soda whenever possible and snack on cheese, fresh fruit, and veggies instead of candy, cookies, and potato chips.

  5. Keep Up with Your Dental Visits
  6. The dentist’s office isn’t just there for when you’re dealing with a dental problem. Preventive care is crucial to maintaining your smile; that means coming in twice a year for a routine checkup and cleaning. Not only will a thorough professional cleaning get rid of any plaque or tartar that can lead to cavities but it’ll also give us a chance to see if there are any weakened areas that seem susceptible to decay.

Consult with Our Expert Team!

Need more help with your dental hygiene? Or maybe you think you have a cavity that needs to be addressed? Contact Dental Solutions of Central Park, your dentist in Aurora, CO! A member of our friendly team would be happy to answer any of your questions and set you up with an appointment.

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