How do I prevent Cavities?

How do I prevent Cavities?

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You may have heard of the clichéd phrase – prevention is better than a cure.   That is certainly true in the case of cavities!

 

There are a variety of ways to help prevent cavities which include:

  • Brushing and flossing daily; this will help reduce the amount of dental plaque and bacteria in your mouth.
  • Eating sugary or starchy foods less often during the day to help reduce the amount of tooth-damaging acids in your mouth.
  • Use of fluoride toothpaste, which strengthens teeth, as well as fluoride treatments provided by the dentist or taking fluoride supplements as recommended by the dentist.
  • Using antibacterial mouth rinses to reduce the levels of bacteria that cause cavities.
  • Chewing gum that contains xylitol; this can help decrease bacterial growth.

 

Preventing cavities can not only help keep your teeth healthy and beautiful for a lifetime but also prevent emergency dental care and tooth aches and save you money!