Cavity Prevention Is Key | Walnut Creek Dentist

We all want to have the healthiest smiles that we possibly can. And, believe it or not, it isn’t a difficult task to do. If you want to have a good checkup every time, there are five simple things you can do. If you follow these steps every day to keep those cavity creeps out of your mouth and prepare to pass your checkups with flying colors!

Brush daily. When brushing be sure to use a toothpaste that contains fluoride for the best results. It may seem to be the obvious way to prevent cavities but by brushing your teeth several times a day your chances of getting a cavity drops significantly.

Get in between. Most often food debris gets caught in between teeth while eating, it’s important to floss to get rid of the debris so that it does not turn into a cavity.

Rinse your mouth. Rinsing with a mouthwash that has been clinically proven to reduce plaque can help get rid of bacteria that causes cavities quickly and effectively.

A healthy diet. Proper nutrition plays an essential role in good dental health. Eating nutritional snacks and limiting the amount of sugary drinks will help to prevent plaque from forming on the teeth. Eating healthy is a fast and easy way to prevent cavities.

Keep your appointments. The most obvious way to get rid of cavities is by visiting your dentist. Dental x-rays, check-ups and cleanings are all vitally important to good oral hygiene and ensures that you get rid of cavities quickly and effectively. Visit your dentist twice a year for your checkup.

For more information about dental hygiene, call Drs. Barmby and Frick in Walnut Creek, CA at 925-934-5526 or visit

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