No matter the age, no one wants to hear they have a cavity. Not only do you need to go to the dentist, but you now know you aren’t doing a great job taking care of your teeth. Fortunately, cavities can be avoided. In fact, there are many things you can do to get rid of cavities before they even appear. Here are the top five things on how to prevent cavities:
Brush daily. It may seem to be the obvious way to prevent cavities but by brushing your teeth for at least two minutes twice daily, your chances of getting a cavity drops significantly. Also, be sure to use a toothpaste that contains fluoride for the best results.
Floss. Most often food debris gets caught in between teeth while eating and flossing will get rid of the trapped debris before it turns into a cavity.
Use mouthwash. Rinsing with a mouthwash that has been clinically proven to reduce plaque can help get rid of bacteria that causes cavities quickly and effectively.
Eat healthy. Proper nutrition plays an essential role in good dental health. Eating and drinking nutritious snacks instead of those that aren’t good for us will help to prevent plaque from forming on the teeth.
Regular check-ups. Dental x-rays, check-ups and cleanings with your dentist 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.
Cavity prevention is really easy – it just takes a little extra attention to your oral health. Work these five steps into your dental hygiene practices and your teeth will stay healthy and cavity-free.
For more information about cavities, call Drs. Barmby and Frick in Walnut Creek, CA at 9255-934-5526 or visit www.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.
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