Developing a cavity isn’t tough. Just a simple thing like a lack of proper dental hygiene can turn your next dental appointment into a one you’d prefer to avoid. But to be honest, prevention is easier than you think. In fact, it can be summed up in five simple steps. Take a look:
Brush your teeth. It may seem obvious, but by brushing your teeth several times a day your chances of getting a cavity drops significantly. Two minutes per time is the recommended time to be taken.
Floss daily. 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.
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. Eating nutritious snacks and limiting the amount of sugary drinks will help to prevent plaque from forming on the teeth. Saliva production is the first line of defense, so munching on healthy snacks can satisfy a craving while washing away cavity-causing bacteria.
Visit your dentist. 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, so visit your dentist twice a year.
All it takes to prevent cavities is a little extra attention to your oral health. These five steps, plus regular checkups at our office will ensure your teeth stay cavity-free and proud.
For more information about preventing cavities, call Drs. Barmby and Frick in Walnut Creek, CA at 9255-934-5526 or visit www.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.
Drs. Barmby and Frick proudly serves patients from Walnut Creek, Concord, Danville, Lafayette, Alamo, Orinda and all surrounding areas.