How To Avoid A Cavity

Have you already experienced a cavity in your lifetime but you would like to avoid experiencing one ever again? Perhaps you have never dealt with tooth decay and you would like to keep it that way – but you’re worrying you’ve just been a bit lucky all of this time. Good news: Doing your best to avoid a cavity is extremely simple but only if you’ve gathered up the essential knowledge you need to do so. Let’s explore a very straightforward approach to keeping your oral health intact.

Prevent Acid Attacks

Decay forms when acid eats away at tooth tissue. This can occur as the result of eating a lot of acidic foods and beverages. This can also occur from eating sugars and carbs, which bacteria consume – as they digest the food particles, they release acids, which damage your teeth. Do your best to limit very acidic products, remember to rinse (and brush) after you eat or drink something that isn’t beneficial to your smile, and stick to good-for-you snacks like cheese, veggies, nuts, and water.

Brush And Floss

Brush your teeth and floss your teeth to prevent oral health problems like cavities. Sound simple? That’s because it is. Removing plaque from your teeth (and preventing tartar formation and buildup) is essential. (Hint: Brush two times a day and floss at least once).

Visit Us

If we suggest visiting our practice once every six months, do so. If we suggest seeing you more or less frequently, follow our recommendations. We make these suggestions regarding dental checkups and cleanings with the express goal of helping you maintain optimal oral health (which means avoiding a number of problems, including cavities).