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How to Avoid Cavities

If you want your next visit to a Huntsville dentist to be smooth sailing and not have to come back for a filling, there are different things you can do in order to prevent cavities

Brush Your Teeth
If you want to fight cavities, it’s very important to brush your teeth at least twice a day. You can either use an electric toothbrush or a regular one, but use a toothpaste that contains fluoride. Brush every side of your teeth, including the top, back, and front. Brushing removes plaque but it does come back so you need to brush morning and night.

Floss Your Teeth
Food debris gets caught in your teeth and, if you don’t remove it, it can lead to cavities. Flossing every day is the easiest and best way to remove the debris between teeth that brushing can’t get.

Eat a Healthy Diet
Proper nutrition is an important part of good dental health. Eating nutritious meals and snacks and limiting sugary foods and drinks can help prevent plaque from forming on your teeth. It’s also good to avoid hard candy and other snacks that have a lot of sugar. Food such as vegetables and fresh fruits can help increase saliva flow to reduce the bacteria in the mouth. Drinking tap water can also help since many public water supplies have added fluoride and fluoride helps reduce tooth decay. If you are only drinking bottled water that doesn’t have fluoride then you could be missing out on these benefits.

Visit Your Dentist Regularly
Some cavities can only be detected with a dental X-ray or by a dentist. Visiting your dentist in Huntsville for regular cleanings and checkups is important for staying on top of oral hygiene, as well as preventing cavities. You may also want to speak with your dentist about whether or not you should use fluoride to help strengthen the teeth. The dental hygienist can give you tips on flossing and brushing so that you know you are doing it properly in order to improve oral health.

Ask about Sealants
Dental sealants, or protective coatings, can be applied to biting surfaces of the back of your teeth. The sealant helps prevent you from getting cavities by shielding against plaque and bacteria. Sealants are more common in children because of new permanent teeth, but sealants can also be beneficial for adults too.

Use Mouthwash
There are many different antimicrobial mouthwashes on the market that have been shown to reduce plaque. Rinsing with one of these options after eating or brushing can help prevent cavities.

Chew on Sugarless Gum
Chewing on sugarless gum can help prevent cavities since it increases the saliva in the mouth. To know which gum to choose, look for the Seal of Acceptance on sugar-free options.

Know about Risk Factors
There are certain risk factors for cavities. These include certain drinks and foods, frequent sipping or snacking, inadequate brushing, not getting enough fluoride, older and younger age, and dry mouth. If you have some of these risk factors, always speak to a dentist about prevention options.


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