Are There Ways to Prevent Cavities?

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Cavities are created by tooth decay. They form when bacteria in the plaque in your mouth interact with sugar to create acids that attack the teeth and wear down the enamel. As the enmale softens, a cavity is created. It’s best to prevent cavities as opposed to treating them. Fortunately, there are things you can do to stop cavities in their tracks, and our dentist, Dr. Linda King, is happy to tell you all about them. To prevent cavities, you should:

-Keep up on oral hygiene: It’s important to brush your teeth twice a day (like every morning and night), and floss your teeth and rinse your mouth daily. As you do these things, use fluoridated products, like fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash. These products can clean your smile as well as strengthen your teeth.

-Attend your checkups: Your checkups are vital to preventing cavities. This is because the cleanings remove the plaque that your oral hygiene routine couldn’t and they strengthen and nourish the tooth enamel to make your smile stronger.

-Try to limit cavity-causing foods: Those foods include those that are sugary, starchy and acidic. It’s best to stick to smile-healthy foods like dairy products, fruits and vegetables.

For more information and details about how to prevent cavities in Locust Grove, Georgia, please reach out to our dental team at your earliest convenience. When you contact Sweet Spot Smiles at 770-285-2864, we will be happy to give you the answers and help you need!