Healthy Smiles Begin with Cavity Prevention

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Healthy smiles begin with cavity prevention. Cavities arise when holes are created in the protective layer of your tooth enamel. If left untreated, cavities can lead to infections within your teeth and eventually tooth loss. However, there are plenty of techniques, tools, and habits at your disposal that you can use for effective cavity prevention.

Brushing and flossing continue to be some of the most effective methods for preventing cavities. According to the American Dental Association, it’s recommended that you brush your teeth twice per day and floss once per day. If you require additional cleaning treatments, schedule regular checkups with your dentist Furthermore, a professional cleaning with your dentist is recommended at least twice a year.

Stay away from foods that are capable of lingering around your teeth and gums long after you eat them, because the longer your teeth are exposed to sugars and harmful bacteria, the greater the risk for dental erosion, cavities, and gum disease. Because harmful acids increase tooth sensitivity, avoid brushing your teeth immediately after eating foods that may have contained high amounts of sugar or have a high acidity. When your teeth are extra sensitive, toothpaste and toothbrushes may be too abrasive. As an alternative, use sugarless gum or mouthwash to neutralize acids.

Whichever dental filling services you feel would best suit your needs, Dr. Teresa Cody and our team here at C & C Dental in our dentist office in Sugar Land, Texas are committed to providing you the service you require. We can be reached at 281-201-4332. We look forward to hearing from you.