In order to avoid cavities as well as avoid the dangers of tooth decay and dental erosion, always make sure you are practicing effective cavity prevention. This includes cleaning your smile on a daily basis and doing your part to keep your teeth free of harmful acids.
When the time comes, harmful acids can chew through your tooth enamel to the point that a hole will form. When a hole develops in your tooth enamel, cavities will arise. If left untreated, these cavities can lead to tooth infections and eventual tooth loss. Thus, they need to be treated as soon as possible. However, effective cavity treatments begin with cavity prevention.
To help prevent cavities, always implement adequate oral health care hygiene routines on a daily basis. This includes brushing your teeth twice every day and flossing once a day as well. To help ensure your smile is safe from the threat of cavities, make sure your mouth is clean at all times, especially after meals. However, your teeth are extra sensitive during and after meals, so an alternative tool such as mouthwash or sugarless chewing gum will be needed.
Due to the risks that foods and drinks can cause to your smile, always make sure you’re eating a healthy diet that is low in enamel eroding substances. Sugars are one of the most hazardous materials to your smile, so they should be avoided at all costs. Also, extremely acidic foods or drinks that are sticky and overly chewy may tend to linger on your teeth and gums long after eating them and increase the rate at which tooth decay occurs.
Commit to your oral health care with cavity prevention treatments. Are you ready to upgrade and enhance your smile with cavity prevention treatments? Charles A. Peter, DMD, PL remains committed to your oral health, and you are welcome to schedule an appointment with us by calling 727-785-7202. Dr. Charles Peter and our team can’t wait to see you at our dentist office in Clearwater, Florida.