One of the most common oral health ailments in dentistry is known as a cavity. Cavities arise when enamel erosion occurs to the point that a hole has formed in your tooth. Although cavities can be treated with tooth-colored dental fillings, it is more effective to protect your smile through cavity prevention.
To protect against cavities, it is always important to brush your teeth at least twice a day. In addition, take the time to floss between your teeth every single day with threaded floss or a similar interdental cleaner such as a water flosser. For additional cleaning treatments, consider the use of mouthwash or chewing gum after meals to help wash away bacteria and plaque buildup. For additional cleanings, visit your dentist for bi-annual professional treatments.
The foods you eat can play a significant role in the formation of cavities. Sticky or chewy foods are known to linger in your mouth long after consumption. The longer the debris is in contact with your teeth, the greater the chance that dental erosion can occur. Furthermore, plaque formation is a known cause of cavities. Make sure to always keep your mouth clean after eating and eat a healthy diet that is low in sugars and high in nutritious minerals including enamel building substances such as calcium and phosphorus.
For more cavity prevention advice and help from our team at Always Dental Care, come in for a visit. If you would like an oral exam from Dr. Truong Nguyen, please book an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. We can be reached at 484.392.7687. Come see us, and let us show you the benefits of a better smile today!