Being Cavity Free


For all our best intentions to brush and floss consistently, it seems that we can’t always

avoid the cavity diagnosis. While brushing and flossing daily is good for your teeth and

important for battling gum disease there are other things that we can do to prevent

cavities from forming.

 Use a mouthwash after brushing help clear out remaining cavity-forming

bacteria.

 Avoid snacking between meals, especially on sugary or chewy foods can

accelerate the forming of cavities. But chewing vegetable fiber, like celery, after

meals can help stimulate saliva, cleansing the fissures and pits where cavities

typically form.

 For those with braces, water picks can be used to do replace flossing which is

impossible with most braces.

 Chewing sugar free gum between meals, particularly sweetened by natural xylitol,

can help prevent cavities by helping neutralize the PH balance in your mouth and

suppressing bacteria growth.

 Visit our office regularly to ensure the application of fluoride, which strengthens

enamel thereby preventing tooth decay.

Also, if you are prone to cavities, it’s a good idea to have ongoing checkups to catch cavities early while they are small before they can become larger problems.

Proper dental care goes beyond just brushing and flossing. Protecting our smiles isn’t

always convenient, but it is rewarding.


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