5 Steps to Prevent Cavities

Common knowledge tells you to brush and floss to prevent cavities. There are also other tips that can prevent cavities.

Oral health is very important. Nothing is more enjoyable than being able to eat the food you enjoy without worry. Common knowledge tells you to brush and floss to prevent cavities. There are also other tips that can prevent cavities. Keep reading for more tips that can help aid in cavity prevention.

Understand Your Cavity Risk Level

Schedule a dental exam with one of our professionals. Assessing your cavity level will help you understand what treatments you may need. Regular examinations can help you understand your oral hygiene and diet. The more at risk you are, the more improvements you need. The more improvements you need means that you should be coming in for examinations more often. Fewer check-ins will occur if your cavity risk is low.

Brush Your Teeth Properly

This tip is commonly known but are you using the correct toothbrush? Are you brushing your teeth properly? Brushing your teeth is needed because it gets rid of bacteria. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush. Brush your entire tongue as well. Also, replace your toothbrush every three to fourth months.

Drink Water

Sugary or acidic drinks such as soda, coffee, or juice can cause tooth decay. You can still enjoy your favorite drinks but balance them with water. Our bodies contain mostly water. The quality of water is immeasurable. Water improves overall health, not just oral care. Water helps to hydrate the body, keeps skin healthy, and helps with circulation.

Floss

Flossing cleans all five sides of your teeth. Brushing only cleans three sides of your teeth. Flossing can feel like a chore. But once you floss regularly, it will become a habit. It only takes a few minutes to floss. You can watch your favorite TV show while you floss! Multitasking happens so much in our daily lives. Why not take the time to multitask for health benefits?

Don’t Smoke

Smoking stains teeth and causes harm to your gums. Smoking also causes gum disease, oral cancer, and will even cause your teeth to fall out altogether. Smoking destroys your mouth but can damage your body overall.

Oral Care from Catonsville Dental Care

Whether you want to whiten your teeth, straighten your teeth or have a wisdom tooth extracted Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and commitment to comfort, safety, and relaxation you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter,Google+ and YouTube.

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