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The Three Ways to Prevent Cavities

By Eugene D. Stanislaus on February 16, 2011


When it comes to dental problems, one of the most common ones that people face is cavities. These little bits of tooth decay can be really pesky, and they generally are avoidable. The team here at our Brooklyn cosmetic dentistry office can help you get fillings for those cavities (or we can use other treatments if the tooth decay is more severe), but there are plenty of simple ways that you can prevent those cavities. Here we want to take a look at the three simplest things that you can do to prevent cavities and enhance the beauty and health of your mouth.

Tip One: Brush Your Teeth at Least Twice a Day

We can’t stress this to our patients enough. Brushing your teeth regularly helps remove plague build up and keeps your mouth clean and fresh. Brushing teeth will not just make your breath fresher, but it will reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth that can lead to tooth decay. For ideal dental health, you should brush your teeth after every meal, and you should use a toothbrush with soft bristles.

Tip Two: Floss Your Teeth Everyday

This is something else we cannot stress enough. Flossing your teeth is essential to optimal dental health. Flossing will help remove the plaque and food particles between your teeth that your toothbrush cannot reach. Not only will this help keep your teeth clean, but flossing will also help reduce your chances of developing gum disease such as gingivitis and periodontitis.

Tip Three: Visit Your Dentist Twice a Year for Regular Check-Ups

There’s a reason it’s important to visit your dentist regularly, and the main one is that we can help catch signs of tooth decay early so you can avoid cavities. We’ll clean your teeth, give you a fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth, and ensure overall dental health. All of these are important considerations if you want to look great and have a healthy mouth.

If you want to learn more about cavity prevention, Brooklyn dental crowns, and other dental care topics, it’s important to contact our office and schedule a consultation today.

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