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Five Easy Steps To Prevent Cavities

When You’re A Patient At The Dental and Denture Care Center It’s Easy To Prevent Cavities

When visiting the dentist, no one wants to hear that they have a cavity. Tooth decay and cavities are a fairly common health problem with children, teenagers, and even adults. Most people believe if they have no dental pain, there is no problem. This however is not the case.  Regular visits to the dentist can catch decay and prevent cavities in their early stages and treat the pain before it occurs. Remember when pain occurs, the dental treatment becomes more invasive and will likely lead to greater expense for treatment.

Skilled cavity prevention can be taught at any age. With younger children, this practice begins at home.

Cavities are caused by the bacteria that live in plaque, the white cottony substance that collects and builds up on your teeth. Regular brushing and flossing help reduce plaque, and the risk of getting cavities.

There Are Many Ways To Help Reduce The Risk Of Cavities. Here Are Some Of The Easiest Ways To Prevent Cavities.


Do you have a sugar addiction? Eating sugary snacks can be quite tasty. However, the bacteria that live in your mouth love the sugar also. Bacteria need the sugar to flourish making it easier for the decay to grow. Find healthier alternatives to sugary snacks.


Fluoride can be found in many places. Most commonly found in toothpaste. Don’t forget though, that most areas have fluoride in tap water. Drink one to two cups. Not only will you take in a little fluoride, the tap water also helps move plaque away from the teeth which brings us to the next option.


Plaque can cause the most damage when not removed. sugar free rinses, candies and chewing gums activate salivary glands that help prevent the plaque from sticking to the teeth.


With regular dental visits including exams, x rays, and cleanings can stave off cavities. Early detection can avoid costly and painful situations caused by cavities.


Plaque hides between teeth. Not many people enjoy flossing, but remember flossing is the number one way to remove plaque from in between your teeth. Remember to floss everyday especially before sleeping.

Dental And Denture Care Center, Spring Hill, FL, Preventing Tooth Decay

When You Prevent Cavities, You Avoid Infections and Pain

Tooth decay can cause pain and infections! Your oral health can directly affect other areas of your body as well (i.e., there’s a direct correlation between oral disease and heart disease). It very important to maintain a healthy mouth.

Talk To Us About How To Prevent Cavities

A visit to your Spring Hill family dentist for your checkups and teeth cleaning is a perfect opportunity to ask questions about your concerns about how to prevent cavities.

Brushing your teeth is the foundation to good oral hygeine. According to the American Heart Association, good oral hygiene can help prevent other health conditions including heart disease. If it is time for a checkup, please call The Dental and Denture Care Center at (352) 848-1050 or contact us through our website here to schedule your appointment today. Our team of dental experts are here to give you the best smile of your life.