The Steps to Building a Better Smile: Cavity Prevention

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How would you rank your oral healthcare regarding cavity prevention? If you ever have suffered a cavity, or feel you’re at an increased risk for cavities, it is important to do everything you can to improve your cleaning techniques, your dentist visit, and your diet.

Follow daily cleaning routines including brushing and flossing daily and rinsing your mouth out after meals. Due to the likelihood of toothpaste to be too abrasive after meals, consider rinsing your mouth out with alternative cleaning utensils such as mouthwash. Furthermore, chewing sugarless gum after meals has been shown to aid in the prevention of cavities. Also, be sure to visit your dentist for routine exams and professional cleanings.

Avoid daily lifestyle choices that can harm your smile. Try to avoid bad habits that can break down your tooth enamel through oral accidents. If you are involved in any contact sports, be sure to wear the appropriate safety gear. Furthermore, eat a healthy diet that is free of sugars and other enamel-eating substances.

No matter which decision for your cavity prevention care you choose, Dr. Adam Hodges and Dr. Perry Whites at Family Dental Associates will make sure that you receive the care and support your smile requires. If you would like to come stop by our dentist office in Greenwood, Mississippi, please schedule an appointment at 662-453-5536.