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How to Prevent Cavities

December 30, 2020 11:18 pm
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You know that feeling of victory when you visit the dentist and they give you the good news that you have zero cavities? At Dental Salon, Dr. Torres and the rest of our team want to help you experience that each and every time you come in for your dental checkup. Here are some easy habits you can put in place in order to prevent cavities.

Remember to Brush Every Day

One of the simplest things you can do for your dental health is also one of the best things you can do. Remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day to remove any bacteria or debris that might lead to cavities. When you’re brushing, use a soft-bristled toothbrush to protect your gums and enamel, and brush for two minutes in total.

Drink Plenty of Water

There are so many reasons why water is good for you, including the fact that it helps your teeth stay healthy. Water helps rinse away food debris and sugar that can result in cavities. It’s also the healthier choice for your teeth compared to sugary beverages like soda and juice and acidic beverages like coffee and tea. Plus, the water supplies in many cities contain fluoride, a mineral that helps strengthen tooth enamel.

Keep Up with Your Dental Visits

You may think that it’s only worth going to the dentist if you already have a cavity and need to get it taken care of, but actually visiting the dentist regularly can help you avoid cavities in the first place. During those semi-annual checkups, our skilled dental hygienists will give your teeth a thorough cleaning to remove plaque and tartar. These substances lead to tooth decay, bad breath, tooth discoloration, and gum disease. Plus, if there are any areas of concern, we can nip the issues in the bud before they can get worse.

Reach Out to Our Team!

If you’d like extra tips on how to keep your teeth in tip-top shape, please don’t hesitate to contact Dental Salon in Cedar Park. And if you need to schedule a teeth cleaning or would like to learn about our comprehensive dental services, contact us today.

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