The 4 Ways to Prevent Cavities
posted: Oct. 15, 2018.
Cavity prevention is achievable, but only if you do the following things:
· Keep up on oral hygiene: For the best smile results possible, it’s best to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile once a day, and rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush. It doesn’t matter if it’s a manual or electric brush. As you rinse, use a beneficial mouthwash, like anti-bacterial mouthwash.
· Have a balanced diet: Having a balanced diet will keep your pearly whites strong and healthy. So, try to eat healthy meals, include more fruits and veggies into your diet, and keep from snacking all day.
· Use fluoride: Fluoride is the best mineral for your smile. It nourishes and strengthens your teeth and gives them the ability to fight tooth decay. So, take advantage of our professional fluoride treatment when you come into our office. It will generally come in the form of a gel, varnish, or foam. Also, make sure to consume fluoride at home by using fluoride toothpaste and fluoride mouthwash as you clean your smile.
· Visit your dentist: Visiting your dentist every six months for a dental cleaning and exam will help you prevent major dental problems, including tooth decay and gum disease. This is because our dental team will deeply and thoroughly clean your smile as well as examine your entire oral cavity.
As you brush, floss, rinse, eat healthily, use fluoride, and visit your dentist, cavities will be kept away and your smile will remain strong and healthy. Tooth decay is a serious dental problem that is often overlooked, but that should never be the case. In fact, tooth decay should be prevented at all costs. So, if you have a dental cavity that needs to be treated, please call 415-578-5879 today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Sohrab Saghezchi as soon as possible. Our team at Mill Valley Dental is here to help you in any way we possibly can, even if it’s just by answering your questions. So, call our office today and talk to a member of our caring dental team!