If you are having any struggles with preventing cavities, it is important to always make sure you were doing everything you can to improve your oral health care actively. This includes visiting your dentist and practicing oral health care routines daily and eating a healthy diet.
The keys to cavity prevention include eating a healthy diet, visiting your dentist for routine check-ups, and cleaning your mouth out whenever possible. In order to ensure you’re eating right, always consume foods that are high in enamel building minerals such as calcium and phosphorus. In addition, avoid unhealthy substances such as sugars or foods and drinks that are extremely acidic.
It is essential to visit your dentist for routine checkups and professional cleanings regularly. By visiting your dentist every six months for professional cleanings, they will be able to target areas that you may have missed with your own toothbrushing techniques. Also, they will provide you with safe and effective ingredients that can help protect the outer surfaces of your teeth.
Optimum oral hygiene consists of brushing and flossing your teeth on a daily basis. Ideally, you should brush your teeth twice a day and floss your teeth once a day as well. Alternative cleaning routines should also be implemented into your oral health care regime. This includes using mouthwash or chewing gum after eating. Brushing may not be a good idea after eating because your teeth may be extra sensitive and dental erosion could occur. Thus, try chewing sugarless gum after meals to help wash away debris and neutralize harmful acids in your mouth.
The best smiles are made possible with cavity prevention treatments. To upgrade your smile with cavity prevention treatments, you are welcome to schedule a visit with our dentist in San Jose, California. If you would like Dr. Ravi Aulakh and our team at AZ Dental to talk to you about cavity prevention treatments, please call our dentist office at 408-437-1111.