3 Tips for Fighting Cavities

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Fighting cavities is one of the most important things you can do to help keep your oral health in the best shape possible. To help you ensure that your mouth stays cavity-free, we put this list together of three simple tips you can use to fight cavities and maintain a high standard of oral health.

Brush and floss regularly
Every time you visit Dr. Clell M. Morris, he will ask you how you’re doing on your brushing and flossing. This isn’t just because he enjoys asking this question. It’s because regular brushing and flossing is the most important thing you can do to prevent cavities and promote great oral health.

Don’t hurt your enamel
Your enamel, or the outer layer of your teeth, is your first line of defense against cavities. Enamel protects the rest of your teeth against cavities, decay, and other problems. Food and drinks that are high in sugar aren’t good for your enamel, and can lead to enamel erosion.

Use mouthwash
Mouthwash is something that a lot of people only think to use in order to prevent bad breath. However, the truth is that mouthwash has a lot of benefits aside from fresh breath. It helps kill plaque and other bacteria in your mouth that cause cavities.

If you think you have a cavity or need to schedule an appointment, call us today at 478-994-0440 .