Oral Health Care Damage Control: Cavity Prevention

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Your best smile is a cavity-free one. Cavities are well-documented for the millions of teeth they affect every year. However, cavities can be reversed using dental filling treatments. A dental filling can help eradicate a cavity and protect a tooth from further decay. Thus, it is important to establish safe and effective cavity prevention plans to ensure cavities do not arise in the first place.

If you seek to prevent cavities, always make sure you’re brushing and flossing with a safe material. This includes brushing with soft bristles, using a non-abrasive toothpaste, and flossing with shred-resistant floss. If you struggle with these traditional tools, try implementing electric toothbrushes and water flossers.

Your dietary habits are extremely important in the prevention of cavities. Because cavities are often caused by harmful acids, you’ll have to avoid foods and substances that can drastically impair your smile. This can include acidic foods and drinks, sugary sweets, and starchy snacks, as all these products are known to contribute to dental erosion and eventually tooth decay.

If you are seeking a healthier cavity-free smile, rely on the skilled expertise of our team at Forsyth Dental Center. We can make sure you receive the oral health care you need. Contact Dr. Clell M. Morris and our team at 478-994-0440 for an appointment at our dental office in Forsyth, Georgia.