How can I prevent cavities?
Good oral hygiene is critical to reducing your chances of cavities. Brushing at least twice a day and flossing once a day can significantly reduce your chances of cavities.
Diet is also an important part of reducing the cavities. Avoiding sugars, you eat in candy, fruits, crackers and chips. Foods that stick to your teeth also cause issues such as raisin and peanut butter. Brushing and rinsing your teeth after eating sugars helps.
Some suggest chewing sugarless gum after a meal can help. Chewing gum promotes the flow of saliva which acts as a plaque-fighting substance.
More Frequently Asked Questions
- Why should I go to the dentist regularly?
- How can I get my kids to brush their teeth?
- Is it necessary to see my dentist if I have dentures?
- What is periodontal disease?
- How can I tell if I have gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease)?