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Top Three Things that Stop or Prevent Tooth Decay

Posted on 8/10/2020 by Kevin Nail, DDS
Top Three Things that Stop or Prevent Tooth DecayIf you want to have fewer or no cavities, you need to know how to focus on cavity prevention. By following a regular regimen of brushing and flossing, you are off to a good start.

What Measures Should I Take to Prevent Decay?

To ensure a better dental check-up, you need to follow a daily routine of brushing and flossing. Simply don't run a toothbrush over your teeth, take your time to do it right.

First, make sure you brush in sections and angle the brush at the gum line. Use a soft bristle brush to prevent damage to the gums and teeth. Also, the use of a low-abrasion fluoride toothpaste will help to prevent decay. Second, when you brush, brush the bottom teeth from the gum line upward and the top teeth from the gum line downward. Lastly, follow up with flossing to remove plaque and bacteria between the teeth. Use your toothbrush or a tongue scraper to remove the biofilm from the tongue that can also lead to decay.

Cavity Prevention Goals

To prevent tooth decay, brush each day with a soft bristle brush, floss your teeth after you brush, and don't forget to brush or scrape your tongue. By following these three basic routines, you can stop tooth decay in its tracks. Supplement these three basic steps with regular dental visits and professional cleanings every six months. Also, eating healthy and avoiding sugary or processed foods will help ensure you will have cavity-free teeth.

Are you doing all you can to prevent cavities? Why not give us a call today to schedule an appointment for a professional cleaning and exam? Stay focused on preventing cavities and you can save a lot of money on more expensive dental treatments and care. When you place the emphasis on cavity prevention, you will also improve in other areas of your life as well.


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