View Our YouTube Video– Cavity Prevention Tips- Part 2
Let’s learn more about how to prevent cavities.
1. Watch Your Diet
Eat less sugary and acidic foods to reduce the amount of harmful bacteria on your teeth.
2. Maintain Good Home Oral Hygiene
Ideally, brushing your teeth after every meal, but brush at least twice daily and floss your teeth at least once daily.
3. Eat Fewer Snacks in Between Meals
Limit the number of “acid attacks” on your teeth during the day, but eating fewer snacks.
4. Use Fluoride
Professional fluoride treatments reduce cavity risk by 75%. At Las Cruces Dental Solutions, we recommend a professional fluoride treatment every 6 months with your regular dental cleaning. We also recommend using toothpaste and mouthwash containing fluoride.
5. Dental Sealants
Dental sealants are placed on the teeth, particularly molars and other teeth with pits and grooves that are difficult to keep clean. Sealants will prevent cavities from developing. Research has found that sealants reduce the need for fillings by 56% in children. Sealants are recommended for both children and adults.
To prevent cavities, stay diligent and speak with your Dentist and Dental Hygienist today! We look forward to being your partner in maintaining excellent dental health!