Are you at risk for dental erosion? If so, it means you are susceptible to cavities. If left untreated, you can develop infections that lead to tooth loss. Thus, it is essential to make sure you’re taking the necessary steps to ensure cavity prevention is present in your everyday life.
In order to make sure your teeth are protected against the risk of cavities, always visit your dentist for routine checkups and professional cleanings. In addition, establish adequate oral health care routines on a daily basis to help prevent cavities from arising. This includes brushing your teeth twice every day and flossing every day as well. If traditional brushing and flossing tools are not proven to be effective, try easier to operate devices such as electric toothbrushes and water flossers.
Beyond oral hygiene routines, cavity prevention consists of eating nutritious meals that are balanced and low in erosion causing substances. This includes avoiding extremely acidic foods and drinks and products that are high in sugar. To help protect your tooth enamel, eat substances that are high in the minerals calcium and phosphorus as they have been shown to improve and strengthen your tooth enamel.
Furthermore, make sure you are cleaning your mouth out after meals. It is also important to avoid snacking between meal times, and you should wash your mouth out immediately after eating with a product that won’t be overly abrasive to your teeth. Because your teeth can be extra sensitive after eating, brushing should not be used, but rather cleaning tools such as mouthwash or sugar-free chewing gum should be implemented.
Don’t let your smile get left behind without first visiting with us to discuss cavity prevention treatments. If you would like to book an exam for cavity prevention treatments with Dr. Gloria Pipkin and the rest of our team at Carolina Avenue Dental Care, you are welcome to call our dentist office at 843-899-5911 for an appointment in Moncks Corner, South Carolina.