Dentistry Highlights: Cavity Prevention

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The time is now to implement a well-balanced cavity prevention plan to ensure your smile remains safe from the dangers of dental erosion and cavities. It is important to ensure the optimum health of your tooth enamel so that it is not breached by cavities, which can lead to further damage to your teeth, including infections and tooth loss.

Make sure you’re cleaning your teeth daily with helpful routines such as brushing your teeth twice daily with a brush that has soft bristles and flossing once daily with a shred-resistant floss. Supplemental cleaning tools including mouthwash and sugarless gum are also effective. For easier to operate tools, use electric toothbrushes and water flossers.

A cavity occurs when there is a hole in your tooth enamel. To prevent cavities from arising, it is essential to prevent tooth decay and any substance abuse that can easily lead to dental erosion. For starters, try to avoid highly acidic foods and drinks and sugary substances that are known to eat through tooth enamel. Furthermore, stick to a balanced diet and avoid erosion-causing substances.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss your possible cavity prevention treatment with Dr. Michael Hollingsworth and our team at Dr. Michael Hollingsworth, please call 816.232.8788 to stop by our dentist office in St. Joseph, Missouri.