Make a great first impression by flashing a good smile that showcases an aura of confidence, friendliness, and positive feeling. But, a tight-lipped smile that shows reluctance to display the teeth creates the opposite ambiance.
Cavities and tooth decay are the most common dental problems faced by people regardless of age. Regular dental visits and better oral care are recommended swords for fighting against cavities and tooth decay.
Ensure preventive dental care as part of your daily routine as prevention is the best medicine in every aspect of life. Here are four amazingly simple ways you can prevent cavities.
Brushing twice a day for two minutes can wash out food debris and harmful bacteria that cause cavities. Ensure your tooth brushing may not be so hard it damages the tooth enamel. Choose a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to fight against plaque formation.
Make sure you floss every day to loosen the particles left on the tooth after brushing. Regular flossing reduces the risk of cavities and prevents gum diseases. Dental floss reaches every nook and corner of the teeth to dislodge plaque and bacteria and freshen your breath.
Some foods help to rebuild tooth enamel and restore lost minerals to the teeth. On the other hand, some foods invite tooth decay and plaque buildup. Fiber-rich fruits, vegetables, dairy products, sugarless chewing gum, fluoridated drinking water are great saliva makers and make the teeth strong and bright. Stay away from carbonated sodas and sugary soft drinks as it eats away at tooth enamel that creates cavities and erodes deep into the structure of a tooth.
A mouthwash for preventing cavities is not an alternative to regular brushing and flossing. If you are at a higher risk for developing cavities, ask for the professional opinion of your dentist about which is the best mouthwash that suits you.
Getting a regular professional dental cleaning and oral exams helps in diagnosing deep cavities and oral infections early. Some cavities can be detected only with professional help and a dental X-ray. Regular dental visits help to prevent cavities at their early stages and stay on top of oral hygiene.
Schedule a dental checkup with our experts to ensure your mouth is cavity-free. Visit our office at Modesto Kidz Dental, Bldg B, 2801 Coffee Rd, Modesto, CA 95355. Call us at (209) 578-3131 to book an appointment.