Some people dread going to the dentist because they are nearly positive that they will find out they have a cavity. Don’t let this happen to you! Follow these 6 tips to help prevent cavities for 2018.
Brush: Brush your teeth two times a day, preferably morning and night, for 2 minutes each time. Make sure to use a soft bristled toothbrush! Stiff bristles can damage tooth enamel and rip up gum tissues. Use short, back-and-forth strokes for a polished clean.
Floss: Interdental cleaning is vital to mouth health. Cleaning between your teeth removes food, bacteria, and debris from places your brush can’t reach.
Mouthwash: If you choose to add a mouthwash to your dental hygiene routine, make sure to get one that actually kills bacteria, rather than simply masks halitosis with scents.
Chew Gum: Chewing gum for 20 minutes after eating stimulates saliva flow. Saliva distributes fortifying nutrients to your enamel and washed debris and bacteria away from teeth.
Eat Well: Avoid both acidic and sugary foods. The latter feeds the bacteria in your mouth that deteriorate enamel, and the former deteriorates enamel directly. Be especially aware of less obvious malefactors, such as energy or sports drinks.
Visit Your Dentist: Visiting your dentist allows him to catch any problems early, helping to prevent any large dental emergencies. To schedule an appointment in San Antonio, TX, call W Dental Group at 210-526-0925. Dr. Watkins, Dr. Peña, and our team look forward to seeing you!