If you wish to keep your teeth healthy and safe from cavities, then the most important thing you can do is establish a safe and effective habitat for your smile to thrive. If your mouth is compromised, so too is your oral health. This includes keeping your mouth clear of bacteria and plaque buildup, both through the cleaning habits you keep and the foods and drinks you consume.
Cavity prevention includes with proper oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing. Typically, you should brush twice daily and floss at least once daily. Look for brushes that have soft bristles and floss that is impervious to shredding. In addition, you can ask your dentist or look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance on select goods that have been deemed safe and effective.
Some foods are more harmful than others in terms of potential cavities. Highly sugary products and those substances that are chewy and sticky are some of the most harmful, as they can stick to your teeth and gums and continue to wear down your enamel long after consumption. Substitute these unhealthy products with a diet that is high in vitamins and minerals for a healthy smile.
To learn more about which service you would prefer for treating your cavities, contact Edford L. Clark, DMD at 606-886-4260. Come visit Dr. Edford Clark and our team at our dentist office in Prestonburg, Kentucky by booking an appointment at your earliest convenience. Let us help you find your healthy smile.