One of the most important functions of oral health care is to prevent cavities. A cavity occurs when a hole forms in your tooth enamel, and is typically caused by tooth decay or an oral accident. Fortunately, cavity prevention treatments do exist that can drastically lower your chances of cavities occurring.
Oral health care cleaning methods should be at the top of everyone’s list for keeping their smile shining. This includes daily routines such as brushing twice a day and floss once per day. In addition, you should consider using a cleaning utensil to rinse out your mouth after eating. Due to tooth sensitivity after meals, avoid abrasive materials such as toothpaste, and instead try using mouthwash, rinsing your mouth out with water, or chewing sugarless gum.
Lifestyle choices can play an influential role in the formation of cavities. Make sure you’re eating healthy with a balanced diet that is low in sugar and acidic foods and drinks. Furthermore, avoid sticky or chewy foods that can easily linger in your mouth long after consumption and leave residue behind that can drastically increase the rate of tooth decay. If you need additional help keeping your mouth clean, visit your dentist for bi-annual professional cleanings.
If you would like to book an appointment with Whitman Dental Center to see if you are a candidate for a professional cleaning or similar cavity prevention treatment, please set up a visit with Dr. Mahesh Solanki and the rest of our team at our dentist office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 215-501-7156.