No matter your age, cavities are always a major concern for your oral health care. Cavities can affect anyone at any time and are one of the leading causes of dental damage. A cavity is nothing more than a hole in your tooth enamel, but it can lead to serious ailments such as infections, and eventual tooth loss. Thus, it is important to practice effective cavity prevention procedures to ensure they do not arise.
Make sure you’re living a healthy and active lifestyle free of risks that can easily damage your smile. This includes avoiding bad habits that can break down your tooth enamel through oral accidents. If you are involved in any contact sports, always wear the appropriate safety gear. In addition, eat a healthy and balanced diet that is low in sugars and other enamel eating substances.
Make sure you are cleaning your mouth every day including brushing and flossing daily and rinsing your mouth out after meals. Due to the potential for toothpaste to be too abrasive after meals, consider rinsing your mouth out with alternative cleaning tools such as mouthwash. In addition, chewing sugarless gum after meals has been shown to help prevent cavities. For additional cleaning care, visit your dentist routine checkups and professional cleanings.
If you think you need effective cavity prevention treatments and cleanings, please call Hermann Park Smiles so we can get you in to see Dr. Sharel Sly and our team as soon as possible. Our office is conveniently located in Houston, Texas. To reach us, call our office at (713) 522-1717.