The Prevention of Tooth Decay and Cavities
Preventative treatment is definitely important in the modern dental world. Tooth decay is a commonly occurring problem that can be easily prevented with basic knowledge of good oral upkeep.
Many people have visited the dentist to deal with a cavity, but understanding some basic things about your mouth can stop you from having to deal with tooth decay.
This video will show how tooth decay and cavities can affect the teeth:
Quick Tips for preventing Tooth Decay:
- Fluoride supplements or fluoridated community water can be very beneficial in maintaining the mineral balance in the enamel. Even more quick and simple to use are fluoride rinses or toothpastes, which can be easily worked into your daily dental care routine.
- Many foods that are acidic will rapidly damage the tooth when left in the plaque for long periods of time. Make sure to clean sugary and acidic food off your teeth, especially right before going to bed.
- Brushing your teeth two times a day is required for good mouth and gum health. Before sleeping, pay special attention to cleaning your teeth well.
- Chewing sugarless gum after a meal or snack can be beneficial in removing bits of food and sugars from the surface of the teeth. The physical action of chewing gum after a meal stimulates saliva production and scrapes the gums and teeth clean of small food particles.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey LaFuria, call (330) 856-4214.
LaFuria Dental LLP
8501 E. Market St.
Warren, OH 44484