Fun Facts About Cavity Prevention

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Are you working on any cavity-prevention methods to keep your mouth free from the risks of cavities and tooth decay? If not, it is important to do so as soon as you can as cavities are a constant threat to your oral health that you will have throughout your entire life, and if left unchecked, can lead to severe infections and ultimately, tooth loss.

A cavity is a hole that arises in a tooth due to the wearing down of tooth enamel. The key to conquering cavities before they overcome you lies in the discovery and prevention of them. To do this, always practice safe and effective oral health techniques such as brushing and flossing daily.

Other tactics for cavity prevention include using and maintaining effective dental tools involved in your daily habits so they can function properly. When selecting a toothpaste, look for products that have the ADA Seal of Acceptance or have been recommended or approved by your dentist. If your toothbrush is worn down or has been around for longer than 4 months, it may need to be replaced. Also, select and use dental floss that won’t easily tear or fray. For supplementary dental health tools, you can also try mouthwash after meals.

Our team at Robert H. Watson Jr. DDS, PA focuses on a variety of cavity treatments to suit all your needs. If you would like an oral exam from Dr. Robert H. Watson, please book an appointment at 704-523-7221 to come see us at our dentist office in Charlotte, North Carolina. We look forward to seeing you soon!