Do you worry about developing cavities or other dental problems? In fact, are you constantly concerned that your teeth will become damaged by erosion, and leave you with an unattractive, or worse, uncomfortable smile? Consistent preventive care can help you avoid most cavities, and can certainly help prolong your enjoyment of a healthy and attractive smile. Fortunately, even if you are diagnosed with a cavity, there is also minimally invasive restorative treatment that can help to improve the smile’s function and appearance. That means there really is no reason to worry about cavities. Instead, take the simple steps you can to effectively prevent them!
Brushing and Flossing Are Great Preventive Care
Of course, a healthy diet and plenty of water are not substitutes for daily dental hygiene, which is key smile care. This hygiene routine should include both brushing and flossing, daily, in order to remove the bacteria and food particles that remain after meals and snacks.
If you can brush a third time each day, such as after lunch, this is advisable. Though if you don’t have access to a toothbrush, chewing on sugar-free gum can be helpful.
Don’t Skip Checkups and Cleanings
It is equally important to visit the dentist regularly, for checkups and cleanings. These visits allow dentists to remove any calcified plaque buildup that is present, but they also allow the dentists to check for potential issues, such as enamel erosion that could lead to a cavity, or even symptoms of gum disease, another common oral health problem.