Cavity Prevention: 4 Tips That Can Save Your Smile

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Dental cavities are real, but so is cavity prevention. If you use these four tips on a regular basis, you will maintain a strong and healthy smile and you will also fight off tooth decay every chance you get:

· Keep up on oral hygiene: It is very important that you brush your teeth every morning and every night, floss at least once a day, and rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily. It doesn’t matter what time of day you floss and rinse, but as long as you do them, you are on the right track.
· Have a balanced diet: Eating healthy foods won’t just improve the health of your overall body, but it will also help you strengthen your chompers. So, it’s best to keep a balanced diet as much as possible by eating more fruits and vegetables and by limiting snacking throughout the day.
· Use fluoride: Fluoride is an important mineral that will strengthen and nourish your teeth. When you come into our office, make sure you take advantage of our professional fluoride treatment, which will generally come in the form of a gel, varnish, or foam. At home, use fluoride toothpaste and fluoride mouthwash each day.
· Visit your dentist: Dental cleanings and exams are vital when it comes to fighting cavities. So, make sure you visit your dentist every six months. These appointments will give our team the chance to deeply clean your smile, remove the plaque from the surfaces of your teeth, and prevent major dental problems, like tooth decay and gum disease.

Dr. Ronald A. Williams and our team at The Art of Dentistry are here to help you achieve your smile goals by preventing tooth decay as much as possible. We never like to see patients suffer from the horrible aching and throbbing tooth decay brings, and we are here to help in any way we can. So, if you have a dental cavity or if you have some questions you need answered, please call 810.653.3503 today and schedule an appointment.