How to Avoid Cavities

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If you’re interested in keeping cavities out of your smile, then our dentist, Dr. Mark Kupec, will be more than happy to help you. Cavities are very dangerous to your teeth! Cavities develop when plaque interacts with the sugars in your food and drinks to create acids which attacks your teeth and wears down the enamel. Fortunately, there are things you can do to prevent cavities.

-Keep up on oral hygiene: This means you need to clean your teeth and gums regularly by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and rinsing daily. As you clean, use fluoridated products, like fluoride toothpaste and fluoride mouthwash, to strengthen the tooth enamel and reduce your chances of having cavities.

-Attend your checkups: Your checkups are vital when preventing cavities. This is because the treatments remove the plaque that your oral hygiene routine couldn’t and they strengthen and nourish the tooth enamel to make the smile stronger.

-Try to limit cavity-causing foods: Those foods are sugary and starchy foods. By limiting those foods and eating more tooth-healthy foods, like dairy products, fruits and vegetables, then you can reduce your chances of having cavities.

Do you have any questions about how to prevent cavities in Georgetown, Texas? If so, please contact our dental team at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is reach out to Mark Kupec D.D.S. P.C. at 512-930-7645 and we will be happy to help you. We look forward to your phone call!