Your smile often depends on cavity prevention to ensure your teeth and gums remain safe throughout your life. Dental erosion occurs due to plaque buildup and bacteria converting substances in your mouth into harmful acids that can chew threw tooth enamel. In order to protect your smile, these harmful acids must be neutralized or washed away.
Effective cavity prevention begins with making sure you are taking care of your teeth and gums by cleaning them properly. Ideally, you should be brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing every day as well. Furthermore, alternative cleaning tools can also be supplemented into your healthcare routine including the use of mouthwash and chewing sugarless gum to help promote the formation of saliva. Also, exercise caution with your diet by avoiding hard foods and sticky and chewy foods that can linger on your teeth long after consumption and contribute to dental erosion. For additional help with cavity prevention, visit your dentist for routine cleanings and oral examinations.
We are here to help rebuild and repair your smile. To schedule a cavity prevention procedure at Designing Smiles PSC with Dr. Dennis Jenkins and our team at our dentist office in Sellersburg, Indiana, you can give us a call at 812-246-3386.