Is there such a thing as cavity-proofing teeth?
We get asked this question quite often, so we thought it would be great to create an article that sheds some light on the cavity-proof subject. If taking care of your dental health is a top priority, having your teeth cavity-proofed might seem a thrilling idea to avoid some costly dental issues.
Sure, it is always a nice feeling to leave the dentist’s office, knowing you don’t have a cavity problem. Cavity-proofing your teeth would mean fewer visits to the dentist, and you wouldn’t have to worry about cavities every time you go for a routine dental checkup. But is there a way to make your teeth cavity-proof?
Yes, but cavity-proofing your teeth does not involve some kind of specialized dental techniques or methods, contrary to what many believe. It is all about the things you can do to avoid tooth cavities, some of which you already know.
Well, here are the recommended ways to effectively prevent cavities.
Avoid or cut down on high-risk foods and drinks
You probably have heard that foods loaded with sugar or beverages containing a high acid content are not good for your teeth. Having read this, you may feel as though there’s no need to read further. But have you implemented the above idea yet? Do you even know the main culprits?
When you frequently eat foods or drink beverages with too much sugar, the bacteria in your mouth break down the sugar that clings to the teeth. The acid formed can damage the protective coating of the teeth and consequently lead to cavities. The main culprits include coffee, dried fruit, fruit juice, cakes, chocolates, biscuits, cookies, gummy candy, and jams.
Stopping or reducing the consumption of these types of foods can go a long way in keeping your cavities healthy.
Establish and maintain a regular oral care routine
We know this is easier said than done, but the benefits you will enjoy by maintaining perfect oral health should give you the needed motivation to stick to your care regime.
When you embrace proper preventative care, you will not only prevent cavities but also other dental problems like gum diseases. It can save you from expensive emergency care, for example, dental work associated with root canals.
Your oral care routine should at least consist of the following:
–Brushing your teeth regularly: Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day, especially after meals. Flossing at least once a day should also be part of your dental care. These are basic practices for healthy gum, reduced risk of cavities, and overall oral health.
–Schedule dental checkups and cleanings every six months: Many people tend to wait until they feel some discomfort to visit a dentist. Dental issues may arise even when you regularly take care of your teeth and gums. Getting your teeth checked and cleaned at least every six months can help catch the cavities and other dental problems in the early stages. We would say this is like an insurance policy against oral health issues.
There you have it! Contact Paul Mansky Dental today! We are located in Troy, Michigan and can be reached at (248) 689-5508 and we hope to hear from you soon!