The best way to prevent cavities is with optimum oral hygiene habits and techniques along with a proper diet. By keeping your teeth and gums free from the effects of bacteria and harmful acids, you greatly increase the success rate of your teeth and their ability to function properly.
Cavity prevention begins with proper oral hygiene behaviors such as brushing and flossing. Preferably, you should brush twice daily and floss at least once daily. Look for toothbrushes that have soft bristles and floss that is shred resistant. In addition, you can ask your dentist or look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance on select items that have been deemed safe and effective.
Some products are more harmful than others in terms of potential cavities. Highly sugary products and those substances that are chewy and sticky are some of the most destructive, as they can stick to your teeth and gums and continue to wear down your enamel long after consumption. Substitute these unhealthy substances with a diet that is high in vitamins and minerals for a healthy smile.
If you are looking to restore damaged teeth, or to check for cavities, contact Dr. John Cloud and our team at Cloud Family Dentistry. We can be reached by calling us at 501-868-3800 to book a reservation to see us at our office in Little Rock, Arkansas. We will be glad to help you achieve the results you are looking for.