Tooth Decay Prevention

by | Oct 28, 2019 | Medical

 There is a saying, “An ounce of prevention, is worth a pound of cure.” Isn’t it better to prevent tooth decay than wasting time and money getting rid of it? The effective way of preventing tooth decay is to brush and floss at least twice a day. Make it a point to see your dental professionals at least twice a year for early decay detection and regular cleaning appointment.
There are many factors that can decrease your risk in getting tooth decay. Having straight teeth can significantly make it easier to clean. Orthodontics with standard metal braces or Invisalign (the clear alternative to braces) are great options to consider. Not only will it give you a beautiful smile, it will ensure that your teeth will last a long time provided they are well taken care of. Pharmaceuticals are very helpful in achieving optimum oral health. We recommend CariFree. It comes in two flavors, Mint and Citrus. It has a pH of nine that helps lower the mouth’s bacterial count and it neutralizes its acidity. It contains xylitol which is proven to break the bond between the bacteria and teeth and also a low dose of fluoride. These ingredients help create a cavity fighting environment in your mouth. It makes your teeth feel slippery thus making food, bacteria and any beverages not stick to your teeth for a longer period of time than necessary.
Eating healthy, minding what we eat or drink can help prevent tooth decay. Medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer, can increase your risk of developing tooth decay. Medications that causes dry mouth increases your risk too.
In order to prevent tooth decay, observe good oral hygiene, healthy diet and regular visits with your dentist and hygienist are key to avoid unnecessary expense.
Please call 661-255-2545 to schedule an appointment.

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