3 Ways to Prevent Cavities

3 Ways to Prevent Cavities

By April 2, 2018 No Comments

A steady schedule of checkup and cleaning appointments is also vital keeping your smile cavity-free. The professional equipment at your dentist’s office is necessary to remove calcified plaque, or tartar, and prevent oral bacteria from causing tooth decay. Your visits are also your  best chance at catching early signs of enamel erosion and correct the condition before you develop a cavity.

1. Know how they form.

A cavity is the clinical term for a hole in your tooth caused by the spread of tooth decay. Oral bacteria, which contribute to plaque formation, attack your teeth’s protective enamel until it is weak enough to slip past. Then, the bacteria infect your tooth structure, causing a growing cavity as the decay progresses. To prevent a cavity from forming, keep your enamel healthy by brushing and flossing at least twice every day and refraining from foods and beverages rich in sugar.

2. Take your dental hygiene seriously.

Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day is more than a suggestion; it’s necessary to successfully control the buildup of dental rich plaque. The biofilm that occasionally covers your teeth is made of cavity-causing oral bacteria that constantly accumulate on your teeth. If you skip even one session at your bathroom sink, then plaque can become too much for your toothbrush and floss to handle by calcifying into tartar.

3. Listen to your dentist’s advice.

A steady schedule of checkup and cleaning appointments is also vital keeping your smile cavity-free. The professional equipment at your dentist’s office is necessary to remove calcified plaque, or tartar, and prevent oral bacteria from causing tooth decay. Your visits are also your  best chance at catching early signs of enamel erosion and correct the condition before you develop a cavity.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation

 

Some patients feel that their teeth are beyond help, for those patients full mouth rehabilitation may be an excellent option to get back their health, function and esthetics. Dr. Flora has performed full mouth rehabilitation on a multitude of patients with extraordinary results.

The term full mouth rehabilitation involves an extensive method of either completely replacing or modifying one’s current teeth. In some cases it may involve full mouth crown and bridge work to “build-up” a worn down bite. In other cases it may be providing full mouth, permanent implant retained teeth. In either case, it takes a dentist with advanced skills to diagnosis, plan and treat a patient with these needs.

The results with full mouth rehab are dramatic. It truly restores a person with a decimated dental status, and transforms them to proper health, function and esthetics. If this sounds like you or a loved one, full mouth rehabilitation will change your life.

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