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Oral Health Wonders: Cavity Prevention

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How effective is your oral health care? Furthermore, how effective is your cavity prevention? Because your oral health care is so closely linked to cavity prevention, it is important that you make sure you always have effective plans in place to limit your risk of dental erosion. If tooth enamel erosion continues to occur, a hole in your tooth enamel will form cavities. Thus, your best option for preventing cavities is by protecting your smile against the risks associated with dental erosion.

Due to several factors, cavities are most commonly caused by acids in your mouth that eat through your tooth enamel. If you are not exercising caution with your diet, you can end up putting your teeth at risk for cavities due to unhealthy substances which will lead to enamel erosion. To help prevent these issues from arising, assess your diet and eliminate unhealthy substances, which can easily and slowly wear down your tooth enamel. Furthermore, avoid sticky and chewy sweets that can linger in your mouth long after consumption. This is essential for oral health as the longer that food debris and bacteria are in contact with your teeth and gums, the greater your risk for plaque buildup and cavities.

Plaque buildup remains one of the number one causes of dental erosion. This is because plaque contains bacteria capable of converting sugars, carbs and other materials and food into harmful acids which will eat through your tooth enamel. To help remove plaque from your mouth, always practice effective oral hygiene routines including brushing twice daily and flossing once a day as well. For additional help with keeping your smile clean, try chewing sugarless gum after meals or using mouthwash products to rinse out your mouth as needed.

Imagine yourself with a better smile thanks to cavity prevention treatments. If you would like to consult with a dentist in Parma Heights, Ohio, you are welcome to contact Dr. Anthony Shaia and our team by calling us at 440-884-9898. Shaia Dental Care and our team look forward to improving your smile for many years to come!