It’s common knowledge that most people dread going to their dentist’s office. We get it! It’s hard to know that you might have a cavity that needs to get drilled and filled. But what processes are you following to ensure cavities stop forming in your teeth? Have you ever thought about what you’re doing now, and what more you could be doing? Luckily enough, the process for stopping cavity formation is pretty. Let’s take a look at how you can stop a cavity from forming.
- Control Your Diet. The way you eat can affect so many different things in your body. Your weight, your overall health, and your dental health are all affected by your diet. Take a serious look at what you eat on a constant basis and consider eliminated food or substances that aren’t doing you any good.
Sugar doesn’t cause cavities, but it’s the food that bacteria thrive on. If you constantly eat sugary foods, you’re creating the perfect environment for cavity-causing bacteria to grow. Try to minimize or eliminate most of the sugar from your diet in order to avoid cavity formation.
- Keep Up with Basic Dental Hygiene. It’s so easy to slip into bed at night without brushing or flossing your teeth. You’ll just get it done in the morning, right? Not keeping up with basic dental hygiene can cause serious issues for your oral health, starting with an increase in the chance of cavities forming on your teeth. Brushing and flossing removes plaque and tartar buildups on your teeth, keeping them fresh and clean.
- Visit Your Dentist on a Regular Basis. We recommend you visit your dentist at least once a month for a routine cleaning and checkup. Plaque and tartar can build up in hard-to-reach places, but we can get rid of it for you. During your regular checkup, we can also make sure we’re seeing any signs of other complications that should be treated early. If you’re visiting your dentist on a regular basis, you’re giving your teeth the fighting chance against cavities and other serious oral health problems.
- Take Care of Problems Right Away. If you start developing a tooth ache, don’t want to see if it goes away on its own. It’s better to see us before it turns into something serious. It’s less expensive and less painful to take care of a cavity than it is to take care of a root canal. We know going to a dentist’s office can be a hassle, but if you don’t take care of problems immediately, you’ll be seeing us a lot more often than you probably want.
When it comes to preventing cavities from forming, follow the four steps listed above. These are quick, easy ways to keep your teeth looking good and feeling healthy. If you aren’t sure where to start, come in for a checkup, and we can get you started back on the path to cavity-free teeth.