When it comes to tooth decay, there’s a lot more to preventing it than just avoiding candy. Whether you eat sugar or not, it’s all about recognizing you need a healthy oral environment that’s as clean as you can keep it in order to minimize the likelihood of cavities. When you consider simple suggestions for daily and long-term care, it quickly becomes obvious that it’s easier than you first assume.
Lots Of Snacking (On Carbs And Sugars)
Ending up with tooth decay isn’t just about eating sugar. If you eat sugar, you rinse your smile, and then you brush, you’re not really inviting too much danger. However, if you snack a lot on the stuff that bacteria enjoy (and that leads to cavities, as a result) like carbs and sugars, then you are headed in the wrong direction. Remember to limit snacks or to become very serious about rinsing.
Not Enough Water
You need enough water. If not, your smile becomes dry. When your mouth is dry, bacteria run rampant. When they do this, they pile up in your mouth. The result? You guessed it: Tooth decay goes on the rise.
Too Little Brushing And Flossing
When you’re not brushing and flossing frequently enough, correctly, or for long enough, you’re missing plaque (which is full of bacteria). Get your care habits back where they need to be!
Too Little Professional Care
You need professional care frequently enough, too. If you don’t get your twice-every-year visits in for cleanings and checkups, chances are good you’ll see some tooth decay.
Prevent Decay With Lots Of Our Helpful Tips
Make your smile into a very protected feature against decay when you consider our tips. To learn more, schedule an appointment or initial consultation by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.