Your smile depends on using the right tools and cleaning techniques to avoid the presence of cavities. Cavities can arise with holes in your tooth enamel. For this reason, you should always practice effective dental erosion prevention techniques by not only eating the right foods but by cleaning your mouth and avoiding unhealthy habits that can severely hinder your oral health due to dental damage.
When harmful acids interact with your tooth enamel, they can slowly wear it down. This is a process known as dental erosion. If dental erosion occurs to the point that a hole forms in your tooth enamel, it will give rise to a cavity. Cavities need to be treated with tooth restorations such as dental fillings as soon as possible. However, the best way for treating cavities is through cavity prevention. Rather than letting a cavity form, protect your smile before cavities have a chance to arise. Brushing and flossing your teeth daily is extremely effective for preventing cavities from taking hold.
To keep your smile safe, it is also a good idea to add supplemental cleaning utensils to your oral health care cleaning routine including the use of mouthwash and sugarless chewing gum. Just as mouthwash is good for rinsing away bad bacteria and food particles, sugarless chewing gum can help promote the existence and abundance of saliva. Saliva also washes away food debris and can neutralize harmful acids in your mouth. As an additional method for cavity prevention, make sure you’re eating healthy foods that are low in acids while eating substances high in enamel-building materials such as calcium and phosphorus.
Is it your desire to further enhance your oral health care and your smile with cavity prevention treatments? Our team at Frandsen Dental looks forward to improving your smile with cavity prevention treatments. To book an appointment at our dentist office in West Jordan, Utah, please contact Dr. Brian Frandsen and our team by calling us at 801-890-0030.