Improving Your Cavity Defense


the treatment you receive during dental checkups. When you are conscious of how your habits affect your teeth, you are less likely to find yourself in need of restorative dental work.

Brushing And Flossing The Right Way

Brushing at least twice a day, and flossing at least daily, should be ingrained habits. However, you should also be sure that when you brush and floss, you do so effectively. You should spend at least two minutes brushing, and be careful to fully access and care for your teeth. You should use upward and downward motions while flossing, and be careful to cover all of the spaces between teeth.

Drinking More Water And Avoiding Dry Mouth

If you are dehydrated, you can struggle to produce saliva, and that can be a problem for your teeth. Saliva delivers helpful minerals to your enamel. You can also use saliva to help clean your teeth, and even to neutralize some oral bacteria. Be sure to stay hydrated so that you are less likely to experience dry mouth.

Do Not Miss Your Routine Dental Checkups

Routine checkups matter, even when you think you are doing everything right to care for your teeth at home. You receive an advanced cleaning, and your dentist can take an important survey of your oral health, and watch out for all sorts of problems, including cavities.

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