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    7 Tips for Preventing Cavities

    May 30, 2017

    Your smile’s one of the first things that people notice about you. If you take care of your teeth, your smile can last for decades. If not, you can have a lot of problems. Below are some of the tips that you can use to help you with preventing cavities.

    1. Brush them Regularly

    It’s very important that your teeth are brushed at least twice daily using fluoride for as long as two minutes. If you want your teeth to look and feel better, brush them after you eat. If you can’t brush right away, use some water to rinse out your mouth until you’re able to brush.

    2. Use Mouthwash

    Mouthwash will give your teeth extra protection against decaying, particularly fluoride mouthwash. Do it after you’re done brushing and it will help you with removing any other food particles.

    3. Go to Your Dentist

    Having your teeth cleaned professionally, and having regular exams is important. You should go at least twice per year but if you have a lot of problems with your mouth, chances are that you may need to go more often.

    4. Think About Dental Sealants

    Talk to the dentist about the dental sealants. These can help with sealing off the nooks, crannies and grooves where food often becomes trapped easily. This is going to help with preventing your teeth from decaying along with other problems. Along with that, they can last as long as 10 years if you take good care of your teeth.

    5. Drink Tap Water

    The majority of cities put fluoride into their water supply, so it can help you with preventing problems with your teeth. Tap water helps with remineralizing your teeth and helps your health in general. It also can help produce saliva to help with rinsing away the bacteria that can be harmful. If you prefer bottled water, try mixing in a bit of tap water.

    6. Eat Foods That are Good for Teeth

    A lot like the foods that are good for a healthy heart, there are foods that are good for your teeth. Foods that are good for teeth are things like tea, unsweetened coffee and tea, sugarless gum and fresh vegetables and fruits.

    7. Speak to the Dentist

    If you’re not certain about the options that are available for tooth decay prevention and stopping the onslaught of disease and bacteria, speak with your dentist. Let them know about your concerns and they can make some recommendations that are right for you and assist you with achieving a beautiful smile.

    These are the tips that you can use to help your teeth look great and prevent cavities. You aren’t going to prevent all of them, of course, but using these tips will help you with having fewer cavities than usual. Just make sure that you are practicing good oral care, seeing your dentist regularly, and you will have a beautiful smile that everyone will love.

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