Remember when you were a kid getting your teeth cleaned and waiting in anticipation for your dentist to say those two little words… “No cavities.” Even though dentistry has changed since you were small and getting a filling done doesn’t seem so bad, we still want to help you stay cavity free with these tips:
1. Brushing at least 2-3 times a day, the most important being at night. Whatever we have consumed during the day will sit on our teeth for 6-8 hours of sleep. This is a tremendous amount of time for damage to occur.
2. Flossing daily, flossing allows us to remove the bacteria(plaque) in between the teeth where our toothbrush cannot reach.
3. Saying “no” to in between meal snacking. The bacteria in our mouth feeds off the food/sugar that we consume and the byproduct of that bacteria is acid. Acid slowly but surely breaks down the enamel causing the cavities.