Four Methods of Cavity Prevention

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If you are concerned about cavity prevention, we want you to know that it is achievable, but only if you take the proper dental health steps. These include the following four methods:

– Maintaining your oral hygiene: For the healthiest smile possible, we encourage you to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your teeth daily, and use a mouthwash to rinse your mouth every day. It’s best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush, either manual or electric, and ensure that you are using a beneficial mouthwash, such as one that is anti-bacterial.
– Eat a balanced diet: A diet of healthy food will help your teeth stay strong and healthy, and if you don’t already, we invite you to incorporate more fruits and veggies and minimize any snacking between meals.
– Use fluoride: Fluoride is an excellent mineral for your teeth because it nourishes and strengthens the tooth enamel so that your teeth have the ability to ward off tooth decay. You can receive professional fluoride treatment when you visit our office for a dental checkup. Fluoride treatment is available as a foam, varnish, or gel, and you can consume fluoride at home in the form of fluoride mouthwash or toothpaste during oral care.
– Visit the dentist: Dental visits every six months for a dental exam and cleaning can help to prevent significant dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. Our dental team performs a thorough and deep cleaning of your smile as well as screen your oral cavity for weakened areas.

If you suspect you have a dental cavity or are concerned about proper cavity prevention in Findlay, Ohio, please feel free to call Findlay Dental Group at 419-423-0343 today and schedule a time to speak with our dentist, Dr. Kathryn Lewis.