Great smiles often include great cavity prevention plans. In order to prevent cavities, it is important to not only live an active and healthy lifestyle, but you also need to make sure you are avoiding any unhealthy choices in your diet and make sure you are not neglecting your oral health care. Through a comprehensive routine of focusing on your smile on a daily basis, you can make sure that your mouth will be protected from the risks that can lead to cavities.
A cavity refers to a hole in your tooth enamel that is typically caused by acids that eat through it. When acids are present in your mouth, and they begin to chew through your tooth enamel, it means that either you are not doing enough to keep your mouth clean or you are introducing harmful substances into your mouth. In order to keep your mouth clean, make sure that you are brushing twice every single day and flossing one today as well.
Beyond keeping your mouth clean and free of debris and bacteria, you’ll want to avoid unhealthy substances that can lead to cavities. Everything from the foods you eat to the habits you partake in can increase your risk. With substances such as sugar or starches, plaque in your mouth can convert them into acids which will eat through your tooth enamel and lead to cavities. Thus, eat healthily and avoid sugary sweets and treats.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss your cavity prevention and treatment options with our team, please call (504) 218-8370 to stop by our dental office in New Orleans, Louisiana. Louisiana Dental Center looks forward to seeing you soon!