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How to Prevent Cavities

How to Prevent Cavities

Published on: - By: Braulio Valenzuela

When we talk about cavities we refer to the holes in your teeth that result from tooth decay. If you don't treat tooth decay, it may lead to the weakening and destruction of the enamel of your teeth, forming a cavity. The main problem with cavities is that they are a permanent damage, so the only way to fix it is getting dental work done. You can prevent this by following a few basic dental health habits, that's why here we share with you everything you need to know about how to prevent cavities.

Causes

As we mentioned above, cavities are the result of not treated tooth decay. There are several causes why you can get tooth decay, and most of them have to do with your oral hygiene and diet habits. It's vital that you brush and floss daily to keep your mouth clean and bacteria-free. Also, eating foods that are high in sugar promotes bacteria in your mouth. Other habits that can lead you to cavities are smoking, snacking between meals, or not drinking enough water.

How to Prevent It

Keeping your mouth healthy and avoiding dental work is possible if you have the right habits. These are the habits you need to follow if you want to prevent cavities.

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day taking care of cleaning every tooth. Though it may sound obvious, many people don't brush the right way. According to the American Dental Association, only 7 of 10 people brush their teeth twice a day. A right brushing must take between 2 - 3 minutes, so if you brush your teeth, brush them right.
  • In addition to brush, you should also floss once a day. Some of the worst cavities are the ones that form between the teeth. That's why careful flossing is so important to keep your smile healthy and shiny.
  • Avoid sugary foods and drinks like candy, soda, and other snacks, especially between meals. These foods cause acid to form in your mouth, wearing away the enamel of your teeth. If you can't resist eating these foods, brush after to remove the sugar from your teeth.
  • To have a healthy smile, you need to quit smoking. Cavities are maybe the minor concern that you should be worried about smoking. This habit raises your risk of oral cancer and other serious diseases.

Visit Your Dentist

Cavities and all the dental sufferings you can think of can be prevented by visiting your dentist twice a year. Your dentist is your best ally to keep your smile as healthy as you want and avoid consequences of poor oral care. If you don't like visiting the dentist, you should think that you'll need to do it anyway if you don't take care of your dental health. So if you love your smile and how it looks, your dentist is the only one that can help you to keep it that way and even improve it.

Sani Dental Group is the largest dental group in Los Algodones, and one of the largest in Mexico. We have more than 30 doctors in 3 locations to treat all your dental needs. When you're looking for the best dental treatments in Mexico, there is not a better option. We have the skills and resources to give you the smile you deserve at an affordable price. Give us a call and one of our patient coordinators will give you all the information about our dental treatments. Also, subscribe our newsletter to receive special discounts every month. Don't hesitate and let us take your smile to the next level. Smile, we'll do the rest.

Braulio Valenzuela

Content generator at Sani Dental Group. Marketing student at UABC. Blogger at Medium and occasional collaborator on entertainment sites.

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