How Can I Prevent Cavities?
Cavities develop when a tooth decays to the point of producing a small hole. When plaque builds up on a tooth, sugars and starches in food can create acids that eat away at the tooth’s enamel. There are two major ways to prevent the development of these cavities. First, a person can avoid foods and drinks that promote tooth decay. This means limiting consumption of food and drinks with high sugar content, such as sodas and candy. The other basic method is to keep up with regular dental maintenance through brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups.
Another way you can prevent cavities is to consider having dental sealants applied to the cavity-prone grooves of your teeth. Sealants are thin coats that can be applied onto your teeth, effectively shielding them from your food and completely protecting them from potential decay.
For more information about how a dentist can help keep your teeth clean and beautiful, contact the Austin dental office of BridgeView Dental by calling 512-347-8299 today.