The Links Between Your Oral Health and Cavity Prevention

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How ready are you to begin a new oral health care regime? The truth is, if you are suffering from any kind of oral health ailment or have suffered ailments in the past, it’s always a good idea to consider new ways to enhance your smile. Preventing cavities should be at the top of your list, so it is important to take the necessary steps to protect your teeth from cavities and dental erosion.

Preventing cavities doesn’t have to be as hard as you may think it does. Even with a minimal amount of care each day you can help keep your mouth clean and free of debris. Because plaque buildup is such a risk factor for dental erosion and cavities, it is important to always wash away any debris present in your mouth. This can be accomplished by practicing effective oral hygiene routines that includes brushing twice a day and flossing once a day as well. You can also try using mouthwash and implement sugarless chewing gum routines after eating, as these products have been shown to help minimize the risk of dental abrasion.

With cavity prevention, always make sure you are getting your for routine dental checkups. Our dentists can determine if your oral health care cleanings are effective and if there are any areas that you are failing to clean properly. If there is any signs of dental damage, our dentists can restorations and advice accordingly. For product suggestions, Drs. Henrickson or Cha may be able to help recommend a product to suit your specific needs.

Be sure to make time in your life to visit us at Henrickson Dental for cavity prevention treatments. To schedule an appointment with our dentists for a thorough exam of your oral health, you can contact our office in Maplewood, Minnesota, by calling us at 651-777-8900.