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Four Ways to Protect Your Teeth From Cavities

Posted by Dr. Bishay on Jan 12 2022, 07:07 AM

Cavities are among the most common dental health issues. They are often caused by the deterioration of enamel - the outer layer that protects your teeth.

If left untreated, cavities can result in sensitivity, pain, infections and, in some cases, even tooth loss.

In this blog, Dr. Bishay at Grace Dental in Sugar Land, Texas, explains four ways to protect your teeth from tooth cavities.

How to Protect Your Teeth From Cavities?

If you want to know how you can protect your teeth from cavities, here are four ways you can easily do so:

  • Brushing and Flossing

Brushing and flossing are the most important parts of your oral hygiene routine and they should not be skipped. 

Make sure that you brush your teeth twice daily for 2 minutes and floss once a day to remove all the food debris stuck on or between your teeth. 

However, brushing hard or improper flossing can damage your gums and enamel. Be gentle when brushing and opt for the correct technique of flossing for the best possible results.

Brushing and flossing regularly will prevent the accumulation of cavity-causing bacteria, thereby keeping your teeth healthy and strong.

  • Eating a Healthy Diet

Nothing can beat a healthy diet. It is not only good for your oral health but also helps maintain the overall health of your body.

Include fruits and vegetables that are rich in fiber along with dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt into your diet. They will give you the calcium and phosphate you need for strong teeth. 

Avoid over-consumption of sugary foods as this can result in cavities.

  • Opt for Sealants

If you are looking for extra protection for your back teeth, then sealants might be the best option for you. This protective coating shields your teeth from decay-causing bacteria, thereby preventing cavities.

Sealants are typically applied on the biting surfaces of the back teeth in children but they are suitable for adults as well.

  • Chew Gum

Sugar-free gum is good for your teeth as it helps stimulate your jaw muscles and also facilitates saliva production.

Apart from these tips, regular visits to the dentist are also important to keep your teeth healthy.

To learn more about protecting your teeth from cavities, call (281) 340-1333 to schedule an appointment at Grace Dental or visit our office located at 5022 US-90 ALT suite c, Sugar Land, TX 77498 for a comprehensive consultation.

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