How to Avoid Teeth Cavities

Our patients often tell us that they are worried they may have a cavity in their teeth when they come to visit. We understand their concern; having a cavity is often not a pleasant experience! Fortunately, there are ways that you can avoid getting cavities so that you can have a worry-free experience whenever you visit your dentist in Tulsa, Okla.

Have Good Dental Hygiene

One of the easiest ways that you can avoid getting cavities in your teeth is to maintain a good dental hygiene regimen. Our Tulsa cosmetic dentistry specialists recommend brushing your teeth a minimum of twice each day for roughly two minutes each time.

When you brush, you will want to make sure to get all of your teeth and the area of gums that are next to your teeth. Rinse your mouth with mouthwash after brushing to get rid of any plaque, tartar or bacteria you may have missed while brushing.

You will also need to floss a minimum of once a day. We recommend flossing before bed to remove the most food particles. Floss both sides of each tooth, curling the floss around the tooth in a C shape to maximize plaque and bacteria removal.

Visit Your Dentist Regularly

Part of good dental hygiene is visiting your Perfect Smile Tulsa dentist regularly. We can give you a thorough cleaning and remove any plaque or tartar buildup that you have missed in your at-home efforts. Our experts in dental implants in Tulsa recommend that you visit our offices every six months to get the best cavity-fighting results.

Avoid Certain Foods

You can also discourage cavities by avoiding certain foods. Sugary and acidic foods and drinks can accelerate the decay of your teeth, leaving them vulnerable to cavity growth. Sodas and candies are the main foods we recommend avoiding, but we also recommend cutting down on coffee and fruit juices as well.

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