Cavities: How to Avoid Getting Them

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As you probably know, the holiday season typically spans from Halloween to New Years. Typically, this season is a time of fun and family. Similarly, during this season, you’ll probably find yourself surrounded by more sweets than you normally might. As you can probably guess, this means you might be more vulnerable to cavities.

Naturally, one thing you might want to consider doing is simply practicing moderation. Odds are, you’ll be eating things that aren’t on your typical diet—and there isn’t anything wrong with that. However, you should try to avoid eating too much sugar. You should also try to also eat healthy foods, since doing so will help balance the good and bad bacteria in your mouth.

Fortunately, you can also protect your teeth by simply brushing twice a day and remembering to floss at least daily. You may also want to consider drinking plenty of water to help you avoid cavities. Luckily, water can negate acids and carry harmful plaque and bacteria away from your teeth. Still, you should remember to avoid brushing your teeth for at least half an hour after you eat something acidic.

If you’re worried about the health of your mouth, or are simply interested in a thorough cleaning, please don’t hesitate to give Douglas A. Deam, DMD, PA a call at 305-443-4713. Our dentist, Dr. Douglas A Deam and our team will be happy to examine your mouth and offer you personalized advice. We’re eager to hear from you.