Cavities and Oral Health

Cavities are one of the most common health problems and most people have had at least one at some point in their lives. When a cavity goes untreated it can become infected, cause toothaches, and ultimately lead to tooth loss. Your oral health is important and there are a few simple techniques that you can do to prevent them.

Cavity Prevention Tip: Brushing and Flossing

Regular brushing and flossing is the obvious first step to cavity prevention. The best times to brush are after meals and especially before bed. Bacteria can hang around on your teeth through the night and cause damage to your enamel. Flossing is important for cleaning in between your teeth where a toothbrush can not reach and remove plaque. One last thing you should add to your routine is mouthwash to get rid of any extra bacteria hanging around.

Cavity Prevention Tip: Avoid Sugary Drinks

Sugary drinks are not good for your teeth and can lead to a cavity. Acidic drinks such as coffee are also not very good for your teeth. If you do drink these beverages, one thing that helps is drinking through a straw to minimize the contact with your teeth. Drinking water along with or after drinking these beverages helps wash the sugars off your teeth and saliva. This prevents them from causing too much damage.

Cavity Services From AH Dentistry

At AH Dentistry we can answer any questions you have about cavities or any other oral health concern. We recommend that you make at least 2 appointments a year to keep track of your oral health. Our dental office focuses on building long-lasting, trusting relationships with our patients. We make sure all of our patients are comfortable and confident with the care they receive. Call us today at (734) 222-9140 today or contact us online.

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