In order to maintain a healthy smile, we need to adhere to a few basic rules. Because if we don’t, it will lead to many dental issues down the road. One of the first dental afflictions is tooth decay, or the dental issue that leads to cavities, making it one of the common most problems seen among patients. The good news is that it isn’t all that difficult to stave off tooth decay. In fact, here are five easy steps to cavity prevention and maintaining a bright healthy smile for years to come:
Fluoride therapy. It is the delivery of fluoride to the teeth topically or systemically in order to prevent tooth decay (dental caries) which results in cavities. Fluoride therapy delivery involves fluoride supplementation using water, salt, tablets or drops which are swallowed. Tablets or drops are rarely used where public water supplies are fluoridated.
Brushing your teeth. Brushing and flossing properly, along with regular dental checkups, can help prevent tooth decay and gum diseases. Brushing your teeth three times a day makes your teeth stronger.
Regular checkups. It is very important to seek the help of a dentist since they know a lot about it. They know what to do and where to focus on your teeth.
Dental sealant. It is the dental treatment that consists of plastic material that covers one or more teeth, for preventing of cavities and tooth decay. Dental sealants are applied in a dentist’s office.
Dietary snacks. It is good to limit sweet snacks as excessive intake of sweets alters your blood sugar. If you avoid snacks, you may be depriving your body of nutrition from food. Good snacks should include healthy proteins and fats.
For more information regarding tooth decay, contact Drs. Freund and Waterloo today at 847-251-8990 or visit www.villagedentalpc.com.
Drs. Chad Freund and Cathy Waterloo proudly serves Kenilworth and all surrounding areas.