The Importance of Cavity Resistance

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Resisting cavities is the best way to keep your oral health in happy and healthy condition. Cavities are the downfall of your oral health if you do not treat them. In fact, cavities can lead to a host of problems when left ignored, which is why it is essential to take care of them as soon as possible and avoid them if you can.

Our dentist, Dr. Bruce Brumm, is happy to help you with your cavity problems. To help you know how to resist cavities, our team in San Diego, California, is happy to help.

When it comes to your oral health, the first step to cavity prevention includes brushing consistently for at least two minutes a day, twice a day. Brushing removes the sticky plaque and bacteria from your teeth caused by foods and drinks we consume each day. Flossing is the next step to cavity prevention because it eradicates the plaque from the areas your toothbrush can’t reach very well such as between your teeth and along your gum line. Without brushing or flossing, you are leaving your teeth susceptible to oral health catastrophes.

Mouthwash is another excellent step to do because it will rinse away bacteria left over in your mouth and freshen your breath. The mouthwash can also expose your teeth to needed ingredients, like fluoride, to keep your teeth healthy and strong. Chewing sugar-free gum is also used to produce saliva to prevent bacteria from piercing your teeth. The next step to remember about cavity prevention is to visit your dentist semi-annually. Your dentist can help keep your smile in fantastic shape and help stop problems from occurring or developing into something more.

If you have a cavity, or if you need help with your oral health, please call us today at 858-453-1500 to make an appointment. Your oral health care is important and needs to be addressed and checked regularly.