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So! How Exactly Do I PREVENT Tooth Decay?

Published on July 31, 2014 by

Oral hygiene is at the heart of preventing tooth decay. Home care (flossing, brushing, etc), regular check up including x-rays once a year, and a professional cleaning at least twice a year will help you prevent tooth decay. It is important to note that the ADA recommends professional teeth cleaning to be done every three to four months. Following these steps is your best option for early detection and prevention. You should be brushing at least twice a day or after each meal if possible, flossing at least once a day can go a long way to avoiding cavities, as well.brush-floss

If you have a sweet tooth, by all means honor your cravings, but when possible brush or rinse your mouth with water right after eating to minimize acid buildup. If you drink soda or sugary drinks, do not sip them all day, and if you like candies and mints don’t suck them all day either. Enjoy them, and think of your oral care: rinse, brush and floss!!!

All these tips can help avoiding building that plaque that is so damaging to your oral health – and your overall health, as well…

 

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