People visit us here at our Denville dental practice for various reasons — from tooth whitening services to getting dental implants to treating gum disease. During these visits, it’s not uncommon for them to find out that they have a new set of dental cavities that needs to be dealt with.
While dental fillings (the most common dental procedure for cavities) will not help you get rid of those bacteria that are actually causing the cavity in the first place, it pays to know how exactly you can stop them from worsening. Learn more about it below!
Brush and floss your way to reducing the cavity-causing bacteria in number. There’s no way for you to be able to eradicate them. Besides, some of the bacterial strains are even beneficial to your overall health. The takeaway here is to keep their numbers in check.
Eat and drink well. Limit your intake of sugary drinks and high-carb foods. The same goes for highly acidic foods. If you need to snack in between meals, choose snacks that are tooth-friendly such as crisp veggies, nuts, and cheese.
If you regularly have dry mouth, find ways to remedy this such as chewing on sugarless gums. Saliva actually plays a huge role in remineralizing your teeth and neutralizing your mouth’s acidic pH.
Check your tap water if it’s fluoridated. If it isn’t, consider using fluoride toothpastes or ask us about supplemental fluoride.
Preventative Dental Care for Dental Cavities
At the Diamond Spring Dental Associates, we focus on preventative dental care when it comes to helping patients deal with dental cavities. You’ll select a family dentist who will provide a personalized preventive care program to ensure Optimum Oral Health™ and keep you and your family looking good.
Get in touch with us today by calling us at 973.542.2742or by filling out this contact form. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy smile for a lifetime!