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How Can We Prevent Cavity


Dental cavity, more commonly known as cavities, are one of the most common chronic diseases in children. A new study has found that more than half of American children have had cavities by the time they reach kindergarten. However, cavities are not just a childhood problem; they can affect people of all ages. The good news is that cavities are preventable.

For most people, going to the dentist is not exactly the most enjoyable event of the day. To reduce these visits to regular twice a year, we will introduce you to few steps that are key in preventing tooth decay.Here are some tips for preventing cavities and keeping your teeth healthy and strong.
  • Practice good oral hygiene. This means brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing daily, and using an antibacterial mouthwash. It is also important to brush your tongue to remove bacteria and food particles. Brushing your teeth is an automated action – a habit that we perform in the same way every day. This means that we brush the same places every day and skip the same ones. Change a bad habit! Brush your teeth concentrated. Close the faucet, the running water rushes you and you will forget to brush many teeth. Look at yourself in the mirror while brushing your teeth. That way you will be thorough.
  • Eat a balanced diet and avoid sugary snacks and drinks.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups.
  • Use fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash. Fluoride helps to protect your teeth from cavities by making them stronger and more resistant to decay. Toothpaste plays a very small role in proper brushing. Mechanical cleaning ensures healthy teeth, the paste is mostly there for the feeling of freshness… Avoid toothpastes that whiten teeth – they are abrasive and the effect is minimal. They often cause tooth sensitivity.
  • Sealants are another great way to protect your teeth from cavities, especially if you have deep grooves in your back teeth where plaque can build up easily. Sealants are a thin coating that is applied to the tooth surface to fill in these grooves and prevent decay.
  • Vitamin K is responsible for the health and development of the jaw bones that support our teeth. That is why it is important to eat foods that contain more vitamin K, such as cabbage, cauliflower, leafy vegetables, yogurt, cheese and fish oil. Foods rich in vitamins A and D will also reduce the chance of developing tooth decay, and to get them into your body eat goat cheese, chicken liver, eggs, salmon and cod liver oil.
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your mouth hydrated and wash away food particles and bacteria.
  • Avoid smoking or using tobacco products as they can increase your risk for gum disease, tooth loss, and other oral health problems.
  • Manage stress levels as high levels of stress can lead to teeth grinding (bruxism), which can damage your teeth over time.

By following these tips, you can help prevent dental cavities and keep your smile healthy and bright! Remember, it is important to visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups so that any problems can be caught early on and treated before they become worse.