There are many things that we all can do to help prevent cavities in our teeth. The most important things we need to do include brushing at least two times per day, flossing at least once per day really well, and coming in to see us here at Gaston Dental Associates every six months. Beyond those normal parts of your routine, it is also important that you know how to keep your teeth healthy on a deeper level. Here are some things we can help you with so that your teeth stay healthy and free of cavities.
Getting dental sealants allows your teeth to get a protective layer over them to keep food and plaque from settling into deeper spots. There are plenty of cracks, crevices, and pits in teeth naturally. If you don’t have your teeth sealed, the food you eat can settle into these little spots and cause cavities. When you get dental sealants applied, it is like having a clear coat of varnish over wood. It seals out the debris and the extra food, protecting your teeth over the long-term.
Fluoride has been scientifically proven to prevent cavities when used properly and regularly. It is important that your toothpaste and mouthwash have a bit of fluoride in them. Plus, if you drink tap water, you can also get a bit of fluoride if you have city water. However, that is not always enough. In order to keep your teeth protected, you need to add in fluoride treatments now and again. This can help protect your teeth from cavities both now, and in the future. When you come in, we will determine how much fluoride is going to be best for your mouth, and we will apply it to your teeth. Then, after 3-12 months, depending on how cavity-prone your teeth are, we can reapply the treatment.
If you want to find out more ways of preventing cavities in your teeth, give us a call. Our team of experienced professionals here at Gaston Dental Associates will walk you through extra things that can be done to prevent future cavity issues. Contact us today, and let us help you prevent cavities down the line.