Cavity Care 101

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A “cavity” is the hole that forms when your tooth enamel has been extensively damaged, exposing the inner parts of the tooth. If not taken care of, cavities can cause pain, infection,  or even tooth loss.

If you have a cavity, it’s time to assess your dental health care habits. It is possible that the cavity was due to physical damage to a tooth, however, it was more likely caused by bacteria wearing away the tooth enamel. To prevent further cavities from occurring, you must increase the efficacy of your oral health care processes.

Check your brushing and flossing habits. Are you confident in your technique? If not, speak with Dr. Jon C. Bauman about proper brushing and flossing techniques. Brush your teeth at least twice daily, and floss once daily. These habits take only 6-7 minutes a day total, and they can save a lot of time, pain, and money.

Starchy, sticky, acidic or sugary foods can all negatively impact your oral health. Reducing or removing any harmful substances from your diet is highly beneficial to your oral health. Be smart about eating these kinds of foods–eat in moderation, with a meal, don’t graze throughout the day, and accompany it with a tall glass of water.

Schedule bi-annual professional cleanings at Riverdale Dental Center. Your dentist can ensure your teeth are being cleaned properly, as well as provide a professional cleaning to adequately support your at-home cleaning efforts.

If you suspect cavities, come visit Riverdale Dental Center for treatment today! With the helpful support of Dr. Jon C. Bauman and our team in Brighton, Colorado, we can restore your smile to its former glory. To schedule an appointment, call us at 303.659.1920. We’ll get your smile back in shape!