Beating Tooth Decay / CavitiesJul 13 2012

Preventative treatment is very important in today's dental world. Tooth decay is a commonly occurring problem that is easily stopped by basic knowledge of good oral upkeep. Many people have visited the dentist to have a cavity filled, but understanding a few things about the teeth can stop you from having to deal with tooth decay.

This video will show how tooth decay and cavities can set in:

Quick Tips for avoiding Tooth Decay:

  • Fluoride supplements or fluoridated municipal water can be helpful in maintaining the mineral balance in the enamel. Even more available and easy to use are fluoride rinses and toothpastes, which can be easily worked into your daily dental care routine.
  • Many acidic foods will rapidly degrade the tooth when left on the surface for long periods of time. Be sure to clean acidic and sugary food off your teeth, especially right before going to bed.
  • Brushing your teeth two times a day is critical for good gum and mouth health. Before sleeping, pay extra attention to cleaning your teeth well.
  • Chewing sugarless gum after a meal or snack can be beneficial in removing bits of food and sugars from the surface of the teeth. The physical action of chewing gum after a meal stimulates saliva production and scrapes the gums and teeth clean of small food particles.

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