While maintaining your oral health may seem simple, it can be difficult at times. Your ability to prevent or reverse tooth decay is largely dependent on the environment in your mouth and how much decay is already present.
To give your teeth their best chance of reversing minimal decay and preventing decay in the future, follow the following advice from Dr. Chad Catron:
– Avoid foods and beverages that can cause damage to the enamel of the teeth. These foods include soda, candy, other sugary foods and drinks, and bread.
– Eat more foods that can help strengthen the tooth enamel. Some examples of these foods are: eggs, milk, cheese and spinach.
– Make sure that you always brush your teeth twice a day and floss once daily. Your tooth brushing sessions should last at least two minutes each. Practicing good oral hygiene helps remove plaque quickly enough to prevent it from causing decay.
– Visit our office often for professional cleanings and exams. A dentist or hygienist can safely and effectively remove tartar, hardened plaque, from your smile.
To learn more about cavities and preventing them and to set up your next visit with our dentist in Stilwell, Oklahoma, contact Catron Family Dentistry at 918-696-4200.