Have A Sweet Tooth? ​These Tips Can Keep Cavities At Bay

Do you have a sweet tooth? If so, keep reading. You can have your cake and eat it too–as long as you follow the dental health tips below.

Brush ‘Em, Brush ‘Em, Brush ‘Em!
Brushing your teeth regularly is the first rule of dental hygiene. However, the key here is to brush well and brush often. To do this, keep a portable or disposable toothbrush with you at all time.

Change Your Toothbrush As Needed
Your toothbrush’s purpose is to clean your teeth. Your toothbrush will not be able to fulfill its sole purpose if you do not change your toothbrush frequently. This is due to the fact that people who consume a lot of sugar are more vulnerable to plaque buildup. Overtime, this plaque can buildup on the bristles of your toothbrush. That’s why it is important to switch to another toothbrush as you see fit.

Wash It Down With Mouthwash
Using mouthwash on a daily basis can help you keep cavities at bay. Mouthwash can eliminate sugar and sticky residue that lingers in your mouth. For the best results, choose a mouthwash that has fluoride.

A Piece of Sugar-Free Gum Keeps The Dentist Away
Chewing a piece of sugar-free gum is actually good for your overall dental health. The act of chewing gum creates more saliva in your mouth and washes away any lingering sugar on your teeth.

At Fairfield Dental Arts, we believe that out-dated silver mercury amalgams are not the best restorations and that the modern composite bonded fillings allow us to make teeth stronger, healthier and more beautiful. The additional  advantages of these white fillings are that they blend with your natural tooth color, are metal and mercury-free, conserve more tooth structure, are less invasive, cause less tooth sensitivity and can strengthen your teeth. If you need to have a cavity filled, call 203-254-3780 to schedule an appointment.

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