Ways To Prevent Cavities

At Fairfield Dental Arts, we believe in preventative dentistry. Preventive Dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth and keeping them healthy for a lifetime. Cavities can be prevented or lessened with proper dental care. Below are some steps you can take to prevent cavities.

  • Brush your teeth with a fluoride-based toothpaste twice a day for two minutes. This should be done once in the morning and before going to bed.
  • In addition to brushing, it is also important to floss. Flossing helps get to those hard-to-reach places that a toothbrush simply cannot.
  • Your diet also has an impact on your dental health. For the best results, eat a healthy and balanced diet. Avoid sugary snacks as much as possible.
  • Fluoridated water can help prevent tooth decay. Drink at least a pint of fluoridated water each day.

Last but certainly not least, visit the dentist at least twice a year for a dental check-up. Have you scheduled your dental visit for 2015? If not, trust your smile to the team of dental professionals at Fairfield Dental Arts. We have caring and gentle dental hygienists who will help you prevent dental problems with regular cleanings and appropriate gum care. Call 203-254-3780 schedule an appointment.

Web Source: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/tooth-decay-prevention