How to Avoid Plaque and Cavities?

Posted on : 20-10-2012 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dental Implants, Dentist and Dentistry, Oral Health

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Plaque is a soft, sticky, and colorless deposit that is continually forming on our teeth and gums. Plaque attacks the teeth and gums with the acid it produces from bacteria in your mouth. Cavities are permanently damaged areas in the hard surface of your teeth that develop into tiny openings or holes. Cavities, also known as tooth decay, occur when plague, the sticky substance that forms on teeth, combines with the sugars and or starches of the foods that we eat. This combination produces acids that attack tooth enamel.

 

 

 

Seven Tips to Avoid Plaque and Cavities


Food debris gets caught in between our teeth when we eat. If the debris is not removed, it can lead to cavities. Flossing everyday is the best way to remove food debris from in between the teeth.

1. Brush Your Teeth

Brush your teeth properly and regularly at least twice a day with a toothpaste containing fluoride. Make sure you softly brush all the surfaces of your teeth.

 

2. Floss Daily

Food debris gets caught in between our teeth when we eat. If the debris is not removed, it can lead to cavities. Flossing everyday is the best way to remove food debris from in between the teeth.

3. Eat Healthy

Proper nutrition plays an important role in good dental health. Eating nutritional snacks and limiting the amount of sugary drinks will help to prevent plaque from forming on the teeth.

4. Visit Your Dentist

Many cavities can only be detected by a dentist or a dental x ray. Visiting your dentist for regular check ups and cleaning are a key factor in preventing cavities and staying on top of good oral hygiene.

5. Use a Mouth rinse

There are several antimicrobial mouth rinses on the market that have been clinically proven to reduce plaque, such as Listerine or Crest Pro Health. Rinsing with one of these mouth rinses after brushing or eating can aid in cavity prevention.

6. Chew Sugarless Gum

Chewing sugarless gums can actually help to prevent cavities by increasing the flow of saliva in your mouth.

 

For further details take guidelines from your dentist. You may call Dr. Haddon Suttner for any type of dental problems on 02 9365 6197. For details about the services visit Dentist Bondi

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