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In a previous blog, we discussed some of the ways that you can help your child prevent cavities. However, it’s not just children who are susceptible to getting cavities, and many adults practice poor oral hygiene or have less than ideal dietary habits that can lead to the development of cavities. In this blog, we will look at a few ways that you as an adult can avoid getting cavities.
Visit Your Dentist Often
This one is pretty obvious, but it’s entirely true! In many cases, you could have a minor cavity or the start of one and you may not even know it. Scheduling appointments to see your dentist at least twice a year is a great way to stay on top of your oral hygiene and a fantastic way to ensure your awareness of any dental related issues that you may be having. Furthermore, by visiting your dentist on a relatively regular basis, you will be aware of these issues in their early stages, so you won’t have to deal with the negative effects of having let a minor dental issue turn into a major dental problem. Don’t wait until discomfort turns into pain. Visit us often, we love to see our patients!
Regulate Your Sugar Intake
This is a common cause of cavities, and while this is also mentioned in our previous blogs, this is something that both children and adults are guilty of. While children have a tendency to love things like soda, sports drinks and sugary fruit juices, adults have a tendency to drink blended coffee drinks, energy drinks and other beverages that also have a high sugar content. Some adults share a sweet tooth with their kids, having a taste for desserts and sugary cereals. All of these things are good in moderation, but consuming these sorts of things in large quantities can lead to the development of cavities. The best way to do this is to replace these sugary treats with other things that are better for your teeth. Things like yogurt and apples are a great alternative to those sugary desserts, and drinking things like milk and water have been proven to be beneficial to your overall oral health.
Brush After Every Meal
While again this seems obvious, many people fail to think about the power of a good mid-day brushing session. Bring a travel toothbrush to work and brush after lunch. Not only will it be beneficial for you in helping fight cavities and tooth decay, it will also give you a mid-day boost, not unlike when you brushed your teeth earlier that morning.
Use a Fluoride-Based Rinse
One of the best ways to fight the development of cavities is by using a fluoride-based toothpaste, but you can also go a step further and use a mouth rinse that has a fluoride base. If your dentist feels like you are at a higher risk of developing cavities, they may recommend a specific rinse for you to use.
There you have it – just a few simple ways that you can decrease your risk of developing cavities. While it may be easier said than done, is that slice of cake or bottle of soda really worth the cavities? Of course not. For all your dentist and cleaning needs in Ontario, contact the Dental Centre today!