No one wants to get cavities. They hurt, you need to get a filling in order to get over it, and it means you probably need to change your lifestyle a little bit. Fear not, all you need to do is see a Naples dentist and read this post on how to avoid cavities in your mouth:
Cut Back on Sugar
One of the single most important things you can do in order to reduce the risk of cavities in your mouth is cut back or eliminate sugar from your diet. Plaque growth is accelerated by sugar and sugary foods. If you are someone that routinely eats sugary cereals for breakfast, has a sports drink or two throughout the day, and end your day with dessert; you should probably evaluate your diet.
Brush and Floss Daily
Did you know that plaque begins growing within 24 hours? That is why every dentist you’ve ever had says you need to brush your teeth twice a day. You can’t forget to floss either! Plaque can grow between teeth just as easily as anywhere else. Even if you brush your teeth, if you don’t floss you are opening yourself up to the possibility of a very nasty cavity down the road.
Keep Up with Regular Dental Checkups
So, you don’t want to change your diet and you don’t enjoy daily brushing habits? That’s not advisable, but you can still avoid many dental issues by visiting your dentist regularly. Typically, your dentist will want to see you twice a year but if you are someone that has a history of oral issues, you might be advised to come in more than normal.
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