Dental Care

What You Can Do To Prevent Cavities

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Throughout our lives, we would have definitely heard a thousand times on how bad candies and chocolates are for our teeth and cause cavities. However, though our parents might not have been as strict as Willie Wonka’s dad, they might have done everything possible to control and limit the intake of such candies. But now, that we our ‘adults’ and have all the freedom in the world to eat whatever we want, we seem to be abusing the privilege and now end up being common visitors to dentists. To avoid this and make sure that you take control of this sticky situation, here are some mistakes you need to be aware of and avoid.

Not knowing where you stand

In order to be able to make some sort of change in anything, you should first be aware of where you stand in it. Similarly, when it comes to your teeth as well, you need to know where you stand to be able to determine the number of visits you would have to make to the dental clinic from Capalaba Park Dental and the sort of oral hygiene changes that you should be making. So, to make sure that you do only what’s best for your teeth, first get a checkup. Find out the possible complications and whatnot, and then make necessary changes.

Not brushing your teeth regularly

This is probably the most common thing that you would have heard since you were kid. One of the simplest ways to control and prevent cavities according to any dentist Alexandra Hills is by brushing your teeth. The reason for this is because, your mouth is filled with so many microbes and bacteria that you cannot see with your naked eye and as you eat food, these are recycled by such microbes to grow in number. And when the remnants end up getting stuck in between your teeth, they decay over time causing cavities. So, the most basic way to get rid of this is by brushing your teeth. It is especially recommended that you brush your teeth before going to bed, in addition to brushing after every meal.

Not brushing right

It is not only about simply brushing, but you should be brushing right if you want to make sure it serves its purpose. So, make sure that you own a soft bristled brush and angle to 45° and apply pressure and brush ever corner of your teeth. Go up and down on the front, and back and forth in the outer and inner surfaces. Make sure that you also brush your tongue to prevent bacteria and replace your brush every 3 to 4 months. In addition to the above make sure that you also drink more water and cut down on the sodas and coffee. This way the chances of having a brighter smile is guaranteed and teeth complications are minimized!

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