How is Your Lifestyle Affecting Your Cavity Risk?

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Do you frequently experience issues such as dental erosion or have you noticed that your teeth have small holes? These could be signs of tooth decay, especially if your dental habits are not ideal. Below are some recommendations to ensure your dental hygiene and lifestyle habits are effective enough for cavity prevention.

You can experience cavities at any age and for many reasons, especially if you don’t practice dental hygiene consistently, eat poorly and skip dental visits frequently. To help you prevent cavities, we can help you create a custom plan to address dental problems and better care for your smile.

For example, you can utilize lesser-known, but effective oral health techniques such as mouthwash and sugar-free gum. After eating, your saliva needs about half an hour to neutralize the acid from your food, and brushing immediately after a meal will only spread the acid around your mouth. Instead, you can clean your smile after mealtime by chewing a piece of sugarless gum to increase your saliva flow. Saliva removes buildup of food debris from the teeth and prevents harmful acids from attacking your teeth.

If you have an unhealthy diet, your oral health can suffer as a result. For example, if you have a diet heavy in starches and sugar, you the plaque on your teeth can use these substances to create acid that can cause tooth decay. We encourage you to replace the unhealthy foods and drinks in your diet with healthier choices that are good for your smile.

Please feel free to contact Alpha Dental at 972-954-9339 today and schedule a time to see our dentist, Dr. Hiroshi Saka, if you would like to discuss treatment for cavities in Midlothian, Texas.