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Adult Teeth Can Have Cavities Too

Published on July 28, 2017

Unfortunately, adult smiles are still vulnerable to dental issues, even cavities. There is a high chance you can fall victim to tooth decay if you fail to take good care of your smile. Fortunately, there are cavity prevention techniques that can keep your smile in tip-top shape. Dr. and our dental team are happy to tell you all about them!

First, scrub your smile regularly. This means you need to brush every morning and night and floss and rinse before bed. These tasks can remove bacteria and plaque from your smile before they harm your teeth. As you clean your smile, use a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, floss that is easy to use, and antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash.

Second, visit your dentist twice a year (every six months). This is important because the treatment we provide can strengthen and nourish your teeth, giving them the ability to fight cavities. So, please keep up with your appointments.

Third, have a healthy diet that can help your teeth. This means you need to eat tooth-healthy foods regularly, like fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. These things can strengthen your tooth enamel and wash cavity-causing bacteria away.

For more information and details about how to prevent cavities in Cleveland, Ohio, or if you need to schedule an appointment with your dentist at BJ Showman, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our dental team. All you need to do is dial 216.241.4303 and we will be more than happy to help you!