For many people, cavities are a part of life. They do not have to be. You can act to prevent tooth decay that would require you to have fillings, caps, crowns, and root canals. If you would like to learn about how you can improve your oral health, please call to schedule your free consultation right away.
Dr. Seerat Mann is passionate about helping her patients look and feel their best. Whether you want to prevent tooth decay or treat the damage that it has already caused, she can help. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our office today.
Problems Tooth Decay Causes
Tooth decay can wreak havoc on your oral health. You can develop cavities, root pulp infections, and even lose teeth. You may require dental fillings for cavities, root canals for root pulp infections, and mini dental implants for missing teeth.
If enough of your teeth are affected by tooth decay, you may eventually become toothless. Getting treatment is important to prevent this from happening.
In order to learn the ways to prevent tooth decay, please keep reading. We would be glad to provide further information if you want to talk to our dentist.
Top Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay
You can add several things to your daily routine that can help you prevent tooth decay. The following are some tips to help you have better oral health and fewer treatments. If you have questions or need to see a dentist for treatment, please call our office right away.
Eat Foods with Fluoride
Fluoride is an essential mineral for dental help, and it helps to prevent tooth decay by fortifying your enamel. The average adult over 19 needs about 3-4mg of fluoride daily.
While you may not be able to get all the fluoride you need in your diet, including foods that contain fluoride can help keep your teeth strong.
The highest in fluoride foods and drinks are coffee, canned shrimp, black tea, raisins, and russet potatoes. It is worth mentioning that, although coffee and black tea are higher in fluoride, they can stain your teeth. Rinsing your mouth and brushing your teeth after these beverages can help avoid discoloration.
Limit Sugary Foods
If you love to sip coffee with sugary additives or soda throughout the day, you constantly coat your teeth in sugar. Bacteria thrive when it is fed sugar. If you keep feeding bacteria in your mouth sugar, you are increasing your risk of tooth decay. This is also true if you like to snack on sugary foods throughout the day.
To prevent tooth decay without cutting out your coffee, try limiting the number of times a day you consume sugar. Rinsing your mouth out after finishing a sugary drink can help you reduce the risk that you will have decay. You can also bring a toothbrush to work after eating or drinking something sugary. You don’t want that residue sitting on your enamel.
Get Regular Cleanings
Seeing a dentist for regular cleanings will help you prevent tooth decay by having plaque and tartar buildup removed from your teeth.
Seeing a dentist once or twice a year helps you prevent dental caries or catch them early on before they cause more severe problems.
We strongly encourage you to receive fluoride treatments annually to help strengthen your enamel and fight against tooth decay.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
If you want to know more about how you can prevent tooth decay, do not hesitate to reach out to our Scottsdale office to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Seerat Mann.
You can take actionable steps to improve your oral health, and seeing a skilled dentist is a significant first step. Whether you are searching for a way to prevent damage or you need to treat existing damage to your teeth, we are here to help.