Ways to Prevent Cavities and Decay

Submitted by Aventura Dentists on July 6, 2012

Preventative treatments & general dental checkups are definitely important in today’s oral health world. Tooth decay is a commonly seen problem that is easily stopped by basic knowledge of good oral upkeep.

Many people have gone to the dentist to deal with a cavity, but understanding a few things about the teeth can stop you from having to deal with tooth decay.

This video goes over how tooth decay and cavities can set in:

Quick Checklist for preventing Tooth Decay:

  • Fluoride supplements or fluoridated community water can be helpful in maintaining the mineral balance in the enamel. Even more quick and easy to use are fluoride rinses and toothpastes, which can be easily worked into your daily oral care routine.
  • Many foods that are acidic will rapidly degrade the tooth when left in the plaque for extended periods of time. Make sure to clean sugary and acidic food off your teeth, especially right before sleeping.
  • Brushing your teeth twice daily is critical for your gum and mouth health. Before going to bed, pay extra attention to cleaning your teeth well.
  • Chewing sugarless gum after a meal or snack can be beneficial in removing bits of food and sugars from the surface of the teeth. The physical action of chewing gum after eating stimulates saliva production and scrapes the teeth and gums clean of small food particles.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Segal or Dr. Rosenstein, call (305) 933-9911.

Dr. Steven Rosenstein and Dr. Barry Segal
3575 NE 207th St,
Aventura, FL 33180
Phone: (305) 933-9911