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In order to make sure you are doing everything you can to ensure your smile has a great chance at oral health success in your elder years, practice effective cavity prevention plan techniques. This includes avoiding cavities through the use of oral health care cleaning techniques and visiting your dentist as needed for routine oral examinations.

Because cavities can chew through tooth enamel to the point that the inner part of a tooth is vulnerable to bacteria, it is important to have it treated as soon as possible. Cavities need to be filled in with a dental filling to prevent further damage occurring to your smile. However, it is important to make sure cavities are dealt with before they had a chance to settle.

To help prevent cavities, always make sure to brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day. Make sure to clean all areas in your mouth to ensure that plaque buildup cannot occur anywhere. Furthermore, avoid snacking throughout the day and eating foods that are high in sugar. Try to eat nutritious and balanced meals that include enamel -building minerals such as calcium and phosphorus. In addition, avoid sticky or chewy foods that can linger in your mouth long after consumption and contribute to tooth decay.

If you are in need of a cavity prevention treatment from our team at AZ Dental at our dentist office in San Jose, California, please contact us at 408-227-6000 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ravi Aulakh.