Protecting Your Smile: Tips to Help Prevent Cavities

Cavities, also known as tooth decay, isn’t something to brush off or laugh at. This serious dental problem can lead to a wide array of health complications, as well as the loss of your teeth. The following tips will help you protect your smile by preventing cavities and improving your oral health.

Brush those Teeth
Brushing your teeth is a no-brainer when it comes to preventing cavities. However, most people don’t know the best way to brush to keep cavities away. Most experts recommend brushing twice a day, at the very least, but you should always aim for brushing after any meal. You should also brush for 3 minutes, and always make sure to brush before bed. This will get rid of the bacteria that can damage your teeth if allowed to linger overnight.

Get the Proper Tools
Far too often, people spend an abundance of money on fancy toothbrushes that work just as well or even worse than the more affordable options. Dental experts typically recommend choosing a standard brush that features soft bristles. This allows for an extended brushing time, and when you can brush for longer, you are more likely to do a better job. You should also replace your brush no later than every 3 months.

Along with the proper toothbrush, you should have some floss in your oral hygiene arsenal. Daily flossing is needed to prevent the cavities that form between your teeth. The bristles are your toothbrush cannot always reach between your teeth to remove food particles and bacteria. This is where floss comes in handy. Not only does it get those hard-to-reach areas, but it can also help prevent gum disease.

Sugar is the Enemy
Sugar is a major cause of cavities so it’s only natural for experts to recommend avoiding foods and beverages filled with sugar. While not consuming sugary foods is easier said than done, there are things you can do to help reduce the affect sugar has on your oral health. If you must consume sugar, do so at the end of your meal when your mouth is already filled with saliva, which will help wash the debris off your teeth. You should also brush or, at the very least, rinse your mouth out with water after consuming sugary items.

Conclusion
Implementing the above preventive measures will go a long way to keeping cavities at bay. Once a cavity begins to form, you will have a harder time treating it then if you simply took the steps to prevent it. Click here for more information about oral hygiene and how it can have a direct impact on every other aspect of your health.

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Note: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

We’re now in the 3rd quarter of the year. How are you doing with your health goals? How about your beauty and yes, your relationship goals?

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