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You may be at a risk for tooth decay if your smile suffers from dental erosion or you have small holes in teeth, especially if your oral hygiene routine is not what it should be. We offer some recommendations for improving your dental hygiene routine and healthy habits so that you can stop cavities from occurring.

Cavities can occur at any time for a variety of reasons, especially for patients who do not practice good dental hygiene, don’t eat well, have lifestyle habits that are harmful for the mouth and don’t visit the dentist enough. In order to reduce the chances of cavities affecting your smile, we can help you develop a plan to prevent cavities by addressing and preventing oral ailments and giving your smile the support it needs.

There are some effective oral health techniques that aren’t often utilized, such as mouthwash and sugar-free chewing gum. After you eat, you saliva needs to time neutralize the acids left by your food and you should not brush for 30 minutes after eating. To clean your smile right after a meal, try chewing sugarless gum to boost your oral health by increasing saliva flow. This helps clear away food debris buildup and reduces the potency of the acids that attack your teeth.

Your oral health can also suffer from the effects of an unhealthy diet. Frequently eating starches and sugar leads gives the plaque on your teeth the chance to turn use those food particles to create the acids that result in cavities. By eating right and replacing unhealthy foods and drinks with healthier food, you can better protect your smile.

To discuss your options for cavity prevention in Oxford, Michigan, please feel free to contact Oxford Lakes Dental Care at 248.628.2540 today and arrange your appointment with our dentist, Dr. Daniel Sahutske, and team.