Make 2019 a Cavity-Free Year with These 4 Simple Steps
Your smile deserves the best… this year and always!
How well did you treat your smile in 2018? Whatever the case, our family dentist in Guelph believes there’s always room for improvement – so why not strive to make 2019 a better year for your oral health?
One excellent way to achieve better oral health is to practice tooth decay prevention. Steering clear of cavities this year (and beyond) can be done if you try your best to follow these 4 simple steps:
Brush and floss after each exposure to sweets
Although this might be hard to do at family gatherings, try to brush and floss whenever you can after consuming any candies or desserts. The longer you go without brushing after consuming anything high in sugar, the longer your teeth are exposed to acids which attack the enamel (which, over time, leads to cavities).
Limit your sweet exposures
If your teeth are constantly being introduced to dessert after dessert, they're also being constantly introduced to enamel-destroying acids. Aim to reduce the number of sweets you consume, or try to save them to eat along with meals instead of eating them as regular snacks in-between.
Chew sugar-free gum
Chewing sugarless gum increases saliva production, which helps to bring down the level of acidity in the mouth and wash away particles of food. This is a smart and convenient option if brushing and flossing isn't a practical solution at the time. Popping a piece of gum after you enjoy a yummy confection will help to protect your precious teeth.
Drink lots of water
Drinking water also helps to wash away food debris from the teeth, and will promote saliva production. Really... what's there to lose by replenishing with nature's finest H2O? Your mouth and body will always appreciate the extra hydration.
So... will you make it through the winter holidays cavity-free? We believe in you... and we're always here to talk if you'd like to learn more about how you can protect your teeth and gums any time of the year. Book a consultation with our Guelph dentist today! New patients are always welcome.
Dr. Coman Dentistry
85 Norfolk Street, Suite 308
Guelph, ON N1H 4J4