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Depending on the risks in your diet, your life and your brushing and flossing habits, you may find yourself at an increased risk for toothaches and dental erosion. To help prevent cavities, you need to maintain an effective dental hygiene routine and good nutrition.

The first step to an effective cavity prevention plan includes making sure that you are setting aside the time needed for proper oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing is a crucial part of keeping your smile safe, and that means brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. However, it is important to make sure you are doing so effectively, which includes lowering your risks of dental abrasion by using a soft-bristled toothbrush. If you have trouble brushing and flossing, try using easier to operate instruments such as electric toothbrushes and water flossers.

You should limit your intake of foods containing sugars and starches, since the bacteria in the plaque on your teeth can use these substances to create acids that will attack your tooth enamel. Instead, focus on eating a balanced diet with plenty of vitamins and minerals.

No matter the cavity prevention treatments you are in need of, Dr. Robert Seaman and our team at Seaman Family Dentistry are here to help you in every way we can. If you would like to set up a cavity prevention plan, come see us at our dental office in Lenexa, Kansas. Please call us at 913-353-4095 to speak with a member of our team. Don’t let cavities control your life. It’s time to fight back and get the smile you deserve!