would like to tell you more about preventive measures you can take to prevent cavities, including fluoride.

Cavities Explained

A cavity is a space in your teeth caused by bacteria that has literally eaten away at the dentin (which makes up the bulk of each tooth). Cavities are usually not visible to the naked eye – not at first, anyway. Some people might notice a black spot in the middle of the affected tooth. Cavities can form in any tooth that has softened tooth enamel and has been exposed to certain bacteria. Your enamel is the outer layer of teeth and it is extremely hard and designed to protect from decay. When you eat or drink acidic or sugary foods, your enamel won’t be as strong. Poor dental hygiene and lack of dental care will seal the deal on likely cavities in your future. However, there is one element that can help you fight harder: fluoride.

Fluoride is Your Friend

The obvious way to take care of your teeth is to brush and floss twice-a-day. Make sure you use a fluoridated toothpaste, and possibly a germ killing mouthrinse. If your tap water supply is safe to drink, it is also likely infused with fluoride, so try to drink plenty of it. Not only will the fluoride strengthen your tooth enamel and make it slippery to bacteria, but the water will keep your salivary glands working properly, and assist them in the job of washing bacteria out of your mouth throughout the day.

Schedule a Checkup with Your Moreno Valley Dentist

To keep your teeth healthy, be sure to visit your dentists in Moreno Valley for a checkup and cleaning. We can also help with any of your general dentistry needs. To schedule an appointment at our Moreno Valley, CA dentist office  contacting us at (951) 697-6800. Located in the 92533 area, we proudly serve patients from Moreno Valley and all surrounding communities.