How long has it been since you last received a filling or crown for a cavity? Problems with tooth decay are serious, which is why good preventive habits are something you should follow on a daily basis. Of course, it can be difficult sometimes to identify the specific shortcomings in your routine that affect your risk for decay. At our Riverside, CA dentist’s office, we can help you avoid problems by providing routine reviews and cleanings at every routine dental visit. We can also discuss your current routine that you are following at home, which can help us identify problems and suggest changes.

1. Floss Every Day, And Take At Least Two Minutes To Brush

Daily brushing and flossing have obvious value. However, while people generally feel comfortable with their routines, they may overlook certain shortcomings in their routines. One issue is not flossing on a daily basis. Without a flossing routine in place, you can let bacteria gather between your teeth and cause trouble. Brushing is important, but many people are not giving themselves time to thoroughly clean every part of their smile. To make sure your efforts are effective, brush for at least two minutes twice a day.

2. Cut Back On Soft Drinks And Other Sugary Products

If you want to avoid restorative dental work, start changing up your diet by cutting out harmful products. Soda is often cited as trouble for your smile. In addition to being high in sugar, soft drinks are acidic. Dark beverages add an additional concern about teeth stains. Generally speaking, a person who has frequent difficulties with cavities should look for different ways to lower their sugar intake.

3. Be Consistent With Regular Dental Appointments

By going to see your dentist on a regular basis, you can receive helpful feedback about your smile and professional cleanings that keep tartar and plaque off of your enamel. Missing appointments does more than just affect your risk for future cavities. At each visit, we can look out for early signs of decay that you should know about, and treat them before there are complications.

Talk To Your Riverside, CA Dentist For More Guidance On Cavity Prevention

Better cavity prevention helps you do more than just avoid future dental procedures. By taking better care of your teeth, you avoid problems that can disrupt your health and hurt your appearance! Our Riverside, CA dentist’s office is happy to offer guidance on superior cavity prevention. To find out more, or to contact one of our other locations closer to you, please reach out at the following:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.