Everyone knows cavities are something you should do your best to avoid. But, not many patients are aware of the ways to keep themselves cavity free. Dr. Whittle wants to make sure you have the tools and knowledge to help prevent cavities. Here are some tips and tricks to keep your teeth healthy!.
Healthy Snacking – After a quick snack, most people don’t think about brushing their teeth. This can often cause damaging buildup to form. When snacking on the go, try selecting healthy snacks that are also low in sugar.
Chew Sugarless Gum – Did you know that sugarless gum prevents cavities just by chewing! When you chew gum saliva flow increases, which helps to keep your mouth clean. Many of your favorite gums are most likely sugar free, but Dr. Whittle and The American Dental Association recommend Wrigley’s Orbit, Eclipse and Extra chewing gums for helping to prevent cavities.
Add Fluoride – Fluoride is a compound that makes teeth more resistant to decay. It is fairly simple to add into your routine as well, just brush with toothpaste that has extra fluoride added, or buy a mouthwash that contains fluoride.
Drink a Cup of Tea – Natural teas (Green and Black Tea) are a great way to balance your mouth. They suppress bacteria levels and reduce plaque buildup. This is a tasty way to fight cavities in Benbrook, TX!
Implementing these quick cavity fighting tips in addition to steady brushing and flossing habits, will help you stay cavity free! Have questions? Contact our Benbrook dental office today, and the team at Whittle Dentistry will be glad to answer any questions!