Top Five Tips for Preventing Cavities

At Jordan Dentistry we care about your smile as much as you do. Here are our top five tips for preventing cavities!

  1. The number five tip is also the most popular: brush your teeth twice a day! For best results, brush for at least two minutes (set a timer for children or adults who have trouble remembering) and use a fluoride toothpaste recommended by the ADA. Make sure to brush the front, back, and tops of teeth, and don’t forget your back molars.
  1. Floss daily. Flossing cleans the spaces between teeth where bacteria and food particles can hide. Your toothbrush alone can’t get at these places no matter how hard you try!
  1. Replace your toothbrush about every three months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn out toothbrush doesn’t clean as well as a fresh one. Since it’s tough to remember when your toothbrush is ready for a change, make a note on your calendar or set a reminder on your phone.
  1. Avoid additional sugar. Consider switching sugary snacks for fresh fruits and vegetables, and drinking milk or tap water instead of sodas and juices. Of course everyone likes a treat, but sodas, cookies, and sticky candies are terrible for teeth, so make them a sometimes food. Healthy smiles are happy smiles!
  2. See your dentist for regular checkups. Your dental hygiene team will clean deeper than you can at home, and provide regular X-rays and visual inspections to catch problems early. Ultimately your dental health depends on you and your dentist working together!

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