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Are you one of many patients who are at an increased risk for tooth decay? If you have noticed that your smile is being affected by issues such as dental erosion or small holes in teeth, it may indicate that your oral hygiene routine needs to change. We can offer you tips on how to improve your dental hygiene technique and practice healthy habits that help prevent cavities.

It’s possible to have cavities present in your mouth at any age or time, and the causes of cavities are numerous. You may be at an increased risk of tooth decay if you have poor oral hygiene, eat a lot of sugar, practice an unhealthy lifestyle or visit the dentist infrequently. In order to prevent the development of cavities in your smile, we are here to help you practice an effective plan for cavity prevention that may involve addressing oral ailments and offering your teeth and oral tissues greater support.

A few oral health techniques that you may not have considered previously are rinsing with mouthwash and chewing a gum that doesn’t have sugar. After you eat food, your teeth are often more sensitive and could be harmed by abrasion from toothpaste and toothbrushes. You can use alternative tools to clean your smile immediately after eating. For example, by chewing gum, you can improve oral health by increasing the production of saliva, which naturally removes food debris buildup and prevents harmful acids from ruining your teeth.

Your oral health could be put at risk of tooth decay constantly if you have an unhealthy diet. Starches and sugar in high consumption enable plaque to accumulate on your teeth and transform the sugary substance into acids that weaken the teeth and cause cavities. We encourage you to make sure you are eating right and reducing your intake of unhealthy substances like sugary drinks so that your oral health isn’t affected.

If you would like to learn more about cavity prevention in Mill Valley, California, we invite you to contact Southern Marin Dental at 415-578-5879 today and schedule a time to speak with Dr. Sohrab Saghezchi, our dentist, and our friendly dental team.