5 Amazingly Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Cavities

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Almost everyone knows that they should brush their teeth (and floss). But do you know why? Although we all know that we should brush and floss our teeth to keep our teeth healthy, tooth decay is still a common problem that each of us faces.

Brushing and flossing are the two most important daily habits for keeping teeth and gums healthy-there are several other simple measures that can be taken to avoid toothache or even worse-tooth loss. These are 5 things most people can easily prevent tooth decay.

  1. Know your level of risk of tooth decay

 The first step in controlling oral health is to understand your level of tooth decay risk. The best way is to pass a comprehensive dental examination. Through regular check-ups and discussions with your dentist, you will know where you stand, what treatments you may need, and what changes in oral hygiene and diet may help. Once the risk level is known, more specific and effective methods can be adopted to improve oral health.

  1. Brush your teeth regularly and correctly with the correct brush.

This is the most obvious technique because you are too young to ride a big carriage, so you have heard of it. But let us tell you why it is so important to your oral health and overall health. Since it only takes a few minutes a day to provide great resistance to bacteria and plaque, brushing is one of the simplest but most effective ways to prevent tooth decay. Always brush your teeth after a snack and before going to bed.

Brushing your teeth before going to bed (after eating snacks late at night) is especially important because letting these bacteria linger on your teeth overnight can cause enamel-destructive acid formation (and eventually tooth decay). Similarly, using an antibacterial mouthwash helps to remove bacteria and freshen breath at the same time.

  1. Reduce sugary and acidic drinks-and drink more water.

Do you need that morning latte, a cup of coffee, or a cup of hot tea a day? Prolonged exposure to acidic coffee or tea teeth, plus sugar or even milk, will increase your risk of new cavities. Come on, enjoy your coffee! However, try to keep it within 20 minutes, and then rinse your mouth with water.

  1. Develop the habit of using dental floss (we guarantee that once it starts, it is easy).

We know that no one likes to use dental floss. However, please consider this: Our teeth have 5 sides, all of which need to be cleaned regularly. Even if we brush our teeth every day, we still only clean 3 of them. Therefore, without flossing, only brushing with a toothbrush can clean about half of the tooth surface. Remember, flossing takes only a few minutes every day-what else can you do in a few minutes to greatly improve your health?

So, how do you start using dental floss? Think of it as “multitasking” and we all like to do it. Use dental floss to clean your teeth while watching TV or reading in bed. Ideally, you should floss your teeth after meals or before going to bed. However, flossing is actually easier and more convenient because you can do it anytime, anywhere. This is really the same as other healthy habits. The key is to start small and develop routines that you can stick to.

  1. Quit smoking.

As we all know, smoking and smoking can cause many different medical problems. Smoking causes illness and disability, and damages almost every organ of the human body.  However, most people are not aware of the harm caused by smoking and oral tobacco to the mouth, gums, and teeth. Smoking not only stains your teeth, but it can also do a lot of things-this unhealthy habit can also cause gum disease, tooth loss, and even oral cancer.

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