Cavities do occur now and again, but how do they form in the first place? Here at Attentive Dental Care, we want you, our valued patient, to be free of cavities as much as possible, which means putting a stop to the dental decay that leads to them.
Next time you’re drinking a soda, or having something else with sugar, consider that you are helping to make cavities more likely. Of course, that’s not your intent. And even starchy foods such as potatoes, pasta, rice, and bread carry with them a similar risk. Our Morris Plains dentist simply suggests that you cut back on them. It’s just one part of a comprehensive strategy, but an important one. Another is brushing your teeth. The best schedule is to do so when you get up in the morning, again before you go to sleep, and after every meal. Combined with flossing at bedtime, you’re putting the proper effort in to remove dental plaque regularly. And since it is the bacterial acids in plaque that cause the dental decay that eventually results in a cavity, there is every reason to think that frequent oral hygiene is a good thing. By the time you come in for your six month examination with our Morris Plains dentist, you may have some tartar buildup, occurring when dental plaque that has stayed out of reach of your toothbrush and dental floss hardens and turns crusty. It’s nearly impossible to remove on your own at that point, but a teeth cleaning at our office does the trick. Furthermore, if you do have any cavities, you can depend on them being treated promptly.
Please contact our office and arrange a convenient time to come in for an examination and cleaning with our Morris Plains dentist. Make cavities an infrequent outcome