Posted on 03-16-2017
Understanding and Preventing Cavities at K-Mart Dental in Miami
Our Dentist at K-Mart Dental in Miami would like to help you keep your mouth healthy and cavity-free with regular dental examinations and information about proper oral hygiene that can help you keep cavities at bay.
How Cavities Form
Every time you eat, the food particles combine with saliva to form plaque. If the plaque is not brushed from the teeth in a timely manner, it becomes the perfect haven for bacteria. When excessive amounts of bacteria combine with the plaque, acid forms and slowly eats away at your tooth enamel.
Once the enamel has been breached, the resulting hole is called a cavity and is an early stage of tooth decay. The cavity allows bacteria and plaque further inside your tooth, resulting in further tooth decay. Proper oral hygiene can deter tooth decay and reduce the liklihood of cavities.
Fundamentals of Good Oral Hygiene
Good oral hygiene means brushing at least twice a day with a soft-bristled manual brush or an electric toothbrush and a toothpaste that contains fluoride. You should also floss each day to remove plaque from between your teeth and use a good oral rinse. Our dentist in Miami can help you choose the right tools to keep your mouth clean and healthy.
Annual Checkups with our Miami Dentist for Cavity Prevention and Oral Health
Our dentist in Miami offers annual oral checkups for the entire family. These checkups include an examination of your mouth, teeth and gums, x-rays and a thorough dental cleaning that removes all the plaque and tartar from your teeth and below the gumline. This gives our dentist the opportunity to catch oral health problems, like cavities, early when they can be easily treated, and it gives you a chance to get all your oral health questions answered so that you can maintain a clean healthy mouth.
To schedule your annual dental checkup and cleaning, call us at 305-947-9001.
How have regular checkups and good oral hygiene at home improved your oral health?
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