Carie Prevention

Tooth decay is a progressive disease known as caries or cavities. Unlikely other diseases, however, cavities and tooth decay is not life-threatening and is highly preventable.

How to prevent cavities?

Cavities result from the interaction of bacteria that naturally occur in your mouth and the sugars consumed in your diet. Sugar causes a reaction in the bacteria, which causes the bacteria to produce acids. These acids break down the minerals in teeth, forming a cavity.

I can remove the decay and fill the tooth using a variety of fillings or cover the tooth with a crown.

But avoiding unnecessary decay simply requires strict adherence to a dental hygiene regimen, and here is the best way to combat cavities:

  • Cut down on sweets and between-meal snacks.

  • Brush after every meal and floss daily. Cavities most often begin in hard to clean areas between teeth.

  • See your dentist at least every six months for checkups and professional cleaning and sealants.

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