Tooth decay is a common problem affecting people of all ages. Your dentist in Newcastle, NSW wants to help lower your risks for this preventable condition so that you can maintain a healthy smile for life.
Let’s explore a few ways that you can lower your risks for dental cavities.
Tips to Lower Cavity Risks
Our Charlestown dental team recommends the following:
- Brush your teeth at least twice per day and floss at least once. Ideally, we would suggest brushing and flossing after every meal. And never fall asleep with debris on your teeth and gums.
- Spend time brushing and flossing, and don’t rush through your oral hygiene sessions. You should be spending time on every tooth and cleaning all surfaces.
- Adopt and implement a healthy diet that excludes or limits sticky or sweet foods and acidic snacks and beverages like fruit juice and soda.
- If you’re especially prone to cavities, talk to your dentist about a fissure sealant to better protect your teeth from decay.
Preventive Dentistry in Charlestown, NSW
Besides healthy habits, it’s also crucial to visit your dentist regularly for professional teeth cleans and in-depth dental check-ups.
A professional teeth clean rids your teeth and gums of stubborn bacteria, and removes debris from hard-to-reach areas—between teeth and your back teeth. A teeth clean is like starting over with a clean slate.
A dental check-up helps your dentist diagnose and treat small cavities before they threaten the structure of your teeth.
We also suggest talking to your dentist if you suffer from or suspect bruxism (teeth grinding and gnashing). In addition, a custom nightguard or other therapy may reduce your risks for tooth fractures, TMJ, and even dental cavities.
Call Our Dental Clinic in Newcastle to Schedule an Exam!
If it’s time to schedule your next check-up and teeth clean, a member of our dental team is standing by to arrange your next visit. Call (02) 4942 1633 to speak with a team member at Charlestown Dental Care!