Regent Avenue Dental Centre L-1522 Regent Avenue West Winnipeg, MB R2C 3B4

Getting Rid of Cavities Once and For All

Getting Rid of Cavities Once and For All - Regent Avenue Dental Centre - Dentist Winnipeg, ManitobaAre you worried about cavities or plagued by them enough to where you want them to disappear? If so, then you are not alone. Other people struggle with cavities, too. There are a few things that you can do to help your teeth and your overall oral health remain good. You must start by treating the problems you have now; then you need to work on preventing future issues from popping up.

Filling Old Cavities to Rid Your Mouth of Decay
When you have a cavity, it is important to have a Dentist look at it as soon as possible. If left untreated decay can quick increase in size and create the need for more extensive treatment, even root canal treatment. Early treatment has many benefits. Treating decay quickly will limit the extent to which the tooth is damaged allowing the Dentist to preserve as much of the natural tooth as possible. Prevention is always the most efficient method of ensuring you will not be bothered by a toothache. The dentist or dental hygienist can give you advice as to how to prevent further decay with proper diet, brushing & flossing techniques. Habits as common as adding milk or sugar to your tea and coffee can contribute to tooth decay depending on the frequency and is something commonly overlooked by people. The frequency of having sugared drinks such as juice can have the same effect as sugar in your tea or coffee. Your dentist can help you determine if you have unknowingly formed habits creating cavities in your teeth.

Sealing Your Teeth to Prevent Future Cavities
Sealants are an excellent way to help prevent cavities. A lot of people have the misconception that sealants are only to be used on juvenile teeth. However, that is not correct. Sealants can benefit adults’ teeth, too. What a sealant does is coat the teeth, often the back teeth, and keep small holes and divots covered. That means, instead of your dinner getting into those little cracks and crevices that are all over your molars, your teeth are sealed and those foods will easily be rinsed and brushed away before they can cause problems.

Adding Fluoride Into Your Diet Helps Prevent Tooth Decay
One thing that nearly everyone on the planet can do to help stop cavities from forming is by increasing how much fluoride they get. If you drink a lot of tap water, then you may be getting a lot of necessary fluorides already, as it is typically added into the water of most municipalities. However, if you drink mostly bottled water, sodas, coffees, and teas, then you are missing out on something that could prevent future cavities. You can also go in and see your dentist and get a fluoride treatment. This can help to avoid cavities since fluoride is so powerful at fighting off tooth decay. These treatments last anywhere from 3-12 months, and can then be repeated as necessary!

If you want to get rid of cavities, once and for all, then you need to make sure you are taking proper care of your mouth. Brush two times each day, floss once per day, and come in to see us at Regent Dental every six months to nine months. Between optimal oral hygiene, fluoride, and proper dental care, you can finally be rid of cavities, once and for all!

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