You know that brushing twice a day is a crucial part of maintaining good oral health. So that's what you're doing. Every morning and night you brush your teeth carefully. But, despite your best efforts, you're still getting cavities. You even switched to an electric toothbrush, hoping to get better results but without much to show for
Here are some answers.
Brushing your teeth helps to remove plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on your teeth throughout the day. Plaque produces acid that attacks your tooth enamel, leading to tooth decay and cavities.
But, brushing alone is not enough to prevent cavities and that's because a regular toothbrush can't reach every nook and cranny in your mouth, particularly between your teeth and along the gumline. Plaque can accumulate in these hard-to-reach areas, leading to tooth decay, cavities, and even gum disease. Flossing can help remove some of the plaque from these areas, but that's not foolproof either.
The way you brush your teeth matters too. You should brush your teeth for at least two minutes. You should brush the teeth from the gum line down, applying enough pressure to effectively remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth.
The best way to keep your teeth cavity-free is to go to regular dental check-ups, about every six months or so.
While poor oral hygiene is a common cause of cavities, other factors can contribute to tooth decay.
If you're experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, or if you suspect you have a cavity, you should get in touch with Dr. Chaz Vittitow at The Local Dentist. He will perform a thorough examination of your oral teeth and help you determine the cause of your cavities. He will then create a personalized oral health care plan based on your unique needs.
You can book your appointment by getting in touch with us online or calling us at (360) 543-8488 and chatting with one of our friendly team members.