April 26, 2018
If you’re doing everything in your power to keep your mouth in outstanding condition, but still have cavities this post is for you. Unfortunately, there are some patients who can be more prone to cavities than others.
That doesn’t mean that this statement is the “end all be all” of your oral health. You can still work to prevent cavities with the help of your local dentist. Let’s explore what makes some people cavity prone and how to avoid them in this week’s blog post.
What Patients Makes a Patient “Cavity Prone?”
As mentioned above, there are some patients who may be more susceptible to cavity development than other patients. This means that their typical oral hygiene routine isn’t cutting it and they may need a little extra assistance when caring for their smile. Here are some of the reasons why patients develop cavities more than most other patients.
Since the oral problem that begins cavities is decay, the hidden culprit of some patient’s cavities could be their current diet. Eating too many sugary snacks and drinking sugary beverages like soda can put your smile at risk. In fact, every time that you eat sugar, it mixes with the leftover bacteria in your smile and creates an acid. This acid is what causes the enamel to weaken and leave cavities behind.
Drinking water instead of soda is a great way to improve health, but you should also make sure that you’re drinking enough water every day. This helps your mouth to produce saliva, which is a natural way to clean food and lingering debris from your smile.
You might not be aware of this, but if your teeth have more intricate grooves, crevices, and cracks than the typical tooth, it’s easier for food and debris to get caught in them. This can lead to decay, too. However, your dentist has a few different ways to help you avoid cavities, even with this issue.
How Can a Dentist Help?
If you have signs of a cavity or know that you may be prone to them more than most patients, it’s important to discuss the different ways your dentist can help. If you have a cavity, they will be able to fill it with the appropriate materials. If you have recurring cavities, you might need to visit your office for more frequent dental cleanings. Plus, ask them about fluoride treatments and dental sealants—even if you’re an adult these can be helpful!
About Our Office
Here at Montgomery Family Dental, we know that a smile’s health is just as important as maintaining it’s beauty. We work to prevent these dark pits of decay to keep your smile healthy and gorgeous. Learn more about how we may be able to help you by giving our office a quick call!
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