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Establishing an effective cavity prevention plan is important to make sure that your teeth and gums will remain strong for the remainder of your life. Although oral accidents and injuries can occur and destroy your smile in a matter of seconds, oftentimes, individuals have their teeth worn down over a long period of time. If you’re failing to properly care for your teeth and gums with effective daily cleaning routines, your teeth will continue to wear down.

Are you aware of the risks that cavities pose? A cavity consists of a hole in your tooth enamel that is often the result of dental erosion and acids chewing through the enamel. If left untreated, infection and tooth loss can occur. To combat the effects of cavities, establish cavity prevention plans such as cleaning out your mouth and avoiding unhealthy foods and drinks.

Through the use of a non-abrasive cleaning tool, you can help protect your smile from the risk of plaque buildup. Furthermore, make sure you are brushing every single day, twice daily along with flossing between your teeth once a day as well. As far as your diet goes, eliminate sugars and starches, as they can be converted into harmful acids in your mouth. Also, be aware of products that have a low pH level and are extremely acidic.

With cavity prevention and care and the skilled expertise of our team at Matthew Jelinek, we can make sure you receive the oral health care you need. Dr. Matthew Jelinek and our team can be reached by calling us at 952.233.1020 to set up an appointment to visit us at our dental office in Shakopee, Minnesota.