College Park Dental
7305 Baltimore Ave, Suite 204, College Park, MD 20740

Tips for Preventing Tooth Decay

Tooth discomfort and pain is one of the most common reasons, aside from preventative check ups, that patients visit College Park Dental. Dental pain or discomfort is most commonly caused by unaddressed tooth decay, which can lead to time away from school or work and costly restoration bills.

The good news is that tooth decay, while costly, can be very affordably and easily avoided. The best way to prevent cavities from forming is to take proper care of your teeth at home and visit the dentist regularly for preventative check-ups. This includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day, preferably after every meal. You should also brush your teeth for about three minutes. This sounds simple enough, but many patients do not realize that they only brush their teeth for a matter of seconds. Also, for added benefit, be sure to brush you tongue as well as the roof of your mouth in order to eliminate many of the germs that cause bad breath as well as cavities.

After brushing, it is important to floss your teeth at least once a day – however it is preferable to floss after every meal. This can be made easier by using flexible, single use plastic flossers now widely available. Finally, complete your at-home care routine by using a restorative, fluoride mouthwash. This will help keep your enamel strong and prevent the onset of cavities.

If, after taking such good care of your teeth and gums at home, you still find yourself with a cavity, rest assured that the professionals at College Park Dental are skilled at providing discreet, tooth-colored tooth restorations. Contact us today to learn more.

 

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  • Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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