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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I had to get three fillings done by Dr. Brager, and he did a great job! He explained each step of the process, made sure I was comfortable, made sure I had no pain, and made my overall experience a […]
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Having been going to Dr Brager for many years. Always great experience. Appointments on time and always available for emergencies.
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Our family has had great dental work at College Park Dental for over 20 years. They treat us like family and this helps us to relax. Going to the dentist is not usually “fun”!
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Not only am I happy with the dentistry, but it’s the only medical office where I never have to wait. I show up at my appointment time, and five minutes later, I’m sitting in the chair. […]
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Friendly people. Quick getting in and out. Great service.
Keenan D.
The staff is polite and courteous. The Dentist’s are thorough and attentive to my needs. Highly recommended if you are trying to find a great dentist office in a convenient location in Maryland.
Jason A.
Dr. Brager has been giving me excellent care for 20 years. I trust him and appreciate his skill and consideration.
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I think I have been going to Dr. Brager for 42 years – since 1975, before College Park Dental. Between the work he and his team have done and his referrals, I have a good working set of teeth […]
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I have been going to College Park Dental since the 90s and Dr. Brager has been my dentist. Dr. Brager, Bernard, and Teresa have always, each time I have gone, been outstanding. They are very […]
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  • 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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