Tooth Decay: Proactive Tips For Prevention

You don’t necessarily always feel like doing what it takes to prevent cavities. However, when you realize that tooth decay will cause you to require a dental filling or a crown, that overlooked decay can really damage your tooth and lead to infection, and that keeping decay from forming is actually very simple, well … your feelings may change! With that said, though, you may not necessarily know how to shift your usual actions to ensure you’re doing what you can to prevent problems. Stick with our Silver City, NM team as we explain.

Make More Space In Your Life

If you feel like you don’t have enough time to take care of your smile, then we must remind you: You do! Your dental hygiene requires about five to six minutes of your day (two two-minute brushing sessions and one flossing session). It’s all about figuring out how to manage your time, so you can comfortably and effectively map out a system that works for you. Whether it’s all about getting very strict with a particular time you brush and floss every single day or figuring out how to flow with an ever-changing set of daily plans, it’s up to you. Just remember that when you spend time considering the details, you can figure something out that allows you to practice the dental hygiene you absolutely require for preventive care that inhibits cavity formation.

Don’t Forget About The Other Stuff

Your primary source of cavity protection for yourself through preventive care is going to include the aforementioned brushing and flossing at home, which removes plaque and debris that lead to tooth decay. So, what’s left, you ask? Well, you still need twice-a-year checkups and cleanings with us. You also still need to be mindful about keeping your smile clean throughout the day (which means swishing with water after eating or popping sugarless gum in your mouth after snacks!).

Ask For Help

It’s very possible that you think you’re on track with every last thing you do for your smile, which is why it can be so upsetting when you end up with problems like tooth decay that require restorative care. What might you be doing wrong? When you feel that you’ve left no stone unturned but here you are, still not practicing effective preventive care, come in. Ask for help. We can remove the mystery and offer you the further advice you need!

Let Us Help You Prevent Decay

Take our preventive care tips to heart when you are ready to do what it takes to promote your healthiest smile. You may begin gathering up essential information when you come in for your next dental checkup! To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699.