Top Causes of Cavities
Do you or certain members of your family tend to get cavities more often than other people? Even if you’re not eating sweets or lollies regularly, there could be reasons why tooth decay is popping up more frequently than you feel it should.
- Sodas and Sports Drinks
From the diet soda you sip in the afternoon to the popular sports drink you hydrate with at the gym each day, these liquids are loaded with natural sugars and acids. As liquids, they can reach all areas of your teeth, causing the enamel to weaken more quickly than most people think.
- 2. Not Getting Enough Water
Plain, fluoridated H2O should be the drink of choice throughout the day. Your body needs it to stay hydrated, and your teeth are gently rinsed of excess bacteria each time you take a sip. If you’re choosing something other than water when you’re thirsty, the effects can catch up with you.
- Not Flossing Your Teeth
A high percentage of cavities start where your toothbrush can’t reach: between the teeth (especially where the sides of the teeth touch.) No matter how well you brush each day, the acids and food particles won’t be removed from these areas. The only thing you can do is to clean them daily with floss, a floss pick, or water flosser.
- Lack of Preventative Care
Regular cleanings, oral hygiene instruction from your dental team, professional fluoride treatments, and fissure sealants can drastically lower your risk of developing cavities over time. We’ll show you which areas are at a higher risk, so that you can take steps to give them more attention.
It’s time to eliminate tooth decay one and for all. Schedule your next visit at Wyndham Dental today to find out how we can assist you. We’ve been helping Wyndham families have healthier smiles for over 30 years!