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Do you understand why your dentist encourages you to prevent cavities? Do you know why brushing and flossing are vital to your oral health? If not, we have something to tell you! Cavity prevention is essential to the health of your smile. If you don’t do what you can to prevent cavities, then you are sending your oral health down a spiral into disaster.

Dr. Jason Brown encourages cavity prevention, which is why it is often recommended for you to brush and floss regularly. Furthermore, our team at North Pointe Dental Care in Naperville, Illinois, is also happy to share with you some information on cavity prevention.

The first step to cavity prevention includes brushing for at least two minutes a day, twice a day. Brushing removes the sticky plaque and bacteria from your teeth caused by foods and drinks we consume each day. Flossing is the next step to cavity prevention because it eliminates the plaque from the areas your toothbrush can’t reach. Without brushing or flossing, you are leaving your teeth vulnerable to oral health disasters.

Mouthwash is another good thing to do to rinse away bacteria left over in your mouth. The mouthwash can also coat your teeth with needed ingredients, like fluoride, to keep your teeth healthy and strong. Chewing sugar-free gum is also used to produce saliva to fight away bacteria from sticking to your teeth. The next step to remember about cavity prevention is to remember to visit your dentist every six months. Your dentist can help keep your smile in top-notch shape and help stop serious problems from occurring.

If you have any questions about cavity prevention, or if you would like to schedule your next dental checkup, please call us today at 630-245-0200 to make an appointment. Our dental team looks forward to your visit and is happy to help you in any way we can with cavity prevention.