Do you feel like just as you finish taking care of one cavity, you experience tooth decay yet again? While experiencing this type of concern when you’re not really caring for your smile rarely comes as a surprise, it can feel extremely defeating when you are doing your best to protect your oral health. If you’re unsure what’s happening but you could really use some help in the prevention department, taking some of our advice to heart will most certainly help.
Your “Awesome” Care Isn’t So Awesome
You might feel like you take great care of your smile because you brush. You floss. You do what you think you’re supposed to be doing, so you wonder why it isn’t paying off. How could you end up with tooth decay? The problem might not be that you’re not doing the things we suggest but that you’re not doing them well. Consider the following:
- You have to brush twice daily (not once), two minutes each time, and should not skip sessions
- You have to floss once a day for the best results
- You need to use a soft-bristle toothbrush and nonabrasive paste for success
Your Missing Dental Cleanings Are A Problem
If you aren’t coming in for your dental cleanings, you’re not doing your best. Why not? Well, it’s true that you may be brushing and flossing just right. However, this is not a complete method of cleansing your smile. Unfortunately, prevention of tooth decay is only complete when you receive dental cleanings with us, too, because we clear away the remaining plaque (and built up tartar) that inevitably remains on your smile between visits.
Keep Up With Simple Details To Avoid Decay
Take our advice seriously when it comes to preventing decay, so you can stay smiling and cavity free. Contact Absolute Dental Care today to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.