Tooth Decay: 3 Tips For Prevention

Are you doing your best to avoid tooth decay? Maybe you haven’t exactly been very dedicated to brushing and flossing but a recent cavity has gotten you thinking it’s probably time to make some changes to your usual habits. Good news: We are always, always happy to help you as you make efforts and strides toward protecting your smile from problems like cavities (that you can absolutely avoid). Ready for a few tips? You will find that prevention is always on your side!

#1: Skip The Sodas

We know that any icy cold soda is, to many patients, one of the truest forms of delight. While your senses may absolutely love it, your teeth don’t. Sugar sodas are worse because they contain sugars and are acidic. Diet sodas are still bad, however, because they threaten your smile due to their high acidity. Want to limit your tooth decay? Stop drinking the sodas, as they weaken teeth and encourage cavities.

#2: Make The Choice To Get Super Serious

Are you ready to get serious about your tooth decay? Then get serious about prevention! If you do, the chances are good that you will not be faced with the diagnosis of a cavity for a very long time (or ever). Brush, floss, do the same thing the next day, and come in for your visits.

#3: Ask For Help

Maybe you feel like you’re already doing all that you can to protect your smile from tooth decay but that your efforts aren’t working. This is a wonderful time to come in for a visit to ask us about it. It’s very possible that you are overlooking something very simple that is having a significant impact on your ability to keep your smile healthy and safe from cavity formation. You won’t know until you ask!

Protect Your Smile From Decay With Simple Steps

Don’t worry, decay isn’t something that you can’t get away from. With some help from our team, we can ensure you avoid it! Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA 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.