Twin Cities Dentist on Cavity Prevention
Avoiding sugary and acidic foods and drinks in our modern day is not easy. That is most likely why cavities and teeth decay is so common amongst not only the patients of Northwood Dental, your Twin Cities dentist but of people worldwide.
So with these harmful ingredients infiltrating so many of the things we like to eat, what can the average person do?
Well, first of all, monitoring your diet is extremely important. Avoid those items, like candy and soda, which taste good- but can cause cavities and decay if overdone. Secondly, make sure you are brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular basis. Lastly, make sure you are making regular appointments with your Twin Cities dentist for cleanings and exams.
It is at the recommended 6-month interval for cleanings that we are usually able to catch a cavity before it has gotten out of hand and treat it quickly and painlessly. Left untreated, cavities can result in infection, disease, tooth loss, structural damage or worse pain and discomfort.
But let’s just say you are a few months out from your scheduled cleaning appointment, besides some tooth pain, how can you tell a cavity may be forming and try to bump up your visit? For that very reason, we have provided you today with a List of Early Cavity Warning Signs to Review.
For more information on cavity prevention or to schedule an appointment with Northwood Dental, your Twin Cities dentist, call our office today at (651) 687-0789.