Why Do I Keep Getting Cavities?

whypaperrevealYou might think you’re doing everything we have suggested and everything within your power to avoid tooth decay. However, it seems like every time you come in for a checkup, another cavity has formed. The good news is that while you may feel overwhelmed and frustrated at the moment, it’s actually very easy to figure out why your methods are unsuccessful and how to turn them around. Take in some helpful advice regarding how to keep your smile decay-free going forward.

Review Brushing And Flossing With Us

Perhaps you have read up on the best approach to brushing and flossing when you’re at home and you are pretty sure you’re doing it all correctly. Even if you feel like it’s something you have mastered, we encourage you to review it with us in person during your next checkup. It’s entirely possible that one small misstep you’re making is leading to decay (such as using the wrong type of toothbrush or missing some of your dental tissue as you brush).

Get Real With Yourself

Ask yourself if you’ve been coming in as frequently as we suggest. If you can’t say that you have been coming in for a scheduled dental cleaning and a dental checkup every six months on the dot, then this may be the problem. Your visits mean the removal of plaque and tartar that you miss (and that lead to tooth decay). They also give you a heads up on decay that may just be starting to form, so we can nip the problem in the bud before a cavity forms.