If you brush and floss and you don’t know why you still have a cavity in your smile, you may be feeling a little bit defeated. While your brushing and flossing certainly make up the solid foundation upon which your dental care rests, it’s not everything. You also need to make wise choices regarding habits, foods, and your visits with us! Learn more.
Say Goodbye To Tobacco
If you’re using tobacco, it’s contributing to the formation of a cavity (or more). Smoking irritates your gums, damages teeth, may cause periodontal disease, and your teeth will be worse for the wear. Smokeless tobacco can also cause problems in part simply due to the added sugar! If you want to keep your smile free of decay, cutting this habit out of your life is good all around.
Say Goodbye To Daily Sodas
Sodas are most definitely going to contribute to the development of a cavity in your smile. Why is this the case? They’re loaded with sugar and they’re very acidic. Yep, even diet sodas can lead to damage because of their acidity. Dramatically reduce the amount you drink, say goodbye to them altogether, or get very good with your dental hygiene after such indulgences.
Stop Making Little Excuses
Not to be harsh, of course, but if you’re making little excuses here and there, they might be adding up. For instance, you might feel like you’re doing a great job with your dental hygiene and visits. However, if you forget to brush once or twice a week and end up stretching times between visits to about a year instead of six months, it’s more likely that a cavity will form.
Steer Clear Of Cavities
Find out the ins and outs of caring for your smile by coming in for a visit, so you don’t have to deal with cavities in the future. Schedule an appointment with your Keller, TX dentist at Brent Cornelius, DDS by calling 817-431-4200 today. We proudly welcome patients from Keller, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Westlake, Southlake, North Richland Hills, and all surrounding communities.