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Cavities are a danger to your smile. In fact, they are one of the most prevalent dental problems in the world today, which is why our dentist, Dr. Bradford Boyd, encourages you to keep cavities at bay. Cavities are caused by the interaction of the bacteria in the plaque on your and sugars in your food and beverages, which creates acid. This acid will attack your tooth enamel and create tooth decay. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to keep your smile healthy and strong, as well as free of cavities. These things include:

-Keeping up on oral hygiene: It’s strongly recommended to brush twice a day and floss and rinse daily. These things can constantly remove the plaque and other cavity-causing bacteria from the smile. It’s even better if you use fluoridated oral hygiene products because they can strengthen your teeth while you clean.

-Attending your checkups: It’s very important to attend your checkups because the cleaning provided will remove the plaque from your teeth and gumline, and the fluoride treatment will nourish the tooth enamel, which will strengthen the smile and help you fight off cavities.

-Limiting cavity-causing foods: Those foods include those that are sugary, starchy and acidic. It’s best to stick to smile-healthy foods like dairy products, fruits and vegetables.

To learn more about cavities in Lancaster, California, or to ask our dental team a question, please contact AV Dental Wellness Group today at 661-942-1179. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!