The risk of cavities looms large in rural areas where water is not fluoridated and in the lives of those with a sweet tooth. However, having a love for the sweeter things in life doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to have teeth full of cavities. If you take some extra precautionary measures, you’ll be able to indulge wholeheartedly while also maintaining a beautiful set of pearly whites.
First and foremost, you must understand why sugary foods cause cavities. The reason is that refined carbohydrates like sugar tend to stick to the teeth and when acted upon by bacteria in the mouth, produce acidic residue which causes tooth decay. Therefore, to prevent cavities from eating sweet foods, simply attempt to ensure residue on teeth is minimal.
Ask even the best dentist in Newmarket and he will give you one simple advice – brush twice daily, especially before sleeping, so no sugar particles remain on the teeth overnight. Also, rinse your mouth after consuming something sweet to ensure sugary residue is reduced. Floss daily and get your teeth cleaned at our dental office twice a year as a rule. This way, any cavities may be fixed before they get too deep too.
For anyone with higher than average rate of caries, taking fluoride supplements and brushing with fluoridated toothpaste is a good idea. We also offer fluoride treatment to strengthen the enamel.