How to prevent cavities

lifestyle_BHow can you prevent cavities? Start by practicing good dental hygiene. Brush after every meal and, if you are snacking all day, after every snack, too. At least once a day—ideally at bedtime—floss all the teeth you want to keep.

Eat a healthy diet, rich in

  • Calcium (for strong teeth and bones)
  • Citrus fruits (to prevent scurvy and other gum diseases)
  • Vitamin D (to better absorb calcium)
  • Fish and eggs (for phosphorus needed to produce tooth enamel)
  • Fluoridated water (both the fluoride and the water are good for your teeth)
  • Whole grains and bananas (for magnesium, another key to strong tooth enamel)

Schedule a dental check-up every six months. Is it time to give us a call at 610-942-3321?

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