Preventing Cavities: A Comprehensive Guide by Arora Dental
Table of Contents
- Understanding Cavities
- Effective Brushing Techniques
- The Role of Diet in Oral Health
- Preventive Treatments at Arora Dental
- The Power of Regular Check-ups
- Dental Education and Arora Dental
Cavities, small holes in the teeth caused by decay, pose a significant risk to our dental health. However, with effective preventative measures, you can safeguard your oral health and keep cavities at bay.
Effective Brushing Techniques
At Arora Dental, we recommend the Bass brushing technique for its proven effectiveness in plaque removal. This technique involves tilting your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle and moving it in small circular motions around the teeth, focusing on the gum line.
We also advocate for the use of Oral-B electric toothbrushes due to their motion and longevity, which are effective in removing more plaque than a manual toothbrush. These are available on Amazon.
For children, to make brushing more engaging and effective, we endorse the Disney Magic Brush Timer app by Oral-B. The app features favourite Disney characters and 90% of kids brush longer with the help of this app. Just buy any Oral-B Stages product, download the Disney MagicTimer app and scan the product with your device to bring the characters to life!
The Role of Diet in Oral Health
Your diet plays a pivotal role in oral health. In particular, reducing the frequency of sugar intake can significantly lower the risk of cavities. This is because, when you eat sugary foods, the pH of your mouth drops, creating a more acidic environment that dissolves the minerals in your teeth and leads to tooth decay. After consuming sugar, it takes approximately 20 minutes for your mouth's pH to neutralize. By reducing the frequency of sugar consumption, you allow your mouth more time at a neutral pH, reducing the risk of cavities.
Preventive Treatments at Arora Dental
At Arora Dental, we offer both sealants and fluoride treatments as effective preventative measures against cavities. Sealants protect the chewing surfaces of your teeth, while fluoride treatments strengthen the enamel, making it more resistant to decay.
The Power of Regular Check-ups
We strongly recommend regular dental check-ups every six months. For patients with a higher risk of cavities or gum issues, we suggest a cleaning every 3-4 months. Regular check-ups and cleanings help in early detection and prevention of dental problems.
Dental Education and Arora Dental
What sets us apart at Arora Dental is our commitment to dental education. We believe that knowledge empowers our patients to take control of their oral health. That's why we dedicate ourselves to answer all your oral health questions and have an array of resources available on our blog, featuring healthy recipes and brushing techniques.
At Arora Dental, our mission is to provide you with the tools. Contact us for any questions about your family's oral health. We love to chat.