Honestly, the best way to get an answer is to ask your dentist about it. Cavities are often discovered when your routine x-rays are taken. Perhaps you’ve notice that each new x-ray reveals yet another cavity.
What’s going on here? Contrary to the suspicions of some, most dentists are not looking to line their pockets by charging for unnecessary fillings. There are legitimate reasons why some folks have to chase after cavities more frequently than others.
How’s Your Health?
Certain health problems like diabetes are linked to a higher cavity risk. You might not be entirely in control of conditions that affect your body’s ability to fight off cavity-causing bacteria.
About Your Oral Hygiene
Be honest now: how hard are you working to actually prevent cavities?
Cavities most commonly form between teeth right at the spot where teeth touch. Flossing is the best way to access these space and disrupt the bacteria that can cause cavities. Brushing and rinsing also prevent bacteria-loaded dental plaque from accumulating on your teeth.
If you slack off frequently with your flossing and brushing, it shouldn’t be a big surprise that cavities continually develop.
Diet Makes a Difference
Simple carbs, processed foods, sugary drinks… basically all of the things we love to eat or drink are things cavity-causing bacteria thrive on as well. A diet rich in junk will only encourage plaque growth. Sugar is acidic and can wear down enamel, giving bacteria a head-start on destroying your teeth.
You probably have more control over your cavity risk than you realize. Your dentist will help you figure out a cavity-prevention plan that’s just right for you.
Posted on behalf of:
Cane Bay Family Dentistry
1724 State Rd #4D
Summerville, SC 29483
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