Studies show that over 90% of Americans has had one cavity in their lifetime. Although it is common, no one wants one of course. It can affect your smile and make you feel self-conscious when you are around others. And even worse, if it is not treated immediately and correctly, it can lead to tooth decay, bad breath, and other health related problems. Causing you to pay a lot of money for different procedures to fix it.

So how do you prevent future cavities? We at New Beginnings have compiled a list of a few tips on how to take better care of your teeth.

Tip #1 Get Rid of the Sweet Tooth: We all like something sweet every now and again but eating candy and other sugary pastries everyday is a big no-no. Not only will it harm your overall health but snacking on them every day is one of the main reasons for cavities. This also includes coffee, soda, and other sugary energy drinks as well. Try cutting back and finding better alternatives, such as grapes and strawberries. Also, drink plenty of water and if you don’t like the “bland taste”, try mixing lime, lemon, or cucumber in it to spice it up. After doing this, you will see a positive change in your oral health and as well as your overall.

Tip #2 Start a Routine at Home: Another way to prevent cavities is to brush your teeth twice a day, morning and night, and to always floss and rinse with mouthwash afterwards. But we recommend to not just buy any toothpaste or mouthwash that you find at the store. During a routine check-up, be sure to ask your dentist which one is best for your teeth. Your dentist should be able to recommend a few that you can choose from that will get the job done.

Tip #3 Schedule Your Next Appointment: Besides eating a ton of sweets or not taking better care of teeth at home, one number one reason why many people have cavities is because they don’t go to the dentist on a regular basis. You should be going to the dentist twice a year for a dental cleaning and a check-up for any current or potential problems. A dentist can provide different examinations and treatments to stop the problem right then and there.

Don’t have a dentist to go to? Luckily New Beginnings Dental Center is here! We provide quality care for each one of our patients. Each one of our services are at reasonable and efficient cost and we also accept Medicaid as well. Give us a call now, to make your next appointment.