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Are You More Prone to Cavities Than Others? Ask a Dentist!

March 27, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcaballeros @ 3:52 pm

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What is one of the top threats that your dentist always warns you about every time you visit their office? Cavities!

Tooth decay and the development of cavities can attack your oral health, so your dentist is always trying to help you avoid them. However, there are some patients who may be more prone to cavity development than others.

Learn more about cavities and what causes them in some patients in this week’s blog post! (Excellent intro!)

What makes a person cavity prone?

As mentioned above, there are some patients who may be more susceptible to cavity development than others, meaning that even despite their best hygienic efforts, they could still have decay in their smile. Here are some of the reasons why patients develop cavities more than others:

Diet

The culprit for excessive cavities could just be what you’re eating and drinking every day. Eating too many snacks and beverages filled with sugar is a major issue when it comes to your oral health. In fact, when you drink and eat sugar, it mixes with the bacteria in your smile and creates an acid. This acid attacks the enamel of your teeth, creating pits of decay—or cavities.

Dry Mouth

Do you drink enough water throughout the day? One way to improve your oral health is to drink much more H2O. When have more water regularly, your mouth will naturally produce more saliva. This helps to keep your mouth cleaner than if you were to drink soda and add more sugar/acid to your smile.

Tooth shape

Teeth usually have crevices and grooves that can have food and other materials stuck in them for days at a time if you don’t clean them accordingly. Sometimes, a patient can have deeper grooves, catching much more food and debris than normal. They can be more difficult to clean and leave materials to decay the tooth.

How Can a Dentist Help?

If you have signs of a cavity or know that you may be more prone to them more than most patients, it’s important to partner with a dentist for assistance. If you have a cavity, they will be able to fill it with the appropriate materials. If you have recurring cavities, you might need to visit your office for more frequent dental cleanings.

Learn more about how a dentist can help by calling your local dental practice!


About Our Office

Here at OnPoint Dentistry, we know that your smile can never reach its true potential if you have cavities throughout it. That’s why we work hard to provide excellent preventive care services to avoid them altogether. However, if you do happen to develop a cavity, it’s not the end of the world. We have the resources and tools to help you recover. Contact us today to learn more!

 

 

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