Quiz: Set Your Sights On Better Cavity Prevention
Posted December 29, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
There are biological factors that can impact your cavity resistance. A small number of people have teeth that are naturally highly resistant to decay. Others are more prone to problems due to the condition of their enamel. While there are many factors at play when it comes to preventive dental care, you should strive to expertly manage your oral health. Improving your daily habits will help with this, as will improving your typical diet. That being said, you should not discount the role your dentist can play in defending your smile against the different threats it faces.
True Or False: When you floss, you give attention to areas of your teeth that brushing can fail to properly clean. This part of your daily routine provides important protection against tooth decay and gum disease.
True Or False: Acidic foods and drinks can soften your enamel. When this happens, bacteria can more easily cause cavities to form on teeth.
True Or False: If you have gone more than two years without a cavity, you can probably take a break from routine dental checkups.
True! Flossing can make a big difference in your efforts to fight tooth decay, and it can also be vital in your defense against gum disease.
True! When acidic products cause your enamel to soften, it can lead to a lowered cavity resistance. Citruis fruits can be a problem, as can soft drinks. This means that despite being sugar-free, diet soft drinks can still be trouble for teeth.
False! Unless your dentist advises you to do something different, you should continue making semiannual dental appointments, even if you have avoided cavities for a longer period of time.
At Wager-Evans Dental, you can enjoy great support in your fight against cavities. Located in Reno, NV, we are proud to welcome residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all other neighboring and nearby communities. If you would like to schedule a consultation, or your next dental appointment, you can visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 829-7700.