Are You Watching For Cavities?

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Tooth decay is one of the most common health problems there is. Are you doing everything you can to prevent it? In this post from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ, we have some practical ideas that can help.

Avoid Refined Sugar

This one is probably obvious, but avoiding sugar should be your number one strategy to prevent cavities. Sugar and starch forms plaque, that sticky film that can coat the teeth. The acids in plaque start the process that forms cavities.

Xylitol

Xylitol is a type of sugar alcohol that occurs naturally in some plants. It is not the same kind of alcohol that makes people drunk, so it’s okay for anyone who is avoiding that type of alcohol. It is popular as a sweetener and can actually be good for dental health.

Brushing

Daily brushing and flossing is still your best bet for preventing cavities. It cleans off the plaque that leads to cavities, and also helps to prevent gum disease.

Along with brushing, regular checkups at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ help you maintain good dental health. People from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton come to our practice for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

Locations (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ 85365

928-783-0804

11231 E Commercial Centre Loop Ste 105
Yuma, AZ 85367

928-783-8300

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