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Are you keeping your smile safe from cavities? Do you practice optimum oral hygiene habits on a daily basis and ensure your mouth is consistently cleaned and free of bacteria and food particles? Are you ensuring that the foods going into your mouth are safe for your smile and destined to improve your oral health, not hinder it? Cavity prevention requires your help to ensure your smile remains safe for many years to come.

Cavity prevention begins with appropriate oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing. Typically, you should brush twice every day and floss at least once every day. Look for brushes that feature soft bristles and floss that is shred resistant. In addition, you can ask your dentist or look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance on select products that have been marked as safe and effective.

Some foods are more harmful than others in terms of possible cavities. Highly sugary products and those substances that are chewy and sticky are some of the most hazardous, as they can stick to your teeth and gums and continue to wear down your enamel long after consumption. Exchange these unhealthy products with a diet that is high in vitamins and minerals for a healthy smile.

If you have a cavity, depending on the size and depth of any cavities you may have, our dentist at Dayley Family Dental can help you find which dental filling treatment will work best for you. Dr. Blake Dayley and our team would love to see you at our dentist office in Boise, Idaho. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 208-321-1141. We will be glad to help you achieve the results you are looking for.