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Cavities, periodontal disease, abscess, and missing teeth are just a few dental problems which can cause harm to your health and discomfort. Though there are treatments available for these complications, there are steps you can take to prevent dental problems from developing in the first place.

Oral Hygiene

Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day are the best ways to prevent most dental problems from developing. Doing so removes the plaque bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease.

Fluoride

Fluoride is nature’s cavity fighter and is added to most community water supplies. You can strengthen and rebuild your tooth enamel by using toothpastes and mouthwashes containing fluoride. Our dentist also provides fluoride treatment to improve your dental health.

Visit Our Dentist

Our team at Cindy Walker, DMD, PA is trained to give your mouth professional care. We will not only brush and floss your teeth, but scale away tartar (hardened plaque). Additionally, we examine your teeth and gums for dental problems.

Other Preventions

There are many other ways you can prevent dental problems from developing, including:

  • Keeping a healthy diet that is low in sugars and starches.
  • Chewing sugar-free gum after meals (this increases saliva flow, which reduces the risk for cavities).
  • Wearing a mouth guard while playing sports to protect your teeth from injury.
  • Avoiding substances like alcohol and tobacco.