How to prevent dental cavity or dental decay: Anti Cavity strategies

Preservation of natural and undecayed teeth is most important in prevention of dental problems. The preventive strategies are multi—pronged but can be clubbed into 2 broad classifications:

Home Care: Correct Home care is most important. This includes:

  • Tooth Brushing, at least 2 times a day if not after every meal, including night brushing.
  • 1 Correct tooth brushing technique with the right kind of tooth brush
  • Rinsing the mouth after every meal/ snack intake.
  • Avoiding frequent intake of sticky sugary foods like caramels, candies, cakes etc.
  • Intake of fibrous food like green salad, dry fruits etc.

Dentist administered strategies:

These are applicable to all children as well as cavity prone/high risk adults. The anti-cavity regimen is meant to be used when there is no cavity or when the repair/restoration of existing dental decay has been completed. It is not a replacement of any corrective dental treatment needed.

21Pit and fissure sealants: Pit and fissure sealants, also called Anti cavity sealants are white paints applied on teeth through a no drilling process and can effectively keep cavities away from chewing surfaces.

3Anti-cavity varnishes: Pit and fissure sealants, also called Anti cavity sealants are white paints applied on teeth through a no drilling process and can effectively keep cavities away from chewing surfaces.

Correction of irregularly positioned teeth by braces treatment

We all have to believe in preserving what’s good!

So ask your dentist today!

Dr Anurag Gupta, Maximus Dental

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