Kruckman Family Dentistry is committed to the oral health of Waconia, Minnesota. While we provide regular cleanings and other forms of preventative dentistry, our number one goal is to help our patients avoid dental problems through any means necessary. Cavities are one of the most common examples of a treatment that can be easily avoided with a little vigilance at home. Here are some tips to help you prevent cavities at home, making your next dentist’s office visit an easier one.
Brushing should go without saying, but unfortunately, there are still many people who do not take it seriously. Dedicate four minutes of your day to brushing – two in the morning when you wake up, and two in the evening before you go to bed. Brush using an up-and-down motion, never side-to-side. Sonic toothbrushes are even more effective at removing tartar and other substances.
Flossing should also be done on a regular basis in order to remove bits of food that has become wedged between your teeth and gums. While it is not necessary to floss twice a day, the more often you do it, the less time those food particles have to degrade your tooth enamel and cause decay.
Avoiding sugar is something you should do for your general well-being, as well as your dental health. Sugar corrodes the enamel that protects your teeth, and leaves them exposed to damage and decay. Hard candies and sodas in particular are common causes of cavities, owing to their chronic exposure of sugar to the teeth.
Our Waconia dentist would love it if you did not have to spend a minute more in her chair than what is necessary. Avoid cavities, and make your next visit to the dentist an easy one! Contact Kruckman Family Dentistry today!