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Are you concerned about developing cavities? Cavities develop when a tooth becomes damaged after the protective layer of tooth enamel covering it is weakened as a result of acid erosion, in part from plaque buildup. An untreated cavity could result in an infection, which could require a root canal or an extraction.  

Below, we have provided tips to follow to lower your risk of cavities:

— Refrain from eating sticky and chewy foods or drinks, which can easily become stuck to your smile for a long time after meals, causing prolonged damage to your teeth and soft tissues.

 

– Limit your intake of acidic or sugary foods, as well as eat a healthy and balanced diet that includes foods that are high in water content.

— Maintain a lifetime habit of brushing twice a day and flossing once a day


— Choose high-quality dental products that include the ADA Seal of Acceptance. You are also welcome to speak with our dentist about recommendations for toothbrushes and dental floss.

— Try using mouthwash as part of your oral care routine can help you clean your smile after meals.

— Schedule dental exams and cleanings every six months at Family Dental of Palatine to have your smile checked for signs of cavities.

To learn more about cavity prevention in Palatine, Illinois, contact our team at 847-485-8767 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nidal Obeid.