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Did you know it’s best to prevent cavities as much as possible? Well, it’s true. This is because cavities are very dangerous for the smile. In fact, they can destroy your teeth if you let them. It’s best to keep cavities at bay so you can maintain the top-notch oral health you deserve. Fortunately, there are things you can do to prevent cavities, and our dentist, Dr. Michael Kim, is happy to tell you all about them.

-Keep up on oral hygiene: This means you need to clean your teeth and gums regularly by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and rinsing daily. As you clean, use fluoride toothpaste and fluoride mouthwash, to strengthen the tooth enamel and reduce your chances of having cavities.

-Attend your checkups: It’s very important to attend your checkups because the cleaning will remove the plaque from your teeth and gumline; and the fluoride treatment will nourish the tooth enamel, which will strengthen the smile and help you fight off cavities.

-Try to limit cavity-causing foods: Sugary and starchy foods tend to promote cavities, so it’s best to limit those foods and stick to tooth-healthy foods, like dairy products, fruits and vegetables.

Call Michael Kim, DDS today at 262-241-5558 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be more than happy to tell you all about how to prevent cavities in Mequon, Wisconsin. We look forward to helping you!