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It is important to take care of your teeth, so they can continue to function effectively for the rest of your life. If dental erosion is allowed to occur, a hole will form in your teeth known as a cavity, which can leave you susceptible to infection and pulp damage. If left untreated, tooth loss will occur. The best way to treat cavities is to prevent them from forming at all.

Always clean your mouth to ensure it is free of debris and bacteria. This can help lower your risk for dental erosion and the formation of cavities. Cleaning your mouth includes brushing and flossing your teeth daily. Always use products that are safe and effective on your smile, including non-abrasive toothbrushes with soft bristles, effective threaded floss that will not shred, and products recommended or suggested by your dentist.

Your diet plays a key role in the formation of cavities. If you eat poorly, the foods can easily contribute to debris and dental erosion, giving rise to cavities. In addition, avoid sticky or chewy foods which can linger on your teeth and can be difficult to wash away. Furthermore, prevent dry mouth by always making sure your mouth has plenty of salivae to wash away residue and plaque buildup. One effective way to increase saliva production is by chewing sugarless gum after meals, which has been known to help prevent cavities.

If you are looking to improve your smile with effective cavity prevention or any other procedure at our office, you are welcome to book an appointment with Drs. Drs. Nichols and Cicmanec and our team at our dentist office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We can be reached at (605) 335-8640. We look forward to your visit.