Dentist Questions Cavities

How can I protect my teeth from cavities?

I'm 20 years old, and I want to try and take care of my oral hygiene, which includes preventing cavities. What's the best way to protect my teeth from cavities?

9 Answers

Flossing, brushing, and regular dental visits.
Brush and floss regularly and if your super conscious you can get a paste called MI paste from your dentist. This is calcium for your teeth and will keep them stronger And fight against cavities
Brush with a fluoride toothpaste twice a day. Spit out the toothpaste but do not rinse. Avoid eating or drinking or rinsing for at least half an hour after brushing. Floss your teeth daily (or at a minimum once a week).
Avoid drinking soda and consuming too much sugar. Brush 2 -3 times per day and floss daily. Make sure to visit your Dentist every 6 months.
Brush your teeth at least twice a day. A manual toothbrush is good, but an electric brush is more effective.
Floss once a day. Stay away from soda (including diet) and sports drinks. They are very acidic and probably cause more cavities than candy. If you are cavity prone, ask your dentist to write a prescription for Prevedent 5000. It has five times the fluoride of ordinary toothpaste and can make a big difference.
Your best defense is brushing and flossing on a daily basis, after each meal is best. It doesn't hurt to add in a little mouth wash at the end of the day. You also want to get you teeth checked and professionally cleaned at least once a year (twice is better). Don't forget to ask for your fluoride Treatments as well!
Ideally, brush twice a day with an electric (not battery powered) toothbrush. I prefer Oral-B or Sonicare. Floss once a day. Limit sugary drinks, as well as carbonated water (because of acidity). Never sip over long periods of time because time of exposure to sugar is key in cavity development. Drink a lot of water and keep your body healthy!
Regular dental visits, i.e., 2 times a year, for cleanings. Brush with a fluoride toothpaste 2x a day for 2 minutes. Floss daily, eat a sensible diet with low sugar intake.