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Unfortunately, cavities aren’t just for kids—they can attack adult smiles too. This means your smile isn’t invulnerable to the painful, inconvenient, and dangerous holes that can form in teeth. However, fortunately, there are things you can do to increase your chances of never suffering a cavity again.

First, clean your smile regularly. This means you need to brush twice a day and floss and rinse daily. These things can remove bacteria and other harmful substances from your mouth before they attack your teeth. Just remember to use a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, floss that is easy to use, and beneficial mouthwash as you clean your smile.

Second, visit Dr. Greg L. Wolfe. It’s important to visit your dentist every six months for a professional dental cleaning and exam. These appointments are vital because we can completely remove tartar from your teeth, which is a dangerous and extremely toxic substance that can cause major issues. There are also additional treatments that can strengthen and nourish your teeth and give them the ability to fight tooth decay, like fluoride and dental sealants. So, please attend your appointments.

Third, have a tooth-healthy diet. This means it’s best to limit sugar consumption as much as possible. It’s also important to eat smile-healthy foods regularly, like fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. These things can strengthen your tooth enamel and even clean your teeth.

If you do these things, you’ll be on the right track toward a cavity-free smile in Ventura, California. To learn more, please don’t be afraid to call Greg Wolfe Family Dentistry at 805-654-1174. Our dental team wants you to have the healthiest smile possible, and we look forward to helping you!