How to Effectively Prevent Cavities

When it comes to prevention of cavities, the first thing dentists suggest is the right way to brush teeth. This is the reason that children are always told to brush and floss their teeth. However, you may wonder about people who take good care of their oral hygiene but still get cavities. Are they doing something wrong? Maybe it is not the case. Having that said, there are a few things you have to keep in mind if you want to prevent cavities.

Although brushing and flossing help in cleaning of teeth and gums while keeping the bacteria at bay, this is not the only way of preventing cavities. Since there are different types of bacteria and their acids that can cause cavities, there have to be different ways to prevent cavities.

Use baking soda for brushing your teeth

Prevention of bacteria is very important to prevent cavities. For this purpose, you can consider using baking soda for brushing your teeth. The huge benefit of baking soda is that it is least abrasive but it has amazing quality of neutralizing bad bacteria in the mouth. All you have to do is dipping your toothbrush into the soda after applying toothpaste on its bristles.


When it comes to prevention of cavities, you have to make sure that your teeth are exposed to sufficient amount of fluoride. Although fluoride is present in most of the toothpastes available in the market and you can also get fluoride from community water supply, you may also need to get fluoride varnish twice in every year. You can discuss about it with your dentist. One thing worth remembering here is that fluoride treatment gets very important if your teeth are at higher risk of decay.

Brushing and flossing

Last but not the least, you have to make sure that you are brushing and flossing your teeth in the right way. Most people wonder about cavities because they think that they do enough to prevent cavities by brushing and flossing their teeth. Remember, technique also matters. Moreover, it is also the point of concern whether or not you brush and floss your teeth twice in every day. More specifically, following oral hygiene routine before going to bed is very important because food remnants in the mouth can cause serious damage if they are consistently left in the mouth for an entire night.

In the end, it is worth mentioning that your dentist has all the answers you need in order to prevent cavities. Therefore, visiting the dentist after every 6 months is very much important.