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Cavities are costly to fix, and they cause serious oral health issues if you don’t take care of them as quickly as possible. That’s why our team here at PR Cosmetic and General Dentistry put this list together. We want to help you fight cavities on your own.

Brush and floss regularly
Every time you visit Dr. Paul Roe, he will ask you how you’re doing on your brushing and flossing. This isn’t just because he enjoys asking this question. It’s because regular brushing and flossing is the most important thing you can do to prevent cavities and promote great oral health.

Don’t hurt your enamel
Your enamel, or the outer layer of your teeth, is your first line of defense against cavities. Enamel protects the rest of your teeth against cavities, decay, and other problems. Food and drinks that are high in sugar aren’t good for your enamel, and can lead to enamel erosion.

Use mouthwash
Mouthwash is something that a lot of people only think to use in order to prevent bad breath. However, the truth is that mouthwash has a lot of benefits aside from fresh breath. It helps kill plaque and other bacteria in your mouth that cause cavities.

If you need any more help fighting cavities, or you think you need a certain tooth looked at, please call us today at 253-435-0333 to schedule an appointment.