How to Prevent Cavities

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They’re one of the most common dental problems in the country, and yet cavities are also the most easily preventable. You just have to brush twice a day and floss and your teeth will thank you for it by not falling apart!

However, a lot of people still need a few tips on how to take care of their teeth in such a way that they don’t end up with cavities. So let’s look at what some of those tips are.

Use mouthwash

This is a tactic surprisingly few people employ. Mouthwash is a great tool to use to help rid your mouth of bacteria you may have missed from brushing, and it helps especially with bad breath by killing those germs that mostly live on your tongue.

It’s like the rinse after you’ve washed your car – mouthwash comes in and shines everything up, gets rid of the soap suds, and makes sure everything looks gleaming and brand-new.

Floss just once a day

Flossing is a big boost to your oral health – and cavity prevention – but so few people do it on a regular basis. Flossing just once a day rids your mouth of more plaque, debris, and food stuck between your teeth than is possible to remove by brushing. Seeing as debris stuck between your teeth is one of the leading causes of cavities, it just makes sense to do what you can to get rid of it.

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