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How You can Prevent Cavities Naturally

Cavity prevention doesn’t have to take a lot of time or work. But it does take more effort than just a mindless brushing once per day! If you’re sick of going to the dentist and finding out you have cavities, then now is the time to start following our tips for natural cavity prevention!

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Cut refined sugars

First and foremost, it’s so important to notice where you’re consuming processed or refined sugars in your diet, and to reduce or remove those completely. Refined sugars are a feeding ground for bacteria in your mouth – it’s where decay loves to grow! Plus, cutting out sugar will improve your overall health a ton.

Floss regularly

Your dentist recommends flossing twice daily for a good reason: it’s actually a more effective way to prevent cavities than brushing. This is because flossing removes food particles from between the teeth that, if left alone, will grow into cavities.

Drink more water

Drinking more water throughout the day helps refresh and cleanse the mouth. When you drink water, you’re washing away old food particles and bacteria that can cause decay. It also helps to stimulate the production of saliva, which helps your mouth do all of this effectively on its own.

Choose tooth-healthy foods

Just because you want healthy teeth, doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy delicious foods! Cheese and other dairy products are great for your teeth because the calcium strengthens all-important enamel. And crunchy and fibrous foods help your mouth produce more saliva, which keeps it clean and bacteria-free.

Oil pulling

This Ayurvedic remedy might sound weird at first, but we promise that if you make it a habit, you won’t be able to imagine life without it. Basically, simply swish a few tablespoons of coconut oil around your mouth for a few minutes each morning to help pull bacteria out from the gums.

About the Dentistry

St. Peter’s Lodge Dental Practice is a full-service dental clinic, prepared to provide you with the highest quality dental service. Their St Albans dentist staff is trained to perform dental procedures to help you achieve optimal oral health. Call them today at 01727 853160 or visit their website to book your free consultation, or stop by their office at 7 Manor Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3ST.