Tips to prevent tooth decay


In this day and age preventing tooth decay is not something we all think about as much as we should, particularly considering that we only get one set of permanent teeth in our adult lives and these need to be protected for the future. Here are some quick tips for keeping tooth decay at bay

Brush more often

Brushing at least twice a day should be a part of everyone’s dental health regime. Brushing should always occur at least once before bed, because this is when you are least active and the bacteria accumulate the most, and also at one point during the day. A good suggestion for this time would be after lunch due to the fact that this will generally be the longest time in between your meals that isn’t immediately before bed.

Rinse your mouth and drink more water

Rinsing your mouth and drinking more water regularly is a great way to remove excess food, plaque and bacteria from the mouth, and will also mean preventing bad breath. It is important to remember that a dry mouth will help bacteria to accumulate in the mouth, so it is super important to make sure you are drinking enough water.


Flossing regularly is a great way to reduce the amount of plaque and bacteria in your mouth, as well as food that becomes stuck in between your teeth. This has the advantage of not only helping to reduce cavities, but also by making your breath much fresher. You should floss at least twice a week in order to keep your mouth happy and healthy.

Check the packaging

Nowadays it is really difficult to find food that does not contain sugar, so the best thing to do when deciding what foods to buy is to look at the amount of sugar on the packaging of foods in your local supermarket. Initially this may be difficult to check everything, but after some time you will get a feel for foods high in sugar.

About the Dentistry

Llanishen Dental Centre is a dentist in Cardiff that offers high quality, professional dentistry, the way it should be.

15 Heol Hir



South Glamorgan

CF14 5AA