Right now, the last thing on your mind is your oral hygiene. Sure, we all floss, brush twice a day, and use mouthwash, but that only does so much. If something does come up, like a cavity, it’s one more thing on your plate that you have to handle. What’s worse, is that the more you’re out addressing these kinds of issues, the less time you’re dedicating to scaling your business. So, to ensure you can stay focused, here are some of the ways you can help prevent cavities.

A key factor to most cavities is sugar because bacteria use it as food. As a result, the bacteria population in your mouth increases and produces more bacterial waste and acid. This acid is what attacks the enamel of your teeth, causing them to soften and decay, and, eventually, form cavities. It’s important to note that you can spread cavity-causing bacteria by something as simple as blowing on your child’s food.

So you need to watch not only your sugar intake but also anything else that turns to sugar when you consume it. Food products like milk, bread, and pasta, are known as Fermentable Carbohydrates that break down into sugar.

The best way to avoid cavities from developing this way is to drink water with every meal. Even if you prefer something else, drinking a small glass of water after eating cleans out any excess sugars from your mouth. This way, the acid doesn’t sit on your teeth, eroding them away.

If your teeth are causing you pain, you must get checked out as soon as possible, though. If you’re an AFEUSA member, make sure to use your exclusive discount with Carrington Dental/Vision plans.

 

Article by
Wayne Goshkarian,
Director of Communications

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