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A Guide on How to Prevent Tooth Decay


In Canada, 96% of adults have had a history of cavities and tooth decay. 

If you want to have a healthy life, you need to take care of your teeth. There are steps you can take to keep your teeth free of cavities and decay.

Read this blog and learn how to prevent tooth decay.


Tooth Decay

Tooth decay happens when the enamel of the tooth deteriorates and a hole forms in the enamel.This is often caused by bacteria producing acid as they consume sugars. 

Taking sugary products or inadequate brushing of your teeth may result in enamel damage and decay.

For the majority of people, tooth decay is caused by a combination of these factors.


Standard Dental Hygiene 


Your first line of defence is brushing your teeth. This should be done after eating or drinking at least twice a day. You should always use fluoride toothpaste, as it will help strengthen the enamel of your teeth. 

The second important point to prevent tooth decay is to have a proper brushing technique. Don’t be hurry to brush your teeth. Take at least 2 or 3 minutes to get your teeth thoroughly cleaned. One of the major causes of cavities is improper brushing which leaves plaque and sugars behind. 

Flossing is important, as it will remove particles of food and any plaque between your teeth and prevent them from cavities and decay.


Preventative Dentistry


To make sure that your teeth are healthy, schedule regular visits to the dentist. Preventative dentistry can take many forms, including sealants and professional cleaning.

Sealants are dental treatments to prevent tooth decay. If you have any questions about additional steps you can take to avoid tooth decay, consult your dentist.

You should also have your teeth checked on a regular basis for signs of tooth decay or cavities.


Regular dental checkups in NW Calgary


If you need to find a dentist in NW Calgary, Northland Village Dental Centre is here to help. We can examine and clean your teeth thoroughly and make sure you are free from any tooth decay or cavities.

If you have any questions or want to make an appointment, contact Northland Village Dental Centre today. 

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