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Caring for your smile includes making sure you have effective cavity prevention plans in place. If you are not adequately protecting your mouth against the risk of cavities, eventually erosion can occur to the point that a hole does form in your tooth enamel. To help combat these risks, make sure you keep your mouth free and clear of any debris and plaque buildup.

Plaque buildup is a process of a thin layer of bacteria and debris forming on your teeth. It can slowly wear down your tooth enamel and even convert other substances in your mouth into acids that will damage your teeth and gums and lead to tooth decay and gum disease. To help combat the risks associated with plaque buildup, establish effective oral hygiene routines that include brushing, flossing, using mouthwash and implementing other non-abrasive cleaning tools for your smile.

Don’t forget to consider the risks associated with your diet. Several products in your diet could give rise to acids that will chew through your tooth enamel. To help protect your smile, avoid products with a low pH level and those that can be converted into acids in your mouth.

Do you require a dentist in Shokan, New York? To set up an oral exam for a cavity assessment at Woodstock & Manhattan Institute for Holistic Dentistry, you are welcome to schedule an appointment at our dental office. Dr. Victor Zeines and the rest of our team can be reached at 845-657-2322.