You may have always thought cavities were just things that happened to show up. Of course, you knew that they were linked to smile care that’s not completely on track but as for what you should be doing to absolutely protect against them? Well, it remained somewhat of a mystery. Lovely news: Our Upton, MA team can offer you some very clear steps that, when followed without a single hiccup, can offer you exceptional protection against tooth decay. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, you’ll be thrilled to learn that it’s very easy to do!

Step #1: Brush And Floss Your Smile!

You don’t want to have to come in for restorative dental care, of course, which is why you’re curious about care that will prevent all sorts of things, including tooth decay. Fortunately, you already know how to follow this step. You need to brush and floss. You’ll brush your teeth every day, twice daily. You should remember that this needs to be done gently (with a gentle, soft-bristle toothbrush) for effective care. You should also be very mindful of ensuring you’re flossing thoroughly one time every day. This step will make up the majority of your protection against decay!

Step #2: Be Very Good About Your Preventive Appointments

Now, you may think that if you’re excelling at Step #1 that you’re good to go. However, this is where many patients mess up. They make this assumption and, as a result, they miss out on the care they need from our practice in order to prevent tooth decay. Remember, just as important as dental hygiene is your dedication to setting up your preventive care appointments with us. You’ll see us two times each year for a visit that includes a cleaning as well as a checkup. It’s easy and offers exceptional protection.

Step #3: Rinse With Water Often

Now, for our team’s easiest suggestion to help you avoid tooth decay? Rinse your smile with water after you eat. Especially after you eat foods that are full of carbohydrates or sugars because these are the most likely to lead to tooth decay. Keep water on hand and you’ll be doing a wonderful job protecting your grin.

Avoid Decayed Teeth With Our Easy Advice

Take our word for it! When you want to avoid tooth decay, you can rely on our simple yet effective suggestions. To learn more, call our family dental office in Upton, MA, today at 508-529-4591. We proudly welcome patients from all surrounding communities, including, Grafton, Hopedale, Whitinsville, and more.


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