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Are you aware of the risks associated with cavities? Cavities arise where harmful acids in your mouth wear down your tooth enamel until holes form. If a hole has formed in your tooth enamel, it can leave the inner linings of a tooth susceptible to infections and decay. If the pulp of a tooth is damaged, it will need to be extracted, or tooth loss will occur.

To help prevent the risk of cavities, always make sure your smile is safe. You can do this by eating nutritious and balanced meals as well as eliminating snacking. Snacking is harmful to your oral health because it increases the amount of time that harmful substances are in contact with your teeth and gums. To help clean away any bad bacteria and food particles after eating, use mouthwash or sugarless chewing gum.

Always remember to provide your smile with effective oral hygiene routines daily. This includes making sure you clean your teeth and gums by brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. Always use non-abrasive products such as soft-bristled toothbrushes and non-abrasive toothpaste. Make sure to use dental floss that will not tear easily. If you struggle with traditional threaded floss, try switching to a water flosser.

If you would like to have your teeth looked at to determine if cavities are present, contact our team at NuSmile Dental & Orthodontics, to book an appointment with Dr. Wu and our team at our dentist office. To set up a visit with our dentist in San Jose, California, please contact us at 408-266-2800.