how to prevent cavities

How To Prevent Cavities

Cavities that have not yet penetrated the dentin are usually painless and unnoticed. That’s why you should visit the dentist for regular check-ups and observe proper oral hygiene.

Key takeaways:

  • Cavities lead to sensitivity to hot or cold foods. You may also experience pain when chewing.
  • Avoid smoking, alcohol and acidic meals.
  • Brush and floss daily to prevent plaque.
  • Avoid eating sugary foods and frequent snacking. Sugary foods and carbohydrates leave cavity-causing acids on the teeth.

A cavity may cause toothache. Make an appointment with your dentist if you’re experiencing a severe toothache.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.