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It’s the age-old question you hate to ask when visiting the dentist – do I have a cavity? No one likes getting a cavity, as the filling process usually isn’t terribly cheap and not comfortable at all.

However, there are a few simple things you can do to prevent cavities from forming and maintain a high level of oral health. Let’s look at what Dr. Gemma Dalton recommends you do.

Establish a routine

The best thing you can do in your fight against cavities is to establish a routine for your oral health. Ensuring that you brush, floss, and use mouthwash at the same time every day will make the process a habit. And since habits are hard to break, once you’ve developed this one, you’re all but guaranteed to have stellar oral health.

Visit the dentist regularly

You can’t skip out on your appointments here at Gemma Tanglao Dalton, DDS in Bedford, Texas. They’re critical in finding potential areas of decay that could become a cavity if not treated immediately. Often, the beginnings of a cavity can’t be seen or felt except for through X-ray or careful examination by a dental professional, like those on our team.

Balanced diet

Having a balanced diet is also key to keeping cavities at bay. Without the nutrients in healthy food your mouth and teeth will have a much harder time fighting the bacteria that cause cavities.

If you need more help in fighting cavities, call us today at 817-571-1667.