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Did you know avoiding cavities can save your oral health? Yes, it’s true! Cavities can put a damper on anyone’s day, but did you know that cavities can destroy your teeth and oral health? That is why dentists across the world encourage us to brush and floss each day to prevent cavities.

Our dentist, Dr. Joseph Tagliarini, cares about your smile and oral health, which is why cavity prevention is so important. That is why our team at Comprehensive Dental Health, LLC in New Haven, Connecticut, is willing to share some tips on how to avoid cavities and save your oral health.

The first step to cavity prevention embraces brushing for a minimum of two minutes a day, twice a day. Brushing will remove the sticky plaque and bacteria from your teeth caused by foods and drinks we devour on a daily basis. Flossing is the next vital step to cavity prevention since it eliminates the plaque from the places your toothbrush can’t reach. Without brushing or flossing, you are leaving your teeth helpless to oral health tragedies.

Mouthwash is another proper action to take to clear away bacteria left in your mouth. The mouthwash can coat your teeth with needed ingredients like fluoride to keep your tooth enamel healthy. Chewing sugar-free gum is also vital to produce saliva and fight away bacteria from sticking to your chompers. The next step to remember about cavity prevention is always visit your dentist every six months for your dental checkup. These checkups are important because your dentist can help keep your smile in exceptional condition.

If you need help keeping your smile healthy, or if you have an untreated cavity that requires attention, please call us today at 203-624-5515 to set up an appointment. Our friendly and dedicated team of experts are happy to work with you and help your oral health in any way we can.