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If you fail to care for your teeth, plaque build-up can transform substances such as sugars into harmful acids that eat through tooth enamel. When these harmful acids eat through the tooth enamel, holes form called cavities. Here in Chincoteague, VA, our team can help you with this problem.Luckily, all this is preventable. Here’s what you can do to force tooth decay to retreat:

-Brush your teeth twice daily and flossing once daily. This will remove stray food particles, plaque, and harmful sugars from your mouth.
-Avoid sticky or chewy treats. These can easily attach to the roof of your teeth and gums, increasing your risk of tooth decay and cavities.
-Use toothbrushes with soft bristles and toothpaste with fluoride and enamel protection properties. You’ll want to look for products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance to make sure they are safe and effective.
-Use a dental floss that is shred resistant and able to easily clean between all of your teeth.
-Improve your oral health care routine with supplementary cleaning tools like mouthwash.

If you keep your teeth clean, cavities will not be able to harm you. To book your professional cleaning at Morrison Dental Group with our talented and professional team at our dentist office in Chincoteague, VA, and Eastern Shore, VA, just give us a call at 757-336-1260. We are excited to hear from you!