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Five Ways to Avoid Cavities

If you would like a successful dental visit with a clean bill of health, preventing cavities is essential. When you do not properly care for your teeth, tooth decay builds and, in turn, causes bacteria that forms plaque on the teeth. This plaque attacks the tooth enamel and leads to cavities.

If you get a cavity, the only treatment options are fillings, crowns or extractions.

If you want a beautiful, healthy smile, there are five key things you can do. Read on for more on this.

Keeping your mouth cavity-free

The best course for avoiding cavities is to make sure that tooth decay does not occur. There are several important (and easy!) ways you can do this.


Brushing your teeth at least twice daily with a fluoride infused toothpaste is essential to keeping teeth clean and free of debris, along with strengthening enamel that has weakened.

Consider your toothbrush

Changing to an electric toothbrush can help ensure you are brushing the recommended full two minutes while also caring for hard-to-reach places of the mouth. And don’t forget to change your brush head every three months as you would a regular toothbrush.

Don’t forget to floss

Flossing once a day minimum removes bacteria below your gumline for a cleaner, healthier mouth and healthy gums.

Sugar-free gum

Chewing sugar-free gum stimulates the production of saliva, which washes plaque away.

Visit the dentist

Your bi-annual dental exams are crucial to keeping your mouth healthy. So do not put off your professional cleaning!

Your Birmingham, Michigan dentist

When you visit Dr. Milan at Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, you experience much more than a routine dental visit.

As a dentist and cosmetic dentist with an abundance of accolades, Dr. Milan is known both in metro Detroit and the state for his talent, skill and state-of-the-art dentist office. Offering not only preventative care to his patients, Dr. Milan is highly trained and experienced in cosmetic, restorative and advanced dentistry — even full mouth rehabilitation!

He and his dental team are expertly in tune with both the science and the art of dentistry, and every treatment is customized to each patient’s needs. Nothing he does is cookie-cutter.

If you would like to receive the best dental care in the area, along with unmatched results, please contact our office today for your appointment.

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