Importance of Doing Your Part to Prevent Cavities

Cavity Prevention in Manhattan Beach CA Area

Cavity prevention is a two-fold process involving you and your dental specialist. To enjoy healthy, attractive teeth, you have to do your part to keep them clean. Good oral hygiene habits will reduce your risk of decay and other dental issues that can damage your teeth. At Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions, Manhattan Beach, California, we’ll work with you to protect your teeth from cavities and preserve the beauty of your smile.

How Cavities Form

When you eat, food particles often get caught in between your teeth. Thorough brushing and flossing help remove these food particles before they form into plaque or tartar that breeds bacteria. Bacteria will erode the enamel of your teeth and cause cavities. Your dietary habits can also impact the health of your teeth. Food and drinks with high sugar content make you more susceptible to developing cavities. Cavities can severely weaken and damage your teeth which can lead to tooth loss.

Importance of Preventing Cavities

Tooth decay usually starts small and escalates over time, compromising the health of your teeth and gums. If left unchecked, cavities can cause all kinds of dental issues, causing you to suffer the repercussions of:

  • Pain and sensitivity
  • Tooth infections
  • Swollen gums
  • Cracked or fractured teeth
  • Difficulty eating due to painful teeth
  • Tooth loss




By doing your part to protect your teeth against cavities, you benefit from healthier teeth. Although Dr. Don Mungcal can treat cavities at our practice, the damage has already been done to your teeth. Cavity prevention saves you time, money, and frustration in treating cavities and protects the integrity of your teeth.

Ways to Prevent Cavities

Cavity prevention begins with good oral care. Routine brushing, flossing, and rinsing with a fluoride mouthwash are part of this care. A healthy diet that restricts (or eliminates) high-sugar foods and drinks will reduce your risk of developing cavities. Routine dental cleanings are also a must to remove plaque and tartar buildup that can lead to cavities.

Professional Dental Cleaning and Cavity Prevention in Manhattan Beach, California

To learn more about cavity prevention or schedule a professional dental cleaning, contact Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions, Manhattan Beach, California, at (424) 403 – 1700.

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