May 31, 2006
Health Tip: Preventing Cavities
Proper care is key to good dental health
(HealthDay News) -- Whether you've got a mouth full of cavities or a perfect set of teeth, preventing tooth decay should be a key concern.
The American Dental Association offers these suggestions for keeping your teeth and gums healthy:
- Teeth should be brushed after every meal, or at least twice a day. You should be particularly careful to brush after eating anything sticky or sugary.
- Floss every day.
- Maintain a healthy diet, full of fruits and vegetables. Try to keep snacks to a minimum, and keep them healthy if you do have them.
- See your dentist every six months for a cleaning and an exam.