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What is a cavity, and how do you keep them from happening? A cavity occurs when your tooth enamel has been extensively damaged, so that a hole has developed in the inner parts of your tooth. If not taken care of, cavities can cause infection or even tooth loss.

If you have a cavity, it’s time for a frank assessment of your oral health care habits. While it may be possible that the cavity was due to physical trauma to a tooth, it is more likely caused by bacteria wearing away the tooth enamel. To prevent further cavities from forming, you must increase the efficacy of your oral health care processes.

Check your brushing and flossing habits. Is your technique correct? If in doubt, speak with Dr. Austin Baker about proper brushing and flossing techniques. Always be sure to brush your teeth at least twice daily and floss once daily. These habits only take a total of 6-7 minutes a day, and they save a lot of time, pain, and money.

The next thing to evaluate is your diet. Starchy, sticky, acidic or sugary foods can all negatively impact your oral health. Reduce or remove any harmful substances that could be damaging your teeth, and your smile will thank you.

Another extremely effective method to use against cavities is to schedule bi-annual professional cleanings at Grand Trails Dental. Your dentist can ensure your teeth are being cleaned effectively, as well as provide professional cleaning to adequately support those at-home hygiene efforts.

If you are showing signs of cavities, come visit Grand Trails Dental for treatment today! With the helpful support of Dr. Austin Baker and our team in Spring, Texas, we can restore your smile to its former glory. To schedule an appointment, call us at 832-616-8822. We will get your smile back in shape!