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Dentistry and Cavity Prevention

One of the most common and yet the most dreaded types of dental procedures for the average American is getting a cavity filled. Many people avoid the dentist because they do not want to have to worry about paying the cost of fillings or dealing with the novocaine shots and discomfort of drilling teeth. In order to make your relationship to a Long Beach CA dentist easier, you have to think about ways to prevent and take care of cavities before they become a serious problem. Do you brush and floss every day? It is important to do both because many cavities can grow as a result of food particles in between teeth that can only be reached through flossing. Taking care of your teeth and getting cleanings from your dentist in Long Beach CA can both be a part of cavity prevention.

Not only is dental care at home and in a professional setting important but your diet can also be a factor in developing cavities. Do you eat a lot of candy or drink sugary sodas? The more sugar in your diet the more these types of foods will wear down your teeth and create cavities. Healthy eating is good for your teeth and your body as a whole. Cutting down on your sugar intake could make your Long Beach dental experience run a little more smoothly with less cavity filling procedures. Taking the time to think about your dental health can save you from pain and financial issues in the future.

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