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It’s easy to think that you don’t have to do too much to fight cavities. As long as your breath doesn’t smell too bad, you’re doing fine, right?

Well, that’s not exactly true. Here at Team Dental at Burke, we recommend following these simple tips to prevent cavities and maintain optimal oral health.

Brush and floss regularly

Every time you visit Dr. Michael King, he will ask you how you’re doing on your brushing and flossing. This isn’t just because he enjoys asking this question. It’s because regular brushing and flossing is the most important thing you can do to prevent cavities and promote great oral health.

Don’t hurt your enamel
Your enamel, or the outer layer of your teeth, is your first line of defense against cavities. Enamel protects the rest of your teeth against cavities, decay, and other problems. Food and drinks that are high in sugar aren’t good for your enamel, and can lead to enamel erosion.

Use mouthwash

Mouthwash is something that a lot of people only think to use in order to prevent bad breath. However, the truth is that mouthwash has a lot of benefits aside from fresh breath. It helps kill plaque and other bacteria in your mouth that cause cavities.

Now, if you have any teeth that have been bothering you for a while, then you need to come in and see Dr. Michael King today to ensure it’s not a cavity. Call us today at 703-865-8371 to schedule an appointment.