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Do you ever think about how nice it would be to never have a dental cavity again? If so, we are happy to tell you that cavity prevention is achievable and we have the tips that can help you!

Tooth decay is a serious but common dental problem that destroys the smiles of many, which is why our team at Team Dental at River Oaks and Burke is here to help anyone interested in preventing this painful and horrific issue. To help you, we strongly recommend doing the following things:

· Keep up on oral hygiene: Each day, you will need to brush your teeth twice and floss and rinse your mouth with mouthwash at least once. Doing these things will help you clean your smile and will also kill the bacteria in your mouth that is waiting to decay your teeth.
· Have a balanced diet: Do your best to eat a balanced diet. Having a balanced diet will help your teeth remain healthy and strong. Also, try to eat more fruits and vegetables and try to avoid snacking all day.
· Use fluoride: Fluoride is a beneficial mineral that strengthens and nourishes your teeth. So, make sure you take advantage of our professional fluoride treatment when you come into our office. We also recommend using fluoride each day by using fluoride toothpaste and fluoride mouthwash.
· Visit your dentist: It is vital that you visit your dentist every six months for a dental cleaning and exam. These appointments allow our dental team to deeply clean your smile, remove plaque from the surfaces of your teeth, and examine your smile for any apparent dental problems.

By doing these four things, you will have the strong and healthy smile you deserve. We are here to help you prevent tooth decay as much as possible, and we encourage you to call our office at 703-801-6166 if you have any questions or concerns. Dr. Michael King and our team look forward to your call!