Why do I still get cavities when I brush and floss regularly?
There are many factors beyond oral hygiene that impact the health of your smile. If you are brushing and flossing routinely, you’re on the right track. But if you are serious about avoiding cavities, your efforts must be combined with preventive cleanings and exams to be most effective.
During these routine appointments, we offer a comprehensive exam including an oral cancer screening. We will also discuss other factors that impact your oral health including dry mouth, the medications you take, whether or not you smoke, your diet, and even the part genetics play.
If your x-rays aren’t current, we may take new ones to identify and diagnose new problems that might be developing within your teeth or under your gums. We may also recommend fluoride varnish or dental sealants to provide further protection from cavities.
There are many ways we can help you avoid cavities, and the best place to start is with an appointment for a cleaning and exam at our Elgin, TX dental office. We’ll evaluate the current condition of your teeth so we can treat any problems before they become complicated and costly to treat.
Please call us at (512) 285-3322 to make an appointment or email us using our convenient online contact form.