You might hear rumors about tooth decay that you cannot quite feel good about. Part of you wants to dismiss what you hear. Another part of you wonders, “Is there any truth to this?” Fortunately, you don’t have to do any digging to get to the bottom of these conundrums. Instead, getting the factual response you want is as easy as bringing these questions to our attention! We will quickly either confirm or dispel them for you. Ready to get started? Let’s do it!
Question #1: Are There Some People Who Won’t Get Cavities?
Yes. There are some people. However, it’s not a good idea to assume you could be one of these individuals. The chances are extremely slim because this good fortune extends to only a very small amount of individuals. Furthermore, while patients immune to cavities may not ever deal with tooth decay, they still have to take excellent care of their grins. Why? Well, because they need to prevent bad breath, gingivitis, and more.
Question #2: Am I Fighting A Losing Battle?
Maybe you’ve experienced tooth decay in the past, though you were sure you were doing a wonderful job. As a result, you assume you’re someone who’s just fighting a losing battle against cavities. The truth is, you’re not! What you need is to stick to the recommendations that we provide for care at home (brushing and flossing) and care with us (cleanings and checkups). You also need to consider additional details we will be happy to go over regarding snacking, your beverage choices, and other habits that can make a big impact on your smile!
Question #3: Is Sugar Really The Main Problem?
Nope! It’s certainly a major player when it comes to the development of tooth decay, of course. However, if you were to completely cut sugary, sweet foods out of your diet it does not mean you will suddenly be immune to cavities. Sugar creates an acid environment in your mouth, which softens enamel. So, acidic foods and beverages, dry mouth, and other factors (including not caring for your teeth!) also play a big role.
Avoid Decay By Coming In For Prevention
If you have questions about tooth decay, avoiding it is something you can absolutely do! Ask us for tips and pointers! Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.