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Tooth enamel failure can be the result of your dental tools. If your dental tools are broken, weak, or aged, they may not function as originally intended, or may not function well enough for the tasks required. This includes brushing, flossing, and even additional supplementary tools including mouthwash.

Cavity prevention initiates with proper oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing. Characteristically, you should brush twice daily and floss at least once daily. Look for brushes that use soft bristles and floss that is shred resistant. In addition, you can ask your dentist or look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance on select products that have been found to be safe and effective.

Some foods are more hazardous than others in terms of potential cavities. Highly sugary products and those substances that are chewy and sticky are some of the most harmful, as they can stick to your teeth and gums and continue to destroy your enamel long after consumption. Replace these unhealthy products with a diet that is high in vitamins and minerals for a healthy smile.

For more oral health care advice or to schedule an oral exam with Dr. Robert Doyle and our team at our dentist office in Steubenville, Ohio, please contact Complete Dental Care at 740-264-6811. We look forward to helping you soon!