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When plaque begins to build up over time in your mouth, it can begin to transform substances such as sugars into harmful acids that are capable of eating through tooth enamel. When the harmful acids completely eat through the tooth enamel, a hole forms, called a cavity, which can begin to overrun your smile if you leave them unchecked. You can fight cavities with these treatments:

— Protect your teeth and gums from the ravages of tooth decay and cavities by brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing once daily.

— Avoid sticky or chewy treats that can easily attach to the roof of your teeth and gums, as this can increase your risk for tooth decay and cavities.

— Use toothbrushes that feature soft bristles, and toothpaste that is proven to fight cavities. This includes products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

— Use dental floss that is shred resistant and capable of easily cleaning between all of your teeth.

— Enhance your oral health care routine with supplementary cleaning tools such as mouthwash.

Keeping your teeth clean ensures cavities will not be able to harm you. To schedule your professional cleaning at Brenner Dental of Park Slope with Dr. Leonard Brenner and our team at our dentist office in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, simply give us a call at 718-638-6607. We look forward to hearing from you.