Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch
8640 E State Road 70, Suite D, Bradenton, FL 34202

Cavity Prevention is Key to Optimal Dental Health

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“Only you can prevent forest fires.” Oh, wait, scratch that, “Only you can prevent cavities.” Whether the message comes from Smokey the Bear or your dentist in Lakewood Ranch, the same message rings true: you are in control of your health and safety. Taking precautionary dental care measures to protect your health may seem like a new concept, but the dental industry has known for years that the best recipe for lasting health is prevention. Twice-daily brushing, once-daily flossing, and routine visits to your family dentistry expert are preventive habits to ensure that you fight cavities and gum disease as well as keep your smile bright and beautiful.  Use this guide to develop a dental care plan to fight cavities and stay healthy for a lifetime.

Your mouth is teeming with bacteria—some helpful and some harmful. When the harmful bacteria combine with sugar molecules from the foods you eat, they create acids that can erode your teeth and cause cavities. As a defense, your body produces saliva, which is filled with such minerals as calcium and phosphate, to rinse away the bacteria. Enamel repair is further enhanced when you use fluoride-containing toothpaste, because it helps to replace the minerals lost due to acid damage.

Your teeth go through a cycle of mineral loss and gain every day. You can help to control the frequency of the cycle by eating healthy foods and brushing your teeth more often. Infrequent brushing combined with the overconsumption of sugary, starchy foods can cause the loss of minerals and create white spots on your teeth—an early sign of cavities.

If you drink more water, brush and floss more often, and eat teeth-healthy foods, you can inhibit or even reverse tooth decay. However, if tooth decay remains untreated, mineral loss will continue and the enamel will ultimately be destroyed, causing a cavity. Because a cavity is permanent damage that can’t be reversed, your dentist in Lakewood Ranch will have to restore it with a filling.

Dental Care for Fighting Cavities

  • Brush with fluoride toothpaste for two minutes at least twice a day—preferably after every meal.
  • After brushing, swish with a fluoride-containing mouthwash for 60 seconds.
  • Floss with an ADA-approved dental floss at least once a day.
  • Schedule routine check-ups every six months with a skilled, affordable dentist in Lakewood Ranch.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Lakewood Ranch, call Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch today at (941) 462-3706 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Lakewood Ranch. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch. 

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I have been going here for years now. My hygienist Keverly has always been great! Dr. Purcell is as well.
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