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Cavities can be a scary thing when left untreated. Did you know, cavities can lead to serious conditions such as tooth loss, gum disease, and even result in bone loss over time? Well, it’s true! That is why our staff here at Rainier Dental Center in Seattle, Washington, is happy to give you tips and tricks to keep cavities at bay during the fun-filled seasons full of sweets and treats!

These tips include:

-Brush your teeth for two minutes two times a day: By brushing your teeth, you are removing any residue that may be stuck on your teeth keeping your gums and teeth healthier.

-Floss your teeth each day: By flossing your teeth, you are removing plaque and bad bacteria wedged between your teeth and deep along the gumline.

-Visit your dentist regularly:
Professional cleanings and oral health examinations are vital to removing the tartar and other bacteria from your mouth. These checks also include oral cancer screenings and other health checks to help prevent serious conditions.

-Eat healthy and nutritious food: Having a healthy diet will help keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong.

-Change your toothbrush regularly: Over time, as you brush your teeth bacteria may begin to reside in your brush. Changing your brush every 3-4 moths or sooner if your bristles become worn and frayed will help keep bad bacteria from your mouth and give you a cleaner brush.

Don’t let tooth decay let your oral health decline. Take control of it and call us today at 206.329.1100, so we can reverse your tooth decay in time for the holidays. Having positive oral health is also having a healthy and beautiful smile. So, call us today and make an appointment. We are always happy to take your call!