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Cavity prevention is extremely important—both in children and adults—so we are here to give you the tips you need to fight off tooth decay and maintain a strong and healthy smile. So, in order to prevent cavities, here at Riverdale Oral Health and Implant Center, we strongly recommend doing the following things:

· Keep up on oral hygiene: For the best smile results possible, it’s best to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile once a day, and rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush. It doesn’t matter if it’s a manual or electric brush. As you rinse, use a beneficial mouthwash, like anti-bacterial mouthwash.
· Have a balanced diet: Eating healthy foods won’t just improve the health of your overall body, but it will also help you strengthen your chompers. So, it’s best to keep a balanced diet as much as possible by eating more fruits and vegetables and by limiting snacking throughout the day.
· Use fluoride: Fluoride is a beneficial mineral that strengthens and nourishes your teeth. So, make sure you take advantage of our professional fluoride treatment when you come into our office. We also recommend using fluoride each day by using fluoride toothpaste and fluoride mouthwash.
· Visit your dentist: Visiting your dentist every six months for your dental cleaning and checkup is the best thing you can do for your smile. These appointments allow our team to deeply clean your smile as well as prevent and treat any dental problems you have.

If you do these four things, you will have the beautiful and healthy smile you deserve. Tooth decay is a common dental problem that many people couldn’t care less about, but they tend to have rotten smiles that cause them pain and discomfort every day. We’re happy you have decided to take care of your smile by preventing cavities! If you have any questions or if you would like more information, please feel free to call Riverdale Oral Health and Implant Center at 718-548-3353 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Adler or Dr. Berson today!