Cavities are probably the most common oral health problem. While more than 90 percent of people will experience tooth decay, you can take steps to prevent cavities.

Our team at My Family Dentistry in Powell, TN wants to help. Here are some things you can to to fight decay. Call 865-685-9939 to make an appointment.

1. Brush & Floss Daily

The top thing on our list is something you can do and should be doing as part of your oral hygiene routine. Each day, you should brush your teeth twice and floss once. Doing both of these things remove harmful bacteria and plaque buildup.

2. Get Professional Cleanings

Even if you do brush and floss daily, odds are you don’t do it perfectly every time. (We aren’t criticizing. We don’t either.) This also is why professional cleanings from time to time can be invaluable. We will remove plaque and tartar buildup from your smile.

3. Choose Dental Sealants

While you are here, ask about getting dental sealants. Think of this as a coat of armor to protect your teeth from that bad bacteria.

4. Receive Fluoride Treatments

Your teeth can’t go to the gym, but you can make them stronger. Fluoride treatments can make your teeth more resistant to decay.

Call 865-685-9939 to make an appointment in Powell, TN, or schedule online. Let us help you prevent cavities.