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One of the most notorious and well-known diseases our teeth can suffer from are cavities. They can happen at any age and condition, and sometimes can go unnoticed for a very long time, thus allowing them to continue to damage your teeth. If cavities are not removed, they can lead to infection and tooth loss.

A cavity is a hole formed in a tooth due to the breakdown of tooth enamel. The key to conquering cavities before they conquer you lies in the detection and prevention methods to ensure your body’s natural defense mechanism, your tooth enamel, has not been destroyed.

To do this, always practice safe and effective oral health techniques such as brushing and flossing daily.

If you are following effective brushing and flossing habits, it’s important the dental tools involved function properly. When choosing a toothpaste, look for products that have the ADA Seal of Acceptance or have been recommended or approved by your dentist. Replace your brush every 3-4 months, or sooner if necessary. Choose dental floss that won’t easily tear or fray. For supplementary tools, you can also try mouthwash after meals.

If you want to experience the joys of a cleaner and safer smile thanks to our team at Prehn Dental Offices, simply call us at 715-842-1270 to schedule an appointment at our dentist office in Wausau, Wisconsin. Dr. Frederick Prehn and our team look forward to straightening your smile.