Brushing Regularly but Still Getting Cavities? Here’s Why! -

 

At Coshocton Dentistry, we often encounter patients who are diligent about their oral hygiene routine but still find themselves dealing with the occasional cavity. You might be wondering, despite brushing regularly, why is this happening? The answer might be more complex than you think.

  1. One of the most common reasons behind this conundrum lies in the brushing technique. Even if you’re brushing twice a day, if the technique isn't right, you might be missing spots, especially in the back of your mouth where cavities tend to form due to neglect. 
  2. Moreover, a significant factor often overlooked is the side effects of medications. A long list of medications comes with the side effect of causing dry mouth, reducing saliva production, and consequently changing the mouth’s pH levels. Saliva plays a vital role in neutralizing acidity in the mouth, and its absence can lead to an increased potential for decay.

To counteract these issues, we at Coshocton Dentistry recommend:

  • Regular dental check-ups for personalized guidance
  • Correcting brushing techniques, focusing on hard-to-reach areas
  • Considering fluoride treatments for added protection
  • Seeking advice on stimulating salivary flow if you are on medication that causes dry mouth

Ready to take control of your oral health? Visit us at Coshocton Dentistry, where we are committed to providing you with the best advice and treatments tailored to your needs. 

Check out our educational videos, get tips on proper oral hygiene, and schedule your next appointment today for a healthier, happier smile!

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