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When plaque begins to build up over time in your mouth, it can begin to convert substances such as sugars into harmful acids that can chew through tooth enamel. When the harmful acids eat completely through the tooth enamel, a hole forms, called a cavity. Fight cavities with these spectacular treatments:

— Maintain a healthy diet that includes phosphorus and calcium, two minerals that have been shown to help remineralize and strengthen tooth enamel.

— Attend all checkups and oral exams with your dentist, and schedule professional cleanings at least twice every year.

— Use dental cleaning products that have been certified with the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

— To combat the effects of cavities, use supplemental cleaning tools such as sugarless gum and mouthwash.

— For optimum oral health, free of cavities and other oral health disorders, brush your teeth and gums twice daily and floss at least once per day. Always use shred-resistant floss and replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months, or sooner if necessary.

— Do not eat foods and drinks that are extremely acidic or high in sugar.

If you are ready to take the next step to achieve a glorious smile with dental cavity treatments such as dental fillings, set an appointment with Melissa Maus & Associates at our dental office in San Francisco, California. We can easily be reached at 415-781-0819. Dr. Melissa Maus and Dr. Monica Tong look forward to taking your smile into the future cavity-free!