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The beauty and peace of fall promises a rise in sugary sweets as the holidays approach. Don’t let your fear of cavities keep you from enjoying your favorite sweets this season. Indulge your sweet tooth by eating your favorite treats while preventing cavities.
There are many things you can do to prevent cavities, which include:

•Brush and floss regularly
•Use effective mouthwash
•Go to your dentist regularly for a cleaning

However, if you feel these tips are not enough, here are more suggestions you can consider:

•Chew sugar-free gum: Chewing sugar-free gum can help increase the saliva in your mouth and aid in cleaning and washing your teeth.
•Keep a toothbrush and floss with you: Throughout your day, make quick bathroom visits and brush and floss your teeth as often as possible.
•Replace your toothbrush regularly: Replacing your toothbrush will keep your oral cavity in tip top shape. If you use a worn brush, your smile will not be properly cleaned on a regular basis. It’s strongly recommended that you replace your brush every 3-4 months.

Enjoy the beautiful fall weather with your family and friends this holiday season. Don’t be afraid to indulge your sweet tooth. With these tips, you can avoid cavities this season. If you would like to receive a dental cleaning or if you would like to talk to your dentist about additional ways to prevent cavities, call us at 816-554-7656 and schedule an appointment. Smile sweetly this holiday season without the worry or stress of damaging your sweet teeth.