3 Ways to Prevent Cavities

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No one wants cavities. They hurt, can be costly to fill, and pose a serious threat to your overall oral health. However, preventing them is much easier than treating them. All it takes is a few simple steps each morning and night, and a commitment to a very brief oral health regimen.

Our team here at American Fork Family Dentist put this list together to help you start doing a better job of preventing cavities.


Flossing just once a day is one of the most effective things you can do to prevent cavities. It’s estimated that 80% of the population doesn’t floss, which is a big reason why so many people have cavities. Flossing just once, usually in the evenings, removes debris, plaque, and food from the places your brush can’t reach.

Brush twice a day

It’s easy to remember to brush your teeth when you wake up in the morning. After all, they don’t call it morning breath for anything! However, remembering to brush at night, before going to bed, isn’t always the easiest. Brushing twice daily, though, is a surefire way to prevent cavities.

Use mouthwash

Mouthwash is a great thing to use, especially after brushing at night. It adds another cleansing layer to your oral health regimen and does an effective job of killing bacteria that your toothpaste may have missed.

If you think you may have cavities on some teeth, or need to schedule your next annual checkup, call us today at 801-756-2809.