If you made a list of 20 people, only 1 or 2 of them might go through their entire lives without a cavity. If you want to avoid tooth decay again or ever, then you need to focus on preventive care.

This goes beyond your daily brushing and flossing. (You are flossing daily, too, right?)

You also need to visit your dentist for regular checkups. During your visits to our Laredo, TX practice, you should take advantage of these three preventive services.

1. Professional Cleanings

You may be following the American Dental Association recommendations to the letter with your daily brushing and flossing. Yet, none of us do this flawlessly every time. A dental cleaning by a professional can be quite beneficial in removing plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth.

2. Fluoride Treatments

Teeth can’t work out at the gym, but you can make them stronger. By applying fluoride, you can remineralize your teeth. This makes your teeth more resistant to decay, which is the result of demineralization.

3. Dental Sealants

Think of sealants like armor for your smile. This is a protective covering that creates a barrier between your teeth and bad bacteria that cause cavities.

Keep up your fight against tooth decay. Contact Davenport Dental Group online, or call the location nearest to you at 956-242-6745 for our Junction Drive office or 956-517-2695 for our Winfield office.