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Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday -Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm

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Phone: 989-773-3560

900 E Bellows St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858


Cavity Prevention 101

One in four adults has at least one cavity, and this common dental health condition is among the most prevalent worldwide. While they may be frequent, cavities are also preventable. Regular cleanings and the right at-home care can lower your risk of tooth decay throughout your life.

What Are Cavities?

Cavities are known as caries in the dental world. They are caused by tooth decay, which occurs when bacteria break down the enamel (tooth’s surface) and enter the more sensitive layer called dentin.

As the enamel wears down, it opens in the surface, allowing bacteria to reach further into your tooth. Over time, the decay can become so severe that it infects the root of the tooth and surrounding gum tissue.

How To Prevent Cavities

Cavity prevention is key to avoiding treatments like root canals and extractions, and these are our top tips for keeping your smile healthy.

Brush Twice a Day

Always brush your teeth in the morning and at night. If you can brush after every meal, even better! Remember to brush for at least two minutes each time to remove as much bacteria as possible.

Eat a Balanced Diet

Carb-heavy diets, as well as ones rich in sugar, increase your risk of tooth decay. Be mindful of how much bread you eat, and when you consume sugar-rich foods or drinks, brush as soon as possible afterward.

Floss Daily

Flossing is important because it removes bacteria and food particles that your toothbrush can’t reach. By cleaning between the teeth and gumline, flossing promotes strong oral health.

See Your Dentist at Least Twice a Year

Bi-annual dental check-ups and cleanings are the best way to stay on top of your oral health. These check-ups can identify early warning signs of cavities and offer quick interventions that prevent more extensive decay.

Book Your Visit With Dr. Kenneth Egger, DDS

Dr. Egger is an experienced Mount Pleasant, Michigan, dentist with over 20 years of experience in his field. He is passionate about helping his patients achieve their happiest, healthiest smiles through general and cosmetic dentistry services.

If you would like to arrange an appointment, please submit a contact form or call our office at 989-773-3560.