Rockledge Dental
1950 Rockledge Boulevard, Suite 207, Rockledge, FL 32955

Keep Your Great Smile – Cavity Prevention Tips

Cavity Prevention

Cavities are the world’s most common dental problem. The small holes form on the surface of teeth when conditions are favorable. If left untreated, a cavity grows larger and deeper until the affected tooth’s nerve is exposed. People of all ages are susceptible to tooth decay, but they are most common in children and older adults. Cavities are closely related to unhealthy dietary habits and poor dental hygiene. The adults and children tooth decay affects most are those who don’t practice consistent oral hygiene. Consult your dentist about additional cavity prevention tips and treating existing cavities.

8 Tips for Cavity Prevention

  1. Brush twice daily, and after meals when possible, using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. If you can’t brush after every meal, rinse your mouth with plain water.
  2. Be sure to floss every day.
  3. If you are at increased risk of developing cavities, consider using a fluoride mouthwash.
  4. Drink tap water to obtain the protective benefits of fluoride.
  5. Eat healthy, tooth-friendly foods like fresh fruits and vegetables and unsweetened drinks. Try to avoid chips, candies, and sweets that get stuck in your teeth unless you can brush immediately after eating them.
  6. Limit snacking. If you snack or sip on beverages throughout the day, oral bacteria will produce acids that hasten the destruction of tooth enamel.
  7. Talk to your dentist about dental sealants if you are at high risk for developing tooth decay. The treatments are applied to the chewing surface of each back tooth to seal off the grooves that collect residual food and harbor plaque. Professional fluoride treatments and antibacterial mouth rinses may also help.
  8. Affordable dentists are your teeth’s best friends. Visit your dentist in Rockledge regularly for dental exams and professional cleanings.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Rockledge, call Rockledge Dental today at (321) 252-0825 or make an appointment.

Rockledge Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Rockledge. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Rockledge Dental, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Rockledge Dental.

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Patient Reviews
I found the staff efficient, professional and friendly. Also, I was very pleased that my emergency need was taken care of the same day.
Mary H.
Jenny has been my hygientes for years & she is always professional, condiderate & friendly. I appreciate her work on my teeth. Fiest time I’ve had Patti to brush & floss them but […]
Jayne J.
Everyone was great with my son.
Robert M.
Great painless, friendly service. Very professional service. I was on the wait list for a cancellation and when a cancellation happened, they were able to accommodate me.
Jennifer D.
Dr Torras was amazing he really care about his patients and the staff is really nice.
Jo A.
The staff are very friendly and your wait time is not very long. Doctor always comes and shakes my hand and says hello even if it was just Pat and Jennie that were working on my teeth, couple of cool […]
Paul D.
Great care!
Annelyse S.
Clean, efficient, caring,worked great with my insurance to assure the best price for me.
Nancy B.
Got appointment within 1 day. Started treatment same day.
David P.
The staff and Doctor’s are fantastic,very helpful and I always have a wonderful experience here. I bring my pop’s here as well…
Cimone S.
Lack of waiting time…office is very organized. Staff pleasant and helpful with any questions. I feel my cleanings are excellent.
Diane D.
Staff was very attentive. Procedures were explained to me and completed in a timely manner and with care and concern for my comfort. All my questions were answered, too. I have recommended them to […]
Susan S.
You work with us so nice. Dad with cancer, Mom hauling him, us girls, or her own appts. You have always been able to fit my family in
Melia M.
The staff at Rockledge Dental is very friendly and professional. All the treatments I’ve received from Dr. Torras have been executed promptly, professionally, and with courtesy.
Wendy M.
Fast, friendly and professional service from beginning to end. I was seen by a super nice girl by the name of Victoria and you could tell she really enjoyed her job and truly cared. Dr. Torras and […]
Christopher E.
Patty and Charmin are awesome
Jeffrey L.
I went for my dental cleaning and had a good visit Jennie, Pattie, and Charmon.
Davonia J.
Great staff and caring dentist. Felt very comfortable and location was start of the art and clean.
Kevan A.
Very little wait time. Friendly and helpful staff. Love Lenny!
Deborah H.
Wonderful staff
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  • Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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